Rio Teles Pirez

Amazon

2004

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Fish everywhere Piums everywhere else

 
2004 and our third Amazon trip, this one to some tributaries of the Tapajos system. Again it took a lot of travelling on internal flights, busses and car journeys to get here. Both Clearwater and Blackwater rivers, rapids, lagoons and quiet backwaters.

A veritable fishy paradise, well, it would be a paradise if it wasn't for the swarms of piums/sandflys that relentlessly attacked every bit of exposed skin. We should have noted immediately that everyone was in long trousers, long shirts, and even GLOVES!  

 
   
This was a 'Lodge' trip, a bit of  luxury for a change. Pousada Mantega is where we stayed, and highly recommended both for the fishing, and the facilities.. air con, great food, excellent guides. And a good variety of habitats and fish Cachora, Corvina, Bicuda, Tucunare, Jundia, Jau, Caparari, Barbado . . . and more
   
The tucunare
   
The catfish
   
And some other fishes,Bicuda, Corvina, Black Piranha

 

   
And the Cachorra
   
 
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