Even with a shallow-drafted yacht or ‘motherboat’, there are still limits to where we can travel. We now have the perfect mobile fishing camp for the Amazon jungle. It can be towed along by a small support boat to the upper reaches or it can move up further through the shallower reaches by its own steam with its outboard motor, navigating through otherwise un-passable waters and sand banks.
We can now take guests fishing in literally virgin waters, where monster Peacocks are lurking and have never seen a lure before. Imagine a secluded lagoon that is untouched in every way. Peacocks busting up on baitfish everywhere, wildlife wherever you look, white sandy beaches along the edges and surrounded by beautiful jungle. This is our quest for this coming season.
Our floating bungalow camp has been set out to very high standards in every sense.
Each air-conditioned Floating Bungalow has big, wide windows and fans, private bathrooms with sink, toilet and fan also, There are hot water showers in a separate stall in each cabin. By each bed there is 110V AC outletsfor charging any electrical items, cameras, iPods etc.
Each cabin is roomy (10’ x 15’ and has ample storage space for each angler and the ceilings are 2m high (6’6”) for even the biggest of anglers!
The dining room is set on a motorised boat, so enjoy the breeze and comfort while eating great meals with a waterfront ambience.
The whole camp will move while you fish away the day, to enable further exploration and access to new waters. The bungalows will be parked against a white sandy beach for your return at the end of the day.
All cabins and indoor areas are smoke-free. There is an open bar 24/7 and appetisers/snacks are available at all times. A generator will supply 110v power to all rooms.
Days are typically hot with temperature over 70ºF at night and 80º-90º+F during the day.
This is the rain forest and some days will give a burst of rain in the afternoons. We advise clients to bring a lightweight rain jacket/suit as it can get chilly if wet on the way back to the camp in the evening or when temperatures drop during a storm.
As we are fishing in tannin-stained acidic water, there are no mosquitos or many other biting insects.
Peacock Bass anglers will tell you that once you have a big Peacock blow up on their surface lure, you’ll be hooked for life! There is nothing more exciting than seeing that big fish explode on your Woodchopper, Spook or other surface bait.
Peacock Bass are structure loving fish, although spawning fish are often seen with their young dimpling the flat mirror glass surface of a quiet lagoon. Anything passing in its territory is enemy No1 and they will attack it with a ferocity like no other fish. If they don’t want to eat it, they want to kill it and that is NO exaggeration. Baits have to be worked fast here in the Amazon. Nothing slow swims in the Amazon and stays alive for long.
In the rainy season, the waters rise incredibly. A river that is only 100m wide within its banks in the dry season, may be 20 or more kilometres wide in the rainy season, spread way out into the flooded ‘Varzea’. Fishing during that time is like finding a needle in a haystack as the predators have followed the baitfish far back into the jungle.
Key structures that Peacock Bass love to inhabit are entrances to lagoons, points of beaches and trees, shoulders between a bank and an island, blow-downs and lay-downs, stands of trees and individual trees, sandy beach troughs made by the current, rocks etc.
Best sub-surface lures are lead-head jigs, minnow-style baits like Rapala X raps, Yozuri Crystal Minnows, Cotton Cordell or similar. Jigs can catch you over 150 fish a day, although many will be smaller than when using the larger baits.
Day 1: Flying from Europe, You will fly to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia or similar, clear customs and check into a national flight to Manaus. Flying from the States, you will arrive either via Atlanta or Miami directly to Manaus.
Day 2: Arrival in Manaus. You will be met by Steve or our English-speakingArriving in Manaus, in the State of Amazona, Brazil, you will be met by Steve or our English-speaking representative, and from the airport taken to a nearby hotel to relax or sleep the night away, depending on arrival times. You may want to go and see the sights of Manaus and we can have our representative organize this for you.
Day 3: Early the next morning, you will be transferred to a small airport and put on our Cessna floatplane. The plane will fly you directly to the river where it will land in the water next to Floating Camp. On arrival, a welcome drink and some food will be given to you and Steve or the camp manager will give you a chat on what to expect and how things are to be over the next seven days. You will be allocated a floatingcabin where we will take all your clothes and personal items. All fishing gear will be set up on the beach and rod stands will be supplied to lean your rods against once ready. Depending on the floatplane arrival time at the river and the areas to be fished, we will hopefully send you straight out on your first sortie of the week.
Day 4-9: Six full fishing days. Enjoy!
Day 10: You will fly back to Manaus arriving at about 11am. You will be met and transferred to Eduardo Gomes Manaus International Airport for your flight back home.
Day 11: You will arrive from Brazil and make the onward journey home.
Our Amazon Floating Camp package pricing (based on double occupancy) for trip, duration 11 days with travel days, 8 nights and 6+ days fishing.
Included in our Amazon Floating Camp package:
Airport transfers, one night on arrival in hotel room in Manaus (based on double occupancy), return floatplane flight Manaus/camp with 6+ days fishing, fishing licenses, all accommodation aboard our camp, all meals, drinks, laundry service etc.
Not included in Amazon Floating Camp package:
International airfaires into Brazil and National airfares to Manaus, Brazil; meals away from camp, tips to hotel porters, staff and guides; costs associated with passports and visas (Citizens of the EEC do NOT need visas for Brazil); costs associated with medical advice and medications for your trip; hotel stays (if necessary) elsewhere, insurance.
October to February $4,950
per angler, based on double occupancy
A 50% deposit is required to reserve places when booking. The remaining payment is due 90 days before actual trip starts.
* Prices are stated as a guide and may be subject to currency and seasonal variations. Please enquire for exact prices for the dates you are interested in.
** Flights to Brazil and onto Manaus are not included, but we can help you arrange them.
***A strict 15kg weight allowance will be enforced on each trip for smaller charter flights.
A full tackle guide and gear list will be provided once a deposit payment has been received for reservation of trip.
Because we fish where others won't go, we need gear that can handle just about anything. Our new, welded aluminium boats were designed and built specifically for us. They navigate efficiently in water ranging from rock-strewn rapids to placid lowlands backwaters while providing a stable fishing platform. Back-saving seats and a combination V-hull with flat stern gives us total flexibility.
We will be literally hundreds of kilometres away from any modern civilization and yet we can still produce excellent meals from our fully-equipped kitchen. If you have any special requests, please ask away and we will try and accommodate you.
For breakfast there will be an assortment of fresh fruit, juice, cereal, home-baked bread, toast, eggs, bacon, sausage and meat, pastries, cakes, pancakes, jam, hot coffee and tea and any beverage we have onboard.
Lunch will either be with sandwiches, fruit and cakes in a packed lunch box before setting off fishing in the morning, or a shore lunch with freshly-caught Peacock Bass on a home-made green sapling BBQ.
Dinner will be served once all anglers are back from their day’s fishing and have washed and showered and are ready to eat. Dinner includes soup, hot meat dishes, fresh fish, vegetables, salads, desserts and fruit, coffee… and the bar is always open!
Drinks are available 24/7 including all soft drinks, bottled water and ice cold beer. We advise anyone wishing to drink hard liquor to bring their own along with them.
A cool-box with your choice of drinks and filled with ice will be taken along each day while fishing.
On one of the evenings we will have a Luão or beach BBQ dinner with all the staff, guides and guests joining in.
This is a great way to get to know everyone involved in our team effort. Table and chairs are laid out on the beach and a big BBQ pit is made in the sand. Fish, sausage, chicken, pork and steak are all cooked and served while you enjoy your drinks under the stars.
We will fish on some of the top-producing, tannin-stained, blackwater Peacock Bass fisheries in the world, where logistically no other operations can reach due to the long distance away from Barcelos and the shallow water and sandbanks.
Close to the rich headwaters of the Amazon in a self-contained floating camp
Primarily the Rio Negro and Rio Branco watersheds
September to March
Floating Bungalow Camp
Peacock Bass ~ Suribim ~ Traira ~ Bicuda ~ Dogfish ~ Jacunda ~ Catfish ~ Arauana ~ Piranha
Completely new Peacock Bass fishing trip to allow our anglers to reach the headwaters of some of the Amazon’s tributaries where no other angling boats reach. This area has new world record potential.
September $3,450, Oct - Feb $4,950 *
11 day package with 6+ days’ fishing
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