BOLIVIA - FISHING REPORTS FROM THE NEW OUTPOST CAMPS...RAIN BUT EXCELLENT FISHING
Added: Mon 1st Jul 13
Agua Negra Camp is running! The so expected camp in one of the most exciting and unspoiled waters of Tsimane received last two weeks our very first guests.
The camp building is much more a small and cozy African tent-style lodge, than anything. The camp construction was Juan Carlos perseverance and he controlled from each screw to the most detailed aspects of the new camp. His attention to every detail created a really new lodge at Tsimane waters!
The Agua Negra Camp has two double African style-tents, very comfortable with spring beds, and a private bathroom which is a luxury in the middle of the jungle. Nothing to loose compared with Tsimane Secure and Pluma Lodges. We have a tent living room where angler can relax and enjoy all meals prepared by an Agua Negra exclusive chef.
The location is superb, with an amazing sight view of Secure river, and its prolific home pool just under our feet. The location also is crucial and strategic to the whole fishing week movement and logistics. We are a few steps from Secure river and Agua Negra river, and this allow us easier access to two different rivers and miles of waters only for the 4 Agua Negra guests.
The new addition to the camp is a Suzuki 4×4 Samurai which allow us to reach the upper part of Agua Negra River, through an old track we recovered. This means access to a new world of waters in a truly upper mountain jungle river.
Fishing Report Agua Negra Camp Opening Week – June 15th/20th
Hot weather, mostly clear skies and a rainy last day for the first group. The river conditions were perfect, clear water with an optimal flow temperature with many sábalos in almost every inch of the river Aguas Negras and many dorados feeding form them at almost every time of the day. Surubies and pacu also cruising around some of the lower and upper sections of the rivers.
The fishing & the Agua Negra experience
The waiting was now over, we were finally opening the brand new Agua Negra Camp! Guido, Gonzo, and Juanchi along with the TIPNIS crew Erman and Lucera were ready to welcome Joseph (AKA “PEPE”) Phil (AKA FELIPE) and Jim (also known as Jaime!) After a short transfer on Coamba from the Uswea airstrip our guests had a drink and obviously a toast for the great week of fishing we had ahead.
After setting up all the fly fishing gear (8wt rods and floating lines only) with the help from our camp guides Guido and Juanchi the guys couldn´t resist the sight of the river Secure and went down to do a little fishing at the Home pool. After only 20 minutes Pepe had a monster dorado on his fly as an appetizer of the upcoming days.
On the second day (officially the first day of the fishing program) Jim went out to the Secure river guided by Guido and the local Chimanes on the Coamba (local name for the canoe carved out of a single piece of the Ochoo wood) After fishing the waters of the Secure they went into the lower section of the Aguas Negras where they landed a couple of nice Dorados on the fly.
Meanwhile in the middle section of the Aguas Negras, Pepe and Felipe guided by Juanchi were having some great fishing with a couple of double fish on both of their rods, one of them a yatorana and a dorado and the other double of two Golden dorados. Over 15 dorados were landed by these great guests in a fishing day.
The following days were as expected with great fishing in almost every pool. Big Black flies or traditional dorado deceivers got the job done, even had lots of fun on Titanics and Cherry Bombs for yatoranas and a yellow and orange tarpon fly that brought to land Phil´s first Pacu and Afinis on the fly.
The Chimoro River (only fished by Aguas Negras Camp) was a wonderful option for the last and rainy day, many Golden dorados up to 20 pounds in the lower section and some 8 pounders in the upper section made it a great call for 7 weight rods.
Phil (from Los Angeles) and Joseph and Jim (both from Houston) had a great time both in the river with great fishing and off the water with the lodging and meals that Gonzalo would make every day, this group´s drink of the week was the always fresh and tasty “Cuba Libre”!. In other words it was a great way to open the Aguas Negras Camp, good fishing (5 Golden dorados over 30 inches long) and great buddies that we hope to see soon again!
Fishing Report Agua Negra Camp – Week June 20th/25th
During this week both air and water temperature dropped significantly and we had a constant rain during the whole week. The river conditions were very good until the afternoon of the third day of fishing when the rivers where blown out by the heavy rain in the jungle, even with many dorados in the rivers the waters got too dirty and fast to be fished at all so unfortunately our guests couldn´t go out fishing the last day.
The fishing & the Aguas Negras experience
Bryce, Kramsen and Luke (all of them from Canada) were our guest during this week (second week of fishing since we opened the Aguas Negras camp!) Luke and Kramsen had been fishing at Tsimane before so they already knew the drill, but they were very excited about fishing the Aguas Negras waters for the first time.
Sadly for Luke the flu had him in bed for the first two days of fishing as Bryce and Kramsen went out there and had and amazing fishing time with many dorados over 20 pounds on 8 weights and floating lines. These guys wanted the camp crew to have dinner with them every night making the night a lot of fun along with great food and some gin and tonics!
By the third day rain was still on and harder than before, Luke was feeling better so went out with Bryce and their guide JuanChi to the Chimoro River where he was able to land a 33 inch on his second cast! A few smaller golden dorados and then headed to the Aguas Negras for some more fishing where both Luke and Bryce had many big fish on, some of them could get off the hook but most of them were landed and photographed.
By the time Bryce and Luke were getting his hands on some dorado slime, Kramsen went to the upper section of the Aguas Negras with his guide Guido and the Chimanes guides, their mission was PACU!… by the afternoon the mission was accomplished! Kramsen landed two beautiful Pacu (13 and 10 pound) and lost other three all of them on fruit flies like the Cherry bomb. Fishing for these fish in the upper section is really good if you like to hunt the fish you are after, smooth casting and an easy walk along the river bank and rocks to spot the fish and try to catch it!!!
For further information please contact Tarquin Millington-Drake on 0845 299 6212 Ext 1 or at email@example.com