The Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world, and the Amazon Basin is the world's largest freshwater river system. Home to an incredible number of different plants, animals, birds and more than 3,000 different species of fish, it is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet. The Amazon River starts high in the Peruvian Andes and flows more than 3,000 miles to join the Rio Negro near Manaus. There, these two great systems combine to become the Lower Amazon, running all the way to the Atlantic Ocean and the city of Belem. This is the land of the peacock bass: an incredibly strong, acrobatic and aggressive gamefish that has captured the imagination of fly anglers for decades. It is a lush, jungle landscape of endless angling possibilities and an experience not to be missed.
Peacock Bass Fishing Lodges
The fifth largest country in the world and the largest country in all of South America, Brazil is a Portuguese-speaking country with a robust economy. Nearly the size of the continental United States, the Amazon Basin harbors the largest remaining tropical forest on the planet, nearly one-third of the planet’s biodiversity, and discharges one-fourth of the Earth’s freshwater. At its maximum height, the Amazon River can measure 25 miles across and dump 80 million gallons of fresh water into the ocean per second.
Agua Boa Lodge - operating for more than 10 years - is arguably the finest fly-fishing operation in the Amazon, with great guides, excellent equipment, and the most comfortable amenities and accommodations found anywhere in the jungle!
Rio Marie is the leading Amazon destination for anglers seeking a trophy-sized peacock bass fishing trip. Recent biological studies suggest the river has more double-digit peacocks and a higher percentage of trophy peacocks than any other river in the Amazon drainage.
While both of the Brazilian operations that we work with and represent offer excellent accommodations and amenities in beautiful areas that are both isolated and protected, River Plate takes things to an entirely different level when it comes to a "remote" location.