Rewa Eco-Lodge, Arapaima in Guyana

Fly fishing for Arapaima in Guyana

Rewa Eco-lodge is the only place to fly fish for one of the world’s largest and rarest freshwater game fish, Arapaima gigas. If you’re ready to challenge the Amazon jungle for the chance to fight 400 lbs of living dinosaur, you might just have what it takes to fish in Guyana.


A rare opportunity to target a rare species

Rewa Eco-lodge is the only place to fly fish for one of the world’s largest and rarest freshwater game fish, Arapaima gigas. If you’re ready to challenge the Amazon jungle for the chance to fight 400 lbs of living dinosaur, you might just have what it takes to fish in Guyana.

Arapaima are not your only fishing options, but they’re certainly the largest, toughest and best-fighting fish you’ll encounter not just in Guyana, but anywhere in freshwater. You will want a 12 # fly rod; we advise taking two or more, in case one (or more) loses the game of tug-of-war with these massive, powerful fish.

In the waters surrounding Rewa Village you can also target peacock bass and payara, so you’ll want to pack 8 & 5 # rods just to keep things interesting. The rivers have plenty of fishing options, and chasing the other species will allow you to check off a handful of species on your wish list.

“It’s like hunting dinosaurs, they are the biggest and baddest fish that swims.” O.W., USA

Relax and share your fish stories

Accommodation is in two benabs with two bedrooms in each building that sleeps up to eight people and has three shared open-air bathrooms with a shower, sink and flushable toilet. There are three other cabins, each with en-suite bathrooms. In total seven rooms which can cater for seven singles or fourteen persons on a twin share basis. There’s no hot water, since it’s pumped from the river to a water tanks, but it is lukewarm from the sun’s rays by evening.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the thatch-roofed main dining area. After a long day on the water, step into the Laughing Arapaima Bar for a cold beer or rum and to share your fish stories with others.

A remote, Guyanese jungle village

Rewa, in British Guyana, is a remote village in the middle of the rain forest which is one of the things that make it so special. The village consists of roughly 250 indigenous Guyanese, predominantly of the Makushi tribe, but there are also indigenous Waipishana and Warao. They are a subsistence society and live off the land – so there is no grocery store for staples.