Series 3 / Brazil / Brazil / Aruana, Peacock Bass

The Amazon basin and its surrounding drainage is home to over 3000 freshwater fish species. This extraordinary aquatic biodiversity is the reason for the richest freshwater sports fishery in existence. The majority of Amazonian game fish belong to 3 large groups: the catfishes, characins, and the cichlids. On this trip, Kathryn profiles the peacock bass, in particular the temensis (member of the cichlid family), which is the largest of the species growing up to 3 feet long and only found in the Amazon basin. As she’s hunting for this colourful barrel-mouthed giant, she lands aruana, pacu, and jacunda.