Lakes and lagoons also offer great fishing from an inflatable cataraft (two anglers, one guide). Fish from the boat, casting to the shore and drop-offs in search of big browns. In general terms, the areas within our watershed have two classifications. Most of the fishing is for resident brown trout. They are happy and hungry from November through April.
If you take a good look at a map, you'll see the rivers in this area are connected to a seemingly endless number of lakes and the ocean. These waters hold healthy and strong fish moving back and forth using the streams as their highway. The best time to find LAKE and SEA RUN BROWNS*starts the second week of February, but March and April are the best months. (*This type of fishing requires particular conditions, so it is hard to predict and requires a willingness to be flexible and an understanding that it is extremely condition dependent.)
Remota is a world class hotel in the vast expanse of southern Patagonia. Visitors are embraced and welcomed as guests to this great house, attended to with dedication, delicacy, and concern for their interests.
Remota offers 72 spacious rooms, and extensive areas dedicated to a leisure experience. Quite spaces for reading and contemplating are located throughout the hotel. There is a temperate pool, sauna, hot tubs, souvenir shop, bar, salons, and of course an astonishing restaurant that offers the outstanding food.
The building and property surrounding Remota was designed with the purpose that guests live and feel apart of Patagonia, whether inside or outside the building. The architect, Germán del Solm received the National Prize of Architecture for how he has created a building that doesn’t compete with its surrounding, where nature is always a the focus, as it should be in such a stunning place. A warm, ecologic refuge connected with the exterior, inspired on the historical Patagonian sheep shearing sheds slanted by the wind, Remota truly is part of Patagonia
Remota's food and drinks menu offers guests a taste of Patagonia, with inspirations from around the world. The menu has been designed to highlight the the best local sea foods and meats from around the region, along with organic vegetables hand picked in nearby gardens. Dinners are accompanied by the best Chilean wines and a great variety of pastries and baked goods made in house daily. Alterations to the menu for guests with special requirements can always made.
Our season for resident brown trout is from mid-October all the way until mid-April.
SPRING (October the 15th through November
SUMMER (December to March 15th )
FALL (March 17 through April)
Resident brown trout are the primary species you'll fish for. Some of rivers are ideal for catching larger numbers of fish that average on the smaller side. These rivers are a good place to warm up and get the idea of how to fish in Patagonia.
There are many other opportunities to fish rivers that hold larger fish, in the 18 to 24 inch range.
Our operation is located in the south end of the Patagonian Andes' right on Ultima Esperanza's opening to the Pacific Ocean. From here we have access to flat and typical Patagonian meandering Spring creeks and medium-size grasshopper type of water. Some of them are no more than 4 feet wide, and it's possible to find any size of fish there. Mountain rivers are also in the menu. They are very interesting for those that like to hike and get to see water that not many people have fished. We have also a number of mid-size or bigger rivers. We like to fish these when the browns start to swim up river and they get ready for spawning season. Lakes and lagoons are available, and they are fun to float on an inflatable cataraft (two anglers, one guide). We fish them from the boat casting to the shore or drop-offs in search for those big browns. In general terms our watershed has two classifications.
Patagonia is influenced by the local steppe climate and the Polar current coming from the Antarctic. During the year, there is little rainfall in this part of Patagonia. The average temperature in southern Patagonia is 60'F. Wind is always a factor, and it can blow constantly. For most of the year, you can expect winds with a speed of about 15 - 20 km/h (9 - 13 miles/h). In the summer months however, winds can pick up and can reach speeds of about 80 to 100 km/h (50 to 65 miles/h).
Rates start from: US $2,615
You can find all pricing information at: www.remotahotel.com/en-gb/rates
Programs include transfers, accommodations, breakfast, snacks, appetizers, lunch, dinner, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, house wines, daily excursions lead by a bi-lingual guide (Spanish-English), use of spa, heated swimming pool and hot tubs. Fly fishing programs are one guide for every two fisherman and include transportation to and from fishing sites.
The following equipment is recommended, have gear and items available for Rent or purchase.
CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT & FLIES
6 weight, 9 feet long rod is the most common rod used. We recommend always bring an extra rod, 4 or 5 weight.
Weight forward - floating for the rivers and lakes. Sinking lines are also recommended for fishing the lakes. Shooting heads or full sinking. Range 150 to 250 grains.
The LEADERS and TIPPET Leaders
7_ foot - 1x and 9 feet long 3x and 4x. Tippet - 1x, 2x, 3x, and 4x.
Your fishing license will be available for you upon check in. The cost is about 35 dollars.
Remota is a casual hotel, designed to disconnect you from the worries of the day-to-day. The dress is casual all day and night within the property. Bring comfortable clothes and a good fleece as there are some indoor/outdoor spaces. Don't forget to pack a swimsuit.
Bring comfortable indoor/outdoor shoes such as sneakers for walking around the hotel and outdoor spaces. Also, bring shoes for use in your room, spa and pool area.
Remota provides guests with robes and towels. Hair driers are available in every room.
Drugs and Medications are available near the lodge; however, we recommends that you bring your own special medications in case you cannot get you the product you are looking for in the area.
What is the electricity? 220 Volts, 50 Hz
Do I need a Visa to enter Chile? The majority of the countries do not require a Visa to enter Chile, however we recommend consulting the closest Chilean counsel about these restrictions, or visit the web page of the Ministry of International Relationships of Chile.
Is there television? The rooms do not have television, nonetheless there is one available in the salon on the second floor.
The excursions of Remota Patagonia Lodge are so variant and surprising like Patagonia itself. A region that is a truly world biosphere reserve of natural and cultural beauty inside the National Park Torres del Paine as well as out there, in-between mountains and glaciers, lagoons, rivers and forests, towards livestock farms located on immense prairies where ancestral indigenous cultures used to live.
We are proud to realize the best excursions of Patagonia. They are the result of the experience and the specialty of trails made by thousands of visits from all over the world for more than 10 years. The dedicated attention, the food, the infrastructure, and the design of every excursion, permit a complete, real and incomparable view of Patagonia.
Inside of the menu of excursions, you could find: boat rides, trails, horseback rides, mountain biking, fly-fishing with worldwide known specialists. The zones to explore are the Torres del Paine - 8th wonder of the world-, the fjords in the Last Hope Sound, the Dorotea Mountain Chain, the Prat Mountain Chain, lakes and lagoons, the Rotundo zone, the Milodon's Cave, glaciers Serrano, Balmaceda and Grey, the Baguales Mountain Chain, and others.
Rates below in effect until May 2020:
Rates are per person in US dollars. Note: There is a 3-night minimum stay.
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Open September – May. The best time to visit is November to April (spring through autumn south of the equator).
Fishing season is Oct. 15 – April 15th.
Punta Arenas, Chile. About 2 hours
(Daily van transfers provided from 9 am to 6 pm)
El Calafate, Argentina. About 6 hours
(Daily van transfers provided from 9 am to 2 pm)
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