Sustainable Sport Fishing in Argentina

Are you seeking sustainable sport fishing activities in Argentina? Look no further! Embark on a captivating journey through the Northeast region of the country and the legendary Paraná River. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable catch-and-release navigation experience that promises thrills and tranquility amidst nature’s splendor.

Our Tour activities offer two alternatives for Fly Fishing and Sport Fishing in Argentina:

Traditional sport fishing

Traditional sport fishing enthusiasts will find solace in the serene town of Ituzaingó, a mere 25 kilometers from our hotel. Whether fly fishing individually or in groups, this quaint locale offers a tranquil escape for anglers seeking respite. It’s worth noting that traditional sport fishing is prohibited during the months of November and December, respecting the natural breeding cycles of the local fish populations.

Sport Fishing in Itá Ibaté

For a more immersive sport fishing experience, venture just 110 kilometers from our Puerto Valle Hotel to Itá Ibaté. With our specialized local guides, anglers have the opportunity to reel in a diverse array of local species including the elusive Dorado Fish (Salminus Brasiliensis), Surubí, Boga, and Armado, among others.

Immerse yourself in the rich marine biodiversity of Argentina’s Northeast as you cast your line in pursuit of these magnificent specimens, all while adhering to sustainable fishing practices.

What is Sport Fishing?

Sport fishing isn’t just about catching fish—it’s a harmonious dance with nature, a therapeutic pursuit that fosters a deep connection to the great outdoors. Anglers practice catch-and-release techniques, demonstrating a profound commitment to conservation and sustainability. Whether you prefer traditional spinning, trolling, or the artistry of fly-fishing, there’s something for every angler along the Paraná River.

Fishing in the province of Corrientes allows different techniques according to the preference of fishermen: spinning, trolling and fly-fishing. Fortunately, catch-and-release are increasingly popular, demonstrating a true conservationist spirit.

Between the area of Itatí and Itá Ibaté in the province of Corrientes on the Paraná River, there are good spots for fly-fishing for large dorados. The characteristics of the Paraná River in this area, with clear and turbulent waters, islands and extensive slides with stone bottoms, make this place the ideal destination to find these magnificent specimens.

Fish Species from paraná river


Dorado are certainly a highly appreciated fish specimen of Argentina’s sport fishing scene, reigns supreme in the waters of Itatí and Itá Ibaté. Anglers can expect to encounter specimens weighing between 3 and 6 kilograms, with the possibility of reeling in mammoth catches exceeding 8 to 15 kilograms.


Joining Dorado in the river’s sailing experience are other exhilarating species like the Pacú, typically between 4 and 6 kg in weight. Another popular catch is the Pira Pita (misnamed salmon by the locals), which can weigh up to 7 kilos and is very combative and jumpy, ensuring varied and fun fishing.


The Surubí, also known as Toro del Río, inhabits the Paraná basin and due to its aggressiveness, it is a species considered an enormous attraction for sport fishermen.

Traditional or artisanal fishing can be practiced individually or in groups from the coast, without using technology for catching, and only relying on traditional techniques. Avoiding the use of industrial methods helps preserve the ecosystem and aquatic species.

If you want to learn more about, you can check out our specific article about the Surubi Fish in Argentina.

artisanal fishing methods

In the spirit of conservation, traditional or artisanal fishing methods offer anglers the opportunity to connect with nature in its purest form. By eschewing modern technology in favor of time-honored techniques, anglers minimize their ecological footprint, preserving the delicate balance of the ecosystem for generations to come.

This experience is perfect for adventurers who are eager to live fascinating experiences on the river, enjoy the majesty of the Esteros, feel the adrenaline of throwing the hook and wait for a huge specimen. A specialized guide accompanies visitors during these activities.

If you enjoy adventure tourism, we recommend you take a kayak tour on the Paraná River.