Estancia Arroyo Verde
One of Argentina Outfitters’ most elegant hunting options is paying a visit to Estancia Arroyo Verde, located near the town of Bariloche, where the famous Traful River runs through a breathtaking valley of incredible wind-and-water sculpted rock spires, minarets, and chimneys, breath- taking views of the crystal clear Lake Traful with the backdrop of the white-capped Andes and lush forests. Here you’ll be hosted by the charming Larivière family in their exquisite estancia home and enjoy their fine cuisine and wines. “Arroyo Verde” is perhaps the most beautiful estancia in southern Argentina and one of those very unique places in the world.
The countryside is absolutely captivating; the ranch embedded in an enchanted valley.
The valley and its forested and mountainous surroundings is packed with a healthy and wild red-deer population that makes for challenging fair-chase free-range wild red-stag hunting experience that is virtually unparalleled. Many great trophies have been taken in the Traful River valley year after year. Sensible culling policies have been carried out systematically throughout the years. And trophy limits per season have always been, and still are, low.
The hunting can also be combined with superb fly-fishing on the famed Traful River where trophy brown and rainbow trout are often taken, as well as landlocked Atlantic salmon.
Arroyo Verde is a sophisticated and classy lodge with six double rooms each with their private bathroom, comfortably and elegantly furnished sitting and dining rooms. There is also the guest cabin, which is perched on a cliff with a simply unimaginable view of Lake Traful.
Arroyo Verde is also ideal for guests traveling with non-hunting spouses or the more casualr fisher-person. Horseback rides are always possible and can easily be arranged for short rides or a day of riding in this breathtaking scenery.
The Traful is a very special river, it holds all different kinds of “salmonids”: rainbow, brown and brook trout, land-locked salmon and occasionally perch, giving anglers the full fishing experience. At the beginning of the season, mid November, the river runs high and fast, becoming lower in December but usually with fast water till the beginning or middle of January (depending on weather conditions, especially the previous winter snows in the mountains), the river then runs slow till the first rains of autumn. Its width varies from 60 to 90 feet (20 to 30 meters).
Traful River fishing area is located south east from the town of San Martín de los Andes in Neuquén Province and 50 miles north of Bariloche International Airport.
Daily commercial flights from Buenos Aires to Bariloche will get you here. Flight time from Buenos Aires is two (2) hours.