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3,310 Peacocks for the week! – Amazon Basin Fishing Report, 29th November 2021

Its been another fantastic week down at the amazon basin for these lucky anglers who went down to target the Peacock Bass this water system is ever so famous for which resulted in some very good sized fish over the 20lb mark.

Amazon Basin – 29/11/2021

All six River Trains next week will be 500 miles North from where we started the season. This weekend (2 ½ days) 4 incoming parties had good fishing of which 8 anglers had an outstanding startup landing a 17, 17, 19, 20, and a 22 pounder.

Last week 44 anglers caught in 6 ½ days 3,310 peacocks despite rapidly rising levels in our Private Rivers South West Zone (300 miles south of Manaus) but with falling levels in the North East Zone (300 miles north of Manaus). The incoming 4 parties totaling 32 anglers all of whom fished North East Zone over this last week-end (2 ½ days) landed 1,124 peacocks with 63 peacocks between 10 and 16 lbs.; 7 between 17 and 19 lbs.; and 2 between 20 and 22 lbs. This tally excludes many tropical species landed such as jacunda, amapa, cachorra, oscar, aruana, wolfish, pacu, oscar, bicuda, and piranha.

Most effective lures for big peacocks are topwater for the bait casters on the Omero and Jufaris since these fisheries are way below their sustainable season’s capacity.

South West Zone (Matupiri and Igapo-Acu, see map below): Water levels should continue to rise according to today’s and last week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall (see below). As such, we have transferred all River Trains but one to the North East Dry Zone.

North East Zone (Omero, Upper Jufaris, Mata-Mata, see map below): fishing has been very good on the Omero, Mata-mata, and on the Upper Jufaris excellent in terms of big fish. These rivers will have reasonable fishing for the rest of this and next week since water levels should will be rising but not to alarming levels as evidenced by today’s and last week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast. See this and last week’s forecasts below.

South West Zone > 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in orange below, which affect water levels on the Matupiri and Igapo-Acu. The accumulated rainfall over 2 inches means water levels may rise; between 1.5 and 2 inches means that water levels may drop slowly. On the other hand, rainfall between 1.5 and 1.0 inches means that levels will drop rapidly. Since the average is more than two inches, water levels will continue to rise, which is normal for this time of the year. Today’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows: 

  • Manicore: 2.34 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Novo Aripuana: 2.24 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 1.80 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 2.52 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence (idem “5”)

North East Zone  > 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in green below, which affect water levels on the Omero lakes and the Upper Jufaris. As seen below water levels will be falling rapidly. Today’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows: 

  • Caracarai2.66 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Boa Vista: 1.72 inches (idem “2”)
  • Rorainopolis: 2.51 inches (idem “3”)
  • Barcelos2.06 inches (idem “4”)
  • Manaus: 2.41 inches (idem “5”) is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence.

In the map above, the white colour means normal rainfall forecasted. Note that our selected fishing area during January and February, which is the North East Zone, is in light blue, meaning that there is a slight positive anomaly; i.e.: this zone should receive slightly more rainfall than expected.

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If you would like to find out more information about our stunning Amazon river basin destination and how you can join in on the action and fish it for yourself, make sure to take a closer look at our tour page. If you have any questions regarding this tour, you can contact our freshwater fly fishing team on 01603 407596 or by emailing them at and one of the team will help you with your query.

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