Agua Boa Amazon Lodge
Experience Fly Fishing In Brazil
Within the unspoiled surroundings of the Amazon, the jungle’s toughest fish, the peacock bass provides fisherman with world class challenges. As the only fly-fishing only river in Brazil, the Agua Boa River offers an unforgettable fly fishing experience.
Casting for Peacock Bass
Clients will fish two to a boat with one guide. The guides have been trained extensively and have many years of experience guiding for peacock bass. They are not bilingual but are somewhat conversant in fishing English and will understand your needs. After breakfast, you will normally fish with your guide until 6 pm. The rivers and tributaries around the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge are rich and diverse. Possible species include the three species of peacocks: the butterfly (up to 10 pounds), the paca or spotted (up to 20 pounds), and the temensis (up to 24 pounds).
Peacock Bass are perhaps one of the toughest gamefish around. Their surface strike is often so ferocious that the entire fish will fly several feet of the water with the fly. Once hooked peacocks exhibit a savvy toughness unknown to trout fisherman. A large peacock is unstoppable on its first few runs. Anglers can only hope that the fish stays well away from the structure. This is usually their second escape route. Most fish go aerial in a tarpon like display… gills rattling as they fly end over end… only to run again. They are a not for the weak of heart. Everyone that fishes here will return with stories of stripped reels, destroyed tackle and memories of giants that couldn’t be stopped.
The Finest in the Amazon
The Agua Boa Amazon Lodge is located on a quiet stretch of the Agua Boa river. At the lodge, clients are attended by a friendly Brazilian staff. The size of the lodge has been kept small to afford anglers a great expanse of fishing water and to insure that the atmosphere at the lodge is a pleasant one.
It is the small family atmosphere and sheer elegance of the lodge that have made the Agua Boa Amazon a success. The lodge is a spacious facility with a large dining room, a living room, bar and game room. The game room has a snooker table, ping pong table, darts and an endless array of games from chess to backgammon. There is also an entertainment area with a DVD player, and satellite TV. The lodge also has a great porch with an eating area, hammocks and sitting area. Outside there is a 20 meter swimming pool and bar area and a volleyball and soccer field. Fishermen are accomodated in six air conditioned bungalows with ensuite own bathrooms. Daily laundry service is included in the package, and the lodge also has free wireless internet access.
The Agua Boa Amazon has the finest facility in the peacock bass world. Combine the accommodations with the small capacity at the lodge, and you will not find a better buy in the Amazon.
“Imagine Sight Casting to a pack of 10 – 18 Pound Peacock bass – bright green with black stripes – driving one pound bait-fish onto a white sand beach. It is absolutely frantic!” C.C. Ketchum – US
On the banks of the Agua Boa River
Formerly known as the Royal Amazon Lodge, the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge is located on a small clear water tributary of the Amazon perfectly suited for peacock bass. The Agua Boa River is the Amazon’s first and only fishery managed to require catch and release and single barbless hooks.
The Agua Boa Amazon Lodge is the only lodge or settlement on the river and, together in cooperation with the Brazilian Institute for Protection of the Amazon, has helped place the Agua Boa into an area of permanent protection. The river begins high in the Mocidade mountains to its confluence with the Branco river. It is flanked by a combination of upland forest, flood forest and savannah with all of its wildlife still intact. This combination of pristine and varied habitats makes for both interesting and scenic fishing. It is common to see tapir, monkeys, manatee, river otters, parrots, toucans, macaws, anteater, sloths, peccary, agouti, and even the occasional jaguar.