Pescamazon - Destinations
Trombetas River - Payara /
Catfish / Peacock Bass /
LOCATION & DESCRIPTION
The overwhelming nature and magnitude of the
Trombetas and Cachorro
rainforest rivers, with their countless arm, water rapids, lakes and
lagoons, and enormous variety of tropical game fish, like the Jaú (Brachyplatystoma
filamentosum), Piranha (Serrasalmus sp), Redtail catfish (phractocephalus
hemioliopterus), Sorubim (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum), Matrinchã (Brycon
sp.), Giant Trahira (Hoplias macrophthalmus), Payara (Hydrolicus
scomberoides), Peacock Bass (Cichla sp.) and many others, will be the
background of an unforgettable fishing adventure.
The offspring of the Trombetas River is located between the plateaus
“Guianas” about 600 mt above sea level. Has a total extension of
about 645 km.
The hydrographic area of the Trombetas river flows, 450 km wide,
for about 115 km, draining an impressive area of 112.250 square
kilometers, before joining the Amazon River near the small village of
Despite all these impressive datum, the river is not appropriate for
large scale navigation or commercial fishing, mainly due to the
frequently found water rapids. These circumstances, along with the
presence of ecological reservations give the Trombetas River outstanding
conditions to be fished for game fish.
The 200 km long Cachorro River, flowing down from the plateau “Guianas” has similar conditions as described above for the
Trombetas River which it joins near (GPS coordinates S-033º28’47” , W-58°20’46”
These fantastic and virtually unexplored fishing waters are found all
around or close to our recently build lodge.
The field camp is located on the margin of the Trombetas River close to
the water rapids, offering a fantastic sighting. Accommodations will be in
individual barracks and equipment such as generator, full kitchen,
hygienic facilities, and more will make your staying as pleasant and
comfortable as possible.
FISHING CONDITIONS & TIPS
Due to wet and dry season conditions, we recommend fishing from August
through January. Most diversified fishing can be done in a wide range of
structures, from catfishing in deep waterholes, peacock fishing in lagoons
and river banks, Giant Trahiras in rock structures, to Payara and Bicuda
fishing in wild water. Catching a variety of as many as 12 different kind
fish is common in these waters.
Fishing will be done,
fisherman + pilot, out of aluminum fishing boats.
As for recommending equipment; spinning and casting rods up to 20 lbs with
up to 50 lbs multifilament lines for; Peacock bass, Trahira, Payara, and
Bicuda fishing, when fly fishing is preferred, your equipment for these
fish should be at least # 8. For big catfish however, really heavy
equipment is required.
These recommendations are based on experience, space and playing
conditions, not to be taken as a rule.
- International flights
are regular to the Manaus and Belém airport, where
PESCAMAZON will meet you upon arrival, for
air-transfer to the small town of Porto Trombetas.
Day one -
Immediately upon arrival in Porto Trombetas, boarding
long aluminum boats for transfer to the camp
accommodations, about 3 hours river upwards. Fishing
will begin as soon as settled in.
- Day two thru day
six - Fishing.
Day seven -
Fishing in the morning and after lunch we will begin
our trip back to Porto Trombetas, boarding transfer flight to
Manaus or Belém in the evening.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE PRICE
- Transfers from and to international
airport, hotel and regional airport;
Arriving day, hotel accommodations, if flight-schedule makes this
- Round-trip domestic flight to the city
of Porto Trombetas;
- Camp accommodations, full pension,
except alcoholic beverage;
- Fully equipped fishing boats, live
baits, pilot, fuel and cooler with snacks, meals and beverage;
- Fishing license;
- Pescamazon guide.
NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGE PRICE
- There are no hidden costs, but the
following items are charged as extras;
- Hotel accommodation and meals upon
return in Manaus or Belém, reservations can be made by PESCAMAZON upon
- Phone calls, satellite phone will be
- Airport tax, as required when
boarding international flights;
- Excess weight of baggage;
- Tipping is permitted at free will and
PRICE, RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT
- The price of the Trombetas package is
US$ 2.500,00 US. Dollar;
- Approximately $900 from Miami x
Manaus or Belém x Miami;
- Final payment is due 30 days prior
- For cancellation and refunding
policy, please check our
Terms & Conditions.
Reservations are accepted through a
30 % deposit, 30 days prior to departure;
- Safety recommendations from our
experienced pilots, especially when navigating wild water and
river rapids are to be attended at all times, live vest are
available in all boats;
- We strongly recommend use of
common sense while packing;
- Portuguese is the official
language in Brazil, but an English-Portuguese interpreter will
always be available on the trip.
- Tropical climate, typical wet
conditions, require climatic and proper protection for electronic
equipment, photo cameras and general baggage, even a light weight
rain suite may be wanted for shelter in sudden rainfall;
- There are no shops along the
river, so personal hygienic items, medicine, sun protection, etc.
are to be bought in advance;
- You will be traveling deep into a
tropical rainforest environment, where insects and mosquitoes are
common and personal care and protection is required. Wearing light
weight, breathing long sleeved shirts and trousers are to be
considered and insect repellents may be necessary while in the
open, at sunrise and sun fall;
- Preventive tetanus and yellow
fever inoculations are always recommended;
- Visa information can be obtained
in the official website:
Consulate General of Brazil in Houston
Brasilian Embassies and Consulates
in your country.