Month: August 2021

2021-2022 Season Preview: August 27th, 2021

2021-2022 Season Preview

At River Plate Anglers, we are excited about the start of a new season of Amazon fishing, which was postponed from June to September because of Covid related precautions.
We will begin this season in our Dry Season-Zone South West, which has the best water levels for fishing. Most of the Amazon water levels are too high at the moment, because of record rainfall 3 months ago.

Water Level Report on South West Zone

(see Fishing Zones map below)

Water levels in the Matupiri are still high, but expected to drop to just about acceptable level by the time our first anglers arrive in September. This can be further evidenced in Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts.

Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in orange below, which affect water levels on the Matupiri on South West Zone. The accumulated rainfall between 1.5 and 2 inches for most towns means that water levels will drop reasonably in the region.

  • Manicore: 1.7 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map)
  • Novo Aripuana: 2.08 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 1.73 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 2.14 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: 1.48 inches (idem “5”)

As mentioned, we expect a bit high but acceptable water levels by the time our first anglers arrive, which can be further evidenced by the following forecast.

3-Month Rain Anomaly Forecast In Our Four Fishing Season Zones

(valid for August-September-October)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil

In the map above, note that our preferred fishing area for this time of the year, South West Zone, is in white which means no anomalies; ie.: it should receive exactly the expected (low) rainfall for this time of the year.

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.