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Amazon Basin Fishing Report 18th July 2022


From July 9th thru the 16th 8 anglers landed in 6 ½ days 3,047 Peacocks with 163 in the 10 to 16 lb category, and two 18 pounders. See table below. This tally excludes a multifarious array of other less aggressive tropical species such as the Jacundá, Apapá, Wolfish, Pacú, Bicúda, and Pirañha.


Since water levels are at an excellent low level almost ANY lure or fly works even small plastic white coffee cups. The larger fish are caught on large 6-inch topwater lures almost any color. For fly fishermen large bucktail streamers with sinking tipids worked well.


We hereby wish to inform our incoming anglers where might our six River Trains be operating according to the expected water levels across our 10 Private Rivers. All water levels will continue to be 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, as predicted many weeks ago water levels will be perfect, as illustrated in the below design.

As such, we have moved a SECOND River Train into this Dry Zone into our NEW exclusive (upper) Abacaxis River and, we are also moving a THIRD Train in to Mid-Marmelos  to receive 3 parties as of next week. 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. The Abacaxis River is not shown yet in this zone, because it is our newest private river.

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: 0.26 inches (Marked as “1” in the map below)
  • Apuí: 0.04 inches (idem “2“)
  • Manicore: 0.12 inches (idem “3“)
  • Novo Aripuana: 0.25 inches (idem “4“)
  • Borba: 0.18 inches (idem “5“)
  • Barcelos: 1.70 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: 0.16 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)

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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 averages of Today’s and Last Week’s 10-Day Forecast in all towns monitored in the South East Zone are less than a half inch, 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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