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Brazil; Peacock Bass fishing at Rio Marie - 2019 / 20 season details & prices

May 12, 2019
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The Rio Marie (Rio de Gigantes) is located entirely inside a far-reaching Indigenous Territory, approximately 500 miles northwest from Manaus, which is the operation’s base point and the most important city in Brazilian Amazon.

The fishing operation utilises an area of more than 2 million hectares. This untouched environment has more than 800 kilometers of rivers, more than 180 known creeks, 60 lakes, and three major tributaries. Plenty of water to keep you busy chasing fish that rarely will see humans and anglers.

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LOCATION
The Rio Marié is born in the Northwest corner of the Brazilian Amazon, up near the Colombian border. It is a tributary of the upper Rio Negro. The Rio Negro basin is the largest drainage of “black” water in the world, with approximately 710,000 km² of land are and is currently one of the most preserved regions in the Amazon, with less than 0.5 % of deforestation. The Rio Negro is its main river, the second largest tributary of the Amazon River, which has the headwaters in the Serra do Junai Hills in Colombia and runs approximately 1700 km to its confluence with the Solimoes River near the jungle city of Manaus.

The river area is huge, encompassing nearly a vast amount of virgin waters, boasting a healthy population of giant Peacock Bass. For anglers, this translates into very real opportunities to consistently hook and release much larger-than-average Peacock Bass on the fly.

Rio Marié is proven to hold the most remarkable average size of all peacock bass fisheries currently known to the angling world. The features that set this river system apart from all others are its remoteness, the natural characteristics of the river, its intact and perfectly functioning ecosystem, and the level of protection inside a designated Indian Territory that is almost totally un-impacted by modern man.

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
The week at Rio Marié is from Wednesday to Thursday (Sep-Dec) and Saturday to Sunday (Jan-Feb). Most US guests will reserve flights to Manaus out of either Miami (American Airlines) or Panama City (Copa Airlines), but there are flights also from Recife/Fortaleza with Europe hub and Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo/Brasilia Airports. Upon arrival in Manaus, you will pass through immigrations and customs and be greeted by our host staff at the airport.

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ACCOMMODATION
The Untamed Amazon is the very first vessel in entire Amazon with 100% Solar Power Generation for all electricity use. The system has 96 state of art German solar panels generators and 3 tons of Hitachi Solar Batteries – the most advanced Japanese battery system for solar power generation. The Untamed Amazon is an audacious project, which brings a new concept in boat design that changes the current fishing vessel standards. All boat space was planned to promote a unique remarkable experience.

The Untamed Amazon has 3 floors. Lower Floor is the restricted area for staff, where is located the heart of the boat – a twin 200hp propulsion engines. It’s also has the laundry, staff rooms and water filtration systems. All the boat has a sewage treatment plant.

Main floor has 8 suites, where 6 of them are available for Marié guests (5 double and one single suite). Each Suite has a new standard in space and amenities for a fishing vessel. Each suite accommodates two person, in super single beds. Besides, it has a private bathroom and air conditioning and good space for clothes storage.

The upper floor is the place to relax after your long fishing day. There’s a spacious living and dinning room, and on the rear an open lounge they serve the drinks and appetizers with two big Jacuzzi’s for up to 10 people.

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2019/20 SEASON PRICE
The cost of the 2019/20 season is US$7,325 plus the Indian Reserve Fee of US$670. This is based on a shared room and guide. Non-anglers may attend for US$4,980 plus the Indian Reserve Fee.

2019/20 SEASON AVAILABILITY
The availability is changing frequently. As such, please contact us for the latest availability.

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More information?
If you would like more information then please do not hesitate to contact Steffan Jones or call our office on +44(0)1980 847 389