Daily program

Arrival in Rio Grande (Saturday)

The staff of Estancia Maria Behety will meet your flight on arrival at the Rio Grande airport, provide assistance with your luggage and transfer you by auto to the Lodge, an approximate 45 minute drive.  If you need anything in the way of supplies, i.e. toiletries, batteries, etc. please let the driver know, as the town of Rio Grande is some distance from the lodge.

After arriving at the lodge, you’ll be given a brief orientation, guides will be assigned, and you’ll have a chance to organize your tackle for the fishing day planned to start the next morning. There is no fishing on the first day or evening.

The Fishing Week (SundayFriday)

Each of the angling days is spent fishing in both the morning and evening.  The beats are rotated, and normally anglers will not have to repeat any pools during their stay.  Fishermen return to the lodge in the heart of the ranch to enjoy a mid-day meal, and have the chance to relax for a few hours.  The lodge is only a short distance from the river, no more than half an hour to the most distant beat on the huge ranch.

At the conclusion of the angling day, fishermen return to the lodge for a hot shower, hors d’oeuvres, and a wonderful Argentine meal accented by fine Argentine wines and desserts that will add a marvelous finishing touch to each day.

Please be sure to settle any bills with the hostess the night before departure the following morning. It is also strongly suggested that you have the hostess check and reconfirm your domestic airline accommodations.

TYPICAL FISHING DAY

Fishermen start each morning with a light breakfast of fresh fruit, cereals, yogurt, toast and coffee, as well as a full American Breakfast (if they have the room), followed by a full morning of fishing.

Each two anglers share a guide and vehicle. Their beat usually consists of two to four pools, all for themselves. Fishermen typically return to the lodge by 1 o’clock in the afternoon where a delicious midday meal, perfectly complemented by local wines, is served, followed by a well-earned siesta.

Anglers, well-fed and rested, fish the evening session right up to (and sometimes beyond) the brilliant Tierra del Fuego sunsets. They’ll then return to their respective lodges, in time to regale each other with tales of giant fish, then sit down to yet another meal that would put many five-star restaurants to shame. By this time you have been ridden hard and put away wet, only to rise the next morning and start it all over again. What a wonderful way to be treated…EAT, SLEEP, FISH, EAT, SLEEP, FISH, EAT, SLEEP…

Return Home (Saturday)

The Estancia Maria Behety will provide auto transfer from the Lodge to Rio Grande and assist you with your luggage and flight check in.