La Cocha Fishing Trip
A fantastic 5 day fishing trip to La Cocha which boasts some of the best trout fishing in South America.
Guaranteed three full days fishing and spectacular views.
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- Vacation StyleHoliday Type
- Sight Seeing
- Activity LevelLeisurely
What makes this place so extraordinary is the size of the lake La Cocha which feeds into a small river Rio Gamez which connects with the Rio Estero surrounded by tall reeds and breath taking scenery of open pastures surrounded by mountains and jungle with a variant in weather.
The small town on the edge of La Cocha is a beautiful sight to behold with its very rustic wooden houses painted in bright colours and some would say it looks like houses that belong in a Swiss mountain village. The people who live here are very true indigenous people of the area with a very friendly demeanor.
You will experience some of the best trout fishing in South America with some of the largest rainbow trout in the world that has been caught in this lake, mainly thanks to the pristine clear waters with correct temperatures and an abundance of food for these fresh water fish.
Shared accommodation (own room can be arranged at extra cost)
Breakfast, snacks and dinner
Use of boats and guides
Basic fishing equipment (additional items can be purchased in advance, at time of booking)
Onsite qualified paramedic
Transport to and from Pasto (can be arranged at an additional cost)
Fishing bait (trout eggs is the best bait, price varies depending on time of year from $15,000 pesos to $35,000 pesos, $5 – $12 usd)
- Day 1 Travel To La Cocha
We will meet you at the hotel in Medellin and then head off to La Cocha at 5am. We will arrive in LA Cocha later in the day where we will show you to your rooms in the Swiss style chalet.
We will discuss the following few days and go over any safety points before retiring for the night.
You will be taken to three different areas around the lake and down the river that the lake feeds into over the following three days.
You will be with one of our local guides that will take you in their boat and help you every step of the way to catch that big trout.
- Day 2,3 & 4 Fishing on La Cocha
We will have breakfast around 0700 and be on the boats by 0800 with 3 persons per boat plus 1 guide where you will be taken to the best fishing spots around the lake and river, no boat will fish the same area more than once. (Unless requested)
- Day 5 Journey Home
You will have breakfast at your leisure and afterwards we will load up the transport and head off back to Medellin.
If you wish to stay longer then this can be arranged at an additional cost.
You will be on the water each day and the climate can be cooler for some visitors. So bring light clothing that can also protect you from the suns rays but also keep you warm first thing in the mornings.
Your own specialist fishing gear if desired. We can provide extra gear (at an extra cost)
Camera to record your catch ( waterproof case for camera)
In the early mornings it can get pretty chilly for people used to hotter climates. The same can be said for the evenings.
During the day it can get very hot but also due to the waters reflections you may not notice how fast you are getting a suntan.
That will vary on each group but on average a minimum of 6 hours actual fishing. We will be governed by weather conditions and by each boats group of persons.