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Brazil; Xingu Lodge - New Operation for Fly Fishing For Giant Payara

November 6, 2019
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We are pleased to announce Xingu Lodge as a new destination for jungle fly fishing. Located on the Rio Xingu in the Brazilian Amazon, Xingu Lodge will focus primarily on fly fishing for giant payara. These fish are one of the ultimate apex predators and have become known for their huge teeth and aggressive behaviour.

The Fishing

After many years of research it was found that the Rio Xingu provided the best and most reliable fishing for large payara. Located close to Kendjam the river is protected by the indigenous land of the Kayapo people and it is a great honour that they have decided share this area.

The lodge has exclusive access to these protected waters that are known to hold payara that reach to more than 20 pounds. The clarity of the river allows fly anglers to target payara with a range of different fly fishing techniques and the waters hold not only large payara but also peacock bass, wolf fish, and more.

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The Lodge

The operation is currently undergoing an exploratory season and is working on building the new lodge so it is available for the 2020 season. Accommodation at the new Xingu Lodge will include comfortable double occupancy wood cabins with box spring beds, en suite bathrooms, hot water, electricity, satellite WIFI, and good food. The camp is set on the banks of the Rio Xingu overlooking a series of gorgeous rapids and pools.

If you would like more information please contact Steffan Jones or call us on ++44 1980 847389. Alternatively click HERE if you would like us to contact you.