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Xingu Lodge Fishing Report 25th October 2022


We had many days of heavy rain this week.


Between 31° and 38 C during the day and 20°C to 26°C at night.

Water Temperature:

28 °C

Xingu River Conditions: 

The water level of the Xingu River is rising. Tributaries and little creeks are changing color and water level varies as well. The temperature dropped almost 2 degrees during the week.

Fishing Conditions: 

Payara fishing was difficult this week, but on the other hand, we had a blast with other species like Peacocks, Matrinxas and Pacus. Payaras are still in big pools and sitting in deep water. The best way to chase them is with the help of sinking lines (400-500 grains, 7ips) and large tube flies with trailer hooks and wiggle tails. We had great luck with black and purple, in addition to black and red. The Peacocks were active and we saw some great surprises regarding their size. Poppers worked well for Peacocks and Matrinxas, and after the rain, we had a chance to fish for Pacus with our beloved dry flies. 

Fishing Stats:

Number of Anglers: 7

Total number of fish landed over this week: 324 (Payara, Peacock Bass, Bicuda, Matrinxa, Corvina, Wolffish)

Total Payara Landed: 13

Total Payara Missed : 27

Biggest Payara landed in this week: 80 cm

Payara: 13

Peacock Bass: 198

Matrinxã: 50

Bicuda: 44

Corvina: 4

Wolffish: 2

Cat fish: 1

Highlight of the Week:
Frans and Scott, after a great day of fishing, were finally crowned with the first double up of Payaras on the season. Richard also caught a catfish while he was fishing for Payaras in deep water.


If you would like to learn more about our Xingu River 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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