The waters of the Paraná River offer two alternatives:
Fly fishing in Itá Ibaté (located 110 km from Puerto Valle), accompanied by a specialized guide, where you can find specimens of Dorado (Salminus +Brasiliensis), Surubí, Boga and Armado or traditional fishing.
Traditional fishing can be practiced at Ituzaingó (25 km from the hotel), individually or in groups, at the town closest to the hotel. Sport fishing is prohibited during the months of November and December.
If you enjoy adventure tourism, we recommend you take a kayak tour on the Paraná River.
SPORT FISHING IN ITÁ IBATÉ
Sport fishing is a way to relax and feel close to nature. This consists of catching fish for recreational and non-profit purposes. In sport fishing, one fish is caught at a time, and equipment includes fishing rods, reels, lines, and hooks with natural or artificial baits. Sport fishing on kayak is a popular activity.
FISHING IN THE PROVINCE OF CORRIENTES
Fishing in the province of Corrientes allows different techniques according to the preference of fishermen: spinning, trolling and fly-fishing. Fortunately, catch-and-release are increasingly popular, demonstrating a true conservationist spirit.
Between the area of Itatí and Itá Ibaté in the province of Corrientes on the Paraná River, there are good spots for fly-fishing for large dorados. The characteristics of the Paraná River in this area, with clear and turbulent waters, islands and extensive slides with stone bottoms, make this place the ideal destination to find these magnificent specimens.
Dorados are one of the main targets of sport fishing in Argentina. In the area of Itatí / Itá Ibaté, specimens that weigh between 3 and 6 kg can be found, though it is not uncommon to catch dorados weighing more than 8 kg, or even 15 kg.
Other common species are the Pacú, typically between 4 and 6 kg in weight, and the Pira Pita (misnamed salmon by the locals), which can weigh up to 7 kilos and is very combative and jumpy, ensuring varied and fun fishing.
The Surubí known as Toro del Río inhabits the Paraná basin and due to its aggressiveness, it is a species considered an enormous attraction for sport fishermen.
Traditional or artisanal fishing can be practiced individually or in groups from the coast, without using technology for catching, and only relying on traditional techniques. Avoiding the use of industrial methods helps preserve the ecosystem and aquatic species.
Artisanal fishing is the most sustainable method that causes the least ecological impact and has the support of many organizations around the world which advocate for its use.
This experience is perfect for adventurers who are eager to live fascinating experiences on the river, enjoy the majesty of the Esteros, feel the adrenaline of throwing the hook and wait for a huge specimen. A specialized guide accompanies visitors during these activities.