The Caura River basin, the Guri Lake and the rivers Orinoco, Aro and Paragua are perhaps the best areas in southern Venezuela for sport fishing. Here you can catch the famous Payara (Scomberoides Hydrolycus) also called vampire-fish, one of the three most coveted trophies in South America. This silvery coloured fish puts up a great fight testing the the angler’s skill and his fishing tackle. You can also find the prehistoric Aimara (Hoplias Aymara) of the Erythrinidae family, which is of a dark brownish colour with big jaws. The Pavón, a Peacock Bass (Cichla ocellaris) is also a great attraction for fishermen. The Morocoto (piaractus brachypomus) with its human looking denture is much appreciated locally, but almost unknown to foreigners. For all the species mentioned above, the casting technique can be applied. Whereas for the great variety of catfish we do bottom fishing.
To initiate the sport fishing adventure we recommend a 4 day and 3 night package, on the rivers Orinoco and Aro . The targets will be peacock bass and the vampire fish. Two nights in Posada Don Carlos and one night on a hacienda.
Big Game fishing for 4 days and 3 nights on the El Placer bank, north of La Guaira. Fully equipped boats. Overnights in 5 * hotel. The target fish are: blue and white marlin, big-eye and yellowfin tuna, tarpon, barracuda and grouper.
9 or 10 days boating up the rivers Caura, Nichare and Tabaro. We will go for bocona, vampire fish, giant pacú, peacock bass, picúa and many different species of catfish. The itinerary is similar to the one you can see in our Rio Tabaro expedition.
Los Testigos islands, 3 days of inshore fishing. The targets are: permit, barracuda, grouper, tarpon, snook, bonefish, stingray and wahoo. As a reference, you can see the program of our Los Testigos tour.
For more information about fishing in Venezuela please visit the website of our friend and partner Axel Werner.