August 14-17 in Paso de la Patria, Corrientes, Argentina.
The dorado, Argentina’s scrappiest native freshwater game fish, will be the object of Corrientes’ most famous yearly sports fishing tournament during the third weekend of this month.
Last year more than 500 fishermen in 180 boats caught 336 fish during the four days of 45th edition of the contest while their non-fishing families went on horseback rides and tours in the area during the daylight hours, and nobody missed out on dancing chamamé or rock and roll played by bands at night. Don’t expect a big dorado bake at the end of each day – the catch and release vogue that began with trout in Patagonia has reached the depleted fisheries of the Paraná River as well.
Other worthwhile experiences at this time of year: wildlife watching in the Iberá wetlands, and a stay on a working cattle ranch.
PHOTO: Dorados. National Tourism Secretariat.
Etiquetas: Argentina, Corrientes, Fairs and Festivals