Argentina Sea Trout Fishing: Rio Grande - Toon Ken Lodge



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The River & Environment

The Sea Trout fishing in Southern Argentina is legendary and for many the Rio Grande epitomizes this. Situated in Tierra del Fuego, (Land of Fire), it is in as remote and isolated an area as you can imagine. Apart from the other fishing lodges there is little in the way of human habitation with sheep being the primary inhabitant in this part of the world.

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The Fishing

The Rio Grande needs little by way of introduction with fish averaging 10 lbs in weight with specimens over 30 lbs caught each season. Toon Ken is situated on the middle and upper section of the river near the border with Chile. Here the fishing is primarily done with traditional fishing gear and floating or intermediate lines. The lodge has 20 kms of fishing on the Rio Grande with private access to both banks.

The Lodge

Argentina Trout Fishing: Rio Grande - Toon Ken Lodge

Toon Ken is the newest of the Rio Grande lodges and offers anglers every convenience and comfort. Situated on a bluff overlooking the river broad windows allow anglers to overlook the river and watch the fish as they rise or roll as they make their way up river. Stylishly designed, supremely comfortable and with a friendly and dedicated house staff and guides, a comfortable and relaxing atmospheres is assured. The lodge has capacity for 6 anglers with 4 single and 2 double en suite bedrooms.


Recommended Argentinean Sea Trout Flies

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Argentinean Sea Trout do not follow or desire the regular Sea Trout fly patterns as selected by the likes of Hugh Falkus. Their tastes are wild and varied and certainly do not follow standard protocol. Rubber Legs are IN, big dark flies are a must for dusk and in low water and bright conditions small and subtle nymphs are essential. Yuk Bugs, Wooly Buggers, Vitamin B, D & GIn short you will need a selection of flies that do not resemble anything you would normally find in a standard fishing shop!!!

WhereWiseMenFish has commissioned the most complete range of Argentinean Sea Trout Flies available which are available online from Salar Flies. Anyone booking a trip with WhereWiseMenFish will receive a free box of Sea Trout Flies for the trip as well as receiving a 20% discount off any additional flies.

Full Range of Flies for Sea Trout in Argentina on Salar Flies


Best Times to Go

The season lasts from December to April with the runs of fish being sustained throughout. Unlike salmon the fish will enter the river during all these months in equal numbers dependent primarily upon local conditions. During the months of Dec and Jan the fishing hours run later with a siesta being taken during midday to make best use of the magical dusk fishing hours.

Getting There

Anglers fly to Buenos Aires international airport and from there take the 3 hr flight to Rio Grande. You will be collected on arrival at the airport and transferred by four-wheel drive vehicle to the lodge, which takes approx two hours.

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Availability and Pricing

Toon Ken is currently not taking bookings for the immediate future with its water being fished by guests stayiing at Kau Tapen


Season: The season runs from Jan 30 to Feb 27.
Rate: Jan-Mar USD $TBC
Package Includes:
  • Seven (x7) nights.
  • Six (x6) days guided fly fishing.
  • Price includes accommodation.
  • All meals and drinks.
Note: Price does not include gratuities, transfers from Ushuaia airport -USD $200 or visa costs and any satellite telephone calls.  Lodge capacity is 6 anglers.

If you would like to know more about the Toon Ken Lodge, please contact us and we will provide you with more details. For availabilities, prices, pre trip information, booking form etc. please contact:
Justin Maxwell-Stuart with a Sea Trout from the Rio Gallegos River Justin Maxwell-Stuart

Mobile: +44 (0)7711 519 857
Fax: +44 (0)20 7352 0942
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Background reading for your trip:

"Argentine Trout Fishing" by William C. Leitch

Our Comments:

Anglers around the world are discovering the phenomenal fishery of Argentina. The author of Argentine Trout Fishing has been traveling to South America on a regular basis since the early 1960s and presents his knowledge of the country, its waters, and the formidable salmonids that thrive in those waters to the fly-fisher who enjoys wetting a line in an exotic locale. The where, when, and how are all covered, along with recommended tackle and technique for fishing Argentina.

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If you would prefer to speak to us directly regarding a trip to the Toon Ken Lodge, please contact us at the following:

United Kingdom Office:
Justin Maxwell-Stuart
Mobile: +44 (0)7711 519 857
Fax: +44 (0)20 7352 0942

United States Office:

US Country Code: +1
Telephone: 646 797 2945


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