Fly fishing or lures for golden dorado - Dorado Cua Lodge - Argentina

The Isoró wetland area is a natural sanctuary of 3,500,000 acres, a paradise for golden dorado fishing, bird watching, and hunting. Several different locations are fished: the Parana tributaries, the Esteros Isoro’ and the Rio Corrientes. An incredible fishery for dorado, dog fish, and giant piranha is only a short boat ride from the lodge.

Fly fishing or lures for Golden Dorado

Golden dorado Fishing

Golden dorado are considered one of the best fighting freshwater fish on the planet. They’re aggressive with a ferocious strike, long, hard runs, high jumps, and fighting stamina. The locals call them River Tigers. Anglers average 15 to 20 strikes per day, and you should land about ten.
Artificial lures or fly fishing. Catch-and-release only. Anglers average between 15 to 20 strikes a day with the opportunity of catching ten dorado a day. Several different locations are fished: the Parana River' tributaries, the Estero Isoro’ and the Rio Corrientes. This area is very good fishing - with clear waters year round. It’s an incredible fishery for dorado, dogfish, and giant piranha. Fishing is only a short boat ride from the lodge.
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About Dorado Cua Lodge

Dorado Cua Lodge

The lodge sits in front of the islands and streams of the vast marshland formed by the Parana and Isoro rivers and is less than 200 yards from where you board your skiff. Thousands of birds are in the area, plus some caiman. The lodge has four spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite baths, local and international cuisine, very good Argentine wines and a four-foot-deep swimming pool.
For (two) non-fishing guests a boat and guide are included for wildlife viewing. They offer bird hunting and fishing combo trips.

A typical Dorado Cua day:

Dorado Cua Fishing

Breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m. Afterward, you'll walk about 150 feet to your boat for the morning block of fishing. Mid-day, you'll enjoy a boxed lunch on the island followed by a nap, or if you prefer, your guide can return you to the lodge for a home-cooked meal, followed by a siesta (nap). In the afternoon, you'll fish for another four-hour block. You'll return to the lodge to shower and appetizers before the evening meal. Excellent dinners are served with Malbec wines.

Getting Here:

You’ll fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the Ezeiza International Airport, an English-speaking member of their staff will greet you. He’ll take you to a hotel for day-use in Buenos Aires where you can rest. (Depending on your schedule, you can enjoy a few days in Buenos Aires.) That evening, he’ll drive you to the Vosa Galvense Bus Terminal in Buenos Aires for the evening bus ride to San Isidro. The sleeper bus is first-class with meals and drinks on board. You’ll arrive at the San Isidro “bus stop” 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) before Goya at 5:00 a.m. Members of the lodge staff will greet you and drive you in Toyota 4WD double-cab trucks from there to the lodge, a 30-minute drive.

2018 Rates:

Two anglers per boat and room:
5-nights and 6-days guided fishing:
$2,700.00 p.p.
4-nights and 5-days guided fishing:
$2,500.00 p.p.
3-nights and 4-days guided fishing:
$2,300.00 p.p.
2-nights and 3-days guided fishing:
$2,200.00 p.p.
Non-Angler Rates:
Double occupancy room:
5-nights and 6-days  $1,780.00 p.p.
4-nights and 5-days  $1,500.00 p.p.
3-nights and 4-days  $1,450.00 p.p.
2-nights and 3-days  $1,400.00 p.p.

Packages include:

Airport reception, roundtrip sleeper bus from Buenos Aires to San Isidro, all ground transfers in Argentina, lodging, meals at the lodge (with beer and wine), guided fishing, fishing license, and taxes.

Packages do not include:

Airfare to Buenos Aires, day-use of the hotel in Buenos Aires upon arrival in Argentina – approx. $50.00; meals or hotels in Buenos Aires, if needed; rods, reels, lures, flies, laundry service, phone calls, gratuities, airport taxes (about $30.00 U.S.), and anything not mentioned under the inclusions.

Required documents:

Argentina requires a valid passport with at least six months beyond extended stay. As of 2016, the Argentine Government has suspended the collection of the $160.00 reciprocity fee from U.S. passport holders who visit the country, for less than 90 days, for tourist or business purposes.

Dorado Cua Lodge photos

Jack Gallagher with golden dorado.

Golden dorado fishing

Mike McGinn with golden dorado on a fly.

Argentina golden dorado

Keith Earnst with 17-lb dorado on spin rod

Spin angling for golden dorado

You walk to your boats from the lodge

Golden dorado fishing boat

An average-sized surubim, type of catfish

Dorado Cua catfish

Jim Norwood and host Brad Staples

Jim Norwood and Brad

Golden dorado are aggressive

Golden dorado fishing

Caiman, birds, capybaras...

Caiman at Dorado Cua

Meals include beer and wine

Dorado Cua

Spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms

Dorado Cua bedrooms

Wi-Fi is available at the lodge.


Dorado Cua dining room

Dining room at the lodge

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