Ten thousand years ago, a generous
blue glacier carved out the rich depths of Lake Rupanco at the
gateway to Chilean Patagonia.
At the foot of the Puntiagudo Volcano, the lodge is nestled
at the edge of the Andean rain forest.
Fishing is in rivers and inlets feeding into Lake Rupanco,
which features one of the few summer steelhead runs in Chile, as
well as rainbows, browns and silver, Atlantic and Chinook salmon;
or horseback ride through virgin rainforest to the Laguna Los
Quatros for dry fly fishing for feisty wild rainbows. Away from
Rupanco, day float trips down either the Rahue, Petrohue, Puelo,
Pilmaiquen or Gol Gol rivers provide a third fishing alternative.
Lodging is arranged at comfortable lakeside hotels or
cabins depending on the float trip.
Both Osorno and Puerto Montt are about a two or three - hour
drive, depending on road conditions from Bahia Escocia.
Daily flights come into both towns from Santiago.
The trip to the lake from Osorno is a shorter drive, but
Puerto Montt has more dependable flight schedules.
The fishing is day long with a barbeque picnic lunch on the shore
of the fishing area. In
Bahia Escocia, accommodations are in a private lodge on the lake,
run by Robin Laurich de Marini who is a gourmet cook and
extraordinary baker. A
new guest wing has two spacious bedrooms each with a private bath,
that open out on to a terrace facing the lake view, and there is a
cozy bedroom in the
older section of the lodge which sleeps two.
2004 Season rates based on double
6- day fishing package is available at $2,100.00 per person double occupancy.
(two float trips)
Lodging and meals, an open bar before
Optional horseback trip with guide,
weather and trail conditions perm.
Round Trip transfers from Osorno and return
Prices quoted do not include tax.