About the trip
NMRA and our partners at Red River Angler and Sport proudly offers walk and wade fly-fishing adventures in and around the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. To book your trip, please contact our partners directly at 575-754-5086.
- Customized for all skill levels
- Handpicked waters for all seasons
- Extremely knowledgeable NM guides
- Explore the lesser known streams and rivers of NM
Is transportation provided?
No, you will be required to drive yourself to the venue for the day. Contact our trusted partners before your trip for more information
Are there meals provided?
No, you will need to bring your own snacks or lunch as well as plenty of water. Contact our trusted partners before your trip for more information
Is this trip operated by NMRA?
No, these trips are available through our partners at Red River Angler and Sport (575-754-1700) or High Desert Anglers in Santa Fe (505-988-7688). For further information and to reserve your trip, please contact them directly.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Whether you are a seasoned fisherman looking for new water or new techniques to improve your game, or if you are needing a fishing buddy, or if you have never held a fly rod, we have you covered. We offer both full and half day trips throughout the area. Our local waters vary from high alpine, hike access cutthroat lakes, to road accessed wade rivers – and everything in between! We customize each trip based on the experience you desire, current area fishing conditions, size of group and experience level. A few of our favorites are the Red River and the Rio Costilla.
The Red River is a freestone (not obstructed by any dams, subject to natural runoff) river that runs right through the town of Red River, NM. It begins on the north slope of Wheeler Peak (13,161’) and flows west through Red River, Questa, passing the Red River State Fish Hatchery into the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument where it joins with the Rio Grande. The Red River drainage holds Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Cutthroat Trout and is fishable in varying stretches and tributaries year-round. Public access is shared through BLM, NMDGF, USFS and the Town of Red River.
The Rio Costilla, located in the Valle Vidal unit of the Carson National Forest, is a beautiful meandering meadow stream great for beginners and experienced alike. The Costilla features a healthy population of native Rio Grande Cutthroat trout and has been the focus of many conservation and habitat projects. The Valle Vidal is home to thousands of elk, bear, Bighorn sheep and many other creatures. Those interested in fishing, wildlife spotting and photography cannot miss this one of a kind place. Access is restricted, with part of the public stretch open July 1st – December 31st.
The friendly guides from Red River Angler and Sport are CPR and First Aid certified and will make every effort to accommodate any disabilities or concerns to the best of our ability. We are licensed and insured to guide on the Carson National Forest and on selected private waters. Please contact our partners at RRAS directly at 575-754-5086 for more information and to reserve your trip.