Relatively unknown to the modern world of traveling anglers, the Irigoyen and its sister systems in southernmost Tierra del Fuego win top honors for the smallest systems with the largest sea-run trout. For trout anglers who enjoy small water, complex woody stream structure, solace from the wind and the chance to land multiple brown trout in the 10 – 20 pound class on their favorite 7 weight rod, no other systems even come close. It’s not a river for huge numbers, but every fish hooked is a reward and the next one could well be that fish of a lifetime, both in terms of size and memory. World's End Lodge is one of the most unique and rewarding trophy brown trout fly fishing destinations we know of.
Location: The Irigoyen and Malenguena Rivers and their tributaries are located on the southern tip of the South American continent, approximately 180KM south of the town of Rio Grande.
Fisheries: The Irigoyen and Malenguena Rivers and their tributaries are located on the southern tip of the South American continent in an area of extreme and unique geography and landscape. The area marks the confluence of the Austral Atlantic Ocean and the very last of the Andes mountains. The landscape transitions from its forested hills of Legas and Nires to estuaries, to rugged beaches, and the brutal confrontation of land and sea is abundantly apparent. Considering the extreme nature of the area, the variety of fauna is amazing with wild bulls, foxes, beavers, guanacos, giant condors, as well as hundreds of species of sea birds all inhabiting the river valley.
Located approximately 180 KM south of the town of Rio Grande the Irigoyen River runs approximately 28 miles from sea to source. It starts as a mountain stream and then tumbles and winds its way through the wooded transition zone and finally ends meandering through several miles of low gradient tidal reaches. The Malenguena River has a completely different nature. Spring creek-like in nature, its amber waters flow at a much slower pace. Both rivers have substantial confirmed populations of sea run browns as well as smaller populations of resident browns. It is also rumored that the Irigoyen has a population of brooks and rainbows in pools and runs of its upper reaches.
Accommodations and Meals: Accommodations are rustic but elegant. The main lodge is a charming simple cabin, for dining and gathering, perched on a hillside overlooking the river. Guests stay in single occupancy rooms in a separate and detached guest cabin complete with communal living room and drying area. The staff will take care of you in typical Argentine style serving great meals, delicious wines, and a never ending supply of warm hospitality.
Thursday: Arrive Buenos Aires and overnight.
Friday: Fly from Buenos Aires to Rio Grande and transfer to the lodge.
Saturday - Thursday: Six full days guided fly fishing.
Friday: Depart the lodge. Fly from Rio Grande to Buenos Aires.
2019 Rates: $5,790-$6,290 per person for a 7 night/6 day package
Included: Single occupancy accommodations, meals and beverages including beer and wine at lodge, transfers to/from Rio Grande airport and the lodge, guided fishing, fishing license, $250 Irigoyen Conservation Fund donation.
Not Included: International and domestic airfare, transfers/meals/hotels in Buenos Aires and Rio Grande, gratuities, alcohol, fishing equipment, and flies.
Species: Sea-run brown trout
Season: December - March
Capacity: 4 anglers
Map: Rio Grande, Argentina
Time: The time in Argentina is four hours later than Pacific Standard Time (during U.S. winter).