Far from the maddening crowd, just 45 minutes from Johannesburg, set on the banks of the Vaal River below the Barrage, lies the tranquil abode of Yellow Fish Paradise.

The 750 meters of river frontage provides both fast and slow runs flowing into large rocky pools with ideal eddies for holding both large and small mouth yellow fish, amongst other species common to the Vaal River system.

Yellow Fish Paradise is now not only a popular fishing venue. Patrons are now also enjoying the five self catering rondawels with its "on the river bank lapa" as a popular party venue for After-wedding parties, bachelor and birthday celebrations. The fact that a "all in stock" shop and well stocked liquor store exists on the premises with realistic prices adds to the convenience.


As the question of water flow in the Vaal below the Barrage (Lochvaal) is always of concern to our patrons, I have taken the trouble of providing three contacts for information concerning the river flow:

a) On the internet- BARRAGE DAILY FLOW RATE

b) Mr. Karel Kleinhans at 016 987-2044

c) The general Water Board number of Barrage is 016 987-2010

Fly Fishing Clinic

We are Fortunate to have a Fly Fishing Coach, Jeff Comins that are available on Request at Yellow Fish Paradise.

Jeff can be Contacted on 071 482 8694 for Fly Fishing dates or a Clinic Course.

Weekly Report

Although the odd Carp and Barbel has been caught over the past few days, fishing seems to have gone a bit quiet with the spawning. But spawning should be over soon and the bigger fish are starting to bite. With the flash rain storms we've been experiencing the last few days, the river seems to have washed clean and the water is clearer, which in turn should result in the fish becoming active. Mayflies are still very active, so light and bright colored nymphs and caddis seem to be working. For the conventional anglers, a small white dough with strong flavours either garlic or curry seems to be paying off.

We do still have rondawels and chalets available, please phone Maadje on 0823916784.

We also have a DJ Festival and an 4 x 4 Mudfest coming up at Oosthuizen's within the next few weeks. Please book your accommodation as these festivals usually attract large numbers of visitors and the accommodation in the area is rather limited

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