Peacocks and Rocks

Peacocks and Rocks - 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.

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

Peacocks and Rocks - by Colin Roberts - Fishing Wild Magazine

Not all fishing trips go to plan - especially when it involves venturing into the remotest jungles of Northern Brazil where only a handful of whites have been before. Despite initial adversities, Col Roberts survived the ordeal to report on an unbelievable fishery for Amazonian sportfish including the discovery of a probable new species of peacock bass, encounters with snakes and an amazing cultural experience being guided by local Indian custodians of lands hitherto now, locked in a time warp.

Probing the fast water in search of the fabled 'toothy' payara at the Rio Travessao rock-bar. It also doubled as one of our camp sites - although frequented by anacondas.

The unusual trairao makes one last leap before being landed. Loading up in readiness for a day's fishing at Rio Travessao rock-bar. Applying the boga grips to a nice peacock bass taken in a quiet backwater. Casting to random rocks as a fine jungle mist envelopes the river.