Amazon River Stories and Tips

Piranha Fishing

Fishing Lake Photo, Amazon River, Peru

After a one a half hour walk deep into the jungle, John our guide gave us the chance to swim in the River. After we went on a small boat out in the lake and he gave us three fishing rods to fish with. The fishing rod is just a stick with a hook stitched on top of it. We stuck raw meat on the hook and managed to catch some fish. Two of us snagged piranhas and the guide and I caught a type of lake fish called Liza which is good for eating. I didn't realize that, and threw in back in the water. In the evening the Liza that John caught was given to a small boy for dinner.

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