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.
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.
RIVER FLOW INFORMATION
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
Extensive summer rains have fallen over a large area of eastern region of South Africa. The Vaaldam catchment area and the subsidiary inflows of the Loch Vaal are all in various stages of flooding. This morning the readings at the Vaaldam outlet registered 1090 Cubic meter per second. This water has to pass through the Barrage. Besides the 1090 Cubic meter per second there is also the additional water flow in at the Sugarbush river, the Klipriver and the Rietspruit. One can fairly estimate that the Volume of the outflow at Barrage is close to 1200 Cubic meter per second compared to the normal 25 Cubic meter per second outflow.
Fishing over the past week was thus not possible. The Weather Bureau estimates that the extensive rainfall should subside by the 17/18th of March. All though the Farming Community of the North West Province are most thankfull for the rain they so much needed, we in the South are hoping that the rainfall will subside. One good thing however, is that the trees and the undergrowth have really revived very well and the land is thoroughly soaked. The river is running at least 1,5 meters above the normal flow at Yellow Fish Paradise.
Those patrons wishing to do a Fly Clinic coaching stint with Jeff Cumins, can contact him on 0714828694 or email email@example.com. Your fly fishing will be a lot more interesting and successful.
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