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Magic Waters Patagonia
Magic Waters Patagonia
Magic Waters Patagonia
Magic Waters Patagonia
Magic Waters Patagonia
Magic Waters Patagonia
Magic Waters Patagonia
Magic Waters Patagonia
Magic Waters Patagonia
Magic Waters Patagonia
Magic Waters Patagonia

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    October - May
  • October 2016 to May 2017 Rates are per person based on 2 anglers sharing a room and guide 7 nights/6 days fishing $4900 11 nights/10 days fishing $7500
  • Number of guests

    10-12
  • Species:
    • Brown Trout
    • Rainbow Trout

Magic Waters Patagonia

Chile >> Aisen >> Coyhaique
Fishing and Species
Fishing season in Coyhaique starts in early October, ending the first week of May. Early season can provide anglers the opportunity to fish for big migratory, lake run rainbows. This is very good time to swing big streamers and look for big aggressive trophy fish looking for some action after winter. The dry fly fishing and hatches historically start during late November early December. With longer and warmer days, the hatches become more intense and the fish start to look up. Between the hundreds of species of beetles, dragonflies, grasshoppers, caddis, mayflies and stoneflies, the dry fly fishing is pretty steady until April. In the Patagonian fall, the weather gets cooler, days are shorter, but the migratory brown trout start to move. There is always a chance to get hooked into one these fish if the weather and water levels cooperate.

Magic Waters is located at 35 miles northwest of Balmaceda airport and about 20 miles from the city of Coyhaique. The lodge is located at the outlet of Barroso Lake in valley, overlooking 2 small lakes. Built by the Barreuto family in 2007, using local wood and stone, it was designed to give a relaxed atmosphere so that all visitors will feel at home. From the great room, you will be able to take in the beautiful Patagonian panorama. The lodge has a fly tying area, room for drying waders and your fishing gear. They have laundry service, telephone and an internet.

Eduardo has been fishing since he was a child. With his fathers guidance, he grew up hearing fishing stories and walking and fishing every stream, spring creek and river in Coyhaique area. He and his experienced team of Chilean guides know the waters of this region well. The landscape of the Aysén region is incredibly diverse; you can travel from the dry, arid pampas (Patagonian Steppe) to the temperate rainforest (Paloma River) in just over an hour. One day you can fish a meandering “Montana type spring creek” while spending the next day in a gin clear river system.

Your hosts are owners Eduardo Barrueto and his wife Consuelo Balboa. Both are avid cooks, excel in customer service and have a good taste for wine and Chilean cuisine. Food and hospitality are a very important part of the experience at Magic Waters. The lodge chef is Sandra, Eduardo's mother. She prepares and cooks favorite recipes, developed as fusion cuisine between typical Chilean and Patagonian cuisine. The family grows all of their own vegetables, purchase lamb and cattle from local ranchers and buys fresh seafood from family friends in the area. All of the food at the lodge is locally sourced and organic.