Golden Dorado


Don Joaquin River Lodge is located in Esquina, Corrientes,  on the banks of the Corrientes River and where it meets the Parana River a delta is formed providing a wonderful setting for Golden Dorado fly, bait and lure fishing  Fishing enthusiasts will also find Pacu, Pira Pita and Suribi (see list below)


The golden dorado in these rivers are known as the “river tiger” and are one of the most exciting and challenging experiences, especially on a fly, due to its fighting abilities.    With its great weight and strength, it is a powerful fighter who strikes aggressively, leaps high and runs hard!!


The Corriente and Parana rivers offer pristine environments for fly fishing. Without much boat traffic the rivers are quiet and clean and are thriving ecosystems with a rich variety of flora and fauna. The Parana river is the second longest river in South America and famous for its dorado fishing. The Corriente river begins in the Ibera Wetlands, the second largest wetlands on the planet and the largest source of fresh groundwater.   The lodge is located in a very special and unique part of the world and the fishing here reflects that.

Tucked away on the banks of the Corriente River in the city of Esquina in Argentina, this hidden gem offers prized fresh water Dorado fly fishing in a truly spectacular wetland wilderness.   This family owned and run traditional Argentinian working estancia welcomes  their guests with the warmest of Argentine hospitality.   Guests will experience the thrill of sport fishing for the famous golden dorado in pristine rivers, share delicious meals with friends and relax in their elegantly decorate lodge.  All skill levels are welcome – if you are a novice they will teach you!

The Lodge


The Don Joaquin River Lodge situated on the banks of the Corriente river is the perfect combination of luxurious comfort with a relaxed atmosphere.    The central hub of the lodge is the outdoor veranda and it’s large elegantly furnished dining and living rooms with leather sofas, antique and reclaimed furniture and chandeliers.


Golden Dorado, Surubim Catfish, Piranha, Pacu and many more


All Traditional baitfishing and spinning tackle is provided, if you wish to fly fish then you will need to bring your own tackle, 7wt or 8wt would be ideal.

Shirts & shorts & a wide brimmed hat. 80 to 90 degrees, raincoat also advisory.

September – November

April- May

Luxury riverside lodges with pool, ensuite, aircon and Wi-Fi.

Usual for South America – seek professional advice prior to travel

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1 :
Overnight flight from LHR to Buenos Aires.  21:10 >> 10:05 (+1)

DAY 2 :

Arrive Buenos Aires 1005.   You will be met and transferred to a local hotel close to the airport.  Overnight single room B/B accommodation followed by a short tour of the city and shown where to eat.

Day 3  After breakfast – private transfer (5.5 hours, not including the lunch stop), with the guide, stopping for lunch (own expense) enroute to the lodge.  Evening at leisure at Don Joaquin River Lodge on an all-inclusive accommodation basis.  

Day 4  Full day guided fishing – all-inclusive accommodation

Day 5  Full day guided fishing – all-inclusive accommodation

Day 6 Full day guided fishing – all-inclusive accommodation

Day 7 Full day guided fishing – all-inclusive accommodation

Day 8 Full day guided fishing – all-inclusive accommodation

Day 9 Full day guided fishing – all-inclusive accommodation

Day 10            Breakfast at the lodge followed by a private transfer, with the guide,  back to Buenos Aires for overnight single room B/B accommodation at the same hotel. Afternoon at leisure.    

Day 11             Private transfer to the airport

BUENOS AIRES/HEATHROW                  1215/0635+1


Given the current situation please contact us directly to confirm prices but as a rough guide expect to pay around £4,500 plus airport taxes ( approx £450 ) per person.

This includes All Inclusive accommodation at the lodge ( max 2 to a room ), all transfers and international flights, 6 days fishing, ( max 2 to a boat ) laundry at the lodge. This also includes 2 nights B&B Accommodation at Buenos Aires plus a private tour of the city with the lodge owner.

Contact us directly for more information and a tailored itinerary.

Escorted group trips incur no extra costs, unlike some other operators, contact us for dates of these trips.


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