The Parana river is unfathomably huge, its local Tupe name means “like the sea” – flowing 4880 km through central South America, it is second in size only to the Amazon.
Understandably its characteristics change hugely, from a single river to massive braids of extensive islands, to a marshy delta in the South. Water clarity varies from almost gin clear way up north as a tail water fishery to coffee coloured further South as a huge number of tributaries increase turbidity. Fish species diversity is insane.
The South populated with many smaller Golden dorado Piranha, wolf fish and vampire fish.
Up North much larger single dorado, the Pira Pita and the Pacu.
We have fly fished the river for years and have formulated the perfect fly fishing combo trip, fishing two very different pieces of water for a myriad of amazing fish.