Rio Grande - Tierra del Fuego

The Río Grande is undoubtedly the finest sea-run brown fishery in the world. Aurelia Lodge and the adjacent estancia are owned by the same owner. Combined, the properties cover 36,000 acres of sheep farming land, and they are the only operators licensed by the Tierra del Fuego government to fish this stretch of the Río Grande.


Fly fishing for Sea-Run Browns

Fly Fishing Patagonia

Fly fish Aurelia Lodge’s exclusive, privately accessed water on the internationally acclaimed Rio Grande and Rio Menendez Rivers. Both of these rivers are catch-and-release fly fishing-only rivers. Under normal conditions, average daily catches per rod are between three to four fish in the nine to 15-pound weight range, plus some trophy fish weighing as much as 30 pounds. Aurelia Lodge is the only lodge on the Rio Grande with fishing privileges on both sides of the river. The lodge is only open for the peak fishing months — the first of February to mid-April.

A Typical Fishing Day

Aurelia Lodge

Experienced, local, English-speaking guides. After breakfast, you’ll travel to the river, about a 10 to 20-minute drive. Two anglers per guide in modern 4WD trucks that are equipped with VHF radios and exterior rod holders. You can drive right up to a majority of the pools so very little walking is required. The fishing day is divided into two 4-hour fishing sessions to take advantage of the most productive, low-light periods of the day. At about noon, you'll stop at their riverside cabin for an outstanding lunch afterward, you'll take the traditional siesta in a double-occupancy room at the cabin. Followed by another fishing session.

About Aurelia Lodge

Aurelia Fishing

Aurelia Lodge has been newly renovated and features spacious bedrooms with private baths, a casual lounge with a pool table and fly-tying area. There are several casual sitting areas and a spacious lounge with a pool table and fly-tying area, all of which are very well furnished and heated. There is a heated drying room for waders and raingear. The lodge can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in five double-rooms, one of which is a very large suite that is ideal for families of up to four people. A traditional asado (barbeque) will be held at least once during your stay, and you can sample different cuts of meat and wonderful local salads. All soft drinks, beer, bottled water, and famous Argentine wines with meals are included.

Getting Here:

First, you’ll fly into Buenos Aires, Argentina. There are two international airports here. From Buenos Aires, you’ll fly to Río Grande. This is about a three-hour and 20-minute flight. A lodge representative will meet you at the Río Grande Airport (RGA) and transport you to the lodge in a private van or 4WD truck. The drive from the airport to the lodge is approximately one hour and 15 minutes.


2017 Rates: double occupancy

6-nights and 7-days guided fishing:
High Season:
February 1 - April 15, 2017:
Double room accommodations - Maximum of 6 anglers
$5,490.00 p.p.
Single room accommodations - Maximum of 4 anglers
$5,990.00 p.p.
Low Season:
November 1, 2016 - January 30, 2017
and April 16-30, 2017
Double room accommodations - Maximum of 6 anglers
$4,940.00 p.p.
Single room accommodations - Maximum of 4 anglers
$5,390.00 p.p.
Non-angler companion:
50-percent of angling package.

Packages include:

Roundtrip ground transfer from Río Grande airport to lodge, lodging, all meals with a fine selection of wines and beers, hard liquors and cocktails before meals; Wi-Fi access, ground transfers to fishing areas, fishing license, and guided fishing.

Packages do not include:

Airfare, Buenos Aires hotels, Buenos Aires transfers, personal equipment, laundry service, phone calls from the lodge, gratuities for staff and guides (cash only) and anything not mentioned under the inclusions, 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.

Aurelia Lodge photos


Fly fishing the Rio Grande for sea-run browns

Sea-run brown fishing

Rio Grande sea-run brown

Sea-run brown fishing

Rio Grande - Tierra del Fuego

Sea-run brown fishing

Aurelia Lodge

Sea-run brown fishing

Wi-Fi is available at the lodge.

Sea-run brown fishing

Famous Argentine wines

Sea-run brown fishing

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