Fly or Lure Fishing the Tomo River
Afloat Adventures Akuani Floating Camp
Afloat Adventures in Colombia offers a fantastic and remote peacock bass fishing adventure on the Tomo River, one of Colombia's most pristine ecosystems. The Tomo River serpentines its way through the north side of El Tuparro National Natural Park. This untouched jungle area is home to more than 72 mammal species and 320 bird species. Book early. This Camp sells out fast.
Tomo River Peacock Bass Fishing
The Tomo River is one of the main tributaries of the Orinoco River. The networking of the surrounding untouched lagoons and floodplains make the area a peacock bass fishing haven.
They landed fish over 20 pounds, 10 out of the 12 weeks they fished last year.
Other species: vampire fish, redtail catfish, tiger catfish, Amazon pellona, arowana, silver croaker, pau caranha, black pacu, the red piranha, the black piranha, and more.
Travel Time: Most of the prime fishing locations are 45 minutes to an hour away from the Camp.
See 1-minute Facebook Video of Afloat Peacock Bass.
Tomo River Fishing Facts:
Season: The 2022 fishing season runs from early January through late March.
Boats: 14-foot Lowe aluminum boats with Suzuki 30 HP motors. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Guides: Experienced guides do not speak English very well but are able to communicate what's important. You will have the same guide throughout the week.
Fishing Gear is not provided. Single hooks are required on all lures and flies. A comprehensive tackle and gear list is included in our confirmation packet.
Requirements: All lines and leaders need to be at least 60-pounds. (80 is recommended.) All fishing is catch-and-release.
Fishing License is included in the package.
Typical Fishing Day: You'll fish up to ten hours per day. The schedule is flexible, but they recommend anglers get up at 6:00 a.m. Anglers have the option to enjoy breakfast at camp or take it with them in the boat. Snacks and drinks are supplied in the boat. At noon, lunch will either be provided at camp or on one of the previously designated beaches. The fishing day typically ends before 5:00 p.m., and dinner is back at camp at 7:00 p.m.
Akuani Floating Camp
Akuani is a moveable floating camp operation that moves with anglers through the Tomo River system. There are five fully-equipped floating cabins. Each cabin has two twin-size beds, a private bath with a shower, electricity, a fan, and mosquito nets.
The camp is limited to ten anglers per week.
Communications: Each angler is allowed up to 3-minutes of satellite phone usage.
Meals: The camp has a full kitchen and a dining tent with mosquito netting. Their chef prepares three international meals each day, plus unlimited snacks, soft drinks, and beer.
Afloat's YouTube Video
Getting to the Lodge:
Upon your arrival at the Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport in Colombia, an Afloat representative will greet you. He'll drive you to the Hotel Diez in Medellin, a 40-minute drive. At 6:30 a.m. the next morning, a representative will drive you to the Olaya Herrera airport, a 10-minute drive. You'll take a one-hour and 40-minute charter flight to La Primavera. Guests are driven to town for last-minute purchases and lunch before heading to camp in 4WD vehicles. It's about a 3.5-hour drive to camp over unpaved roads. Around 5:00 p.m., you'll arrive at the river and take a 15-minute boat ride to camp. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. (Both your first and last night hotel stay in Medellin and in-country charter flights are included in the package.)
2022 USD Rates:
9-nts and 6-days guided fishing
(2-hotel nts and 7-nts at camp) Two anglers per boat and cabin.
Does not include $200.00 Communities Fee
$4,200.00 per person
Book now for 2022 and 2023.
This Camp sells out Fast.
First and last night’s double-occupancy hotel stay in Medellin, ground transfers in Medellin, roundtrip charter flight from Medellin to La Primavera, roundtrip ground transfers from La Primavera to Camp, double-occupancy floating cabin at Camp, all meals and unlimited snacks at the Camp, unlimited soft drinks and beer at the Camp, guided fishing, fishing license, travel insurance, up to three minutes of satellite phone calls, and upon request, our eBook Fly Fishing for Peacock Bass by Larry and Guy Schoenborn.
Packages Do Not Include:
International airfare, Communities Fee ($200.00 p.p. paid with final deposit), suggested gratuities, food and beverages in Medellin, extra hotel overnights, fishing gear, Global Rescue, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. Single-occupancy accommodations in Medellin are an additional $60.00 per night.
Baggage Limit: You are allowed up to 44-pounds for your luggage and carry-on combined for the charter flight.
Insects: You'll be in a jungle river setting, so there are many no-see-ums and mosquitoes. Bring long-sleeved clothing and Deet. The cabins and dining tent have mosquito nets.