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Amazon Basin Fishing Report 2nd August 2022


This week, 7-time repeater D. Lyle, party of 6 and  R. Anderson party of 8 landed 4,741 Peacocks with 160 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 Matrincha, Jacundá, Apapá, Wolfish, Pacú, Bicúda, and Pirañha.

Water levels are good (see below), and fishing should continue to be excellent until we approach our sustainability limit for the upper Marmelos private fishery of 56 anglers. The angler limit is important because Peacocks are TERRITORIAL.

Up-to-date it has been fished by 53 anglers; therefore, next week will be our last week in this fishery for this year. We expect to great numbers of +20 pounders when we resume in September at our other private rivers.

We have will start fishing this week at our THIRD River Train in this Dry Zone at our NEW exclusive Torrentoso River for a total of three River Trains in operation.


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 50 miles South of Manaus, as illustrated in the below design.

However, in the South East Zone, 350 miles South East of Manaus water levels will continue to drop to maybe a bit to low water levels, as illustrated in the below design.

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 Torrentoso 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: 0.89 inches (Marked as “1” in the map below)
  • Apuí: 0.96 inches (idem “2“)
  • Manicore: 0.89 inches (idem “3“)
  • Novo Aripuana: 0.67 inches (idem “4“)
  • Borba: 0.46 inches (idem “5“)
  • Barcelos: 1.02 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: 0.58 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)

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 at or below one inch, water levels will continue to drop over the next days.

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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