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

As was the case two weeks ago, a good shower fell on the Friday night. Early in the morning on Saturday several patrons were keen to get onto the water. Fishing was brilliant. Practically every patron had a field day. Lime Green Nymphs with a flash braid wound around the body of the fly, No 16 Olive Nymphs, small Hot Spot flies and small May Fly flies were very effective. Some very large Mud fish were in abundance and small Mouth Yellows from 2Kg to over 3Kg were biting well in the tail end of the gullies.

One bank angler also enjoyed a very successful weekend. He caught several nice Carp ranging from 3Kg to 9Kg on caramel mealies and brown bread pap. It was notable that the Carp was caught in the evening until early morning. During the day Barbell and Muddies were active on bait.

We just want to Report our E.Coli count as seen on Image is at Low risk count, Test point 10.

Daily Flow

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