Month: October 2020
Mid-Week Fishing Report: Nov 7-9, 2020(2 ½ days only)
4th WEEK AFTER START-UP
597 Peacocks landed by 6 anglers in 20 hours
River Plate Angler’s Covid Safety Program
Face Mask Compliance – All drivers of transfer vehicles, all float plane pilots and their passengers, all food service workers, all guides will be wearing masks. As regards guides, all of them will be tested for infection at the beginning of the season and no mingling with the community afterward will be permitted until the end of the season.
Social Distancing Compliance – All River Plate Staff will be trained in compliance with internationally accepted standards of social distancing
Covid-Compliant Hotel in Manaus – The hotel River Plate Anglers has chosen to accommodate arriving clients (Quality Hotel) meets all international standards as regards the prevention of Covid transmission. Front Desk personnel, waiters and others will be instructed to be especially attentive to River Plate clients’ safety concerns. On arrival, all clients’ luggage will be disinfected before it is delivered to hotel rooms. Clients will be required to step on chlorine wet mats, and their clothing will be sprayed with alcohol before entering their rooms. Waiters in the hotel restaurant will be face-mask complaint and trained in Social Distancing.
Covid-Compliant Float Plane Pilots and Staff – All client luggage will be disinfected before it is loaded on the plane. Passengers and flight staff will be required to step on chlorine wet mats, and their clothing will be sprayed with alcohol before flight begins. Pilots and passengers will be required to wear face masks at all times. Pilot will set ventilation settings in passenger cabin on maximum.
Daily Cleaning and Sanitation In Camp – In conformance with protocols established by the American Hotel and Lodging Association, all surfaces in cabins and in dining areas will be cleaned and sanitized before clients arrive and then daily, or more often as appropriate. Only approved staff members and clients will be allowed to enter clients’ cabins. Fresh towels and client laundry items will be delivered daily to clients’ rooms. All laundry items, including guest clothing, will be washed at 158° Fahrenheit. Hand sanitizer will be provided in all cabins, boats, and in the dining area. Guests may opt for daily or bi-weekly room sanitization.
Outside Dining – All camp meals will be served outside, buffet-style, by employees wearing masks and gloves. Clients will not be allowed to serve themselves. On rare occasions of foul weather, guests will be served in their cabins.
Fishing Tackle Disinfection – All camp-provided fishing tackle will be disinfected before fishing starts. Lines will be soaked in soapy water and left to dry in open sunlight for at least two hours. Exposure to open sunlight for as little as seven minutes has been proven to be lethal to viruses, including Covid-19.
Mid-Week Fishing Report: Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2020 (2 ½ DAYS)
3rd WEEK AFTER START-UP
New discovery: Aruana’s favor Dry Flies
Note: this only 2 1/2 – day report is to rush last weekend’s conditions to our incoming anglers.Lakes (Omero), in Dry-Zone N. East -: The Chumbao group of 8 of fly fishermen arrived on Saturday October 31st landed 445 peacocks and other species over the week end despite many rainy hours in both days. Last week’s final count was 1.467 by the departing Gaetha group with three 18 pounders. They discovered that in this multi-species lagoon that the 2-10 lbs Aruanas will take large dry flies (grass hopers, etc.) over any other lure! Mid-Xeriuni fishery in Dry-Zone N. West -: The Bucchi group of 12 anglers landed 342 peacock bass over the week end. Not all of the group were avid anglers and many relaxed at camp. The previous Xeriuini group for the week finished with 1370 peacocks. Star lures are top luers (perversas and joao pepinos). Lakes (Mau and Mata-Mata) in Dry-Zone N. East -: The Kenshina group of 4 anglers arrived on also had good fishing over the week end despite many rainy hours in both days. This was the first week for this Safari Cabin Train.
Water level report:Dry-Zone N. East – The Branco River is rising a bit due to ensuing rain over the week end. However, if it continues, the Lakes (Omero and Mau) fisheries will improve since most of the back lagoons which account for 80% of the fishery become accessible in higher water levels. We will continue fishing in this promising Zone. Dry-Zone N. West – The only lower water levels is the lower Xeriuni River in our private water which is under the influence of the Branco River basin. We will continue fishing this Zone. All other water levels on the Negro River basin tributaries still remain high for reasonable fishing, which is not normal for this time of the year but, it is happening with greater frequency due to the everchanging rain fall conditions in the “El Nino” era. Dry-Zone S. East – Water levels are still good in this area 150 miles south of Manaus. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period were closed down due to Covid. Dry-Zone S. West – Water levels are rising rapidly which is not normal for this time of the year Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period of June-August were closed down due to Covid.
Mid-Week Fishing Report: Oct 24 – 26, 2020 (2 ½ DAYS)
Blockbuster landings after start-up
~480 Peacock’s last week and 464 Peacock’s this week,
both in 2 ½ days
SEASON 2020 / 2021
WATER LEVELS DROPPING IN THE BRANCO – GOOD FISHING!