The fishing place

You’ve always wanted to fish in Patagonia. Admit it – you have. Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger, we’ve all wanted to fish the legendary water of Argentina. You’ve seen the videos, read about it, and even dreamed about it. It’s on your bucket list. So pull it out of the bucket and just go do it. We’ve got the perfect partner for you.

Challhuaquen, in the local Mapuche language, means “fishing place”. Straight forward, no fluff – this is where people fish. And that’s exactly what it is – the place for you to fish. If you want to fish in Patagonia, Challhuaquen Lodge is the place for you.

Challhuaquen is located on the Futeleufu River, the fishing capital of Patagonia. They fish both flat water and a host of different rivers, spring creeks, walk/wade/float for wild rainbows and browns. And they do it in a place that feels like it’s from another time. This is wild country – wild rivers, glacial lakes and wild fish – no wonder they call it Challhuaquen.

But there’s no reason to think that wild country has to mean roughing it. Challhuaquen is all about luxury for their guests. The traditions of Patagonia call for doing all you can to make your guests happy and comfortable. Elegance, comfort and personal attention to your needs are the order of the day. The lodge has 6 fabulous suites with private baths, each with a breathtaking view and all the amenities. The cuisine is local and fresh, always elegant. Challhuaquen is “all inclusive”. Bring a box of flies or nothing at all. Travel light and use their gear, waders, rods and other gear

Challhuaquen Lodge is a Trout Unlimited Endorsed Business, and a solid supporter of our work. They’re part of the TU team.

You can book now for the coming season – November 1 through May 1.You’ll be glad you did. Call Larry Isham for details and availability.


Challhuaquen Lodge

Larry Isham

(208) 788-3638

(208) 720-3110


said on Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Thanks, Walt--tempting, indeed! Now, I'll have Patagonia on the brain all day today...sigh!

said on Thursday, September 26th, 2013

If anyone ever needs company on a trip out thataways, just let me know. It sounds amazing.

said on Saturday, September 28th, 2013

What a great place!  I'd love to go myself. Sounds like Montana.... :)  


said on Monday, September 30th, 2013

Ahh its nice to dream... someday, someday.

said on Monday, November 18th, 2013

Went to Argentina in 2007.  Such an amazing place.  We spent 20 days in country fishing our guts out.  The Futeleufu was a 2 day float for us.  Great river and tons of Browns on streamers.  If you go though DO NOT miss fishing the Arroyo Pescado, the Rivadavia and Lake Willimanco.  All were amazing.  I would go again for sure.


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