Kau Tapen

Kau Tapen, Argentina

Kau Tapen on the Rio Grande has a place in the history of fly fishing travel and for over thirty years, fishers have travelled from all over the world to target the amazing sea trout.

Kau Tapen was the first fishing lodge on the Rio Grande and it has continued to improve; the accommodation, food and staff all complement the trophy sea trout the river is famous for.

Type of fishing

At Kau Tapen you have private access to 22km of the Rio Grande and you will also fish the Rio Menendez during your stay.

The fishing suits either single-handed or double-handed rods and with the wind normally at your back it is possible to cover most of the water with ease. Wading is straightforward on a fine gravel bottom.

The river is easy to read with pools and riffles and is normally fished by casting down and across, swinging the flies and using various retrieves.

The sea-run brown trout average around 7-8lb and run to over 30lb. They will take small nymphs, salmon flies, dry flies or large streamers and normally floating lines with sink tips of various densities are used.  A morning and an evening session are fished, the timings of the evening session will vary depending on the time of year.

The fishing guides are world class and all can give casting tuition as well as having an intimate knowledge of the river.