The capital of Suriname is Paramaribo and it is a former colony of the Netherlands. This lasted until 1975 and since then it has been an independent republic. Located in the north eastern part of South America, Suriname is the gateway to the Amazon region. This means a wide variety of flora and fauna.
The majority of Suriname, about 90 percent, is covered with jungle. This old forest is part of the largest tropical rainforest on earth, the Amazon, most of which is on Brazilian territory.
A large number of species of birds, reptiles and mammals inhabit these forests, as well as the coastal strip. It is therefore a feast for the eyes to stay here and encounter several of these species during your fishing trip. Some examples are the various monkeys, caimans and large numbers of birds.
But not only above water there is an exuberant fauna. Also in the water there are mostly very large species: piraiba (also called Lau-Lau), tarpon, anjoemara (wolf fish), tiger catfish, electric eel, peacock bass, red tail, piranha, koebi etc. Actually too many to mention but the focus for this fishing trip is on the piraiba, tarpon and the bycatch of the smaller species. This is the ultimate fishing in Suriname.
1. The Coppename river:
the main species here is the big lau lau and also tarpon, catfish, piranha and peacock bass. This trip takes 7 days and you will stay on one or more two to four person house boats. Per 2 anglers there is a 15 foot fishing boat with 15 HP engine and guide. And there is a cook to take care of all meals.
Day 1 arrival in Paramaribo and transfer to Eco Resort Inn hotel.
Day 2 half day transfer to Boskamp and houseboats, rest of the day fishing.
Day 3, 4, 5 and 6 fish
Day 7 depending on the return flight morning fishing and afternoon transfer or morning transfer to airport with stopover at pool/hotel to freshen up and flight home.
Day 8 arrival at home
And there are also the 'landbased' adventure trips on the Corantijn river where you go deep into the jungle.
2. Wonotobo waterfalls:
aimed at capital lau lau and red-tailed catfish. From the comfortable basecamp you will take a daily 15 foot boat with 15 HP engine, 2 anglers and 1 guide to explore this large area. Other species here are peacock, tiger catfish piranha, electric eel and sometimes anjoemara and tarpon.
Day 1 arrival in Paramaribo and transfer to hotel River Breeze in Nickerie.
Day 2 full day transfer to Nickerie and guesthouse at the Wonotobo Falls (Average 10 hours sailing)
Day 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 fish
Day 9 transfer to Nickerie / Paramaribo and depending on flight schedule hotel or flight home.
Day 10 arrival at home
The exact number of fishing days depends on how fast the outward and return journey from Nickerie to the lodge takes. Normally at high and normal tide it is around 10 hours and therefor 1 day sailing and at low tide it can take a day and a half.
3. Wonotobo & jungle
This is a super adventure of no less than 16 days with a minimum of 4 participants. Fishing from the Kabalebo River to the Wonotobo and beyond to Amatopo on lau lau lau, red-tailed catfish, anjemara, toucanary and sometimes tarpon. peacock, tiger catfish piranha, tica, electric eel and wolf fish.
Day 1 arrival in Paramaribo and transfer to the hotel River Breeze in Nickerie
Day 2 full day transfer to Nickerie and guesthouse at the Wonotobo Falls.
Day 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 fish
Day 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 fish past the Wonotobo Falls.
Day 15 transfer to Nickerie / Paramaribo and depending on flight schedule hotel or flight home.
Day 16 arrival at home
Fishing behind the waterfalls takes place from a local canoe of 10 to 12 meters from where you fish with 2 or 3 people and you sleep in tents and or hammocks along the banks of the river. A super adventure in which the part above the waterfalls is taken care of by local Indians who act as guide and host.