The Rio Serrano is a hidden gem located in the far southern reaches of the Chilean Andes. It is situated in the famous Torres Del Paine National Park where the landscape is spectacular and the fishing even more so.
The river is host to a fantastic annual run of Chinook “King” salmon. These are the largest of the salmonid family, with the Rio Serrano having produced fish of up to 30kg (66lbs), with an average size between 10 – 20kg.
A true adventure of a lifetime for the serious angler, our next hosted trips are in January and February 2024.
There are great runs of salmon from mid December through late February, and these colossal fish will provide fly fishing enthusiasts with the fight of a lifetime.
January and February offer the best chance of large fresh Chinook as they are fresh from the Pacific Ocean and full of energy. Later in February there are often more fish as they gather in the pools until the late season. There are also good runs of sea-run brown trout plus a healthy population of resident brown trout.
This is a trip for the adventurous. The river is large with easy- but deep- wading and the climate can bring some of those famous Patagonian winds.
Those willing to brave the elements can expect to experience some of the hardest fighting fish the world has to offer.
Maximum of 5 anglers per group. This enables ample fishing per rod during the week and allows space for other local fishermen, as all rivers in Chile are subject to open access.
We have access to 15km of the Rio Serrano which begins from the ‘Boca’ river mouth where it drains out from Lago Toro, and meanders down to the confluence of the Rio Grey below the Serrano village.
Having spent months over the years fishing this river, our team has have learnt a lot about these fish and how to catch them on the fly.
We will share with you our tried and tested presentation technique when fishing this river, and when adopted will give you a great chance and catching some truly huge king salmon.
There are few places on earth where you have a very realistic chance of not only hooking, but landing a salmon over 40lbs on the fly. And this is one of them.
This trip is an adventure, and we like to keep it that way. Situated a stones throw from the river is the Rio Serrano Camping De Los Andes site. Here we set up camp for the duration of your week.
Each guest will have a large 6 person tent to themselves with wooden single beds, inflatable air beds, sleeping bags and pillows. We have a wader and boot shelter for hanging your waders, along with a kitchen and dining tent, where all of the meals will be served.
There are hot showers, toilets and all the facilities you need. There are power sockets for charging your electronic devices and the electricity supply is generator powered and on between 8am and 12pm.
Food & Cuisine
Our cook will serve traditional Patagonian cuisine often cooked over the fire during the day to offer a comfortable stay during your time off the river.
Fully catered breakfast is served at the camp site, lunch either out on the river or back at camp and a hearty meal in the evenings. All alcohol and soft drinks are provided for the duration of the week.
Available on request.
• Full board including alcohol and camping accommodation for 6 days and 7 nights
• 6 1/2 days fishing
• Shared guide 1:2 ratio
• Private Tent
• LOOP Tackle outfits available for use
• Professional photos of your trip
• Accommodation in Santiago on first and last night