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Fly Fishing - Other Activity - Chile

The icy turquoise waters of Torres del Paine National Park are home to a variety of fish, including Brown, Steelhead and Rainbow trout, as well as Coho, Chinook, and Atlantic salmon. Sports fishers and anglers need to apply for a license at the National Fishery Department (Servicio Nacional de Pesca), on Yungay Street 361 in Puerto Natales, Tel: (56-61) 411-350, open most days 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Just 50 miles (80 km) from Puerto Natales, Lago Toro (Bull Lake) has great year-round fishing, with an abundance of trout that are visible in the crystal waters. Lago Torro are the headwaters to the Serrano River, which is accessible roughly 100 miles (168 km) from Puerto Natales. Serrano runs to the Bay of Last Hope, ending at the Sound of Ultima Esperanza. Full of big Brown and Rainbow trout and Chinook salmon, the best angling is during March and April, though it's possible to fish from November through February.


The muddy waters of Lake Balmaceda, 25 miles (40 km) from Puerto Natales, are home to big trout that often weigh in at up to 9 lbs (4 kg) and can be caught all year long. Flowing from Lake Balmaceda into Almirante Gulf, The Hollemberg River is located 15 miles (25 km) south of Puerto Natales. The best time to catch the Brown and Rainbow trout here is from October through March.


Fly fishing outfitters:

Mara Patagonia, Armando Sanhueza 876, Punta Arenas, (56-61) 710-026

Turismo Comapa, Manuel Bulnes 533, Puerto Natales (56-61) 414-300

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Here are other activities in and around Torres del Paine National Park that may be of interest: Trekking in Torres del Paine,

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