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With Amazon-Angler.com’s unbridled knowledge gained from 20 years of fishing and working in the Amazon, and with great local recourses behind us, we’ll be hosting small groups of anglers deep into unspoilt rainforest, on the Essequibo River and one of its main tributaries, the Siparuni River, exploring even more Amazonian waters in beautiful Guyana.
Apart from local subsistence fishing, these wild river systems have areas that have rarely seen a rod or line. These beautiful rivers run through virgin rainforest, cascading over huge rocks and boulders, creating deep pools and runs for Giant Cats and many other predatory species of fish to be caught on baits, lures and flies.
Our Jaguar Explorer Camp trip offers so much to do and see for solo anglers, couples, fishing partners and families (with kids of 9yrs and above).
Based on the main Essequibo River way below the Kurupukari crossing, we will also fish the Siparuni River which is a main tributary of the Essequibo. We have many miles to explore, and this is an exciting area to fish.
Each of our anglers will have their own big-man tent 10ft x 9ft x 6ft 6in tall with a mattress all to themselves. That’s more than enough to fit you and all your gear inside!!
Our camp is set up under the trees in the shade with a great view of the river to wake up to. Our ‘safari-camp kitchen’ supplies our guests with wholesome camp cooking and with three square meals a day.
Day 1: Arrive in Cheddi Jagan International airport in Georgetown, transfer and overnight at hotel/guesthouse.
Day 2: Depart Ogle airport early afternoon via charter to local airstrip. Onwards by boat to Camp 1.
Day 3 - 11: Nine (9) days guided fishing, overnight at camp in tented accommodations.
Day 12: Depart camp early morning by boat back to airstrip and onwards flight to Ogle airport and overnight at hotel/guesthouse.
Day 12: Transfer to international airport for flight home.
COSTS pp for six full fishing days and 9 nights: USD$3,250
COSTS pp for nine full fishing days and 12 nights: USD$3,950
Single supplements can be quoted for
12 nights with two nights at hotel/guesthouse on 1st day of arrival and night of return from jungle, return flights GT/jungle airstrip/GT, 10 nights at camp with nine full days guided fishing, daily laundry, local transfers, all meals, water, soft drinks and six beers a day per angler (any more beers required needs pre-ordering).
* Reduce above agenda by 3 days if taking 6 day fishing trip.
International airfares, tipping (we insist on USD $150 per person to be divided between guides and camp staff), meals and drinks other than in camp, liquor or other drinks other than above, costs associated with medical advice and medications for your trip, lures, fishing tackle etc. There is also a $25 village community fee which is to be paid at the end of the trip to the camp manager.
* Prices are stated as a guide and may be subject to currency and seasonal variations. Please inquire for exact prices for the dates you are interested in.
** International flights to Georgetown, Guyana are not included, but we can help you arrange them..
Terms and conditions of payments: 50% as deposit on reservation, 50% due 90 days before arrival in GT.
Through our travel agent partners we are able to secure excellent rates for all your international and domestic flights and travel insurance that are not included in our packages.
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There is such a diversity of predatory species to be caught in these rivers. With lures, flies, jigs, spoons, cut baits and other baits, dozens of different fish will keep the avid angler busy the whole trip. Our top species count to date is 26!!
There are hard-fighting ‘Yellow’ Peacock Bass, tough prehistoric-looking Hymara or Wolf Fish, slash-and-grab Payara/Vampire Fish and the Pike-like Bicuda, Monkey Fish/Arowana, Giant Black Piranhas and Coby/Pescada.
MONSTER Cats dwell here in the depths and all can be caught on cutbait, livebait or whole dead fish. Surubim or Shovel-nosed Tiger Cats, Leopard or Jundia Cats, Redtails, Jau and the King of all our Cats, the Giant Freshwater Shark/Lau-lau /Piraiba.
And we have the Holy Grail of all Amazonian fish, the Giant Arapaima that can be caught on big flies, lures, live and dead bait.
There are so many other species for the avid angler to catch who is willing to go that extra mile. Anglers can catch nut, fruit and berry-eating fish like big Red and Silver Pacu, Couti, Aracu and many more scaled species all day long. All these smaller scaled species make for great fresh Catfish bait too!
The weird and wonderful are also still to be discovered by many foreign fishermen and we have them all. Plenty of European anglers enjoy what is classified as ‘coarse fishing’, and an angler could easily ‘bag-up’ with sweetcorn, nuts, fruits, potato, fish strips or freshwater snails.
* Any fishing can be affected in many different ways, by storms and water levels, droughts and water temperatures, moon phases etc. Whilst we guarantee catching fish, we cannot guarantee 100% great fishing.
Essequibo River and Siparuni River
Guyana (ex-British Guyana)
September - April
Tented 'safari'-style camping
Arapaima, ‘Yellow’ Peacock Bass, Bicuda, Hymara / Wolf Fish ~ Payara ~ big Black Piranha, Pescada / Cobi ~ Couti ~ huge Red Pacu and Silver Pacu ~ MONSTER Lau/Freshwater Shark / Piraiba Cats ~ Redtail Cats ~ Tiger / Shovel nosed Cats ~ Jandia Cats & many other incidental species
Adventure jungle fishing
from $3,250 to $3,950 *
6 or 9 days fishing
No of Days
We fish from September to April inclusive. Days are typically warm with temperature over 70º F at night and 80-90º F during the day, but it feels cooler most of the time due to plenty of breeze during the day.
Please remember, this is fishing in the Tropics and we advise clients to bring a lightweight rain jacket/suit as it can get chilly when temperatures drop during a storm.
As we are fishing in clean, low pH water, there are generally few or no mosquitos or biting insects, although no-see-ums can be a nuisance on overcast days. A high DEET-content insect repellent is advisable.