Monster Golden Dorado Experience is a set-departure fly fishing tour to target monster trophy Golden Dorado during the annual Sabalo run season on the Parana River, Argentina. Each year between June and October, peak season July August and September, the upper & middle Parana River hosts a massive migration of Sabalo that culminates in some of the biggest Golden Dorado in the world being caught on fly.
If you would like to join us on this set-departure trip, enquire now. Space is limited.
Itinerary for Monster Golden Dorado Experience
Day 1 (4th Sept) – Arrive in Buenos Aires
Ideally, you would want to land at Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) and explore the city of Buenos Aires on day one, spending the evening in a hotel of your choice. This allows time to get into the swing of the holiday but importantly gives you time to catch the domestic flight AR1798 09.00 – 10.30 between Aeroparque Internacional Jorge Newbery (AEP) domestic airport to Resistencia Airport (RES). This flight allows for the 2hr30 transfer to Parana River Outfitters (PRO) lodge with time to stretch a fly line in the afternoon.
Should you wish to arrive in Beunos Aires and leave directly to Resistencia Airport (RES) then the best flight to catch would be the AR1794 AEP – RES 14.30 – 16.00. In this case, all guests will arrive in time for appetizers and dinner at PRO.
Please note: The transfer time between Ezeiza International Airport (EZE )international airportAeroparque Internacional Jorge Newbery (AEP) is roughly one hour.
Day 2 – 5 (6th to 8th Sept) – 3 full days fishing at PRO
The middle section of the Parana on which you fish at PRO is rich in varied habitat. The diversity makes for an exciting fishery. Wadable sandbar flats provide awesome sight-fishing opportunities for huge cruising fish. Deep cut banks and wooded structure provide classic holding water for trophy Golden Dorado and black-water creeks (tannin coloured) and deep channels provide even more exploratory opportunities.
Day 6 (Sept 9th) – Early transfer to Suindá
Guests will leave early for the transfer to Suindá Lodge on the upper part of the Parana River. The drive is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Leaving early allows for a full day fishing at Suindá Lodge.
Day 7 – 8 (Sept 10th and 11th) – 2 full days at Suindá Lodge
At Suindá Lodge you’ll get to fish a clear-flowing stretch of water where the river borders Paraguay, flanked by jungle expanses on both its edges. You’ll explore this dynamic fishery on 21-foot boats which have been specifically designed for two anglers to fish simultaneously. After the engines are cut, you’ll drift the structure-rich shorelines of the Paraná River, casting to sunken logs, in and around boulders, and across clear sandbars.
Day 9 (Sept 12) – Fly Back Home
We’ll leave early for the return local flight to Buenos Aires and the return international transfer. The morning drive back to RES is approximately 2 hours for the recommended flight: AR1799 10.40 – 12.10 RES AEP.
Plus USD $250 for Fishing Licenses & Ground Transfers
Weekly Rates Include
Lodging, meals, all wine, beer, and local spirits at the Lodge. Professional guide services & loaner fishing equipment (Rods, Reels & Lines).
Gratuities for guides and house staff, airfare and private charters, and in-house laundry service.
Passports and Visa Requirements
Citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia, The United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand and other Western European nations, do not require a visa for tourist trips of up to 90 days to Argentina-however they must travel with a valid passport from their country of residence. Those carrying passports from other nations should check with their local consulates for specific regulations.
You will complete a two-part landing card and be issued a stamp for stays of 30, 60, or 90 days. Staple the duplicate of the landing card into your passport, next to your entrance stamp, as you’ll need it to leave the country.