Known as the ‘Land of Many Waters’, Guyana has over 900 species of fish. This includes arawana, basha, himara, lukanani, pacu, payara, piranha, tiger fish, the famous vampire fish, and the prehistoric zip fish. The world’s largest scaled freshwater fish, the arapaima, is definitely at the top of both the wildlife lover and sport fisher’s list. The Rupununi, and Rewa Rivers are home to oxbow lakes and ponds which house a healthy population of these ‘giants’, which are known to come up for air every 10-20 minutes. Some of the more popular rivers to spot other fish species are the Essequibo, Abary, Mahaica, Apoteri and Burro Burro Rivers. Information on sport fishing can be found here.

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