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 INFORMATIONAs 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 RATEb) 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.
Winter Months are very quiet at our resort therefore I took this opportunity to quote some of the Big Carp fishermen's findings:
A Carp's metabolism slows down in winter, and they don't feed as aggressively as they would in the summer. Therefore, I change a few things in the colder months.
When it comes to feeding, I feed smaller amounts. Nuisance species such as tilapia, barbel, etc. seem to hassle your feed and bait much less. I usually find a spot just off the riverbed (not on the bottom), but I would look for a ledge to drop on.
My hook baits become smaller as well because there's not much small fish to contend with. I would drop my rig with a single, slightly skinned tiger nut to release more flavour and it adds to the overall visual presentation. Directly on top of that I would throw two handfuls of feed and spread another one or two handfuls of feed around the area.
I try to avoid going out on the water often because there's less carp feeding actively, and I want to avoid the chances of spooking them.
When I am 100 percent confident with my drop and the area I am fishing, I will simply sit and play the waiting game for up to four days. Confidence and patience are everything!
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--.
We just want to Report our E.Coli count as seen on Image is at Low risk count, Test point 10.
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