Collon Cura River
Patagonia Outfitters will be glad to share with you one of our favorite fishing destinations: Estancia Quemquemtreu, a privately owned working ranch dedicated to breeding cattle and polo ponies. We inaugurated and opened this destination back in 1993, and were the ones to put it on the map.
From Estancia Quemquemtreu, we access the Collón Cura River, and the Quemquemtreu Creek.
We will take you on daily float trips in comfortable drift boats or rafts on the Collón Cura River, stopping to wade at pools and riffles. You will enjoy a wholesome picnic or an Argentine “asado” (barbecue) on the riverbank and a nice long rest before returning to more fishing well into the evening.
Our guides do love the Collón Cura. From the guiding standpoint the Collón Cura is the most “guide-friendly” river since it offers numerous and diverse fishing options and can be fished both from the boat and by wading in the countless channels and pools, therefore it enables our guides to be able to provide our guests with some of their best fishing experiences ever. In the Collón Cura fish will take big dries such as hoppers, stimulators and Chernobyl ants, as well as nymphs and streamers. Evening hatches are great and sometimes the fish even become selective and force us to match the hatches. Not only can one catch many fish but one can also expect to catch a monster brown, at any time (read article: April Browns).
Estancia Quemquemtreu also has its own small river, the Quemquemtreu Creek, flowing through the ranch property which fishes best December through late January.
Estancia Quemquemtreu features five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms at the main house.
An adjacent guest cottage, and the hunting lodge; all of them recently renovated.
An attractive bar house for cocktails and a special Asado (barbecues) fireplace where fresh
beef and fine Mendoza wines are served.
Collon Cura 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.