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THE AMAZON'S FOUR (4) BEST "ALL-INCLUSIVE" FISHING ADVENTURES
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FROM GIANT TROPHIES TO ASTOUNDING VARIETY - ACUTE ANGLING DELIVERS THE AMAZON LIKE NO ELSE CAN

Fishing Dreams

OUR GOAL IS TO DELIVER OUR ANGLER'S FISHING DREAMS.

FISHER-LADIES

OUR FISHER-LADIES ALSO CATCH THE TROPHIES THAT ANGLERS DREAM OF!

FISHER-KIDS

EVEN OUR FISHER-KIDS CATCH THE TROPHIES THAT ANGLERS DREAM OF!

AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY

ACUTE ANGLING BRINGS YOU TO THE AMAZON’S UNPARALLELED AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY

SORUBIM

SORUBIM—THE CATFISH THAT TAKES A LURE OR A FLY

PAYARA

GIANT PAYARA—THE FANGED MONSTER OF FAST-WATER

WOLFISH

GIANT WOLFISH—ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST UNDERRATED SPORTFISH

PIRAIBA

GIANT PIRAIBA—THE AMAZON’S 300+ POUND RIVER MONSTER

22 POUND PACA

A RARE 22 POUND “PACA” FROM OUR RIO CURICURIARI GIANT PEACOCK FISHERY

Cyril

WE DESIGN OUR TRIPS TO MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY AND OPTIMIZE YOUR AMAZON EXPERIENCE

FLOATPLANE

OUR FLOATPLANE ACCESSED TRIPS ARE DESIGNED AROUND AN 8 ANGLER GROUP SIZE

FLY FISHING

WE FEATURE EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO SOME OF THE AMAZON’S PREMIER FLY FISHING DESTINATIONS

Bungalows Moving

MOBILITY IS THE KEY TO ACCESSING OPTIMAL FISHING CONDITIONS

CATCH AND RELEASE

CATCH AND RELEASE ENSURES THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS ENJOY THESE FIERCE FISHES

The Best in Amazon Fishing Trips - "All-Inclusive" with "Turn-Key" Trip Support

All-Inclusive - Bring 3 changes of clothes and your toothbrush, we provide the rest

“All-Inclusive”, “Turn-key” Trip Packages
An Acute Angling trip means no loose ends, no surprise costs! Everything you need (except international airfare) is provided in our price.

  • Fishing tackle — High-end graphite rods, top-shelf Shimano reels, lures, lines and rigging
  • All Hotel stays on our standard itinerary
  • Charter flights to and from the fishery
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Open bar, in each of our accommodations
  • Complete pre-trip support services
  • IMG trip cancellation insurance covers your trip (up to age 75)
  • Global Rescue - Complete jungle to home extraction (up to age 75)
TURN-KEY TRIP PACKAGE Your Personal On-line Portal ENSURES YOU’RE PREPARED

Our top priority - providing the highest quality fishing experience possible

Superior Productivity - Our primary focus is meeting & exceeding your fishing expectations

The best time to fish the Amazon is during the falling water phase of its flood pulse. This varies with location. Giant peacock bass range from the lower Madeira through the Rio Negro basin; a 1200 mile arc. We access optimal fishing conditions by moving through that arc, following the dropping water. We use our 4 operations to move through the Amazon’s varied waters, giving us excellent fishing conditions from August through March. Each has its own logistical mechanism to access optimal water levels and conditions at different times in different regions. In short, any date we schedule is at the optimal time in the area it moves into as the season progresses.

ABSOLUTE MOBILITY Our Fishing Operations move Through the Basin to ensure optimal fishing conditions

Book with no worries - You're fully covered by IMG Travel Insurance and Global Rescue Extraction

Fully-Insured - Our price includes complete travel insurance for your trip from IMG Global



Complete Travel Insurance and Extraction Coverage are automatically provided as part of our “All-Inclusive” package.

  • Exclusive! IMG trip cancellation insurance. Covers the full price of your Acute Angling trip — Value (if you had to buy it yourself) = $295 to $500 (or much more), depending on client’s age (limited to anglers up to age 75).

  • Exclusive! Global Rescue Plan. - Complete jungle to home extraction — Value (if you had to buy it) = $119 for 1 week coverage (limited to anglers up to age 75)
Global Rescue - Complete jungle to home extraction plan

All Acute Angling trips feature air-conditioned comfort, private bathrooms and hot showers.

Total-Comfort: Fully Air-Conditioned, Private Bathrooms and Hot Showers in Each Cabin

This Ain’t Roughin' it!

What does all this stuff about air-conditioning, comfortable lounges, electrical outlets, private bathrooms and hot showers have to do with fishing, anyhow? Shouldn't you be sleeping on the ground and roughing it to have access to great fishing like this?

Not at all! We use our specially designed systems to get you to the absolute best fishing waters without the roughin’ it part. Comfortable, relaxed and rested anglers recharge their fishing mojo every evening and all night through so they can maximize their fishing fun and effectiveness every single day. Spoil yourself!

Cabin options range from economical double occupancy to elegant couples suites

Gourmet Food – Fine Wines

GOURMET MEALS Appetizers, Salads, Soups and Desserts with Main Course Options



Our Trips are Top Shelf

We provide a full range of quality wines, featuring Argentinian Malbecs, Chilean cabernets and Portuguese Alentejos.

Our fully-equipped kitchens and trained chefs produce an Amazon dining experience second to none.

Our well-stocked open bar is always available.

Everyone leaves us fat and happy!

Fine Wines Portugal and South America's best Malbec, Cabernet, Alentejo

First-Class service and a polished professional staff

FIRST-CLASS SERVICE  You're not “roughing it” on an Acute Angling trip, your every need attended to

Our operations are staffed by full teams of highly-trained and experienced professionals.   We’ve been operating Amazon trips for decades and carefully polished the pieces that make up our complex programs. But the Amazon is a really complicated place. So there are always new challenges to address and new improvements to make. What better way to do it than by putting all of our heads together to find the best way forward. Each season, our Acute Angling team members arrive from their far flung home towns (some as far as two days by boat), to spend several days together at a concentrated team meeting. They work, dine and relax together at our home-base hotel, where we review every aspect of our business process and trip parameters. We all return home better able to work together and understanding better how to satisfy our anglers.

52 HIGHLY TRAINED STAFF, Dedicated to your satisfaction and with decades of experience, Polished Professionals

Full-time professional guides – Top-shelf, high-tech fishing tackle

Highly Experienced, They may be getting long in the tooth, but their years of experience will ensure your FISHING SUCCESS





Our fishing trips are designed to maximize your fishing success.

Fishing success anywhere depends on fishing knowledge; local, technical and tactical, and fishing gear appropriate for its purpose; balanced, dependable and sophisticated. We provide the best of both to ensure that we meet your fishing expectations.

HIGH-END GEAR   - We use top-shelf Shimano reels, Okuma Carbon-fiber Rods, PowerPro Line, CAREFULLY MAINTAINED

Some of our fisheries are exclusive, some isolated, some gigantic; All are spectacular!

Indian Reservations  - Contractual partnerships with tribal associations ensure exclusivity, UNTOUCHED PRIVATE WATERS


An Authentic Amazon Experience

We don’t fish at the base of dams or in polluted waters or commercial waterways. You don’t have to travel to the Amazon to experience that. We understand that part of the attraction of an exotic fishing trip is experiencing beautiful vistas, uncrowded waters and untouched wilderness.

So we go the extra mile to bring you to exclusive Indian reservations or remote hinterlands or protected public parkland so that your trip comes complete with an authentic Amazon wilderness experience.

GORGEOUS SCENERY – From placid lowlands to high gradient mountain cascades YOU'LL EXPERIENCE PRISTINE WILDERNESS

The world's most powerful fish – The world's best freshwater fishing

INCREDIBLE TOPWATER ACTION - Baitcasting or Spinning Tackle - Your Every Need Attended To



Pound for pound, peacock bass are the world’s most powerful freshwater fish.


Right behind them come an entire range of other incredible exotic species that will challenge any other fishing experiences you’ve ever had.

Nowhere else can you experience the bone-rattling topwater explosions of giant peacock bass, the arm-straining power of Amazon catfish or the line stretching, hand-to-hand combat of tangling with any of these river monsters on a fly rod.

WORLD-CLASS FLY FISHING - Expert Fly Fishing Guides - SUPERB FLY FISHERIES

More than just fishing, our trips provide a broad Amazon experience

NATIVE VILLAGE VISITS - Learn how other peoples live - FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE

In-trip extra activities
Sure, some anglers won’t give up a moment of fishing time … we get that. But for those wanting more than just fishing, we offer a whole range of included Amazon experiences to round out your trip.

  • catfishing
  • visits to local villages
  • jungle hikes
  • informative seminars
  • shore lunches
  • spotlighting adventures
  • Brazilian barbecues
  • kayak fishing
UNIQUE TRIP EXTRAS  - Seminars, shore lunches, Jungle hikes and more - AMAZONIA IMMERSION

Safety is our priority – Satellite Communication, Navigational Electronics and First-Aid Training

GARMIN IN-REACH - Each fishing boat Equipped with GPS Tracking Systems with Satellite communication – FULL ON-BOARD ELECTRONICS

For over 25 years, Acute Angling has enjoyed fishing seasons free of serious injury in our operations

…but… you never know when an emergency can occur. So, like the Boy Scout’s motto, we want to “be prepared”. As part of our yearly, week-long team-building meetings, our entire staff has attended a thorough first aid training course recognized by the American Safety & Health Institute and headed by Dr. Sidney Chalub. They are certified in a full-range of areas, from simple wounds to CPR and we value their expertise with real pride in important skills well-learned and the enhanced safety and security of our clients.

FIRST-AID EXPERTISE - Our entire staff is professionally trained in First-Aid techniques – FROM BAND-AIDS TO CPR

We guide you every step of the way from the moment you reserve your trip

Complete Pre-trip Information
International Flight Reservations
Available Passport Services
Dedicated U.S. Support Staff
Airport Pick-up and Transfer
Arrival Night Hotel Stay
Dedicated Manaus Concierge
Transfer to Charter Flight to Fishery

We help you every step of the way

Federally Authorized Charter Flights
Dedicated English Speaking Host(ess)
Orientation on Arrival in the Fishery
Daily Laundry and Room Service
Chefs, Waiters, Bartenders at your service
Charter Flight Return to Manaus
Hotel day Room on Return
Transfer to International Airport

We are a fully insured, vertically integrated company – you can book with confidence

U.S. Owned and Registered Corporation
Brazilian Registered Operating Subsidiary
We are the Owner of our Accommodations
We are the Operator of our Trips
We are the Outfitter for our Anglers
We are the Organizer of our Trip Schedules
We Carry Full Liability Insurance
Our Equipment is Fully Documented

Recognized by Bass Pro Shops and Cabella's Club for Providing Superior Customer Service and Outstanding Hospitality

We are Authorized Indigenous Partners
We provide Community Help and Support
World’s Most Knowledgeable Operator
Recognized as a Signature Outfitter
Routine Customer E-news and Newsletters
Unique, Tailored Trip Add-ons
Broadest Access to Exotic Amazon Species
The Best Value in Amazon Fishing

The New Blackwater Adventurer

Rio Curicuriari – World Record Peacock Bass – An Exclusive Indian Reservation trip. We Probe the Amazon's last Frontier for the biggest of all Peacocks on a river with secrets yet to be discovered. Available during Spring and October only.

Rio Negro Basin – Plentiful Peacock Bass – Intimate Group Size – On our new, luxurious flagship. From December through February. Floatplane arrival, mobility and accessibility provide the best mix of characteristics for Amazon fishing.

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BWA Floating Hotel

The Blackwater Adventurer
Our Floating Luxury Hotel

BWA Bruce Manalio Giant

Join us in the “Land of the Giants”
A world record potential fishery

BWA Holy Grail

This is the trip for the angler who is in pursuit of
the holy grail, the 20 lb. peacock bass.

BWA Extraordinary Fishing

The fishing here is extraordinary!

BWA Roomy Cabins

Roomy cabins with high ceilings,
big windows and plenty of storage space

BWA Gourmet Meals

Enjoy gourmet meals and fine wines
in our beautiful dinning room

BWA Upper Deck

Relax on our upper deck
at our fully stocked open bar.

Blackwater Adventurer Floating Luxury Hotel

In Pursuit of the World Record

RIO NEGRO Trip Curicuriari Trip
BWE-Yacht

The Blackwater Explorer
Our Peacock Bass Mothership

BWE-LIttle kid

Little kid, big fish, big smile!
Mom's Even Happier!

BWE Upper Deck

Enjoy a cocktail at our upper deck bar
after a hard day of fighting powerful peacock bass

BWE Ladies Rule

Somehow, the ladies rule when it comes to big fish!
On The Super-productive Blackwater Explorer

BWE Dining Room

Our spacious dining room
is the site of memorable gourmet meals

BWE Stoked

Come join us for the fishing trip of a lifetime!
All the TV Fishing Stars do!

The Blackwater Explorer

Rio Negro Basin – Peacock Bass - Size and Productivity –Fish for the world's most exciting gamefish while living aboard the beautiful, comfortably air-conditioned, "Blackwater Explorer" yacht.

Rio Igapó Acu – Peacock Bass – High Numbers – Extremely high daily catch averages (from 30 - 100 or more a day!). Trophy fish in the teens are common and occasional fish of 20 lbs. are encountered

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Blackwater Explorer - Elegant Amazon Yacht

Great Mobility - Consistent Productivity

RIO NEGRO Trip Igapó AÇu Trip

Fly-In Floating Bungalows

Rio Negro Basin – Trophy Peacock Bass – Daily catch averages (from 15 - 30+ per day). World-record size Cichla temensis peacock bass are found in the Rio Negro basin. If you seek a giant trophy, this trip can deliver it.

Rio Matupiri – Superb fly fishing & conventional tackle productivity – This might just be the best fly-fishing destination in the Amazon! Experience great fly-rod action and conventional tackle fishing success in this protected Indian reservation fishery.

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FFB-Floating Bungalows

Our remote fly-in
Floating Bungalows

FFB Jenny Beach

Our Fly-in floating bungalow trips
take you to spectacular remote fisheries

FFB Roomy Cabins

Comfortable (10' x 15') cabins with room to relax
and plenty of storage space.

FFB Cooks

Our amazing, culinary-school trained cooks
provide gourmet quality food.

FFB Hancock Trophy

These remote fisheries hold some of the
largest peacock bass you can encounter.

FFB Barbecue

Enjoy a Brazilian barbecue,or "churrasco"
at an elegant beach-front cookout.

Floating Bungalows - Remote Floating Bungalows

Trophy Peacock Bass - Remote Headwaters Access

RIO NEGRO Trip Rio Matupiri Trip
MSL-Lodge

Our rustic air-conditioned lodge
World's best destination for exotic Amazon variety

MSL species names

Fast-water Peacocks, Giant Catfish, Fanged Payara,
Monster Wolfish, Bicuda, Pacu, Piranha & More!

Peacock Bass

The Rio Travessao boasts a burly fast-water peacock
Feisty Cichla vazzoleri can reach 14 pounds here

MSL split room

Remote, Pristine, Amazon adventure,
with comfortable cabins and first-class service.

MSL Dozen species

Over a dozen spectacular gamefish species
including the Fanged Monster of Fast-Water, Payara!

MSL Great Food

We bake our own bread, prepare your eggs to order,
& even serve churrasco in rodizio restaurant style.

MSL Catfish central

The Rio Travessao is "catfish central"!
5 species of Giant cats, like this big redtail...

MSL Piraiba

...or the mighty Piraiba!

Amazon Multi-Species Lodge

Rio Travessão Variety Trip – Amazon River Monsters – Over a dozen of the world’s most exciting gamefish, the biggest, baddest and most monstrous species of them all are here; all together, and ready to fight. Preserved in an Indian reservation and protected from outside access by rapids and waterfalls, this unique fishery provides anglers with more than just an exciting fishing trip … this is a true Amazon adventure.

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Variety Species Lodge - Rustic Amazon Lodge

Amazon River Monsters – Exclusive Indian Reserve

Rio Travessão Variety TRIP

ALL ABOUT AMAZON PEACOCK BASS

Angler's Guide to the Giant Catfish of the Amazon