Your Friendly Neighborhood Golden Dorado
Freshwater dorado, or golden dorado as they are often called, are an exceptionally unique species that are not only visually captivating, but they are among the most exciting fish to catch on the fly. They are aggressive predators that will attack streamers and give anglers a memorable and explosive battle. Buenos Aires rests along the waters of the Río de la Plata, which is one of the widest rivers in the world, and the Paraná Delta, which feeds the Río de la Plata. This system is a wondrous maze of water that is home to some exceptional fly fishing for dorado, wolfish, and other species. For those who are in Buenos Aires for just one day on the way to Patagonia, an easy 30-minute transfer puts anglers in the hands of Urban Dorado Anglers (UDA) guides who are ready to hit the water in fully-equipped skiffs. And within almost no time, anglers are casting streamers to dorado.
Food and Beverages
Urban Dorado Anglers provides a gourmet lunch and drinks to make things even more convenient and eliminate the need to pack for more than Patagonia.
Typical Length of Stay
Trips of any length can be arranged but with that said the typical length of stay is a day trip as anglers are passing through Buenos Aires to reach other destination in Argentina.
Internet / Communications
Buenos Aires provides good cell phone coverage for anglers with international phone plans. The Internet isn’t available.
How to Get There
Getting to Argentina is not difficult. Take an easy overnight flight to Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) from one of several major cities in the U.S. To help ensure things run smoothly and efficiently, UDA has partnered with LOL Argentina, a tourism services company, to provide transfers to and from our fishing destinations. But LOL Argentina provides more than just a shuttle service – they help travelers navigate the airport (how to avoid long lines or deal with check-in delays), and they can make dinner reservations and plan evening activities in the city after a day on the water.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Arrival and departure times are flexible based on guests preferred method of arrival/departure.
Citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, and other Western European nations do not need a visa for tourist trips of up to ninety days. You will need a valid passport and will have to fill in an ‘arrival card.’ You will then be given a tourist visa stamp for stays of thirty, sixty, or ninety days. Staple the duplicate of your arrival card into your passport as you will need it to leave the country. If you lose it, it’s rarely a serious problem, but you’ll have to fill out a new form at border control. Upon entering the country, you will also be given a customs declaration form. Duty is not charged on used personal effects, books and other articles for non-commercial purposes, up to a value of US $300. Make sure you declare any valuable electronic items such as laptop computers, as customs officers can be suspicious that you may be bringing them into the country to sell.
Yellow Dog can assist with travel logistics required for your trip and can recommend you to a preferred travel agent who can help you book airline tickets, hotels, transfers, trip insurance, and other travel needs. Contact us at 888-777-5060 for more information.
We provide a world-class fishing experience, and we make things easy for out-of-town guests. Depending on the arrangements needed, we will either pick guests up in the city or have a driver pick them up at the airport to bring them to the marina or a private estancia.
Depending on conditions, we fish nearby island chains that are scattered throughout the Paraná Delta and Rio de la Plata. We also guide at nearby estancias, with exclusive UDA private access to the best sections of the lower Paraná River and its tributaries. The waters of the region are incredibly unique, giving anglers a wide range of settings and habitats to fish. From casting streamers off the bow of a skiff to wet wading the rivers, there are many ways to fish these waters.
Boats and Equipment
UDA programs provide anglers with all necessary high-quality fishing equipment for the day. All skiffs have UDA-customized casting platforms and are powered by Yamaha 90 hp engines and Minn Kota IPILOT electric motors. High-end 8wt and 9wt fly fishing rods and corresponding reels are supplied along with RIO warm water floating fly lines.
Leaders are usually as long as the rod and finished with a foot of wire. Argentine-tied selection of fly patterns for all the species targeted is supplied as well.
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. Trips of any length can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
$950 per boat, per day (1 or 2 anglers)
- All guided fishing and accommodations
- Transfers to and from the hotel in Buenos Aires or Aeroparque Domestic Airport (AEP)
- All food and beverages stored in YETI coolers
- Fly fishing gear
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