The sport fishing tourism has been increasingly sought after in Brazilian territory, as it is a country that has diversified natural wealth and, mainly, because it is bathed by rivers that end up drawing the attention of many foreigners to the practice of sports.
The practice of this sport is known mainly in the Amazon region, especially in the state of Amazonas. However, there are other states that also make use of this practice as a tourist activity, and in today’s blog we will know tips and places that can bring incredible experiences for those who want to practice.
The state of Amazonas is the most sought after for sport fishing. The state is the main one chosen for reasons of abundant fresh water.
The fish that is considered a trophy for many fishermen is the famous Tucunaré-Açu; the yellow fish with bluish colors in contrast to the dark water of the tributaries of the great Rio Negro.
The main river for sport fishing in the Amazon is the Uatumã River, located within the Uatumã Sustainable Development Reserve. Other municipalities also very popular for the practice of this sport are: Santa Isabel do Rio Negro and Barcelos.
In these main rivers, the types of fish are Tucunaré Açú, Acará Açú, Aruanã, Pescado, Pacu, Bicuda, Aracú, Piranha, Dourado, Surubim among others. These fish are highly desired among sport fishing enthusiasts.
Mato Grosso do Sul
The state of Mato Grosso do Sul is also one of the most explored sports fishing. One of the main places for sport fishing is the Paraná River basin where you can also find the king considered for sport fishing, the Tucunaré-Açu.
In addition to the Tucunaré, there are also other types of fish common to be caught, among them are: Piranha, Catfish, Pacu, Surubim, Barbado among others.
In addition to the Paraná River, another river well known for fishing in the state is the Paraguay River. There it is possible to contemplate the beauty of the surrounding nature while trying to hook the fish for a photo.
At the destination it is possible to obtain the complete services for the activity. Hotel boats are the main contributors to “catch and release”, as sport fishing is known in the region.
To reach this part of the Brazilian Pantanal, it is possible to explore this place by means of regional vessels or commonly known as hotel boats.
Minas Gerais is also the state where sport fishing is gradually evolving. The main river is the São Francisco, which runs from the state of Minas Gerais to the state of Alagoas, in the northeast of the country. The state of Minas Gerais also proposes to accentuate the level of fishing and releasing.
Fish are caught between the main tributaries of the São Francisco River and the species of this practice are: Dourado, Surubim and Pacu.
To reach the fishing spots, access is made by boats, and you can stay in hotels that are close to these locations.
The state of Pará has many locations known for the practice of this sport. Among these destinations, we can highlight the Rio Xingu – Altamira, Rio Araguaia / Tocantins – Pará and Salinópolis.
The Xingu River is close to Altamira – PA. It is known for its rapids and waterfalls, besides, it is on the Xingu River that there is the Sítio Pesqueiro Estadual Volta Grande do Xingu, an area surrounded by the rapids that prevents commercial vessels and consequently attracts tourists who love nature and sport fishing.
The best time of the year to fish and release is from July to October. Time when the fish are not breeding and can be fished without any interference.
The main fish found in the Xingu River are Bicudas, Jaús, Cachorras, Surubins, Barbado, Piraíbas and the sport fishing trophy: the Tucunaré. The same is easily found between the months of July to October.
Rio Araguaia / Tocantins
The Araguaia / Tocantins River cuts through the state of Pará and contains several species of fish. There are more than 300 species already cataloged. The main species found and that make a show among the fishermen are Jaús, Tucunarés – Açú, Aruanãs, Pirarucus, Traíras, Piraras and many other species.
Rio is the most charming and most sought after for sport fishing. Around you can appreciate the landscape, the fauna and flora that draws the attention of nature lovers. The observation of the sunset is a cue after the practice of Sport Fishing.
It is also possible to practice fishing in saline waters. The best known place is Salinópolis, in the northeast of Pará. This destination offers a favorable setting for the practice of sports such as Sport Fishing.
The main fish found in this region of salty waters of the Atlantic Ocean are: the Robalo – known as king of the mangroves very appreciated in the cuisine – Mackerel, Peixe Pedra, Hake Amarela, Cumurin, Curijuba among many others.
Salinópolis is located about 220 km from Belém, capital of the state of Pará. It contains well-structured tourism with gastronomy, historicity and beaches. It is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, so it is easy to find a wide variety of sea fish.
It is important to highlight that the practice of sport fishing does not allow the fish to be removed for consumption. The practice is totally catch and release, so that the fish can live the cycle of life without the interference of man, thus being able to know the fish of the region in a more ecological and rational way.
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