Season: October 26, 2013 to April 12, 2014. The program operates on set dates (Saturday to Saturday) during the season.
Capacity: 12 anglers per week
Fly-fishermen from around the world have been astounded and charmed by the spectacular and unspoiled rain forest surroundings and of course by the ultimate fly-fishing experience of sight-fishing for the jungle’s fiercest fighting fish; the Peacock Bass. In addition to the Peacock Bass, fishermen can fish for Pirahna, Pirarucu, Aruana, Pacu, Arowana and the countless other species that inhabit the Agua Boa.
The Agua Boa Amazon Lodge's aim to make your entire fly fishing experience even more memorable than ever before. The Agua Boa is the only fly-fishing only river in Brazil. This coveted designation was granted after lengthy negotiations with the regional government and allows us to provide quality fishing throughout the season. All of the fishing is done with single, barbless hooks. We think the proof of the success of our approach lies with the fact that our anglers’ catch rates do not fluctuate between the beginning of the season and the end.
Our goal is for you to enjoy every minute of your stay, from arrival until the minute you leave. We hope you will agree that once you have visited the Agua Boa, every other jungle fishing experience will pale in comparison.
The Agua Boa Amazon Lodge, formally known as Royal Amazon Lodge, is located on the Agua Boa River in the northwest portion of the Amazon Basin, Brazil. This lodge offers the unique opportunity to sight-cast with a fly rod in a clear-water, white sand-bottom river for large marauding peacock bass. The Agua Boa is a shallow river with many white sand bars and flats. Bass prowl these flats in search of baitfish and can be cast to like an overly aggressive bonefish from a poled flat-bottom boat. While there are many large fish in the main river system, huge numbers as well as large fish can be found in the oxbow lakes and lagoons that line the river's edge. On some days guides will run to a particular point on the river and leave the boat for a short trek on a jungle trail to an isolated lake. You will have the opportunity to see monkeys, macaws, parrots, tortes and other rain forest sights on these walks. Upon arrival at the chosen lake, another flat-bottom boat awaits that is outfitted with a paddle and push pole. Some of these boats have motors; however, most lakes do not require them due to their size and depth. When fishing these areas, anglers can expect to spend a portion of the day there and the rest hunting fish on the river. The river, lakes and lagoons can be fished in several ways, either with floating line and poppers or shallow-running flies for some aggressive visual action and with intermediate and full-sinking lines in the deeper sections for large fish.