Incredible Numbers - Constant Action with Fly or Conventional Tackle

Matupiri Reserve - Exclusive Reserve Fishery

Incredible Numbers - Constant Action with Fly or Conventional Tackle

Matupiri Reserve - Late August to Mid October

Blackwater Yachts

Arrive by charter flight and enjoy the full-featured comfort and security of a modern, air-conditioned mothership while you fish for the world's largest  Peacock Bass in the heart of the spectacular Brazilian Amazon.

On the Elegant Blackwater Yachts

Giant Peacock Bass (Cichla temensis)

Central Amazon Basin

Matupiri Reserve

Late August - Mid-October

Accomodation Type
Air-Conditioned Yacht

Hosted By
Lilian Da Silvia/Jose Abelenda

Private Cabins

Enjoying an evening on the Blackwater Explorer after a long day of fishing for Peacock Bass

per angler

Private Cabins

There a high numbers of Peacock Bass avialable in the Igapó Açu fishery.
Igapó Açu Reserve Peacock Bass Fishing Trip Information

The Igapó Açu fishery is accessed by floatplane, and an example of the fishing boats used on this trip.
Igapó Açu Reserve - Blackwater Explorer Peacock Bass Fishing trip images

Incredible Numbers - Great Fly Fishing
Gigantic Exclusive Indigenous Reserve

The Focus

Incredible Numbers | Constant Action | Protected Reserve

Put simply, this is the Amazon's most numerically productive fishing trip. Our motherships enjoy exclusive access to the gigantic, hyper-productive Matupiri Reserve. The comfortable yacht's great mobility allows us to roam more than 300 miles of majestic waters with isolated lagoons, winding tributaries and lazy creeks. Optimal fishing conditions occur here from mid-August through mid-October and the fish know it!

Peacok bass caught on the Igapó Açu trip.

If you're looking for constant action and incredible productivity on any tackle type, then this is the trip for you. Extremely high daily catch averages (from 30 - 100 or more a day!). Incomparable productivity on the fly in the Amazon's premiere fly fishing destination. Trophy fish in the teens are common, but fish over 20 lbs. are rare here.

Private, air-conditioned cabins – Limited to 8 anglers per group with floatplane only access, private bathrooms, hot showers. This trip fills up a year in advance, so make your plans early!

The Blackwater Harpy Eagle in the Igapó Açu reserve.
The Blackwater Harpy Eagle accommodations.

Matupiri Reserve – Blackwater Explorer Yacht

What's Included

All of the following are included with the price of this “all-inclusive” trip:

  • Comprehensive travel insurance for our clients (up to age 75) is provided via IMG Insurance.
  • Comprehensive Medical and site Evacuation services are provided via Global Rescue.
  • Airport assistance and transfers
  • Overnight at our Manaus home-base hotel.
  • Six (6) + days of fishing
  • Seven (7) nights on the Blackwater Explorer
  • Double or single occupancy cabin
  • Gourmet meals; fine wines
  • Well-stocked open bar
  • Charter flights
  • Fishing licenses, lures, rods & reels
  • Guided fishing (2 anglers/ boat)
  • Dayroom at our Manaus home-base hotel

What's Not Included:

The only things that aren’t included in our packages are discretionary tipping and flights provided by commercial airlines. However, we will be happy to arrange and book your flights for you, with no service charge, as part of our “turn-key” trip package:

  • International air transportation. We recommend that you use our free service to arrange and book your international flights.
  • Tipping — discretionary
  • Passports — required
  • Visas — no visa is required for U.S., Canada and Australia.

additional FREE services, external services & Upgrades:

Acute Angling provides these additional  services, options and upgrades for its clients as part of our turn-key trip package:

  • We will arrange and book your international flights for you, no charge.
  • All fishing tackle needed for this trip is included at no charge - Rods, reels, lines, even lures and fishing licenses are provided
  • Complete passport and visa service is available from ItsEasy Visa Services.
  • Single boat reservation upgrades are available upon request.


Fish the wonderful Matupiri Reserve - The Ultimate Numbers Destination - on the comfortably air-conditioned, "Blackwater" yachts.

We focus on delivering an experience that lives up to our angler’s expectations. That means we’re very careful to accurately describe our trips … and we’re totally comfortable with identifying the Matupiri Reserve region as a remarkable numbers fishery … for fly and conventional anglers alike. It never fails to deliver quantity, while delivering consistent quality; great numbers, plenty of fish in the teens and a well-earned reputation as one of the Amazon’s premiere fly fishing destinations.  It’s nice to be able to under-promise and over-deliver and this fishery lets us do just that. This is the place to go if constant action is your preference. Although fish here rarely exceed 20 pounds, nowhere else can anglers encounter such an embarrassment of riches. Space is limited on this trip and is usually filled at least a year in advance. If this sounds like the trip for you, call now to reserve your space for the season after next—because next season is already almost completely full!

Our great mobility allows us to access three rivers and a huge flooded forest lake in this pristine, unpressured fishery. over 350 miles of exclusive, majestic, fish holding waters with hidden lagoons, winding creeks and placid lakes. We concentrate on the areas with optimal water levels and productivity during each part of our eight week season here. Our "turn-on-a-dime" flexibility allows us to find great fishing on every one of our trips. We boast extremely high daily catch averages. Great top water action and superb fly fishing opportunities. Return each evening to the comfort and security of the Blackwater Explorer.


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Peacock Bass Fishing on the Blackwater Explorer Yacht


The beautiful Blackwater Explorer

Built to fish - The "Blackwater Explorer" is one of the most attractive yachts sailing the Amazon basin. Her classic and graceful "Amazonian Regional" design blends perfectly with the pristine blackwater habitat she calls home. But more importantly, she's been built to fish. Her broad beam maximizes her functional interior space while keeping her length manageably short. This gives her great maneuverability, letting her safely and easily penetrate into inaccessible, meandering headwaters streams. The yacht's impressively low draft (she displaces only 1.2 meters) allows her to readily pass shallow sandbars and obstructions that would keep less efficiently designed boats back in port.

Designed for fishermen - The Blackwater Explorer was designed for fishermen. Her well-organized debarkation deck lets a full group of anglers get started on their fishing day quickly, without crowding, fuss or confusion. The debarkation deck's waterline exit lets you walk right onto your fishing boat, with no ladders to climb. All of your fishing gear and take-along items can remain right at hand and be ready to go when you are. We've done our homework and we've designed the best purpose-built sportfishing vessel in the Amazon. Luxurious and Comfortable - The Explorer is a fishing mothership of the highest caliber. The list of her luxurious features is long. Here are just a few.

  1. Private bathrooms w/sink, toilet and hot shower in each cabin.
  2. Roomy cabins with plenty of storage space.
  3. Two meter high ceilings. Gone are the days when six-footers have to duck.
  4. Huge (6 and 1/2 x 7 meter) common area. Spacious dining room and lots of walk-around space.
  5. Big, wide, non-slip stairwells.
  6. Cabin doors open directly to outside spaces.
  7. Shallow draft for improved access - almost 1/2 meter less than typical Amazon yachts. The Explorer can fish areas we've never accessed before.

Comfort and Security - The "Blackwater Explorer" will take you to some of the world's most remote fisheries, with more comfort than anyone could expect hundreds of miles away from the last vestiges of civilization. Hot showers, private bathrooms, personal air-conditioners, 110VAC in each cabin, reading lamps, storage cabinets - who could expect all this on an Amazon fishing adventure? You should! Spend your day on fast bass boats fishing in productive, hidden backwaters, then return each evening to the comfort and security of the Blackwater Explorer. Added to this, the high level of personal service provided by our staff and the dedicated fishing expertise provide by our guides make the Blackwater Explorer the ultimate way to access the incredible Amazon peacock bass.

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Sample Itinerary

The Blackwater Explorer yacht — Matupiri Reserve

Day 0 — International Travel
Depart U.S. via International flight. Arrive in Manaus, time depending on your itinerary. After clearing customs, our transfer guide will meet you and bring you to our Manaus home-base hotel, where you’ll overnight.

Day 1 — Transfer to Yacht
Board our floatplane to the yacht in the early AM. Arrive before midday and receive a thorough orientation, then relax and enjoy lunch and get ready for an afternoon of fishing.

Day 2 through Day 7
Six full days of fishing. Your angling day begins with a 5:30 AM wake up call followed by breakfast at 6:00 AM. Your guide will be ready to depart at first light, although you can remain aboard the yacht at your leisure. Relax for an hour at lunchtime each day. Return to the yacht by 5:00 PM for appetizers, drinks and bragging, followed by a delicious dinner. Jungle hikes and spotlighting trips can be arranged.

Day 8
Early morning, take the floatplane back to Manaus, arriving before noon. Depending on your international flight itinerary, relax in a dayroom at our Manaus home base hotel or arrange a city tour of Manaus or head to the airport to depart Manaus via your International flight.

NOTE - Trip dates and Itineraries may vary depending on air carriers schedules and availability.

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Current Availability

Matupiri Reserve - Exclusive Reserve Fishery

Note – We will have two boats fishing in the Matupiri Reserve for the 20232 season, the Blackwater Explorer and the Harpy Eagle yachts.

Fall 2023 Trips

The Harpy Eagle *See Note Above

Trip No. Departure Area Returns Price Availability

The Blackwater Explorer *See Note Above

Trip No. Departure Area Returns Price Availability

Fall 2024 Trips

The Harpy Eagle *See Note Above

Trip No. Departure Area Returns Price Availability

The Blackwater Explorer *See Note Above

Trip No. Departure Area Returns Price Availability
JI-07 Oct 4, 2024 Matupiri Reserve Oct 11, 2024 $6995 4 Openings

Booking Info

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