Suinda Lodge, Argentina

 

Overview

Location:

Argentina

Located near the town of Itatí, in the province of Corrientes.

Target Fish: 

Dorado, Pacu, Pira Pita

Time of Year: 

The Lodge is open all year. Doradao, Pacu and Pira are fished

January - end of May

Lodge Capacity: 

Comfortable, well-appointed lodge houses 6-8 anglers.

Nearest Large Airport: 

Buenos Aires

Documents Required: 

Valid passport or any other document approved by the Argentine Republic.

One (1) 4 x 4 cm photograph.

Application Form (supplied by the consulate)

Round trip ticket.

Proof that the applicant is able to support himself in the host country.

Payment of consular fee.

 

Suinda Lodge is a newly built dorado-fishing camp is located near the town of Itatí, in the province of Corrientes. Stilted living quarters are perched on a high bluff and set an additional nine feet above ground, offering soaring views of the sprawling river and its natural surroundings. The eco-property includes three spacious, two-bedroom “cabañas”, with private bathrooms. Wooden footbridges conveniently connect each room to the main dining hall. From there, it’s a short walk to the water, where you’ll spend your days exploring the Paraná’s most productive, structurerich sections for monster dorado.

The river here marks the border between Argentina and Paraguay. This section of the Paraná flows clear along beautiful fishy banks, sandbars, rocks and islands that create deltas and smaller “riachos” (streams).

Fishing Program

Dorado are one of the most exciting and complete gamefish you’ll find anywhere. By complete we mean a perfect mixture of characteristics we appreciate as anglers: beauty and ferocity, acrobatic ability, complex behavior, and a little mystery. Although dorado exist only in South America, their environments are diverse— big rivers to small streams, freestones to tailwaters, jungle marshes to river deltas. The clear upper Parana River, where Suindá lodge is located, is legendary for dorado. Being one of the main arteries of an intricate basin, it produces good numbers of larger fish. That said, these fish are tricky, moody, smart, and sensitive. But prepare to be rewarded for the challenge with thrilling, adrenaline laced fishing. In addition to dorado, this region of the Upper Paraná also boasts two other great freshwater game species: pirá pita (Brycon Orbignyanus) and pacú (Colossoma Mitrei).

  • Dorado are one of the most exiting species anglers can catch on a fly.

  • One of the best sections of the Paraná River to catch pira pitá and pacú on dry flies.

  • Good sight-fishing opportunities for all three species.

  • Tackle: 7- to 9-weight outfits for dorado and pacú; 5- to 6-weight outfits for pira pitá. All with tropical floating fly lines.

  • Flies: 4- to 6-inch streamers tied on 2/0 to 4/0 hooks, include a few mice imitations; bulky floating attractors tied in 1/0 hooks and some weighted deer hair fruit imitations tied on 1/0 for pira pitá and 2/0 for pacú.

  • Fishing schedule: two fishing sessions a day, coming back to the lodge for lunch and siesta. Fishing times can vary depending on season and climate. The best guides and equipment.

  • This is a strictly catch-and-release program.

Dorado

The Dorado (salminus brasiliensis) is an aggressive, acrobatic fish. It can be found near confluences, on edges of eddies, riffles, sharp bends in the current, and close to overhanging carpets of water hyacinth. It can be fished in narrow runs, on skinny water, large fish are hooked in a multitude of differing locations in the river.

Pira Pita

There are two species we target: Brycon Orbignianus and the commonly named in Brazil Piraputanga. Both are, pound for pound, two of the most combative freshwater species. Plus, they take surface flies.

Pacu

Incredibly strong and complex, this omnivorous round shaped fish can provide sight-casting opportunities and great dry-fly action. Not only that, they can get big: 15+ pounders have been caught.

Seasons

Doradao, Pacu and Pira are fished January - end of May

Accommodations

The Lodge

Capacity: 8 people

All rooms are based on shared occupancy; single rooms based on availability

Dining room, bar, fly-tying area

Fly shop fully equipped with flies, rods, reels, lines, and apparel

  • Telephone and internet access

  • Gourmet dining with Argentina’s famed beef and fine wines, traditional Asados (BBQs), and delicious desserts

  • Housekeeping and laundry service

  • Loaner rod service

Food and Drink

The kitchen comes to life through the use of fresh and regionally representative meats and produce. By combining these elements, the lodge creates delicious flavors and varied textures that harbor hidden stories and package traditions on each plate. A top-notch team of experienced national and international chefs, trained in both classic and avant-garde culinary techniques, execute our food. With an artisan’s touch, chefs prepare every dish by scratch to be served at a minute’s notice. In addition, our inspired lunch and dinner menus are paired with some of Argentina’s—and the world’s—best wines, Bodega Catena Zapata.

In addition to a focus on fresh food with organic origins, the Lodge also celebrate its Argentine heritage with a wine partnerships that bring truly world class wines to the table. The food and wines mirror the sporting opportunities the Lodge offers—the very best available. While Argentina offers many options for traditional activities like horseback riding, hunting, delicious meats and excellent wines, the Lodge has carefully chosen a fantastic blend of the food and outdoor activities to make your stay an incredible experience. Bodega Catena Zapata wines recently received a “number four in the world” icon ranking from Wine Advocate. These are truly great wines that compete on the world stage. You will want to come back for more.. They hold a special place in our culture and we are proud to serve them to you. The Northern Argentina kitchen specialize in diverse dishes that pair prime cuts of local meats with the freshest fruits and vegetables. Beyond traditional asados, salads and sides, enjoy exotic appetizers such as yacaré meat, savory cheeses, and homemade breads such as our classic chipá rolls. Desserts tantalize guests with multiple textures and flavors designed to provide an unforgettably delicious final touch.

Getting There

Daily flights are available from Buenos Aires Aeroparque Domestic Airport (AEP) to Corrientes (CNQ) or Resistencia (RES). These 2 neighboring airports are located 40 minutes from each other by car. It’s a 1-hour nonstop flight to any of these airports. From there to the lodge is a 45 minutes (CNQ) to 1-hour and 25 minutes’drive (RES)

Rates

Season: October 2020 – April 30, 2021

7 nights / 6 days fishing $ 5,950 6 nights / 5 days fishing $ 5,370 5 nights / 4 days fishing $ 4,625 4 nights / 3 days fishing $ 3,800 3 nights / 2 days fishing $ 2,850

Rates are per person based on single occupancy and shared guide.

Prices are in USD and subject to change prior to booking. Ask for a quote.

Single Boat: 60% surcharge.

Non-fisher rates: $ 450 per night subjected to availability.

Included: Lodging, meals, all wine, beer, and local spirits at the Lodge. Professional guide services & loaner fishing equipment (Rods, Reels & Lines).

  • Not included: Transfer from Corrientes (CNQ) or Resistencia (RES) to the lodge, fishing license ($50 per person), gratuities for guides and house staff, airfare and private charters, in-house laundry service.

  • Fishing license: $50 per person

  • Payment terms: 50% deposit to guarantee booking. Balance 90 days prior to departure.


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