Fishing in Brazil

The size of Brazil, the range of ecosystems and the diversity of fauna and flora, have become a popular place to fish or just watch the animals in their natural habitat. It is home to a variety of endangered species: jaguars, alligators, giant catfish and many others.

Fishing in Brazil

For a time hunting and fishing they were largely unregulated, but in 1988, the Federal Constitution was amended (Article 225) to comply with the 1972 declaration of the United Nations Stockholm on the Human Environment.

This made a series of activities were illegal, including cockfighting and tradition of southern Feast of the Ox.


There are many places to fish with triple lures in Brazil.

The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources is the federal agency that operates through the Ministry of Environment governing policies of all environmental legislation and give permissions.

Hunting (or any kind of abuse) of whales and dolphins is illegal in Brazilian waters. Punishment can be two to five years imprisonment, a fine and confiscation of the ship.

Organized fishing excursions are the most popular choices in Brazil, often for security reasons. In some areas there is a real risk of injury or death by poisonous snakes, spiders, poisonous plants, infectious diseases, strong tides or currents.

Fishing areas in Brazil

The Black River in the Amazon is famous for its peacock bass and catfish. There swordfish off the coast of Rio Grande Do Norte and tuna in the south, as well as sailfish and marlin. Spear fishing is also possible in many areas.

The regions of the Pantanal and the Amazon have piranhas. Piranha fishing is a popular activity for many tourists who pass through these regions.

In the mid-20th century trout it was introduced to the mountainous region between the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Bocaina is the closest city that serves as an emerging center for fly fishing.

Fishing licenses

Fishing license (licença fishing) in Brazil are required for anyone fishing with a rod, from a boat or underwater. The license application forms are available at fishing stores and IBAMA.

To obtain a license, all that is required is a CPF number (foreigners applying for a license can provide your passport number instead) and payment of a fee. It can be applied to IBAMA licenses online or by mail.