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Remember Lakutaia Lodge near Puerto Williams, Chile, on the remote Isla Navarino, across the Beagle Channel from the island of Tierra del Fuego? We mentioned it briefly a while back as the southernmost trout fishing destination on the planet.

The fish available there include resident and sea-run brown, rainbow, and brook trout, plus an often large and hard-fighting native species known locally as robalo. The fishing is accessed there by helicopter fly-out.

What’s new at this lodge is the owner has decided to extend into 2015 a previously announced program of exploratory heli-fishing trips. We have this from Chilean lodge owner and occasional correspondent Rex Bryngelson. The special 2015 exploratory rate is just $3,990 per week, all-inclusive from Punta Arenas, Chile, Rex says. That fee buys five nights of singleoccupancy lodging at Lakutaia Lodge, five days of guided heli-fishing, air charter to/from Puerto Williams, all meals and drinks, hotel rooms in Punta Arenas on first and last nights, airport transfers, and fishing license.

The purpose of the exploratory program is to develop more information on the currently virgin fishing within helicopter reach of the lodge. It is also hoped that returning anglers will spread the word on what is available in this remote corner of the world. Bryngelson tells us past trips have produced sizable catches of both resident and sea-run brown, rainbow, and brook trout, plus large numbers of robalo. He says he has been invited to host the first exploratory of the 2015 season.

It will run January 2–9. Several other special exploratory dates are available through mid-February, he says. More information can be obtained from Rex via e-mail at: [email protected]. His direct phone number is: 56-9-8-2909371.

Don Causey Note: A place on our Subscriber Honor Roll is assured for the first subscriber to file a report on one of these exploratory trips.

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