Peacocks & Payara in Venezuela

Produced by Chris Bailey, filmed by James Allred, Edited by Chris Bailey and Joseph Daniel, narrated by Joseph Daniel, 2011 – Guest Producer Chris Bailey brings us one of his fabulous tales of angling adventure along the Orinoco River in Venezuela. A long-time producer of the Reel Outdoor television series, Chris visits Manaka Lodge in search of giant peacock bass. This is off-the-beaten-path fly fishing at its best! The action intensifies as Chris makes a run up river to Uraima Falls in search of truly record-size payara. What he finds there - and lands! - is amazing. But first Chris takes on a cultural tour of the jungle and does some fish-for-meat swapping with some local indigenous folk who have just killed a tapir – footage Outdoor Channel wouldn't let us broadcast.