Suriname - Monster Piraiba

Our first expedition to Suriname was a huge victory! We could catch plenty of huge Piraiba up to 115 Kilos! The experienced expedition leader Andreas Knausenberger and Erik Klietsch will take you into the rain forest. The task is to land a huge Piraiba. Get ready for the adventure of your life.

Since long it is well known that the Suriname, one of the biggest rivers in this country, has to offer an incredible variety of catfish. But not many can even imagine what kind of monsters are really traveling in the Amazon. Above all the powerful Piraiba or also Goliath catfish! This type of catfish can be over ten feet long and weigh more than 400 pounds. The Piraiba is without a doubt the hardest fighting catfish in the world. You could refer to him as the King of all catfish species. Even if the European catfish aregood fighters, due to their weight, they must get in line compared to the Piraibas concerning a good drill. Everyone who already came to enjoy catching a Piraiba, can tell.

Exemplary itinerary: 10 days

Day 1:

You’ll fly from your domestic airport to Paramaribo the capital city of Suriname. You’ll get there in the early evening. From the airport, you’ll proceed to a good hotel, where you will spend the night.

Day 2:

In the early morning you will leave your hotel with our transport. After a two hours drive you will reach our boat and after another three hours of boat ride you arrive at your tented fishing camp. You will have the chance to fish for the Piraiba in the evening. The best time for fishing depends on the tides. The best time for fishing is two hours before and after low/high tide.

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Day 3 - 8:

The next days we will be hunting for the Piraiba. We’ll fish out from our boats. You can also fish on other species of fish like Piranha or Tarpon with a spinning rod.

Day 9:

Early in the morning, it's time to go back to the airport. You will check in and leave Paramaribo back to your final destination.

Day 10:

You’ll arrive your final destination in the morning.

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Travel Services Suriname

  • - Andree's Expeditions Tour Guide
  • - 1 night in a Hotel double room, B&B
  • - 7 nights in a basic tent camp, Fullboard
  • - 6,5 fishing days with guide
  • - fishing permits included
  • - airport transfers
  • - Photo- & Video documentation
  • - Travel security note
  • - Expedition equipment
  • - international flights (appx. 1000-1400€) & Visa
  • - Tips*
  • - additional meals & drinks
  • - alcoholic drinks*
  • - additional baggage costs*
  • - travel insurance*
  • *optional/non-obligatory

Tour Price - Suriname

Suriname - Monster Piraiba

Price per person

€2299

Group size: 4 - 9

min. participants: 4

Dates 2021:

  • 09.07. – 18.07.2021

Booking Status Suriname

Expedition 09.07. 18.07.2021
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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).