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Amazon Basin Fishing Report 12th July 2022


This week’s 6 anglers, from the Case party, landed 2,487 Peacocks with 230 fish weighing over 10 pounds. This tally includes 5-10% of other, less aggressive tropical species such as the Jacundá, Apapá, Cachorra, Oscar, Aruana, Wolfish, Pacú, Bicúda, and Piraña.


Since we are a long way from our fishing pressure limit for this fishery set at 56 anglers, the most effective lures for bait casters are the large and noisy 6-inch topwater lures of almost any color. For fly fishermen any light colored bucktails streamers do well for larger peacocks, and poppers are deadly for smaller and midsized fish.


We hereby wish to inform our incoming anglers where might our six River Trains be operating according to the expected water levels in our 10 Private Rivers.

All water levels continue to be very high North and up to 200 miles South of Manaus, as  illustrated in the below design.

However, in the South East Zone, 350 miles South East of Manaus, water levels continue to drain out of the jungle with fishing entering its best cycle, as illustrated in the below design.

As such, we are now navigating with our SECOND River Train to this Dry Zone into our NEW exclusive (upper) Abacaxis River to receive simultaneous parties. Low water levels should last until mid-August, after which it may be TOO low for fish to be active. Scroll down to the Fishing Zones map to see in purple the zone we are currently fishing.

These low expected water levels are evidenced by Today’s and Last Week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast. These forecasts are for the towns below printed in purple which impact water levels in the South East Zone. 

Today’s 10-Day Forecast is as follows (by order of importance):

  • Humaita: 0.16 inches (Marked as “1” in the map below)
  • Apuí: 0.07 inches (idem “2“)
  • Manicore: 0.09 inches (idem “3“)
  • Novo Aripuana: 0.20 inches (idem “4“)
  • Borba: 0.27 inches (idem “5“)
  • Barcelos: 2.60 inches (Marked as “B” on the map, included only as reference since it is OUTSIDE our selected Dry Zone)

Last Week’s 10-Day Forecast WAS as follows: 

  • Humaita: 0.04 inches (Marked as “1” in the map below)
  • Apuí: 0.08 inches (idem “2“)
  • Manicore: 0.31 inches (idem “3“)
  • Novo Aripuana: 0.41 inches (idem “4“)
  • Borba: 0.46 inches (idem “5“)
  • Barcelos: 2.80 inches (Marked as “B” on the map, included only as reference since it is OUTSIDE our selected Dry Zone)

The 10-Day Forecast over 2 inches means water levels may rise, and under 2 inches means that water levels may drop. Since the actual average of Today’s and Last Week’s 10-Day Forecast in all towns is less than 0.75 inches, water levels will HASTILY continue to drop.

Our guesswork is further evidenced in the map above. The white color means normal rainfall forecasted for the next 3 months. Note that our current selected fishing area from June to August, the South East Zone, is in white meaning that there is NO anomaly forecasted; i.e.: this zone should receive the expected rainfall for THIS TIME of the year which is historically very little rain (less than 0.75 inches accumulated in 10 days).


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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