Flyfishing report: Yellowfish - Lower Vaal & Orange

Date of Report: Tuesday, 23rd August 2022
Name: Noel Wewege
Phone: 083 259 6953

I still have not been out on the rivers as conditions remain unfavourable. In any case next week I am off to fish for trout in Lesotho’s Semonkong, something to look forward to. My yellowfish report on the state of the local rivers is as follows:

Lower Vaal.

Flows were about 40 cumecs and visibility was 30 cm about a week ago, but the talk was that Water Affairs was to increase flows to try and flush out algal build-up. Worth following up as I think this could be worth a try in about a weeks’ time as the weather warms.

Riet River

Flow is back to normal but visibility very poor.

Orange River

Below Vanderkloof the flow is back to normal, but it is still discoloured. However, the signs are that it is starting to clear. Should be good as it starts to warm up.