By Lindenberg Junior | Translation: Gerald Chaves


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The “Dourado” can be found on the São Francisco River in the Brazilian Northeast region.

The fish jumps, swirls and in the air in a desperate attempt to escape the hook. The fisherman uses his rod to tire the fish, but in the end there will only be one winner. This entertainment is seas and rivers is the true meaning of nurturing the spirit, getting closer to nature, testing the patience and enjoyment of a good challenge.

The fisherman considerably increases his chances of going home smiling if he knows the territory, habits of his opponent and the nuances and climate of the region.

It all starts when the bait is placed in a hook and cast into the water. The bait can be natural such as a worm which challenges the patience of the fisherman to wait for the pull. It can be a lure requiring the fisherman to develop the skills to move the rod in such a way that the artificial bait looks alive and attract the fishes.

“…It combines the old emotion of hooking a fish with the respect for its life.”

Angling in Brazil

It is an envying pluvial net with an area of 55.457 km of rivers and 7.367 km of coastline boarding the Atlantic Ocean. Brazil is the place for professional and amateur fishermen around the globe, with more than 4.000 fish’s species, some not yet classified. There is fresh water fish from the Pantanal and Amazon region, such as Apapa, Pacu, Pintado, Piranjuba, Dourado and Tucunare (Peacook Bass) hat are considered trophies in the fishing world.

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Nearly half of the potential catch of Tucunare in the world comes from the Central Amazon/Brazil.

Giving as example the Tucunare, nearly half of the potential catch comes from the Central Amazon/Brazil (52%), followed by the Tocantins/Brazil (27%), Peruvian Amazon (8%), and Estuary (6%) regions. A large part of the Central Amazon/Brazil catch, however, comes from the large Balbina Dam reservoir near the city of Manaus.

The capture of the blue marlin, on the northeast coast of Brazil attracts anglers from all over the world. After all, there of the five largest specimens can be fished in Brazil; the marlin can reach the size of a giraffe and weight as much as a horse. Expeditions to the waters of the Pantanal in the state of Mato Grosso are constant and increase in the infinity of fish with indigenous names, abundance, and flavor.

Fishing Alternatives

Sport fishing stands as a more ecological alternative to angling; it combines the old emotion of hooking a fish with the respect for its life. If the fish escapes, the game is over and the fisherman loses. If the fish is hooked it loses, but in a noble gesture it shows the fisherman’s respect for his opponent’s life. The fish is returned to the water and so nature prevails. Sports fishing are replacing in some way the predatory angling.

Fishing Equipment

– Reel: Controls the line as it spills off the spool and as it is wound back. When the fish exercises a greater force the reel releases the line to avoid breaking the line.

– Line Spool: The line used for fishing is made of nylon. It is resistant and durable. The line must be changed when it shows signs of wear.

– Hook: Comes in different sizes and thickness according to the type of fish.

– Rod: Must be flexible, so that it does not break when the fish is strong or heavy. It also helps the movement to tire the fish.

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