Pirarucú is an extraordinary jungle lodge set in the largest arapaima reserve in the world. It’s the perfect spot from which to target these ancient fish which can grow to over 400lb and most closely resemble a freshwater tarpon. Here are our top ten things to know about fly fishing at Pirarucú:
• Pirarucú is the only arapaima fly fishing destination in the Brazilian Amazon.
• Located in the Mamirauá Reserve which is the largest wild arapaima sanctuary on earth.
• Diversity of species: fish for tambaquis and arowanas with dry flies.
• The season runs from early September to late November.
• Exclusivity: availability for 8 anglers per week.
• Specifically designed fly fishing boats with one professional fishing guide and one native guide.
• Pirarucú Lodge floats on the same waters you fish. There are ten en-suite wood cabins with space for all anglers and eco-tourists.
• Very easy access to the lodge and flexibility for two, four or six days of fishing which opens up options for combo trips to Rio Marié and Xingu Lodge.
• Incredible wildlife and eco tourism activities for the entire family.
• The lodge programme promotes fish conservation, support to local communities, sustainability, and protection of culture.
For more information on fishing at Pirarucú please contact Alex Jardine or call us on 01980 847389.