Skip to content

Rio Marie Lodge Fishing Report 20th September 2023

Weather: We had a sunny week with rain on the last day.

Temperatures between: 25ºC and 37 ºC 

River Conditions: Water level kept stable during the whole week. 

Fishing Summary:  This week we had the visit of the globetrotter fly fisherman and guide Jako Lucas. It was his first experience with the giant Peacock Bass. His first impression of these beasts was giving them the nickname of “Freshwater GTs”. Jako felt in person how strong those mean fish can be when hooked.

Fishing Stats:

Number of Anglers: 12 

Butterflies Caught: 518

Temensis Caught: 70

Temensis Over 10lbs: 18  

Temensis Over 15lbs: 14

Temensis Over 20lbs: 6

Temensis Over 80cm length: 14

Highlights of the week: Paul Ridgway was fishing on a sandbar when he noticed a big fish there. Thinking it was a big peacock bass he made a perfect cast and the fight was on. To his surprise it wasn’t a Peacock bass, but a big stripped catfish called “Surubim”. Not an easy fish to catch on the fly. Congratulations Paul!

 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

Contact Us