Jaguar Explorer Camp in the hart of the Amazone
We cooperate with Amazon-Angler for this fishing trip. This company has specialised in perfectly organized fishing trips to the furthest corners of the Amazon for many years. Steve Townson, the owner of Amazon Angler, has arranged these fishing trips in detail and you are in the best of hands. All these trips are unique fishing trips to different locations in the Amazon jungle.
This fishing trip is for adventurous fishermen and will take you to the Jaguar Explorer Camp in the jungle of Guyana to the upper reaches of the Essequibo River. Here you will fish deep into the pristine rainforest of beautiful Guyana, also known as 'The Land of Many Waters'.
The program looks like this for a regular trip:
Day 1: Arrival and transfer from Cheddi Jagan (GEO) International Airport (or Ogle) in Georgetown and to Kanuku Suites hotel and overnight with breakfast.
Day 2: Morning flight to the airstrip of the jungle village and boat transfer from the village to the Jaguar Explorer Lodge.
Day 3 to 6: Four full days fishing in the area around the lodge and King William Falls to catch catfish and other species.
Day 7 to 9: Travel to the safari (arapaima) camp and spend three full days fishing for arapaima in the many lakes and lagoons, or fish on the main river for other species.
Day 10: Early flight back to OGLE Airport arriving around noon, transfer to Kanuku Suites and overnight. Covid test the same afternoon.
Day 11: Transfer to CJIA or Ogle and onward journey home (suggest late evening to give enough time for Covid test results to be sent to guests).
The price of this 11 day fishing trip with 7 fishing days is € 4.250,- per person.
personal guidance from Worldsbestfishingtrips.com
meals and drinks in both camps
1 local guide with boat per 2 anglers
overnight stays on site
The maximum wieght of the luggage is 20 kilo per person. There is no possibility to buy extra luggage space. This is due to the size of the charter plane we use.
With over 80 miles of fishable river, there are still areas here that have rarely, if ever, seen a rod or a lure. The Essequibo River runs through 100% virgin rainforest, cascading over huge rocks and boulders, creating deep pools and waterways for large catfish and many other species of fish that can be caught here.
This is how our trip in february 2023 looked like.
Among others arapaima, two species of peacock bass, bicuda, wolffish, payara, big black piranha, cobi, couti, big red and silver pacu, piraiba, redtail catfish, tiger catfish, jandia catfish and many more species. There is a huge variety of predatory fish to be caught in these rivers. With lures, flies, jigs, spoons, poppers, cutbaits etc. dozens of different species of fish will keep the fanatic angler busy during the entire fishing trip. Our highest number of species in 1 trip was 47 so far!
Hard fighting 'Yellow' and 'Lake' peacock bass are two of the toughest and meanest bass species found in the Amazon rainforest. These amazing predators can be caught on medium-sized walk-the-dog lures such as spooks and skitter walks, small poppers, prop baits and on jigs, flies and minnow baits. They will crush your surface lures and there's nothing like the strike of a peacock bass to make your lure explode in the surface. The bigger 'Yellows' can weigh up to 17 pounds.
The payara (also known as vampire fish) and the pike-like bicuda can also be caught on surface lures, minnowbaits, jigs and flies in the faster streamingwater. They are often seen catching baitfish on the surface. The payara is also regularly caught with cutbaits.
Monkey fish grow enormously here and are also caught regularly. They crush surface lures, minnowbaits, jigs and flies. Giant black piranhas and cobi can also be caught with cutbaits, or smaller lures, spoons and deep running lures in the deeper pools and runs of the falls.
In addition, you can really catch some giant monsters on this trip. These arapaima and catfish species are real "river monsters"! To catch them, large cutbaits, dead and live baitfish are used. Arapaima's are ancient impressive beasts that look very prehistoric, with armoured giant scales all over their body. This is one of the top fish that anglers have high on their list of fish to tick off. The chances of catching one or more here are very high.
They live in quiet backwaters and bays, usually in oxygen-poor water and can reach over 500 (!) pounds and 4 metres in length. Only circle hooks are used here to prevent fish from being wrongly hooked. These giants are then carefully returned to the spot where they were caught.
The two species of "shovelhead tigercats" are both fast, streamlined and strike hard. These hieroglyphic predators are also caught on lures. Weighing more than 50 pounds, they are strong fish to catch. The leopard or jundia catfish is a piece of dynamite for a fish of its size. On average, it weighs 15 pounds, but specimens of 25 pounds have also been caught here.
The redtail catfish is one of the hardest fighting catfish in the entire Amazon in relation to its size. An 80 lbs redtail will drag you all over the river and make your reel work hard. Jau catfish are the rottweilers of the river and live under the rocks and in the fast water and will take your bait deep into their caves! The king of all catfish is the lau-lau or also called piraiba. This fish can weigh over 400 pounds and when hooked, it can take off at a speed of up to 40 miles per hour. So it may take you some time to land one of these huge fish.
There are also many other species to be caught here for the keen angler who is prepared to go the extra mile. Anglers can catch nut, fruit and berry-eating fish all day long, such as large red and silver pacu, couti, aracus and many more of these species. All these smaller species also make great fresh bait for catfish fishing! These strange and wonderful species are all perfect to catch here with for example corn, nuts, fruit, potatoes, fish strips or freshwater snails.
Are you interested in joining this fishing trip of a lifetime? Then simply contact
us and we will sort out a period that best suits you.