Option 1, Source of Serrano River
We’ll start our day with a nutritious buffet breakfast at EcoCamp before being picked up at 9am and driven by 4x4 to the source of Serrano River. Our fly fishing adventure is about to begin! Once we arrive, our guides will instruct us in the contemplative yet skilful art of fishing. Here, surrounded by the colors and contours of Torres del Paine, we’ll cast our lines, let our worries fade away, and see what the day’s catch brings. To give each participant specialized attention, our group is small. Throughout the day the guides provide instruction and practical tips specific to each participant’s level. Today, we’ll practice our fly fishing and rod/reel fishing techniques as we search for the majestic Chinook salmon. This princely fish’s numbers soar from December to February – but remember: it’s no small fry! Get ready to work hard to claim yours, as here in the National Park they can reach up to 30kg! All equipment is provided - fishing boots, rod, reel, lines, flies, and fly bait. While we fish, we’ll be offered hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, fruit, and chocolate to keep our energy levels up. After seven to eight hours’ fishing on Serrano River, we’ll return to EcoCamp ready to rest our casting arms and settle in for the night with an aperitif and dinner in the Community Domes.
- Overnight at EcoCamp Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park
Option 2, Del Toro Lake, Canaletas
On our second day we’ll continue further afield from the River’s source to Del Toro Lake, an ideal fishing spot reachable only by a short 10 minute walk. Today our focus changes: trout are now our prize, particularly the Wild Resident Brown, Sea Run and Rainbow trout, all found in the lake’s seaweed-rich “beds”, particularly from November – March. Today is an ideal moment to practice both fly fishing and spin fishing techniques and our guides are again ready and waiting to coach you as you perfect your skills. Later in the day, we’ll continue downstream to a second location where we’ll find trout closer to the shore. To end our second day of fishing in Torres del Paine, we’ll head to the confluence with Grey River and explore Canaletas; another corner abundant in trout. Snacks and cold/hot drinks are once again provided, as is our fishing equipment.
At the end of our second day of fishing, we’ll have fished the entire river right from its source, and in Del Toro Lake. Once again, we return to EcoCamp to share stories of the day’s catches – and hear all about the famous “ones that got away”!