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.
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.
RIVER FLOW INFORMATIONAs 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 RATEb) 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.
We are now entering the last days of summer. Autumn is very evident as can be seen in the variety of leaf colours. Most of the willows have already shed their leaves. The water temperature has dropped to between 16 and 19 Degrees centigrade.
The Vaaldam is still more than 106 percent full and out flow to the Loch Vaal "Barrage" is thus also more than the normal flow. The outflow at Barrage is slightly higher than normal plus minus 112 Cubic meter per second. This lifts the water lever of the river below the Barrage by plus minus 15 Centimetre and not all the gulleys and reef are negotiable yet. Another problem is that the continuous excess flow has resulted in a lot of silt being carried by the water reducing visibility somewhat. The urge to fish is, however, still there.
Many fly fishing patrons did visit us over the weekend. Some of them adapted to the previous circumstances and achieved success. Instead of the normal light colour fly, they switched to a Black Nymph or Black Foam Beatle. Darker colour flies were easier visible in the murkey water. Bank anglers also used more bright coloured floaties with strong sented flavours. One of our Patrons caught some Big Barbells and Carps during the night last weekend.
For any Queries or Bookings contact Maadje on 016 987 7199 or 082 391 6784. Just Note our office hours starting at 8 AM to 7 PM -- FOR ANY BOOKINGS AND QUERIES--.
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