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

We experience 60 mm rain the past week. The river Flow is running at 35 Cubic Meter per second and temperature measured at 20 Degrees Celsius. We are grateful for that because the river is getting a flush and it seems like the fish are starting to spawn.

Our Fly - fisherman caught some nice Yellows ranging from 4 Kg to 6 Kg with PTN Hotspots, Green Rockworm, Black en Red Wooly Bugger and as always Green and Orange Caddis. Barbels seems to be awake and hungry because the Bank Anglers had fun with varies sizes been caught.

We had a request from our Fly- Fisherman to report the well being of Bill - Our leader Bill is still bedridden but is doing well and please feel free to pop in and just say Hello and maybe show him photo or two of the catch of the day or weekend.


On the 28 - 30 October 2016 Dj Concert will take place at Hippo Adventures 'Oosthuizens Fishing Resort'

On the 4 - 6 November 2016 The 4x4 MudFest will take place at Hippo Adventures 'Osthuizens Fishing Resort' Let us test your skills.

We are proud to assist with accommodation for both the events, please contact Maadje on 016 987 7199 or 0823916784 for Bookings.

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Don't forget to visit the Gallery to see the photos of what you can expect to catch.

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