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Rio Marie Lodge Fishing Report 19th December 2022


Throughout the week, we had mostly sunny days with some rain on the last day.

Temperatures between 25 ºC and 40 ºC

River Conditions: 

The water levels dropped again for most of the week and finally stabilized near the end of week.

Fishing Summary: 

With stable water levels and proper temperatures, the fishing improved and exceeded the expectations of our guests. Plenty of big fish were caught on the sandbars, sight fishing of course!

Number of anglers: 11

Peacock Bass caught: 310
Temensis over 10lbs: 10
Temensis over 15lbs: 10
Temensis over 20lbs: 5

Highlight of the week:

Catching any world record fish is a dream for many anglers, but capturing a world record peacock bass is an entirely different ball game. It took our guest Fabiano a couple of days for his accomplishment to sink in. While fishing upstream of the Marié, he caught a monster 91 cm. peacock bass, which matches the standing IGFA All Tackle Length world record! Of course, he could hardly believe what happened in front of his eyes! A massive angling accomplishment, we could not be prouder of your efforts, Fabiano! The Marié continues to amaze us and leave us wondering if there are any more world record fish lurking in its depths.

See you next week!

Rafael Marques and The Marié Guides.


If you would like to learn more about our Rio Marie Lodge tour, you can visit the full tour page here. Alternatively, you can contact our fly fishing expert, Peter Collingsworth, on 01603 407596 or by email at

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