Exploring the Amazon
Acute Angling has long focused on the exploration of new waters. Some of the most exciting waters we've found have their origin in Brazil's Guyana Shield highlands. Coursing down through ancient, weather-softened mountain ranges, they contain populations of some of the fiercest fishes on the planet. We've sampled many of them and we've found our favorites.
The upper Travessão River, isolated by impassable waterfalls below and within a protected Indian reservation above, had long beckoned us as a potentially outstanding variety fishery. Today, we operate full scale fishing trips within its most interesting and varied sections.
The Travessão's isolated waters hold a true potpourri of Amazon species. Big, ugly trairao up to 40 pounds, bicuda over 3 feet long, hieroglyphic patterned sorubim and the biggest black piranha we've ever seen haunt the narrow upper reaches, while the wider central section holds peacock bass in the shallows and trophy payara in the quick running rocky areas. Deep holes harbor a contingent of giant Amazon catfish.
Each year, we operate exploratory trips to other high-gradient rivers, as well. We've already explored several of Brazil's eastern Guyana Shield rivers. These majestic rivers hold payara, pirapitinga, bicuda, sorubim, jau, big pacu, peacock bass and more.
If you're not afraid of adventure and you're looking for some extreme fishing excitement, then join us on the wild and isolated Travessão or one of our yearly exploratory voyages and become among the first outsiders to experience these eerily beautiful lands.