Kau Tapen Lodge really does have the spoils of the Rio Grande to plunder. Perched above the meandering valleys of the Rio Grande and Rio Menendez, Kau Tapen has a huge amount of water to fish, especially to just ten rods per week. The lodge is amazing – one of the best and oldest on the entire river. Superb service and fishing, which is hard to beat.
With many miles of prime fishing on the middle reaches of the Rio Grande and then many miles of the lower Rio Menendez at your disposal, the fishing at Kau Tapen Lodge is hard to beat. These middle reaches form the bulk of the holding water, which the majority of the sea trout will seek.
The fishing is complimented by one of the best lodges on the whole river – if not the whole of Argentina! It is extremely comfortable and finished to a very high standard. If you’re looking for creature comforts and great fishing, then Kau Tapen Lodge is a strong contender.
Perched above the meandering valley of the Rio Grande, Kau-Tapen has a huge amount of water to fish, including the lower reaches of the Rio Menendez, for those looking for a smaller water to fish – this little river is a highlight and should not be missed out on.
The Rio Grande, however, is not a big river (contrary to the name) around these middle reaches and a switch rod or a 13 ft double-hander is the ideal companion. Forming the perfect partnership to the world class fishing is the lodge itself. The service and quality of Kau Tapen is revered around the world, as is the international guide team, who really are at the top of their game. There is no finer, modern lodge on the Grande, of that we can assure you, as we know them all, helping you make an informed decision but also helping substantiate such claims.
Many of the lodges on the Rio Grande, including Kau Tapen, share their waters, quite simply because one Estancia may own one bank with another controlling the opposite bank. As such, harmonious agreements have been forged and rotations agreed so that the same water isn’t fished by competing lodges over the same sessions or days. With 120 km of waters to explore and the number of lodges and rods per lodge reducing, the river can hardly now be described as being overfished.
Have an enjoyable day on the river and return to the comforts of one of the most well equipped lodges on the whole river in the evening. The level of service at Kau Tapen Lodge really is unsurpassed and there’s always someone around to help you with your needs. The food is amazing and well worth visiting for alone! You will not go hungry and there will always be a drink close by if you want one.
The lodge takes a maximum of 10 rods per week (12 in the early / late part of the season) at a cost of US$10,350 (not including the fishing licence cost) in the prime weeks with single rooms as standard.