The rivers and lakes near Coyhaique are a paradise for sport fishermen. At the beginning of this century, the brown or Fario trout was introduced. In an uncontaminated environment rich in food, this fish developed and multiplied incredibly, distributing itself all over the regional hydrographic system.
The lakes Paloma, Azul, Desierto, Elizalde and Caro, give in abundance, pieces from 1 1/2 klos. to 2 kilos, being able to fish pieces from 3 to 4 kilos. Fly-fishing, shore fishing, trawling or boarding, always ensures very good results.