4 Of the best fishing spots in Peru
Peru is a country known for its rich history and diverse culture, its impressive landscape and the best gastronomy, but it is really a hidden gem for sport fishing enthusiasts.
With an abundance of fresh and salt water species of fish, unique natural settings form the coastline to de Andes mountains and Amazon jungle, Peru offers a truly unforgettable fishing experience.
Go fishing Peru is a group of experienced fishing guides that will take you to the best fishing spots in the hole country. We work in different regions of the country having the necessary knowledge of each area and their fish, happened to be deep in the Amazon jungle, high up in the Andes Mountains or in the desert beaches of our South Pacific coastline, with our English-speaking guides and personalizes trips you will be comfortable and relaxed during all the experience having next to you the hole trip the most coalified fishing guides in the country.
Here are four of the best sportfishing destinations in Peru.
Nor Yauyos Cochas Reserve:
Located in the central highlands of Peru, the Nor Yauyos Cochas Reserve is a nature reserve that offers breathtaking scenery and exceptional fishing opportunities. The reserve is home to several lakes and crystal turquoise water rivers that are overflowing with rainbow trouts. In the higher sections of the reserve, over 14,000 feet above sea level, we can find giant lakes with trout’s up to 17 pounds! That’s a big trout!
Nor Yauyos Cochas Reserve is also a great destination for bird watching and wildlife sightseen, ancient history with areological sites explorations and of course home to many farming communities that live form the land as their ancestors did long time ago.
Also, you may try their delicious gastronomy, like “Pachamanca” for example, a dish made from beef, chicken and pork, with different kind of potatoes, giant corn, beans and local species, and cooked under the ground with the heat of very hot rocks.
The best time of the year to make this trip is from mid-April to November.
Pucallpa rivers and lakes:
Pucallpa is a city located in the Amazon rainforest region of Peru, and it is an excellent destination for sport fishing. The many rivers that come down from the Andes Mountains filed with food and enter the Amazonian Jungle in the Pucallpa region provide ample opportunities for sport fishing. Pucallpa is home to many species of fish, including the peacock bass, arapaima, pacu, sabalo, zungaro, gamitana, piraña, among many others.
In addition to fishing, during your visit to Pucallpa, you can appreciate an exceptional biodiversity of the local species of plants, birds and wildlife, such as the pink river dolphin, howler monkey, tapir, sloth, and many other species.Their food is also sotheing else, where you can find different kind of banana and pork made dishes, and of course fish based gastronomy.
The best time to plan a fishing trip to Pucallpa is from May to September.
Lima and the South Pacific Ocean
Lima, the capital city of Peru, is known to be the gastronomic capital of the world for hosting the top 5 restaurants in the world. But it is also a city that looks to the sea and live from what it has offer. Many fishermen live from the sea on a daily basis bringing the main resource of the Peruvian coastal gastronomy. The South Pacific Ocean its home to many species of fish, including bonito, jurel, caballa, tramboyo, cabinza, cabrilla, lenguado, corvina, pintadilla, chita and many more! That is why Peru is known for their fishery industry, an important income to the country.
In Lima you can book a fishing trip almost every year, but as we fish in the ocean it is important to be monitoring the sea conditions to find the perfect day to go on a fishing trip.
Paracas National Reserve
Paracas is a small town located on the southern coast of Peru, and it is known for its beautiful beaches and wildlife. The Paracas National Reserve is a protected area that is home to many species of fish, including the sea bass, flounder, amberjack and many more! But also, a big colony of Humboldt penguins (endanger specie) and many sealions around the area. It is also a great place for bird watching as you will see millions of seabirds everywhere, maybe in numbers you have never seen before.
Booking a fishing trip on this area will give you the opportunity to really feel the wild side of Paracas, because you will go to the hidden spots of the reserve away from the traditional touristic circuit. Paracas is also a destination that you can fish all year round so start planning you next fishing trip with Go Fishing Peru!