Tsimane practices a strict catch and release policy on all species. Avoid unnecessary handling of the fish. Barbless hooks are mandatory. In this way not only we release the fish with minor injuries but also take care of you and fellow angler’s safety.
A big fly crashing into somebody at almost 200km/h might result in a serious wound and a sharp hook is hard to remove.
Handling these fish requires special precautions, not only to avoid harming them but also to prevent injuries to anglers. All of these fish have very strong jaws and razor sharp teeth. Moreover, the release of the fish should be done carefully taking the necessary time for the fish to eventually heal.