Xeriuini River Preserveadava1232019-06-10T18:19:56+00:00
Xeriuini River Preserve
The Xeriuini River is located in Roraima Brazil in the Northern part of the Amazon Jungle. It has over 100 lagoons and 200 miles of river. It is a “Black Water” river with crystal clear springs and numerous tributaries feeding it. The river is loaded with not only numbers of fish but big fish as well with 4 sub species of Peacock’s living in it’s waters. There are Butterfly and Orinoco Peacocks reaching over 10 pounds and the largest Peacock the Azul reaching over 20 pounds. There are also many more species of fish to be caught in the river including various types of catfish, Arapaima, Arawana, Payara, Jacunda and Traira just to name a few.
In 2019 our new lease on the river with the Brazilian government allows us exclusive access to fish the entire 200 plus miles of the Xeriuini River, including some amazing headwater springs that are clear and full of fish. The new floating cabin operation allowed us to get to the extreme upper river headwaters area for the first time in January 2019. We were amazed to see the immense amount of wildlife and the unbelievable amount of Peacock Bass. This area on the Xeriuini River is totally remote and over 100 miles from the closest village. It has some of the clearest water in the Amazon and the sight fishing and wading opportunities are endless. 2019 was the first year we were able to break into two of the tributaries of the Xeriuini where we encountered some world Record Peacock Bass and the largest concentration of fish we have ever seen. We had a few days where boats were catching over 200 Peacock Bass in one day and each week every angler had numerous opportunities to catch fish over 10 pounds. Most of the big fish were caught sight fishing as well. With the help of a drone we were also able to locate many land locked lakes that have also never been seen or fished before and loaded with fish. With over 200 miles of river there are years of exploring to do and we are also able to keep the fishing pressure to a minimum with our short season and our mobile floating cabins.
This year we will only take 4 weeks of anglers to our new exclusive upper headwaters area. Only 32 anglers are going to get to see a very wild part of the Amazon that has not been legally fished ever. Less people will get to fish this river than climbed Mount Everest.
The floating cabins are plush complete with Air conditioning and a full bathroom including showers. The dining cabin is also air conditioned. Our staff consists of long time guides including Neto Silva our head guide, Noami a Brazilian chef that has been cooking for fishing camps for over 20 years and Pelado our camp manager who has been guiding and managing fishing camps for over 25 years. Our partner NG Tourismo has been working in the Peacock Bass industry for over 25 years as well. Also a full service wait staff with daily laundry service. All in all our staff is 2nd to none and are very excited to be a part of this new operation.
Our staff consists of quality individuals of Brazilian descent. Neto Silva the Manager and partner has been in the Peacock Bass Fishing business for over 15 years and spent part of his fishing career as one of the head guides at the Agua Boa Lodge. His father and grandfather grew up on the Xeriuini River starting in remote villages in the upper stretches of the preserve area. Neto now has family living in the main Terra Preta village on the lower river. Neto is well known by lodge owners, travel companies and booking agents as one of the best guides in the Amazon. His passion for not only the sport but the fisherman and the people of the jungle make Neto a key part of this operation. The staff and guides almost all reside on the river and have years of experience with other operations and know the river inside and out. Their loyalty to our new operation has been a key component to giving us the start we need. They have taken us in to their homes and helped us immensely in the building of this fantastic new company. We have a quality staff dedicated to our business. click on their picture…. Those are real smiles
Our boats are one of a kind built from scratch with Peacock Bass fishing in mind. There are two large angler platforms so both anglers can fish at the same time. Plenty of storage to protect gear during a rain storm. 30 HP outboard motors, trolling motors and a Polling platform for the guides. The boats are 18 feet long yet small and light enough to navigate small creek channels, shallow water and even can be pushed into land locked lagoons that could be loaded with fish. These are the best Jungle boats in the Amazon for Peacock Bass.
Fishing for the world’s largest peacock bass in some of South America’s most remote/exclusive waters and enjoying evenings on white sandy beaches all while experiencing first class service is only the beginning of what we have to offer…
These are just a few reasons that there is no other choice to make
Experience – We have been taking anglers fishing for Peacock Bass for 20 years in the Amazonas region
Guides – Our guides are the best in the business, most with over 10 years of experience and all with a willingness to go the extra mile for our anglers. Our guides also use polling platforms and trolling motors and spend way more time looking for big fish and sight fishing. We are the only operation in the Amazon for Peacock Bass with both trolling motors and polling platforms on boats that can also easily be moved in and out of land locked Lagoons.
Exclusiveness – The Xeruini River offers our clients secluded, Private remote fishing opportunities with no fishing pressure.
Comfort – Our Floating Cabins and Our River Barge are both air conditioned and very spacious.
The River – The Xeruini is known in the Amazon for being one of if not the clearest rivers. It also is not affected as other rivers by rain and high water. When other operations have to re-schedule and even cancel trips the Xeruini continues to fish well. Clear water also means way more sight fishing opportunities.
Service – Unparalleled in the industry. Homemade soups and bread, daily laundry service and an attitude that keeps our guests coming back for more.
There are literally thousands of tributaries that are fishable in the Amazon Jungle. They range from small clear creeks to huge Lagoons. Over the last 20 years our team has fished and scouted the Amazon to come up with the very best fishing options for our guests. We have taken into consideration all of the things necessary to make our fishing trips stand apart from the competition.
Not only are you getting to go on one of the most exclusive fly fishing trips in the world with us but you are also helping out a jungle community in the process. Every angler we take to the Xeriuini River Preserve helps make the living situation for the villagers better. We are committed to these people and they of us and the heart warming feeling you get from spending a week with these people is hard to beat. Not to mention our new agreement with the Brazilian government has stopped any commercial fishing on the river and also halted deforestation in a large part of the Amazon Jungle.