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.

Monthly Report

Winter is settling in at a fast and furious pace at Yellowfishparadise at the moment. Water temperatures are dropping, grass is dull, less and less insects are visible and even the birds are less. However, even with the cold taking its toll on us, our die-hard fishermen had quite a bit of fun over the weekend a few Muddies were caught on Hotspot and Green Caddis. Our bank and bait anglers had a lot more success using Bunspice, aniseed and pinksweet floaties, even the old plain brown bread with mielies paid off. Barbel and Muddies averaging 3Kg to 5Kg were at the order of the day.

To those patrons who just want to get out for a day or a weekend, please feel free to come and visit us. For our regulars, our father and leader, Bill is doing well, but is completely bed-ridden and cannot go outside to see all the old familiar faces - Please do pop in when you visit Yellowfishparadise and say hello to him - it means a lot to him to see his regulars have not forgotten him.

As we are heading into winter, our weekly reports will, going forward now become a monthly report until it heats up again. Please tell us what you would like to see on the reports going forward. We would also like to request, if you do leave a comment on our website comment page, if you do not leave an email or contact number where we can reach you - be it for a compliment or complaint - we cannot see who you are and hence cannot resolve the matter when there is a problem.

Winter Specials

Special during week days and weekend must book two nights
Special during week days and weekend must book two nights

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