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

Rain in Johannesburg and also in the Sugarbush River catchment area, created an extra water inflow in the Loch at Barrage. The outflow also lifted the river some 10 cm. This however, did not have a negative effect on the fly fishing. Those fly fishermen that follow our web site and also our fly fishing coaches advice, will still enjoy their fishing.

It must be remembered, that when cold water enters the river flow, it is the surface flow which gets cold. As a result the Yellows and Muddies will go deeper, below the cold inflow and one should then experiment with weighted flies, Copper John for example. Overcast and a slight drizzle every now and then on Saturday did dampen the fly-fishing, but those patrons that entered the river had excellent success. They caught plenty Yellows and Muddies.

Bank anglers caught well. Carp and Barbell of 3 to 10 Kg were caught and plenty of Muddies. Our rondawels were all fully booked and patrons thoroughly enjoyed their stay. PTN Hotspots, Green Caddis with Lilac a Flashback and Green Copper Johns flies with an Orange Head were effective.

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