"FISHING IS ADVENTURE!"
DEMENI SPORT FISHING BOAT: A new boat owned and operated by Kaluapesca! This shallow draft adventure boat has the amenities of the larger Yacht Kalua, but in a smaller, more mobile package. The DEMENI is 54 feet long with a very shallow 75 cm (30 inch) draft that enables access to the most remote headwater tributaries of the Rio Negro-to hunt large peacock bass. This boat can travel very far upstream on the affluent rivers, so you can fish unpressured peacock bass that have rarely, if ever, seen a fishing lure. This boat operates independently of its larger sibling, Yacht Kalua, although both boats use Barcelos, Brazil as their home port on the Rio Negro. The DEMENI holds 4-6 anglers comfortably, to provide a small, intimate experience that can't be duplicated on the larger operations. All rooms have double bunk beds and air conditioning. A standard water closet with commode, sink and shower are shared by anglers. Six (6) day trips are offered at $4500 USD, and 10 day trips are $5700 USD. All trips will be hosted by either Ian-Arthur de Sulocki, Alexandre Mega, or Daniel Hanon (Intrepid Angling).
FISH FOR THE MIGHTY PEACOCK BASS
IN THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON!
Overview of the Yacht Kalua (Kalua Barco Hotel)
Yacht Kalua offers a safe, comfortable home during your peacock bass adventure. Managed by world-renowned angler Ian-Arthur de Sulocki and Alexandre Mega, you'll have access to the best fishing waters on the Rio Negro Basin. Ian is a Brazilian IGFA Representative, and he works as a fishing consultant in cooperation with IBAMA (Brazil's Federal Environmental Agency). He's a seven-time state surfcasting champion, three-time Brazilian surfcasting champion, and has appeared on numerous t.v. fishing shows, including Spanish Fly with Jose Wejebe (ESPN2/Outdoor Channel) and Trev Gowdy's Monster Fish (Outdoor Channel). In October 2013, Ian and Mega collaborated with Jeremy Wade for an upcoming television episode of River Monsters (Animal Planet) that will air in 2014. He's also a contributing editor for Pesca Alternativa, a leading fishing magazine in Brazil.
Kalua's fishing guides are among the best in the Amazon, each with many years experience along the tributaries of the Rio Negro. Most have grown up along the river's edge, so they have an intimate knowledge of the river and the techniques needed to catch large peacock bass. Kalua uses 21' shallow draft fishing boats that can navigate into small tributaries and lagoons where the big peacock bass live! The boats have cushioned swivel seats and a front casting deck, so they're comfortable and roomy. Each is equipped with a two-way radio that allows communication with Yacht Kalua and the other fishing guides.
Trip Duration: 6 days fishing (9 days including travel, 8 nights).
Pricing for 2012-13 Season: $4350 USD per angler.
Yacht Kalua Deposit: $1000 USD due within 14 days of making reservation. Final payment
Peacock Bass Fishing on Yacht Kalua
The peacock bass (Cichla temensis), known as tucunare in Brazil, is one of the world's great sport fish. Fishing days are roughly 10-11 hours long, and begin after a hearty breakfast. You'll depart Yacht Kalua around 6:30 a.m. and travel to your fishing destination, typically a short boat ride. The yacht may navigate during the day while anglers are out fishing, so new waters can be explored the next day.