September 20, 2019
With the change in season our inner adventurer is awoken, and this autumn we have angling on the mind. Though there’s plenty of incredible fishing in the U.S. we’ve got our sights set on bespoke hideaways in far-flung corners of the globe. Here’s where to go next for the ultimate in expedition fishing.
New Zealand: Eleven Experience’s Cedar Lodge
The latest opening by the arbiters of adventure at the Eleven Experience, Cedar Lodge hugs the foot of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. This off-the-grid retreat fuses heli-fishing with the finest in accommodations, incredible private chef-prepared cuisine, and fun adventures (think heli-hiking) for non-anglers. Just four guest suites make this unique experience feel intimate and oh-so-bespoke. What’s more, New Zealand’s vineyards are just a heli flight away, too.
Considered the finest outfitter in Argentine Patagonia and owned by two top pros from Montana, this once-in-a-lifetime adventure nearly ensures you’ll be hookin’ em. Expect a meticulously vetted staff of local guides who specialize in an affluent U.S. clientele, an incredible culture of fishing, and, with each dawn you’ll be moving fishing sites to another dare-to-leave-me locale. Where to stay? The Northern Patagonia Lodge is located just a 15-minute drive from the town of Junín the los Andes, considered the capital of Patagonia trout fishing. Access countless stretches of the major rivers in Northern Patagonia (Malleo, Chimehuín, Aluminé and Collon Cura) along with access to several lakes and smaller creeks. Non-anglers can horseback ride, hike or visit nearby San Martin and Junín de los Andes.
Northeastern India: Himalayan Outback
For the fisherperson who has been everywhere, this is your next global stop. Remote, wild, and unique, fishing in northeastern India is not for the novice. But for those wanting to test or stretch their skills, fishing for masheer is incredibly rewarding and an unforgettable way to experience India. This inspired, boutique company delivers a fishing safari in the Indian outback, and customizes every meticulous detail. Why wouldn’t you?
The Amazon, Brazil: Sweetwater + Agua Boa Lodge
Ready to sight fish peacock bass (considered one of the toughest gamefish), arowana, pacu, and other Amazon gamefish? This is your jam. Personalized itineraries include nearly a week of private charter fishing river channels, inland lakes, and lagoons. Lunch on the river or at the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge—a collection of upscale bungalows—and keep on the lookout for beaches tracked by the endangered Amazon River turtles, tapir, and even jaguar. Back at the lodge, unwind with a relaxing Caipirinha followed by a decadent evening meal.
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