About Us

The Nervous Waters collection of fishing lodges stands alone in the world of sportfishing. Built around the best resource destinations, our lodges offer a level of service on par with the finest boutique hotels of the world, yet each shines with its own personality.

The quality of our lodges is only surpassed by the dedication and expertise of our management and guiding teams who have spent decades mastering their craft, and their waters. Constantly on a quest to do even better, there is truly no family of angling destinations that compares!

Our Collection

OUR OTHER SPORTING LODGES

The Kautapen Group (TKG) is a boutique collection of 21 fishing and hunting lodges spanning Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and the Bahamas. Since 1984, we’ve built decades of experience as industry leaders in luxury sporting travel. We are proud to continue to offer our guests a level of service matching and exceeding the finest boutique hotels in the world, each with a unique personality.

Attention to detail is our highest priority in the lodge and the field. Every property has been carefully curated to give our guests direct access to the highest quality sporting opportunities, and luxurious accommodations that allow guests to unwind and recharge after the day’s adventures.

Conservation

Around the world, fisheries are under threat. Development continues to encroach on wilderness areas, and climate change is affecting oceans and river habitats. Overfishing has also taken a toll on our finite fish species. Therefore, as fly-fishing business operators, we have a responsibility to not only protect these resources but to help preserve them for many generations to come.

Our Breathtaking Moments

Nestled on the banks of the Chimehuin River, @northernpatagonialodge’s location in the heart of Northern Patagonia makes it a strategic hub for visiting anglers from around the world. In addition to floating and wade-fishing our namesake river, you’ll also find incomparable trout fishing on the nearby Collon Cura and Alumine rivers, as well as experience trophy still-water fishing opportunities on the surrounding lakes.
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Richard's Fish of a Lifetime 
Jumping water levels every day made the fishing very tough and patchy. After a tough four days of casting and grinding, conditions finally stabilized on Thursday (5th day) morning. Richard Jr., who went into the water first, took his window of opportunity and connected to this beastie of a fish within the first five casts of the day. The fish leaped out immediately and showed its full size, took us downstream for an exciting ride, forced us to cross the river, and finally surrendered to the net 300 m downstream in the next pool. The scale confirmed an astonishing 24 lbs - a fish of a lifetime that gave Richard a fight that could not have been more exciting. 
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Tempered in the cold seas off Tierra del Fuego, the sea trout of the Rio Grande are the largest in the world. They enter our river with one thought on their mind, and any angler who dares get in their way is in for a ferocious battle! .
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@SuindaLodge’s own @PabloChapero showing off one of the big Dorado that migrate past the Lodge every spring and summer. Big female fish, like this one, carry with them the future of the Parana River’s dorado population, and each is handled with extreme care to ensure each fish swims off with confidence!
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Oversized red and gold tails are what give Dorado the drag-burning power they’re famous for. Their bright tails are often what gives away these predators while they’re cruising along the golden bottom of the Paraná River at @SuindaLodge.
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Fishing by Species

Sea-Run Brown Trout
Sea-Run Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) are one of the most widely distributed non-native fish introduced to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
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Golden Dorado
Freshwater dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) are strikingly beautiful, extremely strong, and they jump like a Tarpon when hooked. All in all, they may claim the prize as the most exciting freshwater gamefish on the planet.
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Brown Trout
Brown trout (Salmo trutta) have the ability to grow to 9+ pounds. Although in most small rivers a mature brown might average 2 to 3 pounds.
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Rainbow Trout
Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is favored by fly fishers because of its beautiful coloration—for which it’s named—and its fighting ability.
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Bonefish
Bonefish (Albula vulpes) are pound-for-pound some of the strongest and fastest saltwater gamefish.
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Pirá Pitá
In northern Argentina, there are two species belonging to the Brycon genus, both of them known in mainstream fishing culture as Pirá Pitás.
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Pacú
Like Pirá Pitá, Pacú are omnivorous, and chances are you might find them surface feeding on fruit or insects.
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Tararira
Hoplias malabaricus, aka tararira, is one of the most popular gamefish to catch on flies or lures around Buenos Aires.
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Sea-Run Brown Trout
Sea-Run Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) are one of the most widely distributed non-native fish introduced to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
Read More
Golden Dorado
Freshwater dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) are strikingly beautiful, extremely strong, and they jump like a Tarpon when hooked. All in all, they may claim the prize as the most exciting freshwater gamefish on the planet.
Read More
Brown Trout
Brown trout (Salmo trutta) have the ability to grow to 9+ pounds. Although in most small rivers a mature brown might average 2 to 3 pounds.
Read More
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is favored by fly fishers because of its beautiful coloration—for which it’s named—and its fighting ability.
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Bonefish
Bonefish (Albula vulpes) are pound-for-pound some of the strongest and fastest saltwater gamefish.
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Pirá Pitá
In northern Argentina, there are two species belonging to the Brycon genus, both of them known in mainstream fishing culture as Pirá Pitás.
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Pacú
Like Pirá Pitá, Pacú are omnivorous, and chances are you might find them surface feeding on fruit or insects.
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Tararira
Hoplias malabaricus, aka tararira, is one of the most popular gamefish to catch on flies or lures around Buenos Aires.
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