Fishing in Patagonia
Patagonia features countless lakes of transparent waters, joined by plentiful and fast rivers that form 18 basins, most of them of the Atlantic Coast system, transversally crossing the whole region.
This region is internationally known by the quality of its salmon varieties that were introduced at the beginnings of the last century. Those are the rainbow trout, the brown trout and the stream trout.
Salmon can be found at Los Alerces lake and Traful river; while the lake trout can be found at the Burmeister lake. The Pacific salmon appeared in the last 20 years. The Atlantic salmon can be found at Puelo lake. There, you can also fish the rainbow trout. This rainbow trout is bigger than the others because -due to its contact with the sea- its feeding is better.
At Tierra del Fuego, fishing of the brown trout has achieved several worldwide records. The migrating trout that goes to the rivers in summer has about 4,5 kg, while there are trouts of superior weights. The Patagonian kingfish is a native variety, as well as the perca.
Even though both are in the Northern region of the Patagonia, the kingfish can already be found in several lakes of Chubut while the perca is still in the province of Santa Cruz. They are very common at the Negro and Colorado rivers and at the southern part of the Limay.