Why is Nervous Waters considered best in class?
Because we combine sporting excellence with the highest level of total service: lodging and cuisine are provided at the most exacting standards.
We have developed the absolute best programs in South America, by focusing on what we believe matters the most to sportsmen—the best possible accommodations on the best fly fishing enhanced by the best service.
Choose one of our 9 lodges and discover how good a fishing vacation can be:
Kau Tapen Lodge
Kau Tapen was the first fishing lodge on the Río Grande, opened in 1984. Kau Tapen means “House of Fishing” in the Ona Language and here, at the heart of the Río Grande, live the best pools of the river. You’ll fish most days with the wind at your back and over your shoulder for prime casting angles, while short walks and shallow wading are the norm. Single or two handed rods are both effective. Skate a bomber over a resting lie, or float a nymth next to a cut back for Sea- Run Trout you’ve only see in your dreams. Why Choose Kau Tap...[more]
Back in Verona after a very long trip, with plenty of fishing dreams into my head..I have talk to André Riviere and Andrea Borziani,+ some others friends and we are just waiting to be there for next year…One’s again a very warm thank you to you and Alejandro, everything was perfect and it was a fantastic trip. Please give my kind regards to all the guides and staff.
I joint the photos of the 2 golden boys….
Un abbraccio a tutti.
B.Kau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
" I really tried hard to find some improvements upon service, guides, management,etc- but I could not find anything ! (Maybe: more rain and snow in winter to have more water in the river .. haha).
I really want to say thank you for the wonderful week and for your great hospitallity
Hope to see you next year again,
All the best, "
GeraldKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Thank you for your very kind note. I have enjoyed both my stays with you, but felt it was a much better experience this year. I'm not sure I can provide you with a good explanation,
but perhaps it was because I fished alone and had more individual time with the guides - all of whom were excellent and I'd have a difficult time picking a favorite. I also caught more and lerger fish this year - was just luckier!
The food and service are always excellent and would be hard to improve upon. You and Alejandro operate a first class facility.
JimKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Fishing was tough, but I was able to land one sea run brown that was 22 lbs., so my trophy hunt was successful.
The overall experience was truly outstanding. The guides were terrific (great people to spend time with even when the fishing was slow). Service and attention to detail were great, the food was truly world class. Virtually every aspect of the experience except for the number of larger fish (which can be directly attributed to my lack of ability with a spey rod and low water, neither of which are matters over which you have any control) exceeded my expectations.
Bruce W.Kau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Good day, I hope this email finds you in good health.
Please excuse the direct contact, but I got your email address from Steffan at Aardvark McLeod as I wanted to thank you personally for your looking after us so well when we fished with you w/c Saturday 31 March.
I have never experienced such a comfortable and luxurious fishing lodge as Kau Tapen and find it hard to believe that there could be another anywhere which would come close in terms of hospitality, fine food and relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The whole team had a great time and were truly grateful for the efforts made by yourselves and your team to make us feel so at home and to look after us so well. The guides were excellent; a mix of characters and experience but all committed to helping us catch fish and have a great time while doing so – this was appreciated by all.
I hope to make it back sometime as the experience was too good to make it a once in a lifetime trip. In the meantime, have a good rest of season and again thank you
Stuart HKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Dear Carolina and Alejandeo,
Thanks a lot for a fabulous week at Kau Tapen. As I was there two years ago as well, the expectations were high, but the staff and lodge was absolutely out of this world. If you maintain this level of service there is no need for changes. I may well return in a couple of years.
I wish you the best for the rest of the season.
Jon HKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"My dear Carolina
You are brilliant!! I just got back to the UK this morning and have come to work (feeling a bit on 'Argentina-time') First thing to say is how much I enjoyed my week at Kau Tapen. You have a superb set-up there and I congratulate you and Allesandro on the way you organise it all. The staff were all so helpful and charming. It could not have been better. And I loved the fishing, despite the low water. In fact the conditions probably helped me because I wasn't required to cast so far to reach the fish! Our journey home went well and we were well looked after by the capable taxi-girls from LOL in Buenos Aires. Gary, Jim and I arrived to cold rain at Heathrow airport this morning – not a good welcome! We envied Sandy who is now walking in Chile, lucky man.
Thank you once again Carolina for all you did for us. And that is great news about my camera. I am so grateful to whoever does bring it home to the UK. Please tell them I'll reimburse their postage of course.
Could they please send it to my office address which is more reliable during the day:"
Merlin u.Kau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"I wanted to offer the following comments about my week at Kau Tapen.
In one word: SUPERB.
There was no detail, regardless of how minute, that was not dealt with promptly, professionally, and with outstanding results. All of my flight arrangements were great, the Alvear was, as usual, wonderful, and Kau Tapen was the single finest fishing lodge I have ever visited. The guides: Matthew, Santi, Gaston (head guide), Max, Andrei, and Diego were all to a man the ultimate professionals; Carolina & Alejandro, lodge managers, have created a smoothly running machine; the house staff anticipated your needs before you asked; and finally the cuisine rated at least one Michelin Star.
Finally thank you both; all your help was first-class.
SteveKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Wednesday afternoon here and I am just now starting to come back down to reality after an absolutely amazing trip To Kau Tapen Lodge. From the moment I arrived at the Airport in Buenos Aires and was greeted and driven to the famous Alvear Palace Hotel, to my tour of BA with Gaby and driver on 22 Jan, to the wonderful welcome and great fishing at the Lodge, to my return being greeted by Vickie and driver this trip has been simply an awesome experience.
The guides, lodge staff, meals, wonderful Red Wine from Argentina,were superb. You may have heard by now that the group of fishermen got along with great esprit...seven from Scotland, one from Australia, one from New Zealand and myself, a USA citizen but also a Canadian born and raised in Montreal and moved to Chicago in 1980. And my father was born in Scotland so there are some Scotland genes in me. The group referred to me as the Canadian for the rest of the trip ! We had such a good time...fishing, eating great meals , enjoying the amazing level of service and SINGING OLD SCOTISH ,IRISH OR OTHER SONGS WELL INTO THE WEE HOURS....It seemed as each day went by we slept fewer hours AND did not miss the sleep as we were having so much fun.
Sadly the trip came to an end...so we thought...but there was one surprise on the way out of the lodge...a flock of at least 2000 sheep blocking the entire road and embankments. Our drivers skillful nudged there way through.. I have NEVER seen so many sheep.
I did not try to contact you upon return since it was a Saturday and I thought you would be with family...plus I was a bit tired ..harder for me at age 74 to keep up with this younger Scots !
Anyway I wanted to let you know ever aspect was great...and the weather, was actually warm a few days...almost no rain..and only two periods where the wind gusts forced me to get off the river for a bit. Thanks you so much for helping me with the realization of this trip. I sure hope another visit to KauTapen is in my future.
Best wishes to you"
Mike DKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
Well done. Jon dropped me a note and called me when he got home. I wanted
to share this note with you all from him about the trip. The Kau Tapen
staff has been getting excellent reports all season and here is another
from a man who has been to the lodge over 20 times. Thank you so much and
again, well done to all. "
HankKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Superb all around, well done everyone."
Graham P., CaliforniaKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Carolina quickly learned our names and always made us feel like home. Staff is great. Carolina & Alejandro run fantastic staff. Guides were patient and enthusiastic with me a beginner fisher. Food great, Pamela is the best waitress. Lodge is very comfortable. Thank you for having me."
Eddie F., USAKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Wonderful staff & guides, can´t wait to come back."
William Y. III, CaliforniaKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"People, staff, guides, guests, scenery, food, wading – everything was fantastic."
Cheryll A P., USAKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Best guides – exceptional. Best organization, best food & service."
William S, USAKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Everything was fantastic, keep up the good work."
William B., USAKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Excellent lodge, staff & guides. Easy access to great fishing."
Ronald C., UKKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Top rate personal service and a lovely & friendly atmosphere."
Linda M., UKKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"We´ve been to many fishing lodges all over the world, and this lodge and fishing experiences ranks among the best."
William L., USAKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Excellent. House staff, guides could not have been more friendly and helpful. Very high quality fishing experience."
James O., USAKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Excellent. It is always good to be in the company of “pros” and you excell."
Bob O., UKKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Excellent. It was so amazing that I´d like to come back next year."
Michael S., USAKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"All aspects of my Kau Tapen experience were excellent. I cannot come up with anything to complain about, and I will remember Kau Tapen for a long long time… Especially I am grateful to Matias and Gaston, my guides. Just spending time by a river like Rio Grande with true fly fishing enthusiasts like them… And if you then add the monster trout and the atmosphere of the “House of fishing” I could not get closer to my fly fishing heaven."
Bjorn H., Norway.Kau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Our stay was fantastic in many ways. Kau Tapen certainly was the culinary highlight of our weeks in Argentina, far better food than we could have ever expected. The lodge was comfortable and well decorated. Service was, of course, top notch and warm. The fishing was tough as we were there early in the season, but we all caught fish of a lifetime. Being out fished by my wife was the highlight of the trip, though my 20lber was a close second!"
Bill L.,USAKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Overall, the experience was an excellent one throughout. I caught my biggest ever brown trout! (18 lbs)."
John S., UKKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"It was a great privilege to fish Kau Tapen. The lodge was excellent and a great treat to be there."
Ann C., NY,Kau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"The conditions for fishing are the Rio Grande were challenging- that is one of the reasons we enjoy fishing for these beautiful Sea Run Brown Trout!! Kau Tapen is a lovely Lodge, your staff and guides are excellent. We look forward to our next trip to Tierra del Fuego."
Janet P., California.,USA.Kau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"A wonderful lodge with wonderful people in a wonderful country. Another trip of a lifetime. We will be back!"
William J., Colorado.,USAKau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Really excellent. The staff was delightful. The gourmet meals were exquisitely presented and delicious. The staff accommodated every need."
Suzanne M.,USA.Kau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"A lovely lodge, very well run. Perfect staff, outstanding guides and excellent food and wines."
Jacques M., France.Kau Tapen Lodge Testimonial
"Just had a great week at Kau Tapen. Fish, food, wine and lovely people – the Lodge staff and Guides were terrific. The chef excellent. The guides have a great tradition of seeing you to the airport at the end of a week-that means a lot. They are really passionate about their jobs."
Jamie Oliver, UK.
Villa María Lodge
Villa María is the second of the De Las Carreras family lodges to open on the Rio Grande, after Kau Tapen, and has offered small private groups exciting fishing on some of the most productive pools in the lower river since 1994. Unlike Kau Tapen, which is located on the middle river, Villa María offers anglers first crack at newly arrived Sea Trout on the lower Río Grande. For fishermen who enjoy the challenges and rewards of two-handed rods, this is a dream come true! With friendly and dedicated house staff and guides, Villa María is ver...[more]
"The trip was absolutely amazing. First and foremost, YOU exceeded all expectations. Here are the details that really showed your understanding of superior service:
1. You and the staff knew everyone's name before we arrived.
2. The accommodations were impeccably clean and comfortable.
3. All dietary preferences were noted on arrival and were consistently addressed throughout the week.
4. I never had anyone help pull my waders off! Definitely a nice touch...
5. The evening cocktail was a special treat.
6. The puttanesca sauce was the best I ever had.
7. The video you gave us at the end of the trip was an unbelievable surprise. What a spectacular idea!
8. OK, you have the best memory in the world if you remember me from a Celebrity cruise 10 years ago.
As for other members of the team, they were all wonderful but I have to acknowledge Leonardo. He made us feel like royalty. And, he mixes a great martini!
The guides were all wonderful as well, but I have to give Jason extra kudos for offering such patient, consistent and helpful casting instruction. Neither my husband nor I had ever used a two-handed rod before but Jason, who we fished with the first night, helped us tremendously, to the point that we were both able to catch some beautiful fish. He never let us get sloppy and always offered helpful techniques for handling the wind. They are all excellent guides and I would love to fish with any of them again.
Please give everyone my best - and Claudio, I hope to see you again before ten more years go by!
ChristineVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"We truly enjoyed our time at Villa Maria Lodge this year and commend both you and your assistant Alejandra for taking such brilliant care of us while we were there. You are so skilled at taking care of our needs, being present at meals without being obtrusive, taking care of details such as being very thorough with making sure our dietary restrictions were met, that we had a different and interesting iced tea at each meal, our chargers were replaced after the unfortunate electrical surge which the whole lodge suffered, etc.
Santiago and Nervous Waters has a true gem in you and Alejandra as well as the talented chef and other kitchen staff. And of course Jason, Alejandro and Alejandro were the best guides possible. We sincerely hope to see you all again next year.
Also, could you forward us the email address for Rosario at Pira? She went above and beyond and really saved us on the day of our departure. Somehow we had not gotten the overnight bus tickets from Prana and Rosario found someone in the office on Friday night and managed to get copies for us. Without her quick thinking and actions we would have been in a real mess. We would like to personally thank her as well.
Again, we hope to see you next year and we wish you a smooth and great end of your season. Please send our regards to Alejandra, Alejandro and Jason.
Thank you again.
Ariel and ShyaVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"Good to hear from you. My third time at Villa Maria and the best yet. Food was good and liked the variety. Your staff were all great and good to see Ali again as a familiar face in the lodge staff. She is very good.
You were also brilliant and should take a lot of credit for your professional approach and level of service.
Fishing guides were the best yet and all were good fishermen in their own right. This makes a huge difference to the fishing and a guide who actually fishes themselves is a better guide. It was brilliant and hope to see you again"
Neil WVilla María Lodge Testimonial
Fernando sets very high standards for his team at Villa Maria and you all more than meet his expectations. He has an eye for the detail that makes the experience of fishing the Rio Grande, whilst enjoying the hospitality of the Villa Maria Lodge, one of life's great pleasures.
Claudio, yourself and your team create a relaxed comfortable atmosphere where each guest is treated like an old and valued friend. Excellence is your norm and nothing is too much trouble. Thank you.
Alejandro and his fellow guides work hard to ensure that the fishing experience is unparalleled. They are keen to ensure all anglers, whatever their level of experience, are able to get the best from the unique opportunities to catch those wild and wonderful sea trout.
As you can tell I had another great week at Villa Maria and I came away with a sackful of memories that will keep me smiling for a long time to come. I look forward to my return visit.
All the best. "
Mike CVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"It is I/we who should be thanking you for the amazing hospitality from you and your team. Every aspect of the service was seamless and all done with genuine warmth and a smile. The lodge was immaculate, very comfortable and the improvements to the annex were very well received by those rooming there.
The new chef is very good.
Ali and Jason’s guiding is second to none. World class!! They make a real difference to the fishing experience and great fun to spend time with. The new 4 x 4’s made a big difference, so much more comfortable.
This was my fourth visit to Villa Maria and god willing I will return at the same time each year for as long as I am able.
Many thanks again to you and all the VM team. I look forward to seeing you next year I hope.
Richard WVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"Nice to hear from you !
I must say, that the lodge, the impeccable service, the friendliness of the staff, and the fishing, all exceeded my expectations and was a great experience.
Speaking personally, I thought the food was excellent. I particularly enjoyed breakfast and lunch. By the time we got back to the lodge at night, I found the Multi-Course tapas just too much, particularly as I had to lie down immediately afterwards, and try to sleep !! I would have been content with a light snack :-) This is not intended to be a criticism of the chef ! I just don't need so much food and not late at night close to bedtime!!!
That it the only thing I would change :-). The entire package is excellent and the trip was a real treat :-)
Good luck for the future to you and Alexandra !!!
My best wishes to you both."
Phillip WVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"Thanks for the email and hope all's well.
Am off abroad today so will respond in greater detail when I am back but to sum it all up, it was an amazing trip and there really is nothing you can do to improve. I really can't grasp how you personally manage to make everything run so smoothly....everyone needs a Claudio!
All the best and thank you so much for everything.
All the best,"
Andrew WVilla María Lodge Testimonial
Thanks you very much for all the hospitality from Villa Maria stuff .We did enjoyed .
Hope I will be able to make next year .Argentina is quite far a way from Japan "
Saitoo HVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"I indeed enjoyed very much my week at Villa Maria, with very good food, efficient and friendly service from all staff .
In addition, an excellent team of guides were at our service."
Gilbert PVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"I can't even begin to tell you what a wonderful experience we had and how thankful we were for your hospitality and kindness. We will rave about Villa Maria to anybody who will listen to us. "
Corey MVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"We had a simply wonderful time. The staff was outstanding.
Peter H., USAVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"Villa María River Lodge is the most beautiful, quiet and remote place that I know. Lovely staff and guiding. Excellent food.
Johannes K., GermanyVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"Excellent!!! Fishing was a very good, positive experience!.
Bill P., USAVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"Very Good. Villa Maria continues to be a favorite lodge, year after year. This year the fishing was less than prior years but still a good trip.
Dave M.L., USAVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"Fantastic fishing and the warmest hospitality! Thank You!
Angus S., UKVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"Excellent. Superb all round. Everyone exceptionally friendly and food and service amazing. Thank you to all.
Andrew W., UKVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"Excellent. ALL of the team were attentive, helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble.
Mike C., USAVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"Excellent. Everything was fantastic. The fishing was beyond expectations. The guides, service and food were all very good indeed.
Christopher N., UKVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"Our stay at Villa María was most enjoyable. Great atmosphere in the lodge, food the best ever, the hosts did and excellent job managing the lodge.
Terry C.,UK.Villa María Lodge Testimonial
"A trip I will never forget and some really nice people guiding and working at the lodge.
Michael C.,USA.Villa María Lodge Testimonial
"We had a very satisfactory experience. Incredible fishery, great accommodation and service from entire staff, terrific food and wine, extremely competent guides.
Jean B., France.Villa María Lodge Testimonial
"Finally I have a chance to sit down, look at my photos of Eddie and my trip, and reflect on what great hospitality you and the rest of the team afforded us. You all gave us a very comfortable stay at the lodge, nothing was too much trouble. And managers outdid themselves both at the Lodge and on the river…..I’m sure we all gained two kilos apiece! Each guide was excellent, knowledgeable, and proficient. A wonderful adventure and such a pleasure to see the river again after so many years and to observe how the health of the fish stocks have improved under proper management. Again, many thanks and un abrazo to all of you.
Ed S., USA.Villa María Lodge Testimonial
"Villa Maria was spectacular. One of the highlights of my fishing, if not one of the highlights of my life. Certainly one to be repeated.
Tim P., London, UK.Villa María Lodge Testimonial
"I just wanted to say that after a number of years fishing at Villa Maria, it has been tough to not make it this year. I would very much appreciate if you would thank Villa Maria’s team for the brilliant guiding, excellent company and general attention to detail at the lodge. Having fished often in Canada, Russia, New Zealand and Iceland I can honestly say that Villa Maria – and his guides and house staff are the highest calibre anywhere I have been lucky enough to fish. The size of the gin and tonics is much appreciated as well. Looking forward to seeing you all next season.
Aaron C., USAVilla María Lodge Testimonial
"I am so happy to have done this in my life! I’ll make sure I recommend it to all my friends.
Kent A., Canada.Villa María Lodge Testimonial
"As you probably heard, our arrival at Villa Maria Lodge coincided with very high water levels and an off-colored river. Conditions then improved steadily as the week passed and the fishing became much better.
From the outset it was very apparent that this was not simply a fishing trip but rather a life experience! We cannot begin to tell you how tremendous all the staff were and what an absolutely outstanding experience we had. Fishing is fishing and the tough conditions made us better fisherpeople by the end of it. We caught fish every day and the guides, Gaston and Pelle, were truly wonderful professionals. Nothing was too much trouble and they looked after us well.
The lodge staff – Ben, Alejandra, Paula, Conna and Nicoles – all managed expertly by Analia, were some of the best and most attentive crew we have ever experienced. The food was the most exquisite and delightfully presented compared to any fine restaurant that we have ever visited. And you must remember – we are in the travel business and have been to some incredibly nice places. At Villa Maria we simply could not have been looked after better. The lodge, the food, the estancia, and of course, the river and its fish, made it one of our most memorable travel experiences ever. You can count on it that one day we will return.
Shirley M. Peter H. WA., USA
For many years one of Latin America’s most exciting game fish was kept a secret in its heartland. For over a decade now, the Golden Dorado or ‘River Tiger’ as it is affectionately known, has been discovered and has quickly become a one-of-a-kind fly-fishing experience. Pira Lodge is located in Northern Argentina’s Iberá Marshlands and is protected by a natural preserve more than twice the size of the Florida Everglades. Fishing for Golden Dorado, one of the most voracious and beautiful species to swim the planet, takes place aboard a f...[more]
"To the team at Nervous Waters and especially Pira Lodge,
I literally do not quite have the words to express what a pleasure last week was for me and my son Will. You all operate at a level I have never seen before in the fishing and hunting travel business. The mix of a perfect location right in the middle of the beautiful marshland and so near the Corrientes River, the stunningly designed and executed lodge with authentic local style, the elegant yet comfortable furnishings, the exquisite and savory food, the perfectly paired wines, and a high level of service that is warm, timely, and always present - yet never intrusive - these things truly enable the Nervous Waters mission of being able to focus on the fishing while enveloped in an absolutely amazing environment. The vision is a reality.
And then…that fishing!!! Great gear, the right boats, effective flies and bomb-proof leader builds, but most importantly: the guides, who are knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and skilled. They were masters in knowing the incredibly complex and ever-changing marshland, skilled navigators, apt at finding the mercurial Dorado and the “bite” that was best at the time…AND they were wonderful at the subtle art of things like when to move, how long to give a certain fly, when to change method or depth, and having the boat in exactly the right place for the wind, the angle of the cast, the back cast, etc. And then to top it off, Jose was even an exceptional photographer and was like having an Audubon bird guide in the boat as well!
The Dorado was everything we hoped and more. Almost stunningly beautiful in the bright sun of Corrientes, and so aggressive, strong, always airborne. Truly one of the most compelling fish we have ever experienced and worth traveling 6,000 miles to catch. Our total including bank fishing, by the way, was 28 fish landed (IGFA leader rules applied on a couple lol) and almost as many jumped – and who knows how many missed by the rod-raising Colorado trout fishers as we tried to break old hook-setting habits.
Finally, great help and advice by Pablo and the Prana team allowed me to show Will a lot of BA, one of my longtime favorite cities. Great Argentine pizza and pasta, amazing Ojo de Bife, beautiful hotels and historic buildings, ice cream and chocolate, and walking through many neighborhoods.
All in all, this was a beautiful and memorable experience in which father and son both learned and grew and experienced wonder while we re-connected in meaningful ways. I would recommend Pira and Nervous Waters to anyone and we will be back (though we may do Bonefish in Abaco next)!
Thank you all, and especially Rosario for your warmth and amazing hospitality, and of course the lovely video! You are a great leader and have built a super team.
Harris and WillPirá Lodge Testimonial
"Service was amazing! Fishing was spectacular! Guides were some of the best I´ve ever had."
John M., USAPirá Lodge Testimonial
"Staff was great. They did every thing to make my stay great fun."
Rod M., USAPirá Lodge Testimonial
"It was a new experience and I loved it."
Erik K., USAPirá Lodge Testimonial
"3 times here, but this time we had the best fishing ever.
John M., USAPirá Lodge Testimonial
"Now that we’re back in Oregon, Bob has many tales to tell. Actually, he did very well for himself in the fishing. Those fish really JUMP!!!!! We saw lots of birds and animals, and even had an afternoon for horseback riding with a nine-year-old “gaucho” who showed us all of the interesting things about the ranch. A parakeet belonging to the 90-plus-year-old lady who lives down the road visited us every afternoon. He would land in the tree and say “hola!” “hola!” and then sometimes he would tell us his name…. “Cielito”. The lodge was wonderful, and the staff were all superb! I can’t say enough good things about them! The food was good, too. All in all, an adventure that we will look back on years from now and laugh — and laugh. Thanks again for helping us with this very special adventure.
Bob and Anne M., USA.Pirá Lodge Testimonial
"The best lodge we have been to. First class accommodations, meals and extremely competent staff, guides and management. Noel was in charge of the fishing operations, professional in every way, made sure we caught fish and enjoyed the experience. I could go on, nothing but superlatives for Noel, Carolina, all the guides and staff, were all of the highest standards of professional standards."
Joe C., UK.Pirá Lodge Testimonial
"Despite my lack of Spanish housekeeping/dining staff were a warm presence. Carolina is a skillful and charming hostess. Noel runs a first class operation with meticulous attention to detail."
Robert M., USA.Pirá Lodge Testimonial
"A wonderful fishing trip on virgin waters in a unique location."
Larry F., Ireland.Pirá Lodge Testimonial
"The best lodge we have been to in the most beautiful of places. The excitement of hooking my first Dorado is something I will never forget."
Joe C., Texas, USA.Pirá Lodge Testimonial
Alto Paraná Lodge
Dorado are simply one of the most exciting and complete gamefish you’ll find anywhere. By complete we mean a perfect mixture of things we appreciate as anglers: beauty and ferocity, complex behavior, elegant jumps, and mystery. Although Dorado exist only in South America their environments are diverse—from big rivers to small streams, freestones, marshes, and deltas. The clear waters of upper Parana River, where Alto Parana lodge is located, are legendary for its dorado population. Being one of the main arteries of a vast basin, the...[more]
"Best waters I’ve ever seen. Love the countryside."
Gary K., USAAlto Paraná Lodge Testimonial
"Fabi was the best we could have expected/carolina and staff were superb."
Thomas K., USAAlto Paraná Lodge Testimonial
The Delta Fishing Trips is a new program located near Buenos Aires that will please serious anglers and business travelers alike: a lodge deeply submerged in nature but only minutes away from the city—offering the kinds of high-quality fishing, guiding, lodging and dining experiences only Nervous Waters can provide. The Paraná River, one of the most remarkable watersheds in South America, develops into an incredible ecosystem at the end of its run into the Rio de la Plata, just outside of greater Buenos Aires. Known as the Delta, this endles...[more]
"It was all very good in a nice quiet place. Very Friendly guide has knowledge of many types of fishing. Food was best i've had at a ranch/lodge. Rooms were comfortable, very good choices on bed, dinner ware, design. Manager was very attentive.
JeffDelta Lodge Testimonial
"Loved the lodge position etc. Noel is such an excelletn host and guide.
jeanDelta Lodge Testimonial
"As the wife of a fisherman it exceeded my expectations but my husband was naturally disappointed not to catch a fish. The welcome at the lodge was very friendly and from the beginning we felt very much at home. To find a lodge of such high quality in the middle of such an area of beauty made for a very happy experience.
stephen & JudyDelta Lodge Testimonial
"Very relaxing after a long flight. brillliant iwner/guide. great company.
keithDelta Lodge Testimonial
"Lodge was beautiful, food excellent. guides, service top notch.
MatthewDelta Lodge Testimonial
Northern Patagonia Lodge
Overlooking the scenic Chimehuin River, Northern Patagonia Lodge is surrounded by northern Patagonia’s most diverse trout waters. The Chimehuin River, for instance, is a trophy-trout producer and within a short drive you’ll find other world- class waters including the Malleo, Collon Cura and Alumine rivers, as well as Tromen, Epulafquen, Huechulafquen, Curruhe, and Verde lakes. Historically, these fabled fisheries have combined to help put Patagonia on the fly-fishing map. And each river or lake has the potential to produce a trout of a lif...[more]
"Just to say i have returned from a very enjoyable week at Chime Lodge.
Guy and Yvonne could not have been nicer or more helpful. The Chef produced some wonderful food - really excellent- and his two assistants were
most professional-one very kindly helped to repair my fishing rod travelling
case and the other even found some monkey puzzle tree seeds for me to take
home! I love trees.
I thoroughly enjoyed the fishing and as always the guides at your Lodges
are 'top of the tree' - always helpful and passionate about getting fish and
friendly. Chime Lodge has a wonderful situation - i could be going back next
Please pass on my best wishes and thanks again to all the team at Chime.
Wish i was still there!
Jamie O. , ScotlandNorthern Patagonia Lodge Testimonial
"Thanks for your inquiry. We loved Chime Lodge and had a fabulous time.
The whole staff was very professional and did everything to make us comfortable.
Once again thank you for offering this amazing experience at Chime Lodge.
All the best,"
Nancy T. and Andy S.Northern Patagonia Lodge Testimonial
yes the cold got better, especially once we got to the warm weather at Chime!
We had a nice week at Chime. I filled out a completer survey at the end and left my name on it and made it public so you can see it. Really we had an excellent trip with just a few small things that might have made it even better, but we were very happy.
If you can’t see it, let me know and I’ll send you specific info on email or we can talk on the phone.
Thanks again! I will definitely send anglers to Chime in the future."
Jeff P.Northern Patagonia Lodge Testimonial
"I liked the lodge setting and location, liked the different fishing experience (big rivers, small rivers, lakes) Guides were great, instructive when aseked, staff was friendly."
Bill S., USANorthern Patagonia Lodge Testimonial
"Everything was great! Can’t wait to return next year."
Zach H., UKNorthern Patagonia Lodge Testimonial
"Your staff & guides made my experience the best. Food was five star. Great fishing! Highly recommended."
Richard W., USANorthern Patagonia Lodge Testimonial
"We had a terrific time at Chime lodge. The experience was exceptional for everyone. We love your accommodations, staff, location, guides, and fishing program. We will be back!"
John W., North CarolinaNorthern Patagonia Lodge Testimonial
"I had my best day of streamer fishing EVER with on the Chimehuin! I found the diversity of fishing was incredible. I wish I had more time to see all the rivers and I will defiantly be back to fish’em all."
Ian D., Bozeman, MTNorthern Patagonia Lodge Testimonial
"Without exception, the accommodations and guiding at Chime were exceptional. The setting, individual rooms, common area, and most certainly the staff at Chime set a standard to be admired by all. While having been fortunate enough (and old enough) to have tried fishing destinations from Labrador to Alaska, none would compete with the professionalism, attention, and friendliness of your guides. They are superb. I have sung your praises to many up here."
Blake P., Newfane, VTNorthern Patagonia Lodge Testimonial
Across the border from Esquel, Argentina, and deep into the Coyhue Forest of the Tenth Region of Chile, flows the azure- depth of the Futaleufú River. A world away from the hustle and bustle that even sleepy Esquel represents, the “Big River” (Futaleufú’s translation from the native Tehuelche tongue) rolls along amid some of the most unspoiled mountain scenery on the planet. South of the Chilean Lake District, Futaleufú is a standalone fishery. This giant river grows healthy stocks of Rainbow and Brown trout that are fed by abundant ha...[more]
"I can't tell you how much we enjoyed Futa! It was an incredible experience. I have hunted and fished all over the World and I have to say that the hospitality, service, facilities and the whole experience rank with the best.
The entire staff was incredible. Analia was always there for us. The food was incredible. The attention to our kids was excellent. The guides Sam and George were incredible. Carlos has to be one of the nicest and most sincere people we have met. He is the heart of FUTA!
I look forward to working with you again.
Luke C.Futa Lodge Testimonial
"I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. Even though I am not a “real” fly fisherman the guides were very patient and helpful .I caught some beautiful trout. The accommodation, food and service were all first class. I felt everyone went the extra mile to make sure we had a pleasant experience. The scenery and beauty of the river was incredible. I enjoyed riding horses through the beautiful farmland. Keep me on your mailing list. Let me know the exact dates for the same week next year.
Bryant S., Florida.,USA .Futa Lodge Testimonial
"We want to thank you again for a wonderful time at Futa Lodge. It was our favorite lodge to stay in, we loved how remote it was, the scenery, food, wine, guides, staff, fishing, accommodation and the horseback riding — it was perfect!
Craig & Joan M.,UK.Futa Lodge Testimonial
"I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic time I had on my trip. Futa Lodge is a very special place and you are very fortunate to be able to represent it as a destination to your clients. The staff were exceptional, without exception. Nico, Paula and Joaquin made the trip so much more special in their professionalism and attentiveness to me and all the guests. And Corey and Matt were great guides, that made the fishing that much more enjoyable. I look forward to the day that I can book another trip with Nervous Waters.
James M., Texas.,USAFuta Lodge Testimonial
"I wanted to write to thank you for a wonderful week at Futa Lodge. I was amazed at the variety of fishing that Futa Lodge has to offer. One day we were fishing the Boca of the main river for big surface feeding browns that crashed our dries like polaris missiles, the next we fished enchanting mountainous brooks with delightfully colored rainbows. The highlight of my week was taking the horses out one day and riding up to a hidden and very secret hill lake where, after catching giant rainbows on dragonfly patterns, we had the most wonderful asado under the shade of some ancient old beech trees with our guides. Futa is a true angler’s paradise and I’ll definitely be going back, thank you and please thank all those at the lodge, for opening our eyes to Chilean fishing, we’ll see you next year!
Ted M., Texas., USA.Futa Lodge Testimonial
"At Futa Lodge it isn’t just about the fishing. The areas through which we floated must be some of the most scenic on the planet and everyone was agog at the beauty. All in all, we loved Futa.
Henry M., Florida.,USA.Futa Lodge Testimonial
"My stay was excellent. The Futa Lodge is a special place. The managers are the best lodge hosts I have ever experienced after fishing all over the world. They are a delightful young couple who make guests feel at home. Everything was perfect. The fishing was good, the food and wine were outstanding (very talented chef), and the company super. Someday I shall return.
Gar J., London.,UK.Futa Lodge Testimonial
"WOW. Andrea, thanks for all of your help and support for our recent trip. The transfers were perfect. The PRANA team, Bianca, Nicolas, and George in Esquel were knowledgeable, on time, and very helpful. Please pass our appreciation to that team.
The Nervous Waters Staff at FUTA, Emer, the Chef, and her assistant made us all feel at home and welcome.
The Drivers were focused on safety and were there waiting on us when it was time to get out of the river.
The Guides were the best I’ve ever experienced. Brian and Shane did an excellent job in teaching, putting us on fish, and putting the boats into a position where anglers of all skill levels could make the cast. They were conservation minded and knew the biology of the rivers, the area, and the fish. Again. THE BEST WE’VE EVER HAD.
And thank you for your assistance in making this dream trip come to life. It’s very daunting and intimidating to try to schedule something like this in another part of the world and you and your staff made it happen. We thank you and wish we were back at Futa rather than in the middle of these snow storms we are all experiencing now.
Way To Go Nervous Waters!
Doug S., USA.Futa Lodge Testimonial
Stalk tailing bonefish on world famous South Andros island — the first choice of well-traveled anglers in pursuit of big bones and lots of wading on hard sand flats. Bair’s Lodge is ideally located within striking distance of remote south and west-side fisheries, while also offering wind reprieve across endless miles of flats in the adjacent creeks. All of our fisheries are reached by boat, from our mooring at the lodge. No trailering, no stopping for fuel. You’ll run from the front door to the fish each day. Bair’s team of seasoned gui...[more]
"On behalf of the entire group, I would like to express my gratitude for your efforts during our recent stay at Bair’s Lodge. It is obvious that you are passionate about making Bair’s a wonderful place to stay and fish. I was particularly impressed with the luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere that you and the rest of the staff have created at the lodge. My group was also impressed with the quality of the guides, they cared about finding and helping us land some bones and they showed friendliness and patience at all times."
Harold S., USA.Bair’s Lodge Testimonial
"The lodge and personnel were “top-notch” making for an enjoyable stay. We felt over-joyed."
Dale S., UK.Bair’s Lodge Testimonial
"We can’t say enough good things about Bair’s, its staff and accommodation and we will continue to return as long as we have our good health."
Bill and Sall P., USA.Bair’s Lodge Testimonial
"Great food, great service, majestic blue water and sore wrists from too many fish!"
John S., Naples.Bair’s Lodge Testimonial
"Been coming to Bair’s for over 15 years. Best bonefish lodge in the Bahamas I have experienced."
Scott G., Cananda.Bair’s Lodge Testimonial
"THANKS FOR TAKING SUCH GREAT CARE OF US!!!!!!! Everyone had such a great time. You did everything right… not just some things… everything! The fishing, the guides, the lodge, the food, the people. Everything. Everybody was already talking about rebooking for next year before we even left the island."
Archie S., Minneapolis.Bair’s Lodge Testimonial
"Thank you so much for making our trip such a blast. Coming back to reality was very painful, but successful. I have fallen in love with the Island and the fishing not to mention our new friends from Argentina and Bairs. We had a perfect time! We look forward to the next visit!"
Jim B., USA.Bair’s Lodge Testimonial
"Our party had a great week at the Lodge last week, and the hosts were perfect. Despite challenging fishing conditions, the guides acquitted themselves very well, and put each boat onto fish. The house staff were very accommodating, and the food was up to the usual Bairs standards."
Michael N., UK.Bair’s Lodge Testimonial
"All the guys had a great time at Bairs. The fishing and the guides were first class. The hosts were perfect and great company. Faultless!!"
James C., UK.Bair’s Lodge Testimonial
Abaco Lodge is the only fly-fishing operation located on the famed Marls, a vast labyrinth of flats,mangroves,and bonefish in numbers like nowhere else in the Bahamas. Twenty to thirty fish days are not uncommon, with 200-square-miles of prime habitat awaiting anglers. Its Marls-side headquarters also means no trailering, no fuel stops, and more time fishing. Push back from the breakfast table and walk to the dock, where the island’s most knowledgeable guides and our fleet of Hell’s Bay flats skiffs greet you. Back on dry land private r...[more]
"The experience was more like staying at a friend’s house who just happens to have a professional staff at your service. My 12 year old son says it was the best vacation ever ! We loved it and will recommend it to our friends and family. Thanks for everything!"
Bruce H.Abaco Lodge Testimonial
"Everything we expected and more. fishing was great and the guides were very helpful – finding fish and positioning the boat for the best possible cast. Accommodations were very comfortable and the staff were professional and polite. The food was fantastic and imaginative. We will definitely be back in the spring for a longer trip and hopefully bring another couple."
Tom M.Abaco Lodge Testimonial
"Amenities and hospitality was top notch. Guides are very well versed in their craft and knowledgeable about all things related to the island and surrounding area."
Matt G.Abaco Lodge Testimonial
"The experience left us wanting nothing while not being over the top…. we are not the Ritz and Four Seasons type vacationers and Abaco Lodge was a comfortable, luxurious experience with great food and gret people while never making us feel uncomfortable or guilty of oppulence, etc… simple yet elegant…. love it!"
Michael N.Abaco Lodge Testimonial
"5th time back to Abaco Lodge. Always great accommodations, food, fishing….etc. We took over the whole lodge, and the whole experience was as great as ever. The guides (most of whom have been there every visit) are extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and also very patient."
Whit M.Abaco Lodge Testimonial