The Amazon - Brazil
Our fly in floating cabins draw only 10cm of water and allow guests to travel in style and air conditioned comfort throughout our private fishing grounds.
These highly mobile craft can overcome shallow sand barriers, making the Fly-in Cabins the only vessels that can navigate these passages and give you a full Amazon Fishing Tour experience.
Fixed-based operations have issues with undependable water levels and over-fishing problems. While a lot of the land-based lodges are located in private water areas, they are unable to move from these locations and seek out other water levels or potentially unfished waters.
The floating cabins we utilise however move on almost a daily basis to new, unfished river segments, stopping to stay overnight along Caribbean-style water and beaches.
Of all the incredible gamefish to be found on our Amazon Fishing Tours, by far the most popular and revered is the Peacock Bass. After you’ve taken on the challenge, you’ll definitely understand why!
The remarkable explosive topwater strike they put out, combined with an astonishing ability to break heavy lines/leaders and straighten stout saltwater hooks, makes them one of the Amazon basin’s most formidable foes.
There is a huge list of Amazonian gamefish, almost as extensive as the exotic region itself. There can be up to twenty different species that will take fly or lure in a single area. All processing uniquely bizarre names to match their odd appearances.
Usually found in small schools seeking out baitfish, Peacocks quite often burst into a feeding frenzy. When you come across a situation like this, it’s highly advised you get your fly or lure in front of the school as quickly as possible. The sooner you can cast out to them after being spotted, the much better you chance of a hook-up.
As highly greedy and competitive fish, it is always a good idea to put out a free lure right next to a hooked fish. You’ll almost always find another Peacock close by. If you don’t get any strikes, then keep trying and fish the surrounding area thoroughly.
Peacocks are highly competitive, greedy schooling fish. It is best to cast a fly or free lureright beside a hooked fish. In most cases, another Peacock will be close by. If no strikes result, fish the surrounding area thoroughly.
Never try to "horse" a big Peacock and certainly don’t underestimate their power. Lure or fly colour doesn't seem as important as lure shade. If it is bright out, use a light coloured lure/fly. Dark shades are more productive in low light conditions.
A typical day with the Floating Cabins Amazon Fishing Tour:
You will travel to a secluded fishery area that is quite remote once you arrive in Manaus.
We try to cater to your preferences and personalise each Amazon Fishing Tour.
Each evening, the camp manager will discuss the following day's plan with you.
You will typically be awakened by 6.30am, breakfast at 7am and your guide will be ready to leave by 7.30am. You may start to fish in the adjoining lagoons while the Floating Cabins travel to river segments that are unfished. Around midday, you might return for lunch and a nap in the Floating Cabins, or you might take a packed lunch and continue to fish late into the evening.
Both appetisers and dinner are served once all of the guests return.
Mid-day temperatures in the Amazon range from the high 20's to the mid 30's. Generally there is some wind and intense sun during the day, so you need to ensure you don’t become dehydrated and overexposed to the sun – you could end up with sunstroke. At night the temperature drops to between 15 and the low 20's. Although you will be fishing in the dry season, there are occasional rain showers and storms (you are in a rain forest after all!).
Don't forget to drink plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Water is best! Beer and soft drink can actually dehydrate you, therefore drink these liquids in moderation until you become acclimated. We limit the beer to 6 cans per angler, per day for safety reasons.