Peacock Bass Fishing Cabin Train

Rod & Gun Resources and our outfitter literally pioneered Brazil Peacock Bass fishing, exploring remote headwater rivers for over 30 years. Peacock Bass are arguably, pound-for-pound, the hardest fighting freshwater fish in existence—breaking 65-pound braided line or 40-pound mono fly fishing leader and straightening 4/0 hooks. Rod & Gun Resources’ fishermen commonly catch 20 to 30 Peacock Bass each day, from the 3- to 6-pound “butterflies” to the 8- to 25-pound “barred” or “paca” super-lunkers.

The Fishing

Our anglers fish the exclusive waters of Indian Reserves and large county entities, so there is no competition from other outfitters. Travel time via our shallow draft Peacock Bass fishing boats is usually 30 minutes or less. Other outfitters routinely travel an hour or more from fixed lodges or big riverboats. Our cabins move during the week to unfished river segments and overnight along the beaches and high ground.

Our boats are custom-constructed for this specific environment. Twenty-one feet long, the boats’ shallow-draft design can traverse almost any water level, including virtually landlocked lagoons.

Anglers fish two per boat with our knowledgeable and talented Brazilian fishing guides. Our guides are well-versed in the nuances of bait casting, spin casting and fly fishing. Most speak enough “fishing English” to communicate effectively and are familiar with the fishing resources and how to find concentrations of peacock bass.


Our fly-in floating cabins are designed for mobility and comfort (we operate six independent shallow draft “river trains” in all). Upon arrival at the camp location, guests will find clean, well-designed, and air-conditioned cabins, along with a large dining structure and a comfortable cocktail/beach lounging area.

Each river train has a Brazilian manager, and an English-speaking host, with a thorough knowledge of the fishery. Both are experienced in handling the complex logistics inherent in peacock bass fishing in Brazil.

Our small groups (eight guests) enjoy personalized service from the manager, camp host and staff. Amenities include daily laundry service, and an excellent variety of continental and exotic regional dishes that make up the week’s menu. Fresh breads and pastries are baked daily, and chilled wines, ice-cold beer, soft drinks, and local liquors are always available.

Typically set upon white beaches or grassy shores, each 12 -foot by 22-foot cabin accommodates two Peacock Bass fishermen in comfort.

The cabins have air-conditioners, writing tables, built-in shelving for clothes and gear, and reading lights. Each cabin has its own bathroom facility with shower, sink and toilet.

Our cabins can traverse the headwaters of small tributaries with fish-filled lagoons, far from the melee of competing peacock bass fishing riverboats and lodges on the deep-channel waterways. Land-based lodges in Brazil have no mobility to seek better water levels and their areas become rapidly overfished two to three hours upriver and downriver.



Fishing Package Includes:

  • Six full days peacock bass fishing
  • Ground transportation
  • Air charter/fast boat from Manaus to camp and return
  • Fully equipped boat and one guide for two anglers
  • Fishing license
  • Level-wind baitcasting rods and reels
  • Line and lures (except jigs)
  • Double accommodations
  • All meals at the fishing camp
  • Brazilian wine, beer, liquor and soft drinks
  • Daily laundry and maid service at the fishing camp
  • Hotel in Manaus (double accommodations)


Anglers fly to Manaus, Brazil, arriving on Saturday and overnight, then travel to the fishing area Sunday morning via air charter and fast boats.  Anglers return to Manaus the following Sunday and overnight in Manaus. Departing flights from Manaus should be scheduled for anytime on Monday.

For assistance with airline reservations, please contact Kevin Martin at Martin Travel Services at (800) 627-8468 or  [email protected].

**IMPORTANT** When making your travel reservations, please allow plenty of time between flights to make your connections.  If you miss your flight to Manaus, you will miss your charter flight to the fishing area and it will be very costly for you to arrange an off-schedule charter.

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