duck hunting lodge, is opening its doors today to receive enthusiastic
fishermen who want to try the incredible experience of Dorado
fishing. Located on the delta of Parana river, in Entre Rios
province, you will have the chance of searching for freshwater
Dorado sailing through thousands of streams, trying to catch this
combative fish. Fly fishing is the most popular type of fishing,
but spin fishing and live bait are allowed too.
(Salminus Maxillosus) or "the Tiger of the Paraná"
is a very aggressive fish in sport fishing. Although the Dorado
may reach 30 pounds, the average size in this area has held between
4 and 12 pounds, but there are also larger ones.
Dorado is considered to be the single most challenging native freshwater
game fish of South America. It is a radiant, golden-hued, salmon-like
fish with an extremely powerful jaw and razor-sharp teeth. Unlike
the salmon, however, the Dorado does not succumb after spawning
and never swims to the ocean. The Dorado is an exceptionally strong
swimmer. The world record is 70 pounds.
to April (lodge
will be closed from Dec 15th to Jan 31st)
resort is located on the banks of the Parana river, close to Cerrit
town. Los Laureles lodge has all the necessary services to accommodate
12 guest. Six double rooms, all en-suite with private bath with
AC and Jacuzzi, a big dining room with an adjoining grill, a sitting
room, a rest room, another rest room with satellite TV and music
and a swimming pool.
The recommended fishing package is 4 days. Includes round-trip transportation
from Santa Fe or Parana airport, full board accommodation, fishing
on boat and well qualified fishing guides with a wide knowledge
of the river.
Los Laureles Lodge fishing starts early in the morning. Breakfast
is served at 7.00 am consisting of coffee, toasts, jams, bacon and
eggs, fruits, etc. Fishing goes on until 12.00, when you go back
to the ranch to have lunch: a starter, a main course and dessert,
served with wine, beer, fizzy drinks or mineral water.
Then, you can rest or even take a nap up to 4.00 pm when you go
back to the river to keep on fishing until dark. Before dinner you
may try a wide variety of cheese, ham, olives and drinks; dinner
consists of three courses (starter, a main course and dessert).
There are fully equipped boats for fly-fishing and experienced guides
who know every corner of the river to fulfill the expectations of
U$S 2980.- Package / Per person
fishing days / 4 nights
Ground transfer, Santa Fe or Parana airport / ranch round trip;
4-night accommodation in an exclusive ranch with all meals and beverages
(wine & beer); 4 fishing days with qualify guide and boat. Not
fishing equipment and flies; imported liquors; gratuities, clothes,
personal insurance and gratuities.
TO GET THERE
Los Laureles Lodge is located at 550 kilometers from Buenos Aires.
It is accessible by domestic flights to Santa Fe airport, where
a member of the staff will be waiting to drive you to the ranch.
Domestic and private flights can be arranged.
Light shirt and trousers for tropical weather (Exoficcio, Patagonia,
Columbia, etc.), hat or cap, tennis shoes or a good pair of sandals,
a light waterproof jacket, a polar sweatshirt (the temperature decreases
when sailing) polarized sunglasses, sunblock SPF 40 or higher, Insect
If you wish, you can bring your own equipment.
Fly Fishing tackle:
Rods: Two, if possible. 9ft, 7 and 8 weight. 3-or 4- piece, if possible.
Reels: A reel with a good drag system, holding at least 80 yards
of 20-pound test backing.
Lines: WF floating line and a sinking tip line.
Leaders: for 5- to 7-foot floating lines with strong butts to turn
big flies, 16-pound test tippets with 20 cm of 20-pound test steel
Fies: Sizes 2/0 and 3/0, Deceiver patterns. Also poppers and divers
with muddler head, weighted. Colors: black, black and red or black
and yellow, chartreuse, white and yellow and white and olive have
proved good options.
Accesories: tweezers, hook sharpener, nippers, boga grip, etc.