Located in the heart of the Rio Grande – the best trophy Sea Run Brown Trout river in the world. This was the first lodge built on the Rio Grande, over 27 years ago, and is the standard of excellence by which all other lodges, worldwide, are measured. Five world records have been set at Kau Tapen. 27-35 pound trout are caught each season. 20 pounders are caught every week. The most pools per angler per day– only two anglers and their guide per beat and four to eight pools per beat- different beats every morning and evening–that’s a lot of water to cover each day!
The best lodge services and hospitality—over 80% of our anglers are repeat guests. The easiest river you’ll ever wade, with a gravel bottom and an even flow. Easy to read pool and riffle sequences on each beat. Kau Tapen can easily be fished with a 7 or 8 weight rod or with a two hander. Fish are generally easy to reach, holding on current lines or against cut banks within casting range.
It’s not just the Rio Grande that Kau Tapen overlooks, but also the Menendez River, which hosts its own run of Sea Trout with over 22 river miles. This river offers some of the best floating line fishing for sea runs, many of them over 20 lbs. Here, technical fishing is the norm. Extensive beats make it possible to find a pool where wind is a help–not a hindrance.
Each week starts with an evening warm up session. Most anglers will catch a trout or two the first night they arrive. A mix of the world’s best guides, both local and international, make sure we combine local knowledge with world-class technique. Guides rotate each day, so you learn and enjoy more.
It is not all sinking line dredging-many trout are caught on floating line and even floating flies each season.
A la carte menu, true five star accommodations and excellent equipment means you will be fishing in both style and comfort.
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Getting There :
Guests fly into Buenos Aires, Argentina, and typically overnight there, with a day to spend touring this wonderful city. Arrival day at Kau Tapen is set for Saturday, so the following morning guests depart Buenos Aires for the flight south. Commercial airlines fly from Buenos Aires to the airport of Rio Grande (3 hour flight), where a lodge representative will meet you.
The transfer from Rio Grande airport to the lodge takes 50-60 minutes. On arrival at the lodge, guests are welcomed with cocktails by the entire Kau Tapen staff.
Season runs December 30, 2016 – April 1, 2017
7 nights, 6 days fishing
December 30 – January 7 $7,250
January 7 – 14 $8,550
Jan 14 – Mar 11 $9,550
March 11 – 18 $8,550
March 18 – 25 $7,250
March 25 – Apr 1 $5,950
Fishing License $350
Saturday to Saturday weeks within Jan 7 and Mar 18 include:
1 night at Alvear Palace Hotel w/breakfast or at Hub Porteño Hotel (Sgl Rooms)
Transfer Intl airport to Hotel – Hotel to domestic Airport – Domestic Airport to International Airport (based on 2 pax min., $150 surcharge for single guests)
SINGLE ROOM: $500 per week
(Subjected to availability – except within Jan 14 & Mar 11 in which case single room is included in the price)
NON-FISHER: $650 per night