While virtually all anglers visiting Argentina overnight in Buenos Aires, remarkably few take advantage of the prolific Golden Dorado fishery that exists within eye shot of the airport. Urban Dorado Anglers provides custom day trips or multi-day trips for anglers heading down to Patagonia, with easy logistics from their layover days in Buenos Aires.
UDA's Campotinto Lodge in Uruguay provides an opportunity for anglers to escape Buenos Aires and fish the Parana Delta immediately north of the city, making it one of the easiest and most unqiue Golden Dorado add-ons imaginable. UDA provides all the transfers, fishing gear, and lodging at a quaint wine tasting resort on the north side of the delta in Uruguay's little-known wine country. While relatively close to the bustle of B.A., this lodge is a world apart with grass-covered roads, grazing cattle, and acres of fertile vineyards. Guests can enjoy wine tasting, farm-to-table cuisine, massages, bike tours, and a wide range of prolific dorado waters that have seen very few anglers to date.
The Fishing: UDA provides a world-class fishing experience, and make things easy for out-of-town guests. Depending on the arrangements needed, they will either pick guests up in the city of have a driver pick them up at the airport to bring them to the marina.
Depending on conditions, anglers will fish nearby island chains that are scattered throughout the Rio Uruguay, Parana Delta, and Rio de la Plata. They also guide at nearby estancias, with exclusive UDA private access to the best sections of the lower Uruguay River and its tributaries.
Most casting is done within close range and targeted towards structure that provides current breaks. Rocks, sticks, trees and dock pilings all provide the necessary ambush points for Dorado. The waters of the region are incredibly unique, giving anglers a wide range of settings and habitats to fish. From casting streamers off the bow of a skiff to wet wading the rivers, there are many ways to fish these waters.
Winery Lodge Program: When you arrive at Uruguay, you immediately fall for its slopes and undulations and views of the rivers around it. And that's just what happened to the UDA manager, who decided it was the perfect place not only for the winery, but for the cozy and comfortable UDA Campotinto Lodge to host every angler looking to catch Golden Dorado on the fly.
This area of Uruguayan wine country has been producing wine for generations - but has only recently gained attention as much for its wine as being a great place to fly fish for Golden Dorado. Each room at UDA Campotinto Lodge includes king size beds, private bathroom, wireless internet, and mini bar. Meals are prepared from local farms, organic fruits and vegetables from their orchard, with homemade bread and pasta.
Day 1 - Pick up at hotel or airport in Buenos Aires and private ground transfer to marina. Fish for Golden Dorado. After fishing, arrive at UDA Campotinto Lodge in Uruguay. Winery tour.
Day 2 - Fish for Golden Dorado, return to lodge for wine tasting and local asado.
Day 3 - Fish for Golden Dorado, afternoon arrival at marina, and private ground transfer back to hotel or airport in Buenos Aires.
Included: Transfers to and from marina in Buenos Aires, guided fishing on custom skiff boats, all food, beverages and fly fishing gear (including rods, reels, lines, leaders, and flies. Lodging at Campotinto Winery in Uruguay, wine tasting and winery/vineyard tours.
Not Included: Airfare, accomodations, meals and transfers in Buenos Aires, staff and guide gratuities.
UDA Argentina and Uruguay - Campotinto Lodge Program
3 Fishing Days, 2 Nights:
$2,500 per angler based on double occupancy and shared guide.
$4,000 per angler for single occupancy.
Additional days and lodging available.
Species: Golden Dorado and Wolf Fish
Map: Carmelo, Uruguay
Time: UTC/GMT - 3 hours