Most of the fly-fishing is for wild Brown Trout with some specimens seen close to 30 inches and the occasional Rainbow Trout. The river is just a few short steps from the fishing lodge and there are several miles of direct river frontage on the Cisnes. This part of the river is relatively large and slow moving, making it easily wadeable and great for after-hours wading. Several tributaries enter the Cisnes within walking distance of the lodge. Several small lakes, loaded with Brown Trout, are also easily accessed.
Most of the fishing is via floating one of the sections of the Cisnes or the Manihuales or exploring one the hidden lagunas and stream tributaries. A variety of methods can be employed from using streamers and stripping them back from under rocks to floating foam bugs, Mayflies and Hoppers. All this with the backdrop of the Andes that form the border with Argentina and the beautiful Queulat National Park.
Then, when you have tackled the Brown Trout, why not take a trip to one of the coastal fjords and try for aggressive Sea Trout with many fish in the 5-10 lb range and larger ones just waiting to be caught. There are also Pacific Salmon to target. It is not uncommon to catch and release a number of these fish in a day.
Excluding excursions, the fishing is literally on the door-step - even the furthest fishing is only about an hour away. Journeys are in 4WD vehicles.
A typical day involves leaving the lodge after breakfast around 8:00-ish and drifting down the river working the pools until lunchtime when a packed lunch is provided, then streamside and often return just after dark.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the guides will help you make the most of your time at the lodge.
Anglers are advised to bring all the gear and equipment they need with them - waders and boots, rods, reels, lines and terminal tackle.