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 is the only tail-water fishery in Northern Patagonia, and 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.

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Please contact us with any questions about the fishing or guest experience!

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.


Booking Details

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.

  • 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

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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.

Looking for a fishing & guest ranch close to an idyllic resort town?

If you’re interested in adestination offering a combination of world-class fishing along with many non-fishing activities near th resort town of San Martin de los Andes, then our sister fishing operation, Patagonia River Ranch, is the ideal place for you!

Patagonia River Ranch opened to guests in 2001 and is well-known as the ideal destination in South America for combining world-class fishing with a variety of non-fishing activities. Located a 3 hour drive from Estancia La Limay, Patagonia River Ranch offers fishing on 7 different rivers. Or enjoy the many non-fishing activities including horseback riding, hiking, biking, cooking classes, photography and sightseeing expeditions, or exploring the art galleries and shops in nearby San Martin de los Andes. The ranch was recently a feature article in Garden & Gun Magazine (August/September 2017), so if you’d like a copy of the article, let us know and we’ll send you a reprint.

Or you can visit both ranches in one trip! Call us for details on how to combine a stay at both locations.

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