Venture south and discover the majestic wilds of Patagonia.
The Rio Limay Medio (the Middle Limay River) is one of Patagonia’s most remarkable trout streams, particularly for large fish. This section of river features cool, stable releases creating a rich habitat for a large and healthy fish population. Both resident and migratory Rainbow and German Brown Trout in the 30+ inch range actually LIVE here. These giants of the Limay Medio entice and excite anglers from around the world with a passion for fishing.
Estancia La Limay is a private ranch with an expansive 16,000 acres on the banks of the river. No public access exists anywhere on or near the ranch. This unique section of river fans out and empties in to Ezequiel Ramos Mejia lake a few miles below our property.
16,000-acre ranch with private river access
Exclusive experience with only 4 boats/day (maximum)
Fully remodeled guest lodge with staff including 2 professional chefs and 2 ranch hostesses
Go fishing where few anglers have ever gone.
Estancia La Limay offers the perfect balance of rugged adventure, world-class fishing and logistical ease.
Our unique fishing program
Our unique location on the lower section of the Limay Medio gives our guests a very exclusive fishing experience. There are no public access points to the river inside or anywhere near our ranch, nor are there any easy access points off the river downstream from us.
Our guests also have the opportunity to fish the upper sections of the Limay Medio, below the Pichi Picun Leufu dam (about 20 minutes from our lodge).
The Limay Medio River is a large river and its structure varies in the many different channels, from riffles and deep pools in some areas to channels with faster runs and tail-outs in others. Bottom line… your guides will put you on the section of river fishing best for each day of your stay!
Our La Limay fishing guides work exclusively for us, and therefore must meet high standards in order to be part of our staff. All our native Argentine fishing guides are personable, speak English, and have grown up fishing the waters of the Limay River system.
Contact us now to hear more about this fishing trip of a lifetime.
Our boats, tackle and gear
We have all new custom-built drift boats as well as NRS rafts & catarafts in order to provide the perfect boat for the many different channels and water types encountered on the Limay Medio.
The fishing equipment we suggest are 6 and 7 weight rods with both floating and sinking lines. These rod weights are needed to handle the size, strength and aggressiveness of the trout here. Dry flies (both small and large patterns), nymphs and streamers are all very productive throughout the season.
We suggest guests bring their own rods as they usually feel more comfortable with their own equipment. If you’d prefer to use ours (including rods/reels, waders & boots, and the perfect fly patterns for every condition), your guide will have it ready for you.
A Refined Adventure
Estancia La Limay features our recently-remodeled guest lodge, including contemporary furnishings with a rustic feel. Our all-Argentine staff includes 2 professional chefs, 4 fishing guides, and 2 ranch hostesses who are dedicated to making sure every aspect of your stay is perfect. Enjoy gourmet meals and the best Argentine wines in an exclusive setting which captures the wonder of the Patagonia region.
Our guest lodge includes:
- Accommodations for 8 guests in 4 guest bedrooms
- All-inclusive rate with guided fishing, accommodations, gourmet meals, wine, and cocktails.
- Guided fishing in custom drift boats, and use of motorized catarafts to return back to the lodge at the end of your fishing day
- Transportation to/ from the Neuquen airport (located approximately 1.5 hours from the lodge). Or fly in/out of San Martin or Bariloche (3 hours away)
- Non-fishing activites are also included in the rate: hiking, horseback riding, wine tasting tours, mountain biking, and paleontology museum tours.
Plan to Raise the Bar
Every evening when you arrive back at the lodge after fishing, our bartender will serve up your favorite cocktail or Argentine wine as you and your guide plan your next day on the river.
Our recently remodeled guest lodge is of exceptionally high quality and comfort. We can accommodate up to 8 guests, providing a very exclusive experience for each guest.
During your stay, our world-class chef will prepare each of his exclusive signature dishes adapted to your individual needs and preferences. This is Argentine cuisine at the highest level.
Our fishing season begins in early November and runs through early May. The typical stay is either 5 days/5 nights or 4 days/4 nights. Our rate includes everything once you arrive at the lodge.
Laura Ayala (lodge manager) and Julieta Nunez handle guest inquiries. They are here to answer all your questions and would love to speak with you about the La Limay experience.
All travel arrangements in Buenos Aires can be taken care of by a travel agent/concierge team that we work closely with. They generally take care of hotel reservations, the domestic flight from Buenos Aires to Neuquén City, ground transfers within B.A., etc. They can also arrange city tours, tango show, dinner reservations, etc. Likewise, we’re also happy to refer you to our travel agent here in Jackson Hole (Aspen Travel) who can assist with your international flights, and/or any side trips you may want to take before or after your stay at Estancia La Limay. We use them for all our Argentine travel for guests, and the majority of our guests take advantage of their expertise and competitive fares.
Our standard program is 5 days/5 nights (arrival Monday/ departure Saturday), though we also offer a shorter 4 day/4 night stay. Please contact our office for rates (double or single occupancy).
Our rate includes everything once you arrive at the ranch (guided fishing plus food, wine, bar drinks, fishing equipment and fishing license). Not included: flights to /from Buenos Aires and on to Neuquen City (the closest airport to the lodge), hotels in Argentina (before or after your stay at the Ranch), and ground transfers within Buenos Aires, and gratuities for the guides and lodge staff (at your discretion).
Call us now for current availability. Space is limited. 307-463-4631
Consider pairing your trip with a stay at our sister lodge, Patagonia River Ranch, just 3 hours away
A Fly Fisherman’s Dream
Immerse yourself in a fishing experience anglers usually only read and dream about.
Our experienced guides are eager to show you pristine waters thriving with large fish that have seen few flies before. Lifelong devotees to fly-fishing will discover an unparalleled opportunity for large trout at Estancia La Limay. We’re excited to share with you the pinnacle of world-class fishing available on the Rio Limay Medio.