Águas de Miranda promotes the Fishing Festival and is preparing to stimulate tourism

Fishing tour inaugurates new tourism profile – Credit: Edemir Rodrigues

“There will be no limits to tourism here,” said 42-year-old businessman Pedro Henrique Garcês, owner of Hotel-Fazenda Genipapo, one of the main attractions in Bonito’s Águas de Miranda district, anticipating the future with his arrival. the asphalt on the MS-345 and incentives from the state government and the municipality to capitalize on the fishing potential of the region.


The first Sport Fishing Festival in Águas de Miranda, between May 13 and 15, is considered a new milestone for the district that will directly benefit from the paving of the old Estrada do 21 – 100 km from BR-419. to the center of Bonito, with an investment of R $ 95.6 million from the state. The work is a reality: four fronts are in progress.


Improved access, reducing the distance between Campo Grande and Bonito by 70 km, places sport fishing as one of the main attractions of the award-winning destination and will provide greater visibility to the district on the state tourist map. Águas de Miranda, 180 km from the Capital and 70 km from Bonito on the MS-345, has an excellent hotel structure (600 beds) and services.


“The asphalt and the support of the state and the mayor’s office will bring more progress and will change the profile of our tourism, attracting even the tourist who goes to Bonito, who often does not know the fish of our river (Miranda). ) “, Points out Leia Rezende, who, together with her husband, Renato Falcão, manages Cabana do Pescador, one of the largest local fishing units.


family fishing


Relying on this pool, the company, located on the edge of Miranda and 10 km from the community, is one of the supporters of the Sport Fishing Festival (fish-and-release mode), which will have 60 teams in the adult competition, which will take place on 14 (Saturday). The event attracts sport fishermen from Mato Grosso do Sul and other states such as São Paulo and Paraná.


“We are paying full attention to Águas de Miranda, preparing the district for the development of the asphalt,” said Bonite Mayor Josmail Rodrigues. “We will have the Tourism Directorate in the district, which will have an ambulance, a garbage recycling unit, a sanitation network and an entrance portal by the end of the year,” he announced.


Josmail is thankful for the State Government’s investments in the municipality, which amount to R $ 300 million in ongoing works and new projects, stating that the former infrastructure secretary, Eduardo Riedel, “is the builder, together with the governor Reinaldo Azambuja, of a municipal management . that transforms Bonito and the whole state. “


The fishing tour, according to the mayor, opens a new profile of tourism that is encouraged to attract family groups, a goal that has the support of business people, and to promote other attractions, such as bird watching. “We are donating an area to the military police to ensure more security as the flow of tourists increases,” he said.


A park road


Águas de Miranda has a unit of the Military Environmental Police (PMA), which will have police reinforcements from Aquidauana during the tournament, and Bonito City Hall already supports the presence of the State Highway Police to control traffic when the asphalt on the MS is completed. -345. Main access to the destination, the highway will have heavy traffic.


As the paving work progresses, with sections of rock requiring explosions concentrating up to 1,800 kilograms of dynamite, as happened last week on Lot 4, the neighborhood founded in the 1970s is being transformed. A climate of enthusiasm takes care of its six thousand inhabitants with the growth of tourism and the creation of jobs.


“Our time has come, asphalt has been the big dream and the Fishing Festival will open its doors”, celebrates the 52-year-old businesswoman Sônia Maria Percigili, who runs Pesqueiro Santa Ines and is the mayor’s representative in the district. “We will be discovered by Brazil with the incentives for fishing and natural tourism that we receive from the state and the municipality.”


For the owner of Hotel-Fazenda Genipapo, Pedro Henrique Garcês, the new mentality of entrepreneurs and state investments is already changing this tourist profile. “The fisherman no longer wants to catch fish and is more interested in nature. With asphalt, the MS-345 will become a Park Road, attracting lovers of pedaling and motorized adventure “, he comments.


Golden, the trophy


The first Águas de Miranda Sport Fishing Festival is part of the region’s development plan, which includes the restructuring, promotion and organization of the segment by the town of Bonito. The event moves the tourism chain and reveals the excellent structure that the neighborhood has to offer to the visitor, from hotels, inns and farms, to a strong trade.


“Here, at Miranda, you can catch all kinds of fish, but dourado is the most sought after and comes out long after the government banned the catch,” said Henrique Filho, a 27-year-old businessman who owns a fishing business. “Our tourism is growing and with the asphalt the village attracts many investors and will become a new municipality,” he bets.


Henrique is one of the organizers of the tournament and responsible for the registration of the teams (information via Whatts App 67 99629.5622). The registration fee (there are 60 teams in the adult competition) is one kilogram of non-perishable food. The trophies will be awarded to the fisherman who catches the largest dorado; the furthest fish and the second largest fish. Bonito City Hall will offer participants a 6 m boat, a 15 hp engine and a kayak.


The main event will start on Saturday at 7 am at Praia do Salto (near the bridge over the MS-345). The fishing area will extend to Cabana do Pescador, covering about 20 km of the river. The tournament will open on Friday (13), with the delivery of kits to the participants and a show with the group Alma Serrana, at 8 pm, in the central courtyard. The children’s rehearsal will take place on Sunday (3pm) at 7 am and will end at 9 pm with a show by the group Tradição.

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