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

Weekly Report

The weather situation as discussed in last weeks report, has not changed. Bank angling produced some good specimens. Carp of up to 12 Kg were taken on pap/brown bread and white dough with flavours like curry, garlic, pink sweets and caramel. The second hook with whole kernel mealie or floaties or small boilies was also effective.

Fly fishing, although some nice Small Mouth Yellows "up to 3,5 Kg" were taken on Green Bloodworm, Green Caddis and PTN Hotspots, was made difficult due to higher flow of the river. At one stage the outflow at Barrage exceeded 70 Cubic metre per second. One of our patrons hooked into a big Yellow, but soon realised that this fish was not to be landed. It circled the pool where he hooked it and just raced off. At last he got a glimpse of it and estimated it to be plus minus 6 to 8 Kg We still have difficulty in providing a CARD MACHINE FACILITY for our patrons due to erratic signal. Vodacom fitted a G3 areal to improve the signal quality quality but it is not reliant. We are negotiating with ABSA for a "PAYING PEBBLE" which may work, but being holiday etc, it will still only happen in the new year 2015.

Patrons must please take note that we are therefore still operating on a "Cash at the reception on booking in" basis. Yellow Fish Paradise, its staff and all concerned with our Webb site and Face Book, wish to take this opportunity to wish all our Patrons a lovely Christmas and a successful New Year. May you be blessed and may your health and safety on the roads be watched over the Good Lord.

We will provide the next "Report" early in January 2015

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