FR: July 30-August 6, 2022


Stats: This week, first time visitor McGrath, party of 6; and 3 time repeater Long, party of 10 landed 1,800 peacocks with 70 in the 8 to 16 lb category and three 17 pounders (see table below). This tally excludes a multifarious array of other less aggressive tropical species such as the matrincha, jacundá, apapá, wolfish, pacú, bicúda, and pirañha.

Water levels are good (see below), and fishing should continue to be excellent until we approach our sustainability limit for the upper Marmelos private fishery of 56 anglers. The angler limit is important because peacocks are TERRITORIAL. Up-to-date it has been fished by 53 anglers; therefore, next week will be our last week in this fishery for this year.

We expect to great numbers of +20 pounders when we resume in September at our other private rivers.

Click on the table to see it full size

We will start fishing this week at our THIRD River Train in this Dry Zone at our NEW exclusive Torrentoso River for a total of three River Trains in operation.

Guesswork: We hereby wish to inform our incoming anglers where might our six River Trains be operating according to the expected water levels across our 10 Private Rivers. For at least another month, all water levels will continue to be high North and up to 50 miles South of Manaus, as illustrated in the below design.

However, in the South East Zone, 350 miles South East of Manaus water levels will continue to drop to maybe a bit to low water levels, as illustrated in the below design.

Low water levels should last until mid-August, after which it may be TOO low for fish to be active. Scroll down to the Fishing Zones map to see in purple the zone we are currently fishing. The Torrentoso River is not shown yet in this zone, because it is our newest private river.

We base our low-water predictions in the South East Zone on Today’s and Last Week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast. These forecasts are for the towns listed below in purple which impact water levels in the South East Zone.

Today’s 10-Day Forecast is as follows (by order of importance):

  • Humaita: 1.00 inches (Marked as “1” in the map below)
  • Apuí: 0.67 inches (idem “2“)
  • Manicore: 0.48 inches (idem “3“)
  • Novo Aripuana: 0.34 inches (idem “4“)
  • Borba: 0.17 inches (idem “5“)
  • Barcelos: 0.82 inches (Marked as “B” on the map, included only as reference since it is OUTSIDE our selected Dry Zone)

Last Week’s 10-Day Forecast WAS as follows:

  • Humaita: 0.89 inches (Marked as “1” in the map below)
  • Apuí: 0.96 inches (idem “2“)
  • Manicore: 0.89 inches (idem “3“)
  • Novo Aripuana: 0.67 inches (idem “4“)
  • Borba: 0.46 inches (idem “5“)
  • Barcelos: 1.02 inches (Marked as “B” on the map, included only as reference since it is OUTSIDE our selected Dry Zone)

Sources: and

Important Note: A 10-Day Forecast for more than 2 inches of rain means water levels may rise; under 2 inches means that water levels may drop. Since the averages of Today’s and Last Week’s 10-Day Forecast in all towns monitored in the South East Zone are below 0.75 inches, we expect water levels will continue to drop over the next days.

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

(Valid for August-September-October)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil

Our water-level predications are not just based on immediate rainfall forecasts but also on longer term (3-month) forecasts for unusual (or what is called anomalous) rainfall across all of our fishing zones. In the above illustration, no unusual rainfall is expected in the white areas for the next 3 months. Note that our current selected fishing area from June to August, the South East Zone, is in white meaning NO unusual rainfall is expected there for the next 3 months. In other words, this zone should receive the expected rainfall for THIS TIME of the year, which is historically very little rain (less than 0.75 inches accumulated in a 10-day period).