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Pasimoni Swan Song?



put into place measures to prohibit non-Venezuelans from entering the Amazonas region in which the lodge is located. This, coupled with an apparent sanctuary policy for FARC rebels from Colombia, obviously makes continued operation of the lodge unfeasible for the foreseeable future.

Over the years, the Pasimoni and Pasiba Rivers accounted for many IGFA world records, and fishing memories to last a lifetime. Our last trip in mid-February saw a 5-pound butterfly pavon inhaled by a much larger monster, and other spectacles that would have to be seen to be believed.

Camp owner Geraldine Jacotte and the rest of the Aimbar staff did a fine job of making the Pasimoni an authentic Amazon angling adventure. While serving as major employer in this remote region, Aimbar also helped us pioneer a project to assist local villages with dental, vision, medical and educational needs.

Having 23 years experience in Venezuela’s Amazonas region and 18 years on the Pasimoni, Pasiba and other tributaries, we’re also deeply saddened by this recent turn of events. Over the years, we have worked through numerous challenges to maintain access to this terrific trophy peacock fishery. We have also formed many close personal friendships among the lodge staff and native people, many of whom looked upon this form of tourism as their sole source of cash income.

Venezuela’s downward political spiral is no secret, but we have faith that things will eventually turn around in the beautiful country. Most of its citizens are friendly, peace-loving people. Should the Pasimoni area re-open, and a lodge facility re-established under secure conditions, we will be the first to return. We will keep you advised of any positive developments. If you have any questions regarding the above matter, please feel free to call us.
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