When Peacock Bass fishing was “introduced” to the sport fisherman in the early 1990’s by River Plate Anglers and the now defunct Amazon Tours, there were really only 5 recognized species of Peacock Bass. After extensive research completed in 2006, ichthyologists increased the number of identified species of Peacock Bass to 15 in South America. Presently IGFA (International Game Fish Association) has World Record listings for 12 different species of Peacock Bass.
George Walters, fishing with River Plate Anglers floating Safari Camps in Brazil’s Amazon in February of 2010, caught & currently holds the only IGFA World Record Peacock Bass of any species, all tackle or fly line tippet class, of any current outfitter in Brazil's Amazon. This 16.1 lb IGFA All Tackle World Record Orinoco Peacock Bass, Cichla orinocensis, was caught on the Urubaxi River, a tributary to the Rio Negro.
Several World Record Speckled Peacock Bass, Cichla temensis, have been caught over the years by Amazon outfitters, both on fly and conventional tackle, but they have all been surpassed by the monster 29 lb 1 oz monster caught in November of 2010 by Brazilian Angler Andrea Zaccherini fishing out of Santa Isabel Do Rio Negro. Find accurate information on IGFA World Records at
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Jim Kern has a long history in the Peacock Bass world. Jim has fished in Brazil 32 times since 1997 with both fly and conventional tackle. Jim developed and ran the American office for Captain Peacock from 2010 thru 2013 was the Vice President and General Manager of Amazon Tours from 1998 thru 2003. Through Emu Outfitting, his outfitting company of 30 years, he managed Alaska’s Rainbow Bay Resort from 2007-2009 & Alaska’s Angry Eagle Lodge 2013 & 2014. Jim holds a Coast Guard Captains license, has been a registered fishing guide in Alaska, Montana and Idaho and has been a fly tier for 40 years. Jim also was a 3 time American League All Star baseball pitcher in 1977, 78, and 79 & the American League Relief Pitcher of the year in 1979.