Brook Trout Base Camp
For a truly unique fishing and lodging experience in Patagonia, we hope you will join us at El Encuentro’s Brook Trout Base Camp. The Camp is strategically set on a private estancia, right on the banks of the Rio Corcovado, not far from its mouth in Lago Vintter. By staying at the Camp, you will have unparalleled access to remote and excellent fishing areas in this region, while being more than comfortable and well-fed when back at Camp.
The Camp can take up to eight anglers, housed in four double-occupancy Safari-style wall tents imported from South Africa. Each spacious tent is equipped with two comfortable beds with linens, electric lights, screened and shaded windows, places to hang clothes, and a propane heater for colder weather. There are two separate bath facilities set just behind the tents. Each has a sink and shower with very hot water, and a flush toilet. The small building is kept toasty warm with a wood stove. There is a very comfortable dining and living room tent with deck overlooking the river. It’s a wonderful place in which to relax – outside on the deck or inside, warm and cozy -- swapping fish stories, savoring excellent food and enjoying fine Argentine wines (or cocktails).
El Encuentro proudly states that the Brook Trout Base Camp is an eco-friendly camp. Solar power produces all of the electricity used in the tents, bathrooms and the living/dining tent, as well as creating more tan enough hot water for the showers. Heat in the living/dining tent and the bathrooms is provided by wood burning stoves.
Fishing at Brook Trout Base Camp
From the Camp, anglers have relatively convenient access to all waters in the area including the the Rio Corcovado, the lakes and small streams of the The Engaño system and the lakes, spring creeks and rivers of the Rio Pico area to the south.
The Engaño system holds the most pristine populations of brook trout in Patagonia. Combining the waters of the Engaño and the Rio Corcovado system, anglers can expect to encounter strong populations of brook trout, with an average weight of about 3 pounds, and the possibility of hooking a 10+ trophy brookie. Not be overlooked, these waters also hold resident and migratory populations of rainbows, which are a thrill to catch.
The Rio Pico area is known for its spring creeks and small lakes that hold large trout. There are also several smaller freestone rivers like the Rio Pico, Rio Pampa and Rio Nilson that offer fun walk wade fishing. Best of all? There are hardly any other anglers in this region. El Encuentro brings you the advantage of private access to a wide variety of fishing waters, great for the angler who enjoys stalking large fish, with the option to float in certain areas as well. The fishing in the Rio Pico area is excellent all season long.