Argentines have dubbed Salminus maxillosus the ‘river tiger’ which makes sense when you combine the golden dorado’s holographic black stripes and aggressive personality.
South Americans are justifiably proud of this fabulous game fish, even as they wait for the rest of the angling world to discover their gold. Don’t be confused by the sobriquet ‘dorado’ – this isn’t the saltwater dolphin fish often called ‘dorado’ or any of the number of other species whose gold colour is acknowledged with the name. What the golden dorado is is a hard-battling master of the take it and run school of fighting: rocketing leaps follow an arm-dislocating strike before it makes like Michael Phelps.
September – January
KIT & CLOTHING
No specific clothing is required, neutral colours are best and layering should take into account the extreme range of temperatures which can be experienced during the day.
Waders are essential to reach the areas the fish inhabit
Polarised sunglasses and a hat will not only provide protection, but make spotting of fish easier.
Weight forward lines, both slow sink and floating, used so make sure you have both.
AIRPORT OF ARRIVAL
VISAS & LICENCES
Fishing licences are arranged by Outside Days
Contact your GP for the most up to date recommendations.
For foreign trips we recommend that individuals take out holiday insurance.
Tipping practices vary between lodges. At our primary lodge, the lodge manager collects $100 USD per day per person and distributes it between the lodge and field staff. No additional tipping is required.
Argentina’s currency is the peso, but almost all establishments prefer US dollars.