Fishing in the Amazon
Fishing in our region
The rainforest is a dynamic ecosystem, constantly changing due to the yearly influx of water from the Andes Mountains. At times water levels can rise more than a foot in one day. Generally, the best season for fishing is July to November. This is when we would recommend more serious fisherman to visit the Tahuayo. During this time water levels are at their lowest and fish are concentrated into the main river channels.
The Tahuayo is home to some of the most prized game fish in the Amazon. Some of the most popular of which include the peacock bass (butterfly), arowana, catfish (many varieties, some which grow over 200lbs), piranha, pacu, oscar, and vampire fish (payara). Whether you are a professional or just an amateur you never know what you will find when you cast a lure into the river.
We do provide basic gear and tackle only for simple piranha fishing. This includes a cane fishing pole or for those interested, a fishing spear. For those with a more serious interest in fishing it will be necessary to bring your own gear and tackle. Please take a look at our full itinerary which includes a detailed bait and tackle list.
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Reservation is made with a deposit of $250.