The freshwater dorado (Salminus maxillosus) known in Argentina as the
"Tiger of the River" is considered to be the single most challenging native freshwater
game fish of South America.
It is a radiant, yellow-colored, salmon-like fish with an extremely strong jaw and sharp teeth.
Unlike its cousin the salmon, however, it does not die after spawning and never swims in the ocean.
The dorado is an exceptionally strong swimmer and normally ranges in size from 4 to 7 kilograms,
although the world record is 24 kilograms.
It hammers top-water flies with reckless abandon and immediately explodes out
of the water in a series of outrageous jumps and relentless, line stripping runs.
Its physical beauty, its violent strike, its long, powerful runs and its acrobatic fights are some
of the qualities that make the dorado the exceptional sport fish that it is. Hambare is a strictly CATCH
AND RELEASE fishery.
Fishing Program Details:
Duration: 7 days; 5 of intensive fishing and 2 days of travel.
Season: January through November.
- Domestic transfer (Buenos Aires/ Fishing Lodge/ Buenos Aires);
- 5 intensive days of fishing
- 6 nights of lodging in first-level accommodation; meals (breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner) and beverages (wine, beers, sodas); boat rental; experienced guide; fishing gear; meal and drinks during the fishing trip; fishing authorization.
Trip does not include:
- International airfare
- telephone calls
- travel or personal insurance
- personal expenses and tips.