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San Huberto Tipiliuke Quemquemtreu Collon Cura Arroyo Verde Rio Quillen Alumine River

Quemquemtreu Fishing - Hunting and Wroking Ranch

Located about 1 hour "plus" from Chapelco airport, Quemquemtreu ranch is a huge ranch of 160,000 acre offering the chance to experience a different fly fishing trip, lodging in the main house of a traditional cattle and polo horses breeding ranch.

An excellent "all inclusive" service with great home made dishes and nice wines, and a very warm and relaxed ambience.

The main house offers 5 double bedrooms each one with private bathroom, a nice dining room and a living room with a wide fireplace. 2 other rooms can be also used in an adjacent house.

A side barn has been turned into a great Bar where snacks and drinks are served every night after fishing. There is also a pool table for those who like to try their skills.....

Huge poplars, willows and pine trees provide cover for all the ranch structure formed by barns, corrals, polo courses, secondary houses that surround the Lodge.


Private access to over 25 miles of the lower Collon Cura River


About 25 miles of the Collon Cura River run through Quemquentreu's property. In addition, it provides access to more than 5 miles of the Caleufu river plus the full extention of the Quemquemtreu River which gives the name to this estancia.

Fishing and drifting the Collon Cura River:

Most of he fishing is done drifting for full or half day, depending the weather conditions or personal preferences. Wadding is always available, and for those who preffer not to cast from boats, or we can just use the boats to float to the best fishing areas.

Full Day floats: We divide the water roughly in 3 sections. Depending on whta is fishing better, we will choose one or the other.
Using the ranches internal roads we will arrive to the put-in area in the morning, start the float and basically not follow any tight schedule. Whenever we get hungry, we stop the float and choose a nice spot to have lunch.... Average size trout is probably 16 " but trout over 22" are usually caught. The Day ends whenever we are ready to head back!

Depending on the time of the season and the water flow, most of the fishing can be done with floating lines and fishing on the surface. We always carry 200grs sinking heads (teeny's style) ready to go when we want to cover some deep pools!

It's not uncommon to find a good number of rainbows surface feeding in huge back-edies that wont hesitate to raise to a Parachute Adams or Royal Wulff.

If the inch worms are falling from the willows or the minnows are moving in the shallows fishing can turn crazy caching from 20 to 60 trout during a full float, which of course it is not a rule, but happens frequently when the river is ON.


Using a drift boat provides access to remote areas, giving the anglers the chance to fish amazing waters that are not accessible in another way.


Over 15 miles of the fantastic Quemquemtreu stream

From early November untill late January the Quemquemtreu River is a great option, especially for those who enjoy fishing smaller rivers with lots of trout coming up for dries.

Ideal for beginners but great fun for experts too, everyone will enjoy the river structure and beauty.


Small and mid size rainbows live in the river sharing their habitat with some bigger trout that can get over 23" (mainly browns). The river is easy to access and not far from the lodge!

Some of our usual guests are just Quemquemtreu stream fanatics, and como and fish only the stream, and maybe float for a day the Collon Cura river....

Late in April, and depending on the water level, some huge browns migrate into the stream system to spawn, and they rise for dries!


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  Estancia Quemquemtreu offers a different and real feeling, "an authentic Patagonian working ranch", providing excellent service, nice accommodations and access to great fly fishing!
San Huberto Tipiliuke Quemquemtreu Collon Cura Arroyo Verde Rio Quillen Alumine River
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