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Golden Dorado Fly Fishing Holidays

Golden Dorado are known as steel-jawed hunters and are strongly piscivorous and feed primarily on a mullet-like fish called Sabalo. Freshwater anglers have excellent success with lures and flies that can imitate this favourite food. Found in deep fast-moving rivers in such places as Argentina and Uruguay, the species is a great jumper and a prodigious fighter. Once fooled with bait, their arm-wrenching strike is a testament to their aggressiveness and ferocity. As soon as an angler sets the hook, these wild leapers explode out of the water in a series of outrageous jumps.

Tsimane | Secure Lodge | Bolivia

Secure Lodge is the perfect destination for just 6 fly anglers looking for the jungle experience. With access to lots of water giving all anglers lots of opportunities for fly fishing with both heavy and light fly rods. The rivers contain hundreds upon hundreds of Dorado all aggressively feeding on the migrating bait fish. One fly fishing destination that you will remember for many years to come... Read more

  Category: Freshwater Fly Fishing
   Season: May to October

Golden Dorado Fly Fishing | Hosted | Secure Lodge | Bolivia

If you have ever wished to go and experience some of the best Golden Dorado fishing on this planet? These hosted trips are for just 6 people each week, so perfect for single anglers. This is one of the most pristine environments of the world combine the stunning wildlife and amazing fishing this will be a holiday you talk about for a very long time... Read more

  Category: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Hosted Fishing, Hosted Fly Fishing Holidays, Hosted Freshwater Fly Fishing
   Season: May to October
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Additional Information

Name: Golden Dorado

Also Known as: Dorado

Scientific Name: Salminus Brassilensis

Description:  The Golden Dorado is a fish that cannot be mistaken for any other, the big sleek solid shape of this is packed with muscle and is perfect for high-speed bursts when predating on smaller fish. The large head on this fish is extremely powerful and is full of razor-sharp teeth.

Average Size:  They can reach sizes in excess of 70lb’s but the average size that is mainly found in these waters is around 12lb.

Where to catch:  Native to the freshwater rivers and basins of South America. Countries such as Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina are all world-renowned for their specimen Golden Dorado fishing. Rivers in Bolivia that hold a phenomenal head of Golden Dorado are the Pluma River and the Agua Negra River. Another spectacular place to fish for the Golden Dorado is in Argentina on the Corriente River and in the llbera Marshes.

Fishing methods:  Being such a ferocious predator, the best methods to fish for this species are ones that entice the fish into feeding. Working artificials is both the best and most exciting way to fish the specimen with many heart in mouth moments experienced by the anglers targeting these fish.  These are targeted by anglers using fly fishing tactics which can and will provide some explosive sport with fish being enticed to whack a fly in fast running shallow water.

Lures are another top way to target this particular fish. Strong tackle is needed to tame these beasts. These fish will hit everything from metals to shallow divers but the most fun method is working a surface popper across the top and watching as the water erupts around your lure when these monsters hit hard.

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