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Fishing Weeks

-1 of February to 8 of February

-8 of February to 25 of February

-15 of February to 22 of February

-22 of February to 1 of March

-1 of March to 8 of March

-8 of March to 15 of March

-15 of March to 22 of March

-22 of March to 29 of March

Trip Information:

Saturday: At 7 – 8 AM you will be picked up at your hotel and transported to Aerodrom Airport close to Puerto Montt. From there you will board a private Aircraft to take you the remainder of the way (about 40 minutes flight) to Austral River Lodge. Upon arrival at the lodge, you will settle in, have a delicious Chilean dinner.

Notice: For season 2025 we have custumers can lease a charter private aircraft to transfer our guests between Puerto Montt and Austral River Lodge for our 2025 season in Chile. The aircraft, built in 2015 and with only 250 hours on the clock, is a very comfortable 8-seat C208 Caravan EX. Use of this aircraft will reduce transfer time to Vodudahue Lodge to approximately 40 minutes total, instead of 6–8 hours by land and water. This means arrival at the lodge around noon, instead of later in the late afternoon or early evening.

Sunday – Friday: Six full days of activities

Saturday: Depart the lodge around 11 AM. Take our private Aircraft back to Puerto Montt, arriving at approximately 11:40 PM. Overnight in Puerto Montt and depart the following morning (Sunday)


2025 RATES

$6000 for meeting and greeting  per person for a 7 night / 6 day package (single accommodation)

Included: Accommodations and meals, including beer and wine at the lodge, transfers between Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas and the lodge, and daily guided fishing.

Not Included: International and domestic airfare, hotel and meals in Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, gratuities.

Gratuities for Guides and Lodge Staff

Many clients ask how to tip the guides and lodge staff. Gratuities are encouraged, but the amount of the gratuity is solely up to you. This guideline is a recommendation and you are free to alter this as you see fit:

  Guide Gratuity $50-60 per day / per person guided
  Lodge Staff Gratuity $100-120 weekly per person

We feel sure this incredible king salmon fishery will meet the highest expectation any spey fishing angler may have. Below the majestic and spectacular, glacier-capped Andean mountains you will find a pleasing variety of runs and pools enticing you to cast and swing your fly down and across. However, the mythical Austral fishery is a demanding chase for silver and suited for the experienced and committed salmon angler. We at Salmon Junkies are convinced that our Valley of the Kings Austral Chinook program will enchant your soul and forever remain in your heart.

Austral River Lodge will be your guardian angel. Our aim is to provide you with a remarkable and unforgettable fishing trip — perhaps the fishing trip of a lifetime.


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