CINCO RIOS LODGE
Magic Waters is perfectly nestled in the mountain valleys of the Aysén region in Southern Chile. The lodge's close proximity to the coastal rainforests and Eastern Patagonian Steppe provide each angler with a multitude of opportunity to experience the region's best fishing while enjoying some of the world's most impressive, natural scenery. Whether you like to wade spring creeks, float on freestone rivers, or cast large dries at cruising fish in a turquoise blue lake, Magic Waters is a place you will fall in love with. Lodge manager and owner, Eduardo Barrueto, grew up outside of the city of Coyhaique and enjoys sharing the excellent Patagonian fishing with each and every guest.
Target Fish: Brown, Rainbow and Brook trout
Location: Coyhaique, Patagonia, Chile
Seasons: November through May
Lodge Capacity: 12 guests
Nearest Airport: Coyhaique
Electricity: 220 volts
Documents needed: Passport
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.
Eduardo and his guides will do whatever they can to help fulfill your fishing expectations. Magic Waters has private access to rarely fished spring creeks if you enjoy wade fishing. The lodge is also within an hour drive of some temperate rainforest waters where you can sight fish for rising fish or target the aggressive fish with streamers. Anglers can also float the freestones and navigate the rapids of the Simpson casting to fish with dries or streamers. This region of Chile also has some of the best dry fly, lake fishing in the world for wild browns. The lodge has a couple small “lagunas” that you can fish after dinner to catch the evening hatch.
November through March
Constructed of local timber the lodge was specifically designed for the purpose of providing a comfortable and luxurious environment for its guests. Its location on the banks of the Simpson River provides a unique view of the valley and snow capped mountains of the Andes.
Hiking, bike tours, bird watching tours, Queulat National Park Tour, General Carrera Lake Marble Lake tour, and City Tour
A number of recreational activities can be coordinated for the enjoyment of accompanying non-anglers. Examples include activities such as; horseback riding, trekking to glaciers, rafting, kayaking, sightseeing, thermal spas, shopping tours and cooking classes. These can be unforgettable half-day or full-day experiences that include transportation and lunch. The costs of some of these excursions/activities are not included in the cost of the stay. Non-fishing activities are subject to advance planning and weather conditions.
Guests of Cinco de Rios usually arrange flights that fly into Santiago, Chile in the morning. After an afternoon exploring the town they spend the night in one of the local hotels and fly to Balmeceda the following morning or if the timing of your arrival to Santiago is right and your flight gets in early, you can get a late morning flight to Balmeceda on the same day. Once you arrive in Balmeceda you will be met by a lodge representative where you will be transported to the lodge.
Rates are based on double occupancy.
4 nights/3 fishing days $3,150.00
7 nights/6 fishing days $4,900.00
4 nights/3 fishing days $2,700.00
7 nights/6 fishing days $4,100.00
Rates are per person, based on double occupancy, sharing a boat and guide
Private room supplement is $200 per room, per night, depending on availability
Private guide supplement is $300 per angler, per day, depending on availability
Transportation to and from the airport (Balmaceda – BBA) and on all fishing trips
All meals, accommodations and beverages, including alcohol (domestic beer, selected Chilean house wines, soda and Pisco Sours)
Guided fishing (2 anglers per guide)
International and domestic airfare
Chilean fishing license (approximately $50 US per person, paid in cash on site)
Tips to guide and lodge staff