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Touch down! – Amazon Basin Fishing Report, 20th – 27th February 2021

Although this report has come late from the guys over at River Plate anglers, its certainly not one to miss. This report sums up the final week of the season back in February of this year and to say that the anglers done well would be an understatement! Until next season!

Last week of the season: Six anglers; 1093 fish!

We are closing the 2020-21 season with a final touchdown! The Richardson family on Fly-In River Train II with 6 anglers landed an impressive 1,093 peacocks, of which 152 weighed more than 10 pounds. Four of those weighed 16-18 pounds and one was a 19-pounder. The previous week’s party, Hublila and Krause, with 4 anglers, landed 877 peacocks, of which 59 weighed more than 10 pounds. Two weighed 16-18 pounds. Both parties landed a variety of other tropical fish, including Arapaima, Aruana, Sardinata, Tambaqui and Apapa.

Stats from the week

Water Level Report on North East Zone

As the Situation Room had forecasted, water levels stayed two to three feet below the jungle line for the complete season. Fishing, as expected, was excellent (See water level report below).

River Updates

River Plate Anglers has access to 10 private river areas that drain some 30 million acres of pristine Amazon rainforest populated almost exclusively by indigenous groups that allow River Plate to fish their waters on an exclusive basis in return for various forms of support. Having so many rivers is part of our River Plate Advantage™. The other part of our River Plate Advantage™ is keeping up to date on water levels in all those areas. We do that from an office complex in Montevideo, Uruguay, we have dubbed our Situation Room. There, we pore over river data and weather forecasts basin-wide on a daily basis to ensure our anglers fish waters that are in prime condition. Our competitors, with few waters to fish, poor mobility, and limited insight into basin-wide water level fluctuations rely largely on guessing and hoping. We rely on facts.

Here is a zone-by-zone snapshot of what is happening at the three Fishing Zones not mentioned in this report: North West Zone: Water levels in this zone up to 400 miles north west of Manaus are too high, which is not normal for this time of the year. Therefore, we have moved most of our stand-by operations out of this zone and into the above mentioned Omero lakes system. South East Zone: Water levels in this zone 150 miles south of Manaus are extremely high, which is above normal for this time of the year, but it is too soon to say if it will have an impact. (Remember River Plate has Private Rivers, so we can move to the best Dry Season Zone). South West Zone: Water levels in this zone 400 miles south of Manaus are dropping rapidly, which is normal for this time of the year.

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