Places to Fish in Araucanía

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Lago Caburgua
This lake is 24 km from Pucón. At the southern end is Playa Negra, where you can hire a boat with a boatman to go out fishing.

Lago Calafquén
This lake is 124 km from Temuco. The water is warm, and on the shore is the village of Lican Ray, where you can hire a boat with a boatman to go out fishing.

Lago Colico
This lake is 134 km from Temuco. There is access to beaches from which you can launch a boat.

Lago Quillelhue
This lake is 30 km from Curarrehue, inside the Parque Nacional Villarrica, before the Cristo Redentor and after the Puesco customs post. It is an ideal spot for fishing.

Lago Villarrica
This lake is 86 km from Temuco. You can hire a boat with a boatman to go out fishing, both in the lake itself and in the Río Toltén, where it flows out of the lake.

Laguna Tinquilco
This lake is 30 km from Pucón, east of Lago Caburgua and at the entrance to the Parque Nacional Huerquehue. You can hire a boat and it offers excellent fishing.

Laguna Huinfiuca
This lake lies to the south of Curarrehue and is suitable for fishing.

Playa Agua de Las Niñas
This beach, with its dark sands and calm waters, is at the mouth of the Río Queule.

Playa Barra Toltén
This beach is 15 km south of Nueva Toltén. It is 1 km long and access in summer is excellent.

Playa Boca Budi
This beach is at the bar where the waters of Lago Budi flow out into the ocean. There are beaches suitable for fishing on both sides.

Playa Casa de Piedra
This location is 42 km north west of Carahue and is suitable for fishing from the beach. Here you can also find clams, locos, machas and cholgas (types of shellfish).

Playa El Arrayán
This location is 5 km south of Puerto Saavedra on Lago Budi. It is 300 meters long with fine blue sand, and is suitable for fishing off the beach.

Playa Hueñilahuen
This beach is 34 km north of Carahue. It is short, with soft sand and a freshwater stream. You can collect sea-food and cochayuyo (seaweed) as well as fish. Suitable for fishing off the beach.

Playa Lobería
This beach is 38 km north west of Carahue. It is 5 km long with soft sand.

Playa Los Obispos
This beach is 31 km from Carahue via Puyangue or Moncul; the locals collect piures and you can fish.

Playa Maule
This beach is 2 km south of Puerto Saavedra. It is 15 km long, broken by the mouth of the Río Imperial. It is suitable for fishing.

Playa Moncul
This beach is 30 km north west of Carahue. It is suitable for fishing and collecting sea-food. Access is by boat.

Playa Nigue Norte
This beach is 16 km south of Toltén and 2 km by ferry from Isla Queule. It is 2 km long and there is an annual sole fishing championship (Campeonato de Pesca de Lenguado).

Playa Porma
This long beach, with its soft dark sand, is 8 km west of Hualpín. Access is only possible in summer.

Río Bío Bío
The river rises from the lakes of Icalma and Galletué, and runs down to its mouth in the Bío Bío Region. It is suitable for fishing, and there is an abundance of rainbow trout to be caught in its waters.

Río Cautín
This river rises in the Cordillera de Las Raíces and is the principal river of the Araucanía Region. It runs down towards the ocean, until it joins the Río Quepe in the area of Almagro. There are various good places for fishing on the river.

Río Imperial
This river is formed by the junction of the Cautín, Chol-Chol and Quepe rivers, 4 km east of Nueva Imperial and flows into the ocean at Nehuentúe. It is suitable for fishing.

Río Lonquimay
This river rises in the north eastern part of the Parque Nacional Conguillio-Los Paraguas and flows into the Bío Bío River. Like all the rivers in the area it is suitable for fishing.

Río Malleco
Rises 45 km north of Curacautín in the Laguna Malleco. It is suitable for fishing.

Río Queule
This river rises in the Cordillera de la Costa and flows through the town of Toltén. It is navigable, and suitable for fishing and bathing.

Río Trancura Alto
This river rises in Laguna Quillelhue, and its clear, clean waters flow down through a tree-lined gorge to run out into Lago Villarrica near Pucón.

Río Truful Truful
The source of this river, 25 km north of Melipeuco, is an underground passage leading from Lago Conguillio. It is suitable for fishing with an abundance of rainbow trout.

Río Toltén
This river flows out of Lago Villarrica and runs into the sea 15 km south of Nueva Toltén. It flows for 250 km to its mouth on the Pacific Ocean, passing through an ample area of land. Many of its reaches are suitable for fishing. The lower part is navigable, and many fishermen go down the river in boats from Pitrufquén. You can also hire boats and expert boatmen in Villarrica.

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