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True Numbers, Real Reports

One thing about Nomadic Waters: we always prefer to under-sell and over-deliver.  That's one reason why we have never shown our trip reports from previous Seasons.  Another reason is everyone has their own expectations and measuring stick for what they would consider a successful trip.  We would never want to dictate what is a successful trip to a customer. No two guests are alike, and no two trips are the same. Setting expectations is one of the most important things we do.

We do our best to listen to our guests, and many have requested this report to be made here you go! 


Three caveats for your consideration: 

1) Every year is different.  Just because certain dates were spectacular one year does not necessarily mean they will be the same the next year.  This is the largest rainforest in the world, and these are some of the biggest rivers in the world.  Weather, water levels, and water temperatures are constantly changing. No two years will ever be the same.  This challenge is one of the things we love most about this fishery!

2) Every Customer is different.  We've hosted professional anglers alongside guests who asked us how their reel attaches to their rod (true story).  All skill levels are welcome, but it is reasonable for those two customers to have different expectations.

3) Our fishery has a learning curve. Experience matters. We enjoy a very high return rate with our guests.  Once our Guests understand the proper cast/presentation that triggers our fish, then the magic happens.  This moment, when everything perfectly aligns, has a dramatic impact on our daily fish count. 


For example, on week 4 of 2022 David Cannon (who has fished with us for 4 years) broke a Nomadic Waters record when his boat landed 96 fish by lunchtime!  You read that right.  David knows our fishery, understands our strategies, and works extremely well with our Guides. Other boats, fishing the same lagoon with the same lures and flies caught significantly less. In 2018 Fred Miller set a single angler record by landing 76 fish in one day.  Does that mean you will catch 76 fish in one day?  No.  That's a record, not a standard.  Is it possible?  Absolutely.


Although we missed our 2020 and 2021 fishing Seasons due to the pandemic, our Spring of 2022 turned out to be one of our best Seasons ever. The best part about it was having all our crew back together, sharing time on the water with many returning guests who brought their friends. 


Out of the 44 Guests we hosted, 10 rebooked for the FALL of 2022, and 18 more have rebooked for 2023! 

Location: Rio Negro North of Barcelos, Amazonas Brazil

Dates: January 20 - February 25, 2022

Total number of Guests: 44

Total number of fish caught: 5471

Peacock bass over 10 pounds: 601


Week #1 Jan 20-28, 2022
8 Anglers, 805 fish landed



Week #2 Jan 27 - Feb 4, 2022
9 Anglers, 1173 fish landed



Week #3 Feb 3 - 11, 2022
10 Anglers, 1007 fish landed



Week #4 Feb 10 -18, 2022
8 Anglers, 1268 fish landed!!!


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Week #5 Feb 17-25, 2022
9 Anglers, 1218 fish landed


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