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

Lets see what the regular Fisherman has to say :

Wijan Pretorius

I don't believe in changing too much for my winter campaign. Many people believe that fishy baits are not as soluble during the winter months because of the colder water temperatures, but does our water temperature really drop that low compared to the UK?

I will however cut down on the amount of feed I put into the water. I will only fish a small PVA of method mix and perhaps a handful of boilies scattered around my hookbait - be it fruity, fishy or milky. In the last two years, I have moved away from excessive amounts of particles, and generally fish with boilies, complemented with a small amount of tiger nuts or sweet corn. Boilies remain my main focus, especially during winter when the 'cats' are few.

Getting down to hookbaits: I believe in bright Fluoro popups or plastics in the same colour arrangements with my choice of boilie flavour - just something small to attract a curious carp to get its head down over my baited hook.

The Reports will only be done once a month until 1 September 2019. Please check out our Facebook page for more updates.

For any Queries or Bookings contact Maadje on 016 987 7199 or 082 391 6784. Just Note our office hours starting at 8 AM to 7 PM -- FOR ANY BOOKINGS AND QUERIES--.

Winter Specials

We just want to Report our E.Coli count as seen on Image is at Low risk count, Test point 10.

Daily Flow

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