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Dec, 12/2018
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Fishing in Iguassu Falls for Dourado 
International Dourado Fishing Championship
About the competition
Dourado fishing competition (package)
Piapara fishing (package)
Dourado fishing (package)
Pictures
 
International Dourado Fishing Championship
click to enlargeFreshwater fish of the Characidae family. For 40 years (November 1971), amateur fishermen from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina have met every October in Iguassu Falls to participate in the International Dourado Fishing Championship. The group that catches the biggest Dourado wins prizes and fame.

Simultaneously, another competition takes place in which any type of fish is acceptable. Usually, a crowd attends the departure and return of the boats and participates in cultural and leisure activities all day long. Many years ago, a new competition was introduced to complete the party: the Grilled Dourado Festival, in which cooks prepare grilled fish. The winner is chosen according to the flavour, decoration and general appeal of the dish.

Besides fishing, Parana River offers perfect conditions for aquatic sports. Official fishing season in Brazil: from late February to late October. Official fishing season in Paraguay: from late October to December. They are always reviewing the fishing season.
See also: Fishes
 
About the competition
click to enlargeThe International Dourado Fishing Competition is regulated by CBPDS, the Brazilian Fishing Association.
The competition will be held in ..........month?

Who will be participating in the competition?
People from all over Brazil and around the world will be participating in this competition.

Will the competition be on TV?
Possibly this year also, ................................................. affiliated television station, will be showing the competition.

Who will be judging the competition?
Specialists from the Brazilian Fishing Association will be judging the competition. The Brazilian Navy and the Brazilian Environmental Institution will monitor the competition.

What do we need to do to participate in the competition?
Fill in the form with personal details - I.D. (passport if you are from abroad). All the boats must be registered with the Brazilian Navy and must carry all the required safety equipment. All the boat must have insurance. All the boats must be registered. The pilot must have a boat-piloting license.

How do you make points?
Largest number of fish.
Most total weight.
Largest fish in terms of weight.

Who will get the trophy?
The prize goes to the person who makes the most points.

Special prizes:
Biggest Dourado caught.
Biggest fish caught.
Largest variety of fish caught.
Oldest fisherman.
Brazilian fisherman affiliated with the most distant federation.
Foreign fisherman affiliated with the most distant club.
Youngest fisherman.

Which kind of equipment will be allowed for fishing during the competition?
Rod and reel using line no more than 060 mm (equipment to measure the lines will be used) A netting hook to help get the fish inside the boat.

Bait
Artificial, natural or live bait can be used during the fishing.

About the rules
If the boat doesn´t show up for the competition it will be declassified. If you show up with fish under the measurements established by the organizer, you can loose points (see the chart size below). Fish that are not listed must be bigger than 18 cm. Only 3 lines each time can be in the water, more lines or hand lines cause the disqualification of the team. The boat cannot be docked on the river during the competition; it must to be held only by the anchor. Totaling of the points made in the two days will indicate the winner of the competition.

How many fishermen can be in each team?
Men´s teams 3 persons only, 2 fishermen and the pilot (an expert who knows the Parana River)
Women´s teams 3 or 4 Persons, 3 fisherwomen and the pilot (an expert who knows the Parana River)

Where will people be allowed to fish on the Parana River?
Up-stream at a place called Porto Belo and down-stream at a place called Paranamb.

How will be the competition be timed?
The fishing competition will be divided into two days of competition:

First day - Saturday
07:30h - boat inspection
08:00h - official opening
09:00h - starting of the competition (lets fish)
17:00h - ending of the competition (If for any reason people are not back in time, they are disqualified from the competition)
17:15h - measuring and weighing of the fish

Second day - Sunday
08:00h - boat inspection
08:30h - starting of the competition (lets fish)
17:00h - ending of the competition (If for any reason people are not back in time, they are disqualified from the competition)
17:15h - measuring and weighing of the fish
 
Dourado fishing competition (package)
click to enlargeWhat is included in the package for the Dourado Fishing competition on the two days (Saturday and Sunday)?
A registration tax for the two-day competition. Transportation will be at the riverbank at all times to help the team. Registered boat with insurance will be provided for the competition. All the necessary equipment for fishing, including live bait. A local fishing expert to help you find the best spots. A modern boat, drinks, sandwiches. Lunch if you have time. Saturday evening, dinner at the Parana River Bank (Dourado cooking competition). English speaking guide.

What do you need to do to book it?
If you are really interested we can send you a picture of the boat and the equipment. A deposit of 50% of the cost of the fishing package is required. We will send a bank account number at the Banco do Brazil - you can go to any bank and make the deposit or use a credit card number. The deposit money is used to pay the registration fees and guaranty the booking of the boat. A form asking for your personal details will be sent to you. E-mail confirmation will be sent by Iguassu Falls Tour and the Organizers of the competition. Good fishing!
 
Piapara fishing (package)
click to enlargeIf you want to fish for Piapara fish (Leoporinus elongatus) and also small fish from the Parana and Iguassu Rivers see below.
Yes, you will cruise around the Iguassu area, get a privileged view of the 3 cities from the rivers and be under the two bridges - Friendship and the Tancredo Neves. See the details of the package: It includes a small aluminum boat (70 hp), transportation to and from the hotel, all equipment, and lunch at the restaurant on the banks of the Parana River (fish dishes from Parana and Iguassu Rivers), a local fishing expert to help you find the best spots.
 
Dourado fishing (package)
click to enlargeWhat is included: transportation to and from the hotel. All the necessary equipment for fishing, including live bait. A local fishing expert to help you find the best spots. A standard motor boat, drinks, sandwiches. English speaking guide will assist you during this tour. Departure at 7:00 a.m. (7 to 8 hours tour including travel time).
 
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