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Brazil: Xingu, Amazon, October 2021

The Story

For a long time, the payara, also called vampire fish, had been on my list. I really wanted to fish for this kind of fish. So, in October 2021 I set off on the long journey to the Brazilian Amazon region to the Xingu River.

The protected body of water runs more than 250 km through untouched Amazon jungle. The Xingu is home to a wide variety of habitats and is therefore particularly rich in fish species.

The Xingu Lodge has comfortable rooms with bathroom, hot water and Wi-Fi. It is located on the banks of the Xingu directly by the home pool. The catering is very good.

The “Butire”, as it is called in the Kayapo language, is a protected fishing paradise – ideal for anglers who want to fish for payara and all the other species. We had aluminium skiffs and experienced English-speaking guides and knowledgeable local kayapos at our disposal.

All images

Arrival at the Lodge

Xingu Lodge

The Kajapos people

Becoming a real Payara

Payara - Vampire Fish

King of the Jungle

Besides the Payara

The Nature in the Amazon region

Amazon - Good bye!