Rivers of Coyhaique, Patagonia, Chile.
Over a dozen rivers and streams with exquisite dry fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout wade and float fishing unparalleled service from Chile's premier outfitter.
Anglers return year after year to Coyhaique for its abundant fishing and superb variety. Extensive exploration has revealed some great new waters, we are pleased to offer fishing in this fantastic area.
Rivers of Coyhaique can be easily combined with, and will feature the same dedication to quality as, our sister operation Estancia de Los Rios. Check our great combo program rates below!
Fly to Santiago, Chile and connect first available flight to Coyhaique.
The town of Coyhaique is located in the Aysen region of Chile, approximately 800 miles south of Chile’s capital Santiago, by the Eastern slope of the Southern Andes. With only 55,000 inhabitants and a total of 105,000 for the entire Aysen region, it boasts one of the lowest population densities in the country. Lodging for this program is based using the gorgeous Nomades hotel located within the town of Coyhaique in Chilean Patagonia.
Brown and rainbow trout were introduced to the waters of the Coyhaique region more than 60 years ago. The ideal conditions of the local waters flowing from high plateaus, temperate rainforests or glaciers of the Andes, have nurtured the development of abundant and healthy populations of wild fish.
Situated at the center of the largest river drainage in the region covering a total of 4,500 square miles. This privileged location allows our guests to enjoy many great rivers such as the Simpson, Mañihuales, Aysen, Ñireguao, Huemules, Blanco, and Emperador Guillermo and other less known streams.
The waters of the Coyhaique area, with their prolific insect life, offer ample opportunities to experience the best in dry fly fishing. We emphasize waded sight fishing. During a typical week, the Mañihuales and Simpson rivers also offer great opportunities for float & waded fishing. Smaller tributaries provide exciting alternatives for sight fishing, while the lakes and lagoons are great options for exciting half day fishing sessions when Caddis or Dragonflies are hatching. Fish here have abundant variety of food from hatches, terrestrials, nymphs, crustaceans and minnows. The first thing an angler notices is the vitality and power of these fish. In addition to our fishing, guests will also have available a wide variety of non-angling activities such as horseback riding, bird watching, hiking, scenic float trips, guided tours (by vehicle or horseback) to visit the Gauchos (Patagonia’s cowboy) at work.
A typical fishing day starts with a delicious breakfast between 8:00 or 8:30 a.m. You will leave between 9:00 or 9:30 am and fish until 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Your guide will then prepare a streamside picnic lunch. Fishing will resume after lunch and you will fish until 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. depending on your preference. During the week, we will take advantage of the variety of waters available and fish as many different rivers as possible, fishing larger rivers, streams and spring creeks. Typically, guests will experience three days fishing from boats plus three days of waded fishing.
Additionally, there are several remote and lesser known but equally spectacular streams, spring creeks and more than a dozen smaller lakes. Pristine, clear streams offer varied fishing, great dry fly action, and challenging sight fishing in both streams and still water. We prioritize dry fly fishing, but when surface action is slow, streamers and nymphs are very productive. The great quantity of waters available will provide our guests with a variety of quality fishing throughout the fishing season. The fishing season starts in mid October and continues through early May.
Contact us for space availability.
Program/Nights 7 6 5 4
Rivers of Coyhaique $4,450 $3,800 $3,250 $2,650
Coyhaique + Estancia de los Ríos $5,460* $4,600** $3,950*** N/A
*4 nights at Estancia de los Rios lodge plus 3 nights fishing the rivers of Coyhaique.
** 3 nights at Estancia de los Rios lodge plus 3 nights fishing the rivers of Coyhaique.
*** 3 nights at Estancia de los Rios lodge plus 2 nights fishing the rivers of Coyhaique.
Included: Lodging in room with private bathroom at the Nomades boutique hotel in Coyhaique or Estancia de los Ríos lodge according to program, daily guided fishing according to program, all meals, lunch and dinner accompanied by our selection of Chilean wines, beer and non-alcoholic beverages, all transfers to and from fishing places, one professional guide for every two anglers, one guide for every four non-fishing guests, use of 4x4 vehicles, boats or horses as required by program, private transfers between Balmaceda airport, Coyhaique or Estancia de los Ríos lodge or arrival and departure.
Not Included: Air travel, hotel and transfers prior to and after those included within itinerary, use of fishing gear, flies (available for sale), fishing license, gratuities, and items of a personal nature such as: laundry, telephone, internet and other items not specifically mentioned as included.
How to get there: Departing from Santiago, take the first flight to Coyhaique departing Santiago usually around 7:45 AM. Upon arrival to the airport, our staff will meet you right outside the baggage claim area and will show you to your vehicle. The drive to the Coyhaique takes approximately 50 minutes. The drive from Coyhaique to estancia de los Rios takes approximately 3.5 hours
Reservations: In order to secure space, a 50% advance payment is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival date. Advance payments are non refundable unless the client finds a replacement guest. We strongly suggest early reservations due to limited availability of space. We also recommend cancellation insurance for your trip. Credit cards credit cards accepted with 3% surcharge.
Gratuities: As a guideline the lodge recommends 10% of the lodge cost per guest as a total gratuity for the guides and staff. Gratuities can be given to the lodge manager for distribution to the guides and staff. Guides generally fish an 8-hour day, but they will cater to the serious angler who fishes longer hours, in this case guide tips should be adjusted accordingly.
Contact us for space availability.