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

The cold weather is setting in. Water temperature has dropped to 17.9 degree centigrade. The flow through Barrage is plus minus 20 Cubic meter per second. With two cold nights in a row where the temperature near 9 Degree Centigrade, it is no wonder fish activity slowed down. Few fly-fishermen tested the water this past weekend due to the weather conditions experienced. The fly-fishermen that did fish, also reported a slow down in activity. Muddies took PTN Hot Spots and Mustard Caddis.

Small Mouth Yellows still went for GRHE and Mustard Caddis. The fish seemed to feed deeper than usual, obviously because of the surface cold. Bank anglers also experienced slower activity. Fair sized Carp and a few Muddies were caught. It rained from early evening till about midnight on Saturday.

On a less pleasant note, one of our patrons Seagram Govendor, the person that caught the 7,5 Kg Grass Carp on 5 th April 2015, passed away on Thursday last. He was killed in crossfire at a robbery incident in the Johannesburg area. We sympathise with his family. Another sad part of the incident is that his last born is only 2 weeks old.


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