International Angling, Your Colombian Connection !!!
The Republic of Colombia, home to the Legend of "El Dorado" got its name after 15th Century Italian Explorer Christopher Columbus. Colombia is endowed with a rich history beginning with the Pre-Columbian Indian Cultures that inhabited the country millennia ago, the Spanish Conquest, Colonial times, Republican and modern historical periods, giving Colombians a unique and distinct cultural identity in Latin America.
Due to its geographical positioning in the Western Hemisphere, Colombia is the most ecologically diverse country in Latin America and the only South American country with access to both the Caribbean and Pacific Basins. The country encompasses 5 ecological regions: The Caribbean Basin, The Pacific Basin, The Andean Region, The Orinoco Plains, and finally the Amazon Basin. From glaciers and mountain peaks, to inland and coastal deserts, to the spectacular Orinoco Plains, the mysterious Amazon Rainforest, gorgeous Caribbean Beaches, to exotic locales of the Pacific Coast, thus making Colombia a spectacularly beautiful country, which will enchant the foreign traveler in search of adventure and cultural experiences. Modern sophisticated cities, such as Bogota and Medellin, Colonial Cities with a magical touch from the past like Cartagena and Santa Marta, small towns in the Coffee Region of Central Colombia with enchanting and picturesque haciendas where coffee plantations make a part of the everyday lives of many Colombians, are some of the many beautiful locales that make this country so special and unique.
Today, Colombia has reawaked from 2 decades of "Drug Wars" and internal political strife, to become the "New Hot Spot" according to Conde Naste Travel and National Geographic magazine for extreme sports, bird watching, eco-activities, as well as world class events and festivals known around the world.
Sport Fishing in Colombia has had a very interesting yet forgotten history. We can mention a few historical angling events like an old world record Tarpon of 242.4 lbs, caught in freshwater many decades ago, as well as the old world record for peacock bass in the Mataveni River in 1982 of 26.8 lbs caught by American Angler Rod Neubert. The first Peacock bass Operations and lodges for trophy size peacock bass in South America were started in Colombia in the 1970’s and 1980’s in the Vaupes & Orinoco Tributaries. International Angling now offers the discriminating International Angler several angling destinations in Colombia.