If you’re looking to travel to the Rio Grande this season to fish for sea trout, then do not miss these fantastic deals. Fishing at San Jose Lodge on the middle reaches of the river – the only lodge on the river to have exclusive access to both banks. The lodge takes just four rods per week, with single rooms as standard.


1. The average weight of Rio Grande sea trout over a season is around 9 lbs with 1 in 5 being over 15 lbs and 1 in 50 will tip the scales between 20-25 lbs!

2. Fishing pressure has actually decreased on the river over the last decade; this is due to the lodges lowering the amount of rods they accept on a weekly basis, which means less fishing pressure on the whole.

3. The run of sea trout in the Rio Grande is estimated at between 50,000-75,000. In fact, during the last study in 2008 it was estimated at closer to 85,000!

4. Catch expectancy is around 2 – 4 landed sea trout per rod per day. This does not include lost fish and most lodges do not count fish under 6 lbs. This works out at 12-24 sea trout per rod over a six day fishing period, but some anglers will catch almost double that, as was the case in the 2017 season, for example.

5. Sea trout in the Rio Grande are on average 17% heavier compared with sea trout from elsewhere of the same length. They are also on average 14-21% heavier than Atlantic salmon of the same length.

San Jose Lodge is an extremely prestigious lodge, located on the middle reaches of the Rio Grande; it is located immediately above Aurelia Lodge and their water runs all the way up to the border with Chile. There is around 12 miles of river in total for just four rods. San Jose is rare in that around ten of the twelve miles of the river is owned double bank, meaning truly exclusive access to the river and water being rested – the only lodge on the Argentine side able to offer this. Just four rods per week, fishing over many miles of prime sea trout water. Single rooms as standard at the lodge.

You can now visit in the prime of the season for just US$4,995 per rod (the regular cost is US$6,825 per rod)! This includes a seven night stay at the lodge in a single room and all-inclusive basis, six full days guided fishing with two anglers per guide, and also transfers to / from Rio Grande. No flights, hotel stays, additional transfers, fishing licence (US$300), or tips included.

9-16th February; open to an intact party of x4 rods only.
16-23rd February; x2 rods available
23rd February – 1st March; x3 rods available

There’s a lodge overview video HERE.

If you would like to make an enquiry, or would like to make a booking, please contact Steffan Jones at