> PEACOCK BASS AND MORE
– Fishing adventure on a hotel ship –
Amazon fishing on the Rio Negro has two extraordinary highlights in store for you:
Brazil is the world’s best destination for fishing peacock bass – or “tucunares” as they are known locally. The mighty Rio Negro and its tributaries contain both the greatest concentration and the largest specimens of these cichlids.
Peacocks are among the most exciting game fish in the world. They are aggressive and territorial ambush hunters and are known for their explosive strikes. Look forward to action-packed fishing that is awe-inspiring, loud, aggressive and fast all at the same time. Fishing with surface baits – so-called poppers and prop-baits with propellers – is particularly exciting.
You will hardly fish a place a second time.
With our agile fishing boats and experienced guides, we push deep into the side arms of the Rio Negro, where aggressive freshwater predators greedily wait for our offered artificial baits. All in all, about 200 to 300 kilometres of untouched river stretch open up to us, with typically brown (almost black) but clear water. Thanks to the low pH value of the water of only 5.0, there are no annoying mosquitoes here.
Main fish species in the Rio Negro/Amazon: Peacock bass, but also silver forkbeard, tilapia, arapaima, piranha and various catfish species.
Day 1: Flight to Manaus in Brazil
Day 2: Arrival in Manaus, transfer to hotel for one night
Day 3: Early morning charter flight (1 h) to Barcelos, transfer to Kalua hotel boat & immediate departure, afternoon fishing
Days 4-8: Five full days of fishing
Day 9: Fishing until 15:30, then return to hotel in Barcelos
Day 10: After breakfast transfer to airport for charter flight to Manaus, then transfer to international airport or hotel (depending on return flight time)
Day 11: Transfer to Manaus airport, flight back home
Day 12: Arrival in Europe and end of this incredible fishing trip
Enjoy your fishing holiday on our “floating hotel” Kalua II (27 metres long, 3 decks). This top-class river boat has all the comforts you could wish for on your fishing trip, e.g. air-conditioned cabins for two anglers each, dining and lounge area, TV and DVD, first-class service and all-inclusive catering.
We enjoy breakfast and dinner on the Kalua. We always have lunch snacks and drinks on the boats during our fishing trips.
While you make the catch of a lifetime during the day, the mother ship sails on and picks us up again after a successful fishing trip. This means that you fish a new section of the river every day. After you go back on board, you end the day comfortably with a cold drink.
With our mothership you have access to over 300 km of the Rio Negro as well as endless tributaries and lagoons with almost unlimited fishing opportunities.
By the way: As soon as we leave Barcelos, we no longer have a mobile phone network. However, if you don’t feel like a mobile phone detox, you can rent a satellite phone on our hotel ship.
For our fishing trips we leave our hotel ship and explore the Rio Negro in sleek boats. Each boat takes two anglers and an experienced guide out onto the black water. The 6-metre-long aluminium Jon boats are powered by a 25 hp outboard motor and an additional trolling motor.
Cold drinks, food, fruits and snacks are stored in a cooler on our boats, so we want for nothing during the day.
Basically the white, yellow and red colours work well in the dark water of the Rio Negro. You can buy many of these lures locally in Manaus.
The climate in the Amazon rainforest is tropical, with temperatures of 28-35 degrees during the dry season (September-March). Small rain showers are common and possible throughout the year.
One of the best times for a relaxing fishing trip to the Amazon is January. It marks the end of the dry season and offers a great advantage: no mosquitoes, hardly any flies or other unpleasant insects. In some tributaries of the Rio Negro there are mosquitoes, but they do not bite. It’s also the perfect time to exchange our winter weather for something much more pleasant and exciting.
By the way: If you want, you can go swimming every day in the 26-degree warm water, because the Amazon jungle is generally quite friendly.
PRICE: EUR 3900 (plus flights)
Brazil is an impressive country with great people and magnificent nature. Your adventure already begins when you fly with the small propeller plane from the vibrant city of Manaus to Barcelos. There, the Rio Negro is waiting to be conquered. Besides the breathtaking fishing, a week in the Amazon is also a fantastic nature experience! And all of this from a top class floating hotel – what more could you ask for your fishing holiday?
We look forward to sharing a fishing trip to Brazil with you!
Your team from Getaway Sea Angling