Tsimane Golden Dorado Fishing
Secure Standard Program: Available from late May through June for up to six anglers + one host per week.
You’ll fish for three days at Secure Medium sector and three days at Secure’s High sector, with the chance to explore the two small tributaries—the Maniquisito and Ashahana.
2024 Heli-Fishing Program: Available July through October for six anglers.
Seven nights split between Secure Lodge and Pluma Lodge, and six days of heli-fishing, five to 20-minute daily flights to pristine areas. Click here for more information on Tsimane Heli-Fishing.
Secure Standard Program
2025 Hosted Week:
9-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$7,600 + $670 in Native Community and Park Fees
= $8,270.00 per person
May 30 - June 8, 2025:
Brad Staples hosts
The Secure River is one of the main rivers of the TIPNIS National Park. The Secure is the most important tributary of the Isiboro River, the Madeira River, and the Amazon itself. This river is born in the confluence of the Nutusama and Cascarrillas streams and flows 300 miles until it reaches the Isiboro River. Secure Lodge is the furthest upstream of Tsimane's three lodges, situated on the headwaters of the Secure River. The Secure is home to Tsimane’s best pacu fishing and holds big dorado downstream from the Lodge.
Secure Lodge Program:
Trips include six days of guided fishing. You’ll fish for three days at Secure Medium sector and three days at Secure’s High sector, with the chance to explore the two small tributaries—the Maniquisito and Ashahana. Downstream from Secure Lodge, you’ll fish the Cachuelas area, a line of rapids and rocks almost two miles long holding big dorados. In the upper section of the Secure River, you’ll target pacu and dorados.
The Secure fishery allows anglers extremely close and exciting contact with the jungle. The means of transportation are local handmade dugout canoes (cuambas) powered by pushing poles or engines, but the fishing is 100% wet wading, with many sightcasting opportunities.
Season: Secure River Season runs from late May through June and hosts up to six anglers per week.
Guides: There are two native boatmen and one English-speaking professional fly-fishing guide for every two anglers.
Boats: Dugout canoes are used for transportation with comfortable seats, Yeti coolers, and outboard motors.
Methods: Fly fishing only. The Secure is 100% wet wading.
Equipment: No equipment is provided. Flies are $10.00 each; you will need about two dozen for the week. A comprehensive tackle-and-gear list is included in our confirmation.
Licenses: Fishing licenses are not required.
Native Community Fee: Tsimane packages require a $670.00 Native Community Fee, which helps support the conservancy program and local community. The fee is payable in cash upon arrival at the Lodge.
Tsimane's Best Pacu Fishing
The Secure is home to Tsimane’s best pacu fishing. The secure guide team has developed unique techniques to target these sipping fish with dry flies.
Secure River Pacu
Sample Fishing Day: (Lodge-Based Program)
7:00 a.m. - you’ll have breakfast at the Lodge.
8:00 a.m. - you’ll head out with your guide to fish.
Midday, you’ll enjoy lunch on the riverbank.
4:00 to 5:00 p.m., you’ll return to the Lodge for dinner.
Each pair of anglers will be attended by a pro guide and two native guides.
For the Heli-Fishing Program, you'll take five to 20-minute flights each day to pristine headwater areas, returning to the Lodge at about 5:00 p.m.
Click here for Heli-Fishing Program.
Aerial View of Secure Lodge
The Lodge sits on the banks of the upper Secure River in a remote and spectacular jungle setting. Walk down the stairwell to the headwaters of the Secure River.
Secure Lodge is in an unspoiled virgin area of the Secure River, close to the Asunta Indian Community. The rustic yet elegant Lodge was built from local hardwoods and other materials boated upriver to the site. The Lodge has a great room area for dining and relaxing, a massage room, free laundry service, and a fly shop.
Six Bedrooms at the Lodge
The Lodge hosts up to six anglers + one host and three non-anglers, a total of ten guests. Each bedroom has a queen-size bed, a desk, an armchair, and a private bathroom with hot water and electricity.
Meals and Beverages
Meals: Hearty breakfasts. Packed lunches of sandwiches, salad, and fruit. Delicious evening appetizers. Dinners feature a mix of pasta dishes,
chicken, steaks, or barbeque pork paired with great wines and delectable desserts.
Alcohol: Fine wines, beer, and regular spirits are included in the package.
Communications: Free Wi-Fi is available. Satellite phone service is $5.00 per minute.