FRESHWATER   >   CHILE, PATAGONIA
ESTANCIA DEL ZORRO

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Near the capital of the region, Coyhaique, you will find two of the finest lodges in South America: Cincos Rios Lodge (and its sister property Estancia Del Zorro) offers such a diverse week of fly-fishing that you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the world to match this.

  • Season: November to late April
  • Huge diversity of waters: large freestone streams, lakes and small spring creeks
  • Superb terrestrial dry fly-fishing in summer
  • Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Chinook Salmon
  • Ideal for individuals, groups, couples and families
  • Other activities include horse-riding, bird-watching and trekking
  • Average temperatures: 5-30℃

Estancia Del Zorro is a 15,000-hectare sheep station that has some of the best spring creek fishing in the country. The Estancia itself will provide a real glimpse of Chilean life in the Andes. Twenty-three miles from the city of Coyhaique, it is close to the borders with Argentina. Del Zorro is not only a working ranch but a fully-serviced fishing lodge. Recently refurbished, the lodge can accommodate up to twelve anglers per week and all the rooms are large twins with air conditioning, en-suite facilities and plenty of room for fishing gear, equipment and storage. Each room has its own private balcony from where you can appreciate the vast wilderness that surrounds you.

There is a large lounge and dining-room known as the 'Great Room' which is the hub of the lodge. This is where you meet and take all meals. The food is as you would expect,'ranch style', with some fantastic steaks and wonderful Chilean wine: fishing combined with an authentic Chilean experience.

For non-anglers, there is a fantastic array of bird-life to observe including rare Andean Condors as well as stunning countryside. Plus, the local city can be explored with its weekly market. The lodge can also arrange a tour of the area and also horse-back riding. There are trails to run and excellent walks, hiking and campout trips.

There is no internet WIFI connection at the Estancia Del Zorro.

Del Zorro has access to two completely private waters, plus fifteen miles of spring-fed streams holding Brown Trout up to about 10 lbs. All the streams are within the boundaries of the Estancia Del Zorro and are private. Apart from your guide and fellow anglers, you will be on your own in a beautiful wilderness. Combine this wild Brown Trout fishing with a trip across into Argentina to fish for Rainbow Trout on a nearby Argentine estancia. This is private wilderness fishing.

The fishing from the lodge is typically a forty-minute drive by 4WD truck to most areas, with some walking and wading and the use of inflatables. Most of the fishing is wading through rivers and spring streams many of which have never been fished. Offering exciting dry fly-fishing and site fishing in pristine crystal clear waters where fish can reach up to thirty-two inches.

From Del Zorro, it is also possible to float the legendary Simpson River which is about an hour's drive from the lodge.

All the guides are seasoned professionals, bi-lingual with good English and they know the local rivers very well.

There is a limited supply of tackle that can be borrowed from the lodge, however, we would suggest that all anglers take their own gear and equipment or if wishing to travel light check with the lodge to ensure they have what you need.

Some of the finest River Trout fishing in the world with the Andes as a backdrop and wilderness all around you.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.

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Passport with minimum six months validity and photo ID to purchase fishing licence.

Fly direct to Santiago and take a three-hour flight to Balmaceda where you will be met by the lodge representatives.

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OVERSEAS BOOKINGS

Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305
Email: enquiries@flyodyssey.co.uk

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Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 01730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232
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Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816
Email: j.laverty@flyodyssey.com.au