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Rio Aripuanã Peacock Bass Trips

This beautiful river is surrounded by primary forest and wends its way through miles of dense rainforest.


This river and its lagoon systems have RARELY BEEN SPORT FISHED before. It is in a Federal Reservation and very few anglers are allowed access into this area.

Rio Aripuanã for Peacock Bass

Rio Aripuanã Peacock Bass Fishing Trips

There is superb topwater action to be had with Giant Cichla Pinima ‘Yellow’ Peacocks and the smaller Popoca/Monoculus Peacock Bass using surface Prop baits, poppers and stick baits/Super Spooks in the many lagoons, against the submerged trees and brush, banks, off points and along the sand banks.


Excellent subsurface action can also be had using minnow baits, bucktail jigs with extended tails and other lures and also great action can be had with flies.


In the river there are also big Cats to stretch your string, with an abundance of many other predators including Payara, Bicuda, Matrinchá, Arowana, Sardinata, Pirapitinga and more in the upper reaches (levels depending).


Fly fishing is a great way not only to target Peacock Bass, but also to search out other species with good results. Most of the faster species found in or near rapids and fast water, like Bicuda, Pirapitinga and Payara, will rip line off your reel at a blistering pace and stripping gloves should be worn to avoid cuts and burns.


Cats include two species of Surubim/Tigers, Jundia/Leopard, Jau, Redtails, and Piraiba.

The Fishing

In May in this area, the water levels drop quickly and the river starts to recede out of the flooded jungle. July and August is the prime time to target Peacock Bass and other species as they are easier to target on lures.  Most Cats can be found also, depending on water levels at the time..

The Season

Day 1: Trip starts - arrival in the city of Manaus and transfer to the hotel and overnight.                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 2: Floatplane from Manaus to the river and start fishing when ready! Overnight on the yacht.


Day 3 - 8: Six full days of fishing. Overnight on the yacht.


Day 9: Floatplane back to Manaus late morning and transfer to international airport for onwards journey home. Trip ends.

Travel Plan

What Does It Cost?

$4,600*  per angler


Included: Six + days of fishing; 7 nights aboard the yacht, 1 night on arrival at hotel, based on double occupancy; all meals while at the yacht; open bar; return flights by floatplane Manaus/Yacht/Manaus; daily laundry; fishing licenses, guided fishing (2 anglers/ boat); airport assistance and transfers.


Not included: International and National air transportation to and from Manaus unless specified above (floatplane); tipping; fishing tackle; lures; passports; visas (Europeans do NOT need a visa to enter Brazil); meals in the city or elsewhere other than at the yacht; costs associated with medical advice and medications for your trip; other hotel stays (if necessary) elsewhere.


* Prices are stated as a guide and may be subject to currency and seasonal variations. Please inquire for exact prices for the dates you are interested in.


** A 15kg weight allowance is the limit allowed on each trip on the floatplane flight + 5kgs hand luggage. There is no need to over-pack as laundry is done daily.


A 50% deposit is required to reserve places when booking. The remaining payment is due 90 days before actual trip starts.


A full tackle guide and gear list will be provided once a deposit payment has been received for reservation of trip.


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Tour Summary


Southern Amazon / Rio Madeira Watershed


July to August

Floatplane Fly-In Jungle Adventure Fishing Trip

Mainly two species of Peacock Bass including The Large Cichla Pinima Peacock and Popoca/Monoculus Peacock Bass, with Possibility of Payara, Bicuda, Matrinchá/Bocon, Sardinata, Arowana, Pirapitinga and Mixed Cats Including Surubim/Tiger, Jundia/Leopard, Jau, Redtails, Piraiba

Luxury Yacht accommodation deep in The Amazon Jungle targeting mainly Peacock Bass (Cichla Pinima ‘Yellow’ Peacocks)

$4600* per angler all-inclusive with 6 + days fishing

9 Day Trip with 6 Full Days’ Fishing



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Amazon-Angler.com | Rio Aripuanã Fishing Trips for Peacock Bass

All information above is true & accurate to the best of The Fish Finders Ltd's knowledge and belief | View our Terms & Conditions

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