Published Nov 20. 2007 - 13 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Peacock bass and Guyana...

Hello there,
so one year left and Iam planning another crazy fishing trip for tropical fish.. From my last trip to Costa Rica I learned somethink but now Iam gonna fish for different sort of fish, are you able to help me somehow what equipment, flies or any other recommodation what I need there or what Ive to try..?? Thanks a lot D...

I haven't been to Guyana for...

I haven't been to Guyana for a couple of years, but I did live there for several years before that and had Peacock Bass to 8lb. Locally they are known as Lukanani. The biggest problem fishing for Lukanani is that they are a very popular food fish and heavily fished for. The result is that they are very thin on the ground in accessible areas. However, if you get off the beaten track they can be abundant. If you can afford it then I'd recommend trying Karanambo Ranch in the Rupununi; there are also Arawana and Arapaima here. However, you'd need to visit in the dry season as in the wet season the rivers flood outside their banks and the fish are widely disperssed and hard to find. There are lots of other fish worth fishing for, including Piranha, Severum and South American Trout (Brycon sp.). The latter are a lot of fun as they do behave rather like trout and can be taken on dry fly. You can also fish for aquarium fish like Angel fish. The variety of fish is unreal and you just never know what will turn up! Wherever you go you shold have a lot of fun, but be aware that Guyana is not really geared up for tourists like Costa Rica. Thus there are often few tourist facilities and it can be a dangerous place.

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