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

We would like to thank those patrons that spared a thought for Bill at Yellowfish Paradise with his dental surgery On 22 September 2014. We are back at the job and hopefully able to provide you with the informative information concerning the past weekend and the fishing.

You are all aware of the sudden cold front that passed over us on Friday and Saturday. Temperatures dropped to near zero and it did have an effect on the fish. They stopped biting even though the day temperatures were above 20 Degree Centigrade.

Very few fishermen took the effort to fish because of the cold and the strong winds that blew. However, some fly-fishermen who had too strong an urge did go out on the river. Their effort was rewarded with a couple of fair sized "2 to 3Kg" Small Mouth Yellows. Copper John and Olive Nymphs were some of the flies on which they had takes in the rapids. It seems that the weather is stabilizing and then the river temperature will rise. We should see better angling once the river temperature picks up.

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