Can’t wait to fish again grrrrr

Fishing? Me? No way! I’m not about fishing, at all! Joining my boyfriend on the Mataven river, that was the idea…

First day, on the boat with our guide Otto, some fishing rods with us, we went far from the camp and enjoyed the crazy jungle, and amazing animals (we were surrounded by dolphins, otters, flies - not only the fishing ones - and tons of birds). Wow, you got it? I quickly realised that will be much different from what I thought. And, it was as I decided to fish for the first time ! I was quickly hook to a magnificent peacock and got hooked myself to fishing !

Every day had its own magic, early morning breakfast with the fishermen team and the indigenous who cooked the local meal, the sunrise and the dream of the catch of the day, looking for the good spot for the dream peacock bass, fresh beers lunch break in the shadow (thanks god!) and finally the way back to the camp when everyone is about telling its story of the day, each one more epic, everyone with THE fishing smile ! Diner time still with the nice indigenous cooking, some chili sauce and flies workshop for the day after.

I couldn’t imagine a better trip to begin with the fishing, Carlos was as much a friend, a father and my bodyguard against mosquitos and all of the flying stuff!

Wish everyone to live it once, I’ll be back!

Alyette Duquesne, Paris, d.alyette@gmail.com