FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Yellowfish - Lower Vaal & Orange

Date of Report: Thursday, 20th July 2017
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Name: Noel Wewege
Phone: 083 259 6953


Presently the VDK Dam and the river below it is too discoloured for good flyfishing. This is probably the result of a large release of water from the Gariep Dam upstream.

Riet River

The Riet is low and very clear so fishing is a challenge. 2 weeks ago we caught several largemouths with the water temperature at 9°C.

Vaal River

I hear that the water temperature dropped with the current cold front but prior to that anglers were taking smallmouths in the rapids as the temperature was then well above what one normally expects in winter. At the moment clarity is good and the flow is stablebut there are concerns about the pollution.I will give it a try this weekend.



Largemouths from the Riet