fly fishing in la puna
argentina

dare to fish in the moon

cancellation as flexible as your fisherman's arm

If you cancel at least 15 days before the beginning of the expedition, you will receive 100% of the amount paid.

fish in one of the most remote places on earth

Desert and crystalline waters.

Fishing wild trouts in incredible landscapes.

We’ll take you to the three most important rivers of La Puna. Get ready to fish in a place different from everything you know.

what's included

transfers

Round trip from your hotel in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca to Antofagasta de la Sierra. And of course, transfers to all the places we visit.

FOOD AND DRINKS THROUGHOUT THE entire TRIP

Our chef prepares amazing food, which you'll enjoy on the riverside while you rest. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are also included 🙂

Full fishing equipment

You can always bring your own equipment. But if you don't have it, we'll lend you ours for free. We have rods, reels, waders and wading boots if needed. Flies are avaiable according to what each fishing technique requires. Suitable for both floating and wading.

PROFESSIONAL FISHING GUIDE & INSTRUCTOR FOR ALL ACTIVITIES

Our guides will show you the best kept secrets of La Puna: the special spots at the ideal moment of the day and with the least fishing pressure. Do you want to try a new technique? Improve it by the hand of your designed instructor. They will also make recommendations based on your tastes.

mandatory fishing permit

You need the mandatory permit to go fishing. Take a breather, we do this paperwork for you!

ACCOMMODATION

A boutique hotel in the area will be your new home during this trip.

travel insurance

For as long as you travel with us, you will be covered by Assist Med insurance.

avaiable languages

The tour can be done in Spanish, Portuguese and English

If a picture is worth a thousand words, here's our take:

but let's get to the point, why fishing in northern argentina is so amazing?

A challenge for you: fishing at more than 3500 meters

Reaching the highest level just for the pleasure of fishing is priceless. It’s crazy to see rivers running in the middle of the desert of the Andes.

All the good things about the Spring Creeks

These rivers have constant flow, temperature and water color throughout the season.

Sight fishing in crystal clear waters

The water is as clear as glass. You’ll literally throw the fly to the fish you are looking at. The sensation of the trout approaching your hook generates happiness only matched by chocolate.

Where will we take you fishing?

This is how the tour will go.

  • 20hs: Pick up in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
  • Briefing on fishing trip
  • Overnight at Hotel Amerian Catamarca.
  • 07.00HS: Breakfast in hotel
  • 7:30: Departure to Antofagasta de la Sierra
  • 13:00: Lunch in Belén
  • 14:00: Arrival in Antofagasta
  • 21:00: Check In at Hotel, dinner and overnight
  • 07.00HS Breakfast at hotel
  • 7:30: Departure to the Punilla River for a FULL DAY WADE
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 21:00 Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight 
  • 07.00HS Breakfast at hotel
  • 7:30 Departure to Los Patos River for a FULL DAY WADE.
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 21:00 Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight 
  • 07.00HS Breakfast at hotel
  • 7:30 Departure to Los Patos River for a FULL DAY WADE.
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 21:00 Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight 
  • 08.00hs Breakfast at the hotel
  • 8:30 We start our wayback to San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
  • Drop off at your hotel
  • End of our services

now yes: ¡let's go fishing!

These are the rivers in which we will fish:

Punilla River

Punilla is a small-sized spring creek with absolutely crystal-clear waters. Fishing is almost all by sight and the techniques to be used are many. In this watercourse it’s very important to make careful movements and delicate shots. The water is so shallow and clear that the trout can easily notice our presence.

Los Patos river

Los Patos River is the largest waterway in the entire Argentine Puna. It’s quite different from Punilla. Although it’s another Spring Creek of crystalline waters, its greater size presents us with a different and more varied fishing techniques.

Aguas Calientes river

This river has its origin in the Galán volcano and the water is warm. It flows into the Los Patos River.

Crystal clear waters, sight fishing and very scary trouts will test all fishermen who want to take a good piece.

in this river you'll fish very wild trouts brougth by miners from an old gold mine about 60 years ago.

why fishing in la puna with us?

A landscape that will move you to tears

Call us intense, but La Puna is like nothing you have ever seen in your life. It seems as if God has taken all the colors of the world and put them there. There are fishermen who have cried while watching the landscape. It is a huge, virgin area with an amazing biodiversity.

trouts wild like hurricanes

The trouts were introduced into this area by mining workers for personal consumption. With no natural predators, these fish became the lords and masters of the rivers. The hook, the rod and you have a good fight assured.

eat and drink like a king

Food and drinks are two details that we take care of -and enjoy- a lot. You’ll experience typical Argentine experiences like eating freshly fried tortas fritas before we catch the sunset, or a grilled lamb in the middle of nature. We won’t tell you more, but there are some surprises waiting for you :).

have we already said that we do sight fishing for most part of the journey?

Sorry if we’re repetitive, we’re just obsessed! It’s crazy and there are few places left in the world with such pure waters.

We don't just take you fishing, we help you improve your technique

We are crazy about fishing, just like you. For 15 years, we have spent our lives studying and teaching new fishing techniques. This means that we can teach you everything you want to learn. And if you have a hard time with anything (like when it’s windy), we give you our best tricks for getting back into the game. Nothing raises your self-steem like turning around a bad day 😉

Natural paradise with very low fishing pressure

These places are wild, remote, and with few visitors. All the rivers we fish are always at 4,000 meters above sea level and have very little fishing pressure.

La Puna impacts you, reaches you deep down, fills your eyes with beauty and it also mistreats you.

but in the end it ALWAYS MOVES YOU.

prices per person

Dates from November to March

6 days

starting from
$ 2000 complete expedition
  • Transfers
  • Food & Drinks for the entire trip
  • Full fishing equipment
  • Mandatory fishing permit
  • Accomodation
  • Dates from November to March

want to do a personalized trip?

If you want to do the tour exclusively for you and your group, we can organize a private journey just for you.

ALL of OUR FISHING PROGRAMS HAVE THE OPTION OF WOMEN-ONLY TRIPS

Learn more about our fishing program for women here.

Recommendations

This expedition is magical, but a bit demanding. After all, you are at 3500 meters above sea level. The best thing you can do not to get tired is to take it slow, no rush. Eat lightly, drink water and if you smoke, keep it to a minimum. And we also recommend you to take with you:

requirements

As you may have noticed, this is a journey to the heights.

And your safety is the most important thing.

After making the reservation, we will send you a medical form by email. It is very simple, confidential and you can complete it yourself. Remember that this tour includes travel and medical insurance so that you are covered at all times. 

frequently asked questions

No, the tour only includes accommodation – inside the truck – since we leave San Fernando. If you want us to arrange accommodation in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, send us an e-mail to info@kunturflyfishing.com and we will gladly arrange it for you.

The rivers of the Puna are very narrow. They are spring creeks and can only be waded. And the fishing is excellent.

Absolutely! We are prepared to take care of whole families. We have taken ours many times already and everyone has a lot of fun! We love when everyone is participating, learning and enjoying.

It is not necessary. However, keep in mind that you will be traveling at a high altitude.

Yes, the Puna can affect us because of the height. The most important thing is to take care of ourselves before any symptoms appear. Drink lots of water, and eat little by little. We also recommend natural infusions such as coca leaves tea and pupusa tea. Following these tips, no guest of ours had problems. If spite of it you get sick, we have oxygen tubes in all vehicles.

All the guides of our team are trained to respond to an inconvenience, both in first aid and in water rescue. Safety is the priority at all times.

There is no coverage and/or internet in most of the places we go. But we are connected by VHF radio to guarantee your safety.

You will travel to the heart of the Andes Mountains. The wind and the cold can appear in the trip. We recommend that yoy prepare your suitcase keeping this in mind.

If you ask us, take some technical and warm clothing. During the day the temperatures can vary a lot. We recommend that you dress in various layers, like an onion, to adapt to the weather.

There’s no age limit.

In some fishing trips we use large or heavy equipment (7# and #8) and in other ultra-light equipment (#3 and #4). If you have availability of equipment, bring it with you. But remember that we will lend you ours if you don’t have it. (in all sizes!)

In all cases! In order for all of us to continue to enjoy fishing, the most important thing is to take care of the environment. We believe in healthy sport fishing, and from the water we only take memories (and cool pictures)

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