Vaal River Yellowfish Venues
Flyfishing Yellowfish Venues of the Vaal river
A list of venues on the vaal river suitable for flyfishing for yellowfish. Some venues has been reviewed on this site before. This article is a work in progress and will be updated as I fish the different venues.
-and getting screwed-
I remember my very first fly fishing rod, a 5wt two piece Ryobi fibreglass rod I bought at a Pawn Shop in Esselen Street in Sunnyside in 1987. I just started fly fishing using a friend’s set-up and was desperately looking for a set-up of my own. I saw the rod, thought it was a bargain and bought it. I would take it out at least once a week and just look at it, it was my rod and I showed it to everyone who came around proclaiming that I am now a fly fisherman.
Guiding for Smallmouth & Largemouth Yellowfish
UPDATE: You can contact Gerrit now on his webpage for Smallmouth Guiding this summer.
A place of myth & mystery
Vaal Hackle – Vredefort Dome
Fly fishing for yellowfish on the Vaal River is not always about landing a big number of fish. Driving that extra 20km out of town there are very special places one can visit and truly appreciate the spectacular settings in the heart of the Vredefort Dome world heritage site. Vaal Hackle is just such a place. Mind-blowing beautiful scenery coupled with a fantastic stretch of river.
Far from the madding crowd
Rivershade Cottage - Thabela Thabeng
Every now and then one doesn’t mind driving just a little further in order to avoid the ever increasing number of fisherman one usually finds at the venues just below the barrage. And if it is peace and tranquillity coupled with prime yellowfish water in a rustic yet comfortable setting one is after then Rivershade Cottage just might be what you are looking for.