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

It seems that we are going to have a very short spring. With the temperatures that we have experienced this past weekend, it felt that we are in the middle of summer. The water flow is still normal but the temperature of the water is climbing. This became evident by the fish movement. Fishing has suddenly come to life.

One patron went in the river and worked his way through all the different "flies" in his kit. He cast a Hot Spot Fly into the rapids and landed a 3,5 Kg Small Mouth Yellow. His two friend immediately came to our shop and bought all my Hot Spot Flies. As it turned out, no more Yellows were caught on "Hot Spot Flies". This proves that particular Yellows was hungry but that not all of the Yellows are ready to feed.

Bank anglers had a field day. The Muddies came to life so did the Barbell. A couple of anglers caught 13 Carp ranging from 5 Kg to well over 10 Kg. As we predicted last week, when the temperatures rises in the water the Carp starts taking on sweet bait. This particular anglers used "pink sweet dip and plain floaties, also dipped in pink sweets". After our first good rain, a good flush in the river will ensure even better fishing.

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