Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Experience Fly Fishing In Brazil

In the unspoiled surroundings of the Amazon the peacock bass, the jungle’s toughest fish, provides fishermen with world class challenges. Fishing the beautiful clear waters of the Agua Boa, one of the 1,000 plus tributaries that feed the Amazon, for this majestic species offers an unforgettable angling experience.

Casting for Peacock Bass

Clients fish two to a boat with one guide. The guides have many years’ experience guiding for peacock bass and although not bilingual, they are conversant in ‘fishing English’ and will understand your needs. Fishing starts after breakfast and the day lasts until around 6pm.  The rivers and tributaries around the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge offer a diverse range of species including three types of peacock bass:  the butterfly (up to ten pounds), the paca or spotted (up to 20lb), and the temensis (up to 24lb).

Peacock bass are one of the toughest gamefish around. Their surface strike is often so ferocious that the entire fish will leap 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 any structure. Most fish go aerial in a tarpon-like display… gills rattling as they fly end over end… only to run again. Anyone who 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 in one of the Amazon’s last remaining tracts of uncut and uninhabited rainforest. The lodge is charming, comfortable and very Brazilian. Clients stay in six well furnished air-conditioned bungalows. The lodge itself has a well stocked library, 24 hour electricity, a games room, swimming pool, fully stocked bar and indoor and outdoor eating areas. Daily laundry service is included in the package, and the lodge also has free wireless internet access.

“Imagine Sight Casting to a pack of 10 – 18lb 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.

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