Tsimane is located within the National Park Isiboro Secure and an Indigenous Territory, where the Amazon jungle meets the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The location is an Indigenous Territory and a National Park where the catch and release fly fishing activity is solely allowed for Tsimane projects. The landscape is incredibly wild and remote, the rivers where we fish are the headwaters of some Amazon tributaries, and its gin-clear currents run through jungle and mountains. This is one of the most pristine environments of the world.
Based on the comforts of the main Secure Lodge and the chance of doing headwater out-camps, you will have access to three different sectors: Río Sécure-high sector, Secure River-medium sector and the streams called Maniquicito and Ashahana. This broad variety of waters and pools allow groups to fish in fresh water every day, and rarely if ever, repeat the same fishing beat. Madeira River and the Amazon itself is one with the widest biodiversity in the world. This river is born in the confluence of the Nutusama and Cascarrillas streams. Along with its first sectors, this river goes from north to south; moreover, between the Mosetenes Range and the Eva Eva Mountain Range; it is wedged among peaks that range from 900 to 2,000 meters above sea level. The river length is 497 km until it reaches the Isiboro River. Higher Sécure river: This is the sector of the Secure River that is found upstream from the Secure Lodge. The river here is extremely beautiful with crystal clear water, wedged among mountains and allows anglers an extremely close and exciting contact with the jungle. The means of transportation are handmade Chiman wood dugout canoes powered by pushing poles or engines.
Fishing is during the dry season, from May to October; a time of the year where South America’s most impressive migration of freshwater Sabalos and Dorados takes place. Millions of these fish arrive every year in order to spawn between December and January. Besides Dorado, you can catch big Pacus and Yatoranas, and occasionally Surubi and a smaller variety of Dorado which are only found in the Amazon. After a few hours navigating upstream, one can encounter two small tributaries (the Ashahana and the Maniquisito). On the higher Secure we find Dorados of over 30lb, many of them residents. There are also a lot of Pacus, Moturos, Surubis and Yatoranas, which are excellent species for practising different fishing techniques. Upstream of Ashahana, a small creek, the Secure River becomes even smaller and very rugged. A huge amount of Pacus can be found eating fruit or leaves in shallow and deep waters. These amazing trophies can be caught using, fruit imitations, small crankbaits. Tricking such species is not easy and once you hook them, their fight on light tackle is amazing. This area offers the chance of an outcamp for customers that want to spend one night up here and experience the highest headwaters and most unspoiled waters of the Secure River. The middle sector of the Secure River runs from Secure Lodge to the Ushwea Village. The fishing here is carried out by fishing downstream and the means of transportation is with dugout canoes, poled or engine powered. The middle section of the Secure River is shallow and open, similar to the rivers further down on the in plain regions. Its clear waters gradually become coloured due to tributaries that sweep sediments from the high plateau. More and more logs and fallen trees are found in the typical stone structure of the Secure River. The logs, sunken trees and subsurface structure are the perfect ambush points for a large number of Dorados. The beats in this sector are more accessible. The river features a large variety of fishing situations. There are long runs, “flats” with sandy riverbanks, and fords with ditches and deep pools. Dorados are undoubtedly the kings in this sector of the river; however, very large Pacues can be caught in the deep pools, where food brought by the current gets jammed. Combine all this amazing fly fishing with Tsimane’s 1st class guiding and a luxury tented camp in the middle of nowhere and you are in for a real fishing adventure and one that will stick with you for a very long time.
The guides at this camp all speak very good English.
If you have any questions on any of the Golden Dorado fishing trips contact us in the office, our team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.
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