Brook Trout Base Camp
The Brook Trout Basecamp is a rare gem in the world of fly fishing. Modeled after a high-end African safari camp, and operating solely off the grid, it is a self sustained marvel in the midst of a wild and remote trout paradise. Clients sleep on comfortable beds in their own tents constructed on wooden platforms just steps from the Rio Corcovado. Meals are prepared and served in a spacious dining tent, well appointed with sofas and two wood stoves. Clients gather around an outdoor quincho at the end of their day to enjoy the fire, some drinks and appetizers, and share stories about their days under the southern stars.
The Brooktrout Basecamp is strategically situated on the banks of the Rio Corcovado with easy access to a nearby system of interconnected lakes and streams, and within driving range of the diverse waters in the Rio Pico Region. It is one of a small handful of operations in the world where clients can consistently catch trophy brook trout on the fly, and have a legitimate shot at catching a world record.
The Camp can take up to eight anglers, housed in four double-occupancy Safari-style wall tents imported from South Africa. Each spacious tent is equipped with two comfortable beds with linens, electric lights, screened and shaded windows, places to hang clothes, and a propane heater for colder weather. There are two separate bath facilities set just behind the tents. Each has a sink and shower with very hot water, and a flush toilet. The small building is kept toasty warm with a wood stove. There is a very comfortable dining and living room tent with a deck overlooking the river. It’s a wonderful place in which to relax – outside on the deck or inside, warm and cozy -- swapping fish stories, savoring excellent food and enjoying fine Argentine wines (or cocktails).
El Encuentro proudly states that the Brook Trout Base Camp is an eco-friendly camp. Solar power produces all of the electricity used in the tents, bathrooms and the living/dining tent, as well as creating more tan enough hot water for the showers. Heat in the living/dining tent and the bathrooms is provided by wood burning stoves.
Fishing at Brook Trout Base Camp
El Encuentro's Brooke Trout Base Camp provides access to some of the finest fly fishing in all of Patagonia. From the Camp, anglers have relatively convenient access to all waters in the area including the the Rio Corcovado, the lakes and small streams of the The Engaño system and the lakes, spring creeks and rivers of the Rio Pico area to the south. With an abundance of access, and our capable guides, you are guaranteed to have an incredible fly fishing experience.
The Engaño system holds the most pristine populations of brook trout in Patagonia. Combining the waters of the Engaño and the Rio Corcovado system, anglers can expect to encounter strong populations of brook trout, with an average weight of about 3 pounds, and the possibility of hooking a 10+ trophy brookie. Not be overlooked, these waters also hold resident and migratory populations of rainbows, which are a thrill to catch.
The Rio Pico area is known for its spring creeks and small lakes that hold large trout. There are also several smaller freestone rivers like the Rio Pico, Rio Pampa and Rio Nilson that offer fun walk wade fishing. Best of all? There are hardly any other anglers in this region. El Encuentro brings you the advantage of private access to a wide variety of fishing waters, great for the angler who enjoys stalking large fish, with the option to float in certain areas as well. The fishing in the Rio Pico area is excellent all season long.