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Amazon Basin Fishing Report 26th July 2022


This week, 7-time repeater Reid, party of 8, and 3-time repeater Zambrano, party of 8 landed 3740 Peacocks with 135 in the 8 to 16 lb category, three 17 pounders and one 18 pounder (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.

Water levels are perfect (see below), and fishing should continue to be excellent until we approach our sustainability limit for the upper Marmelos private fishery of 56 anglers. Up-to-date, it has been fished by 39 anglers.


Light colored 6-inch topwater in white are working best. For fly fishermen, large bucktail streamers with sinking tepid continue to work very well, and for topwater explosions smaller 4-8 lb Peacocks, and poppers are very effective.


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. For at least another month, 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 continue to drop to perfect levels, as illustrated in the below design.

As such, we have will start fishing next week at our THIRD River Train in this Dry Zone at our NEW exclusive (upper) Abacaxis River for a total of three River Trains in operation. 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: 0.58 inches (Marked as “1” in the map below)
  • Apuí: 0.31 inches (idem “2“)
  • Manicore: 0.57 inches (idem “3“)
  • Novo Aripuana: 1.00 inches (idem “4“)
  • Borba: 0.80 inches (idem “5“)
  • Barcelos: 1.49 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: 0.26 inches (Marked as “1” in the map below)
  • Apuí: 0.04 inches (idem “2“)
  • Manicore: 0.12 inches (idem “3“)
  • Novo Aripuana: 0.15 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)

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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 between 0.3 inches and one inch, water levels will continue to drop over the next 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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