Amazon Peacock Bass Flood Fishing

Amazon Flood Fishing - by Colin Roberts - Fishing Wild Magazine

Colin Roberts

Col Roberts is a modern-day Australian renaissance man. Renowned down under as a fishing writer and photographer of wild images, Colin is also an internationally recognized TV fishing personality (Discovery UK) and editor of the extraordinary fishing magazine, Fishing Wild. As if that weren't enough to keep anyone busy, he is a respected Magistrate (judge) in his home territory of Western Australia.

Amazon Flood Fishing

Recently, Acute Angling and Colin Roberts put together a unique, custom-designed adventure to savor the best of tropical America's fishing flavors. The 3- week marathon quickly became known as the "Great Trilogy". Accompanied by a troupe of fellow Aussies, Col Roberts and Paul Reiss led the way from the wild heart of the Brazilian wilderness to the most luxurious redoubt of Costa Rican elegance, fighting and landing the fierce fishes of South America all along the way.

"Fishing Wild" Magazine

To read more about The Great Trilogy, be sure to get your hands on Colin Roberts' spectacular fishing travel magazine. 'Fishing Wild' is devoted to discovering new fisheries worldwide. Published in a unique format, its 20+ page articles provide extraordinary detail, world-class photography and a layout suitable to an Ansel Adams coffee-table book (which we've tried to reproduce here). For more information visit Colin Roberts' website at


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Unusual payara on a peacock bass trip


Anglers can travel half way around the world only to bomb out with the weather. Not all is lost in the Amazon as a quick switch in plans ensured Col Roberts and his crew found large numbers of peacock bass despite the flooded conditions.

Contemplating a safe anchorage for the night near the mouth of the Caures River beneath a storm laden sky