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.

Monthly Report

We are in the Middle of Winter, nights are cold and during the days we experience nice and sunny weather. The water Temperatures varies from 9 Degrees Celsius to 11 Degrees Celsius. These cold nights forced the water temperature to well below 10 Degrees Centigrade. Nature provideswonerful survival methods to fish. They go deeper and move as little as possible in order to conserve energy. So if they don't waste energy, they do not require to feed and this the reason why we, as humans, think the fish are not biting. However, bank anglers, who did decide to brave the cold weather, did catch several fair sized Carp ranging from 3 to 8 Kg.

Some of our patrons have spotted some wildlife (Kudu,etc) crossing the river in the early mornings, so if you are an early riser, you might just be lucky enough to spot these gracious animals in the early hours - Yellowfishparadise is not just a fishing resort, but also a bird and nature lovers's haven.

Winter Specials

Special during week days and weekend must book two nights
Special during week days and weekend must book two nights

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