Suriname - Monster Piraiba

Long time we had been looking for a destination where we could offer a unique fishing on the huge Amazon catfish species. In Suriname we finally found that place. Come with us and conquer the remote rainforest and hunt down the biggest catfish in the world in a unique and amazing nature!


Suriname is the smallest independent country in South America, situated between Guyana and French Guiana. The former Dutch colony has an exceptional population of various Amazon catfish. We have made it our mission to quell the largest of all catfish species in Suriname. The Piraiba catfish, better known as "Goliath Catfish", can grow up to a length of 3 meters and can weigh about 440 pounds. Piraibas are brute fighters and live within the numerous jungle rivers in Suriname. The strong current makes the drill on a Piraiba to the ultimate task for anglers and their material.

The wild jungle ambience makes Suriname an extraordinary destination and for you we have explored one of the best areas for Piraiba throughout South America. The jungle river offers an extremely high population of capital Piraibas. The average length of our first expedition was between 5-6 feet. In addition, we could catch many fish between 6 and 7 feet. The heaviest Piraiba brought over 260 pounds on the scale and delivered a murderous fight!

During your expedition you are accommodated in a tented camp in the middle of the jungle. Our local partners are excellent cooks and prepare tasty meals for you. Fishing in our river is strongly dependent on tides and therefore the fishing times depend on the up and running tides. We have placed our expedition dates on the best tidal levels. You will fish on Piraiba during the top time. In the afternoon you can relax in the camp or catch bait fish.

In the new 2015season, you can go hunting with Carsten Zeck. During our first expedition Carsten could prove his skills in an outstanding way and will stand at your side as an ultimate catfish expert during the first expedition. The other expeditions will be guided by Andreas and Florian. Take the challenge and defeat the largest catfish in the world!

Travel Services Suriname Individual

  • - 1 Night in a hotel, double room, B&B
  • - all airport & boat transfers
  • - 7 nights in a tent camp, full board
  • - 6,5 days guided fishing for Piraiba
  • - fishing licenses included
  • - Travel Security Note
  • - expedition equipment
  • - international flights (appx. 1000 - 1400€) & Visa
  • - Tips*
  • - additional meals & drinks
  • - additional baggage costs*
  • - travel insurance*
  • - alcoholic drinks*
  • *optional/non-obligatory

Tour Price - Suriname Individual

Suriname - Individual

Price per person

4 Persons

€1949

3 Persons

€2049

2 Persons

€2149

   Rates are subject to change!
Best time for Piraiba is from mid of July to mid of September and mid of February to end of March!

Suriname - Videos

  • Up Next Wonotobo Expedition III
    Finally we made it back to the amazing Wonotobo Falls, deep in the jungle of Suriname. Join Jan Lehmann fishing for huge Piraiba, Redtails, Peacocks and Wolffish!
  • Up Next Wonotobo Expedition II
    Finally we made it back to the amazing Wonotobo Falls, deep in the jungle of Suriname. Join Jan Lehmann fishing for huge Piraiba, Redtails, Peacocks and Wolffish!
  • Up Next Wonotobo Expedition I
    Finally we made it back to the amazing Wonotobo Falls, deep in the jungle of Suriname. Join Jan Lehmann fishing for huge Piraiba, Redtails, Peacocks and Wolffish!
  • Up Next Piraiba Expedition 2019
    This is our newest film about the amazing fishing for big piraiba (lau lau) in Suriname. One of the best spots to catch these huge catfish.
  • Up Next Piraiba Expedition 2018
    Our short video about the Piraiba Expedition 2018 in search of the biggest catfish in South America.
  • Up Next Piraiba Expedition 2016
    This is our new video about the piraiba fishing in Suriname. In two weeks we could catch 41 piraiba up to 2,15m!
  • Up Next Piraiba Expedition 2014
    This video shows the best fishing for piraiba / lau lau in South America, catching monster fish below the Wonotobo Falls. Our new movie about the last expedition to Suriname. We fished for the monster piraiba (Goliath Catfish, Lau Lau).