IBERÁ WETLANDS – CORRIENTES
At the northern boundary of the Ibera Wetlands the government has granted us sole outfitter access to fish this pristine environment. A total of eight anglers per week can experience this unspoiled natural reserve with exotic birds, wildlife and plentiful Dorado.
You will be pampered at La Alondra Lodge while enjoying the excellent cuisine in a peaceful setting. Four spacious bedrooms join to a gallery and patio that provides the ideal surroundings for gathering and relaxing after a day of fishing. This reconditioned historic house offers the perfect lodge experience to compliment your visit to the Ibera Marshland.
Anglers of all skill levels, beginner to expert, will enjoy this unique fishery and ecosystem.
Season: September to April
From Buenos Aires you will fly north to either Corrientes (CNQ) or Resistencia (RES) airports.
Aerolineas Argentinas Airlines provide 3 direct daily flights. A lodge representative will greet you at the airport prior to your private 3 hour, road transfer to La Alondra Lodge.
As an additional service we can arrange and coordinate a small plane charter from the Corrientes Airport to an airstrip located 10 minutes from the lodge.
The mythical Dorado (Salminus Maxillosus) is clearly the main target at this fishery. Ibera provides daily opportunities to catch multiple Dorados that range from 5 to 10 pounds. However, there is always the possibility of catching Dorados from 20 up to 30 pounds.
The wetlands provide a wide variety of fishing environments. You will fish large lagoons and marshes, small and large rivers as well as narrow channels with sandy bottoms. This enormous system, with its crystal clear water, is ideal for top water fly patterns and spectacular surface strikes.
We recommend a stay with 4 nights of lodging and 3 days of fishing. Typically, this is combined with 3 additional days of lodging and fishing at Parana on the Fly Lodge, located on the Upper Parana River. The travel time between venues is approximately 2 hours by road transfer.
Ibera Wetlands is a wilderness paradise and the most bio diverse ecosystem in Argentina. Travelers from around the globe visit just to explore, bird watch and observe wildlife.
This destination is ideal for family holidays. In addition to fishing, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing with specialty guides, there are also a wide variety of other activities. These other activities include guided kayaking and horseback riding, cooking classes, visiting the local gaucho museum or sightseeing tours to the nearby Mburucuya National Park.
We recommend that you bring your own personal fishing gear. Our team will supply backup rods and reels if needed. Also, all necessary flies and leaders will be provided.
Rods for Golden Dorado
• Primary rod is an 8 weight, 9 ft, 4-piece, fast action rod with a good fighting butt.
• Second rod is another 8 weight, 9 ft, 4-piece, fast action rods with a good fighting butt.
• You can also substitute a 9 weight. (It is nice to have two rods strung up, one with a floating line and the other with a tropical intermediate line.)
• Two or three quality reels with good drag systems. Reels should be loaded with a minimum of 150 yards of 30 lb backing.
• Rio Tropical Intermediate WF I/I
• Rio Red Fish WFF
• All lines should be tropical due to water/air temperatures.
• Saltwater Mono 25/30/40/50 lb.
• Rio Wire Bite Tippet 40 lb.