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 INFORMATION
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
Extreme cold night temperatures were experienced during the month of June. A temperature of minus 9 Degrees Centigrade was recorded with some nights averaging minus 4 Degrees Centigrade. These cold nights drove the water temperature to well below 10 Degrees Centigrade. Nature provides survival methods to fish. They go deeper and move as little as possible in order to conserve energy. So if they don't waste energy, they do not require to feed and this the reason why we, as humans, think the fish are not biting. However, bank anglers, those that did brave the cold weather, did catch several fair sized Carp ranging from 3 to 8 Kg.
Fly fishermen experienced lesser success. Small Mouth Yellows were taken ranging from 1 Kg to 3 Kg. Fly types varied from the White Moth to Olive Green Nymphs. We are now in the middle of the winter. Within the next few weeks temperatures should improve considerably and Spring should be on us. Fishing should start picking up. In the meantime, we are spending our time renovating and doing maintenance so that our patrons can enjoy that which we have to offer.
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