It is preferable to do it near the banks, in far-away lagoons as well as in several rivers. It starts at dawn and finishes at sunset. Fishermen can return to their lodgings at noon, have lunch with delicious wines, beer and fizzy drinks and then have a short nap and continue fishing in the afternoon.
The area has near 13,000 square kilometres and more than 95 lagoons. The main rivers are: Parana, Uruguay, Santa Lucia, Corrientes, Guayquiraro and Miriña.
In the central part there's a flooded plain covered by "esteros" and lagoons.
In the banks of the Parana there's its capital Corrientes, wich is 955 km. from Buenos Aires. The city has a colonial style and, at the same time,modern skyscrapers. The three main cities are: Corrientes whit a population of 328,000 people., Goya whit a population of 56,000 people, Resistencia whit a population of 80,000 people.
The climate is sub-tropical without dry season, this allows for warm, pleasant winter. In January the average temperature between 26°C and 28°C and in July it is between 14°C and 16°C.
Local fishermen generally use either dead or alive bait but we get better results with alive fish. Fishingseason is all the year long, except from November 2 to December 15.
DORADO " SALMINUS MAXILLOSUS"
This is one of the most common species. It is highly valued for it aggressive spirit. It is a stout, voracious fish, wich struggles when we want to catch it.
In fly-cast it is possible to catch from 10 to 12 dorados every day.
Our fish hooks have to be very sharp.
The so-called “Tiger” of the rivers distinguishes itself for its particular colours and tones. It is also called the “King”and it's one of the most wanted species of Argentina.
It is strong, clever an untiring fighter when you want to catch it.
It is found all along the Parana river and its tributaries.
It weighs between 7 and 10 kg. and is between 80 and 100 cm long.
It is one of the attractions of our rivers. It can weigh up to 70 kg.
The " River Bull", is with the gilded the fish that agglutinates the greater passions of the sport fishermen in the great river of Parana. Extremely aggressive, it is fed of other fishes especially sabalos and also of other species like the crustaceans. We can find it in the Paraguay, Parana, Bermejo and the La Plata rivers.
It has a long, cylindrical body , with a big head. It has a rectangular muzzle, a large mouth, small eyes and chins maxilares which cover three quarters of its head.
The short dorsal fin is fat and small. Tha anal fin is somewhat shorter and larger. The caudal fin is divided into similar lobes. It's greyish-brown almost with in the belly. It has dark spots in the body which are longer in the back until they became thin stripes in the flanks.
FLY-FISHING OF DORADO
It is one of those experiences you will never forget. Experienced guides, comfortable lodgings and beautiful landscapes at sunset in the litoral argentino.
You will not only go fly-fishing but also share the stories of the people who grew in this beautiful coastal region.