Flyfishing report: Yellowfish - Middle Vaal

Date of Report: Wednesday, 4th January 2023
Name: Anthea Piater
Phone: 082 403 2741

For most of us the river is unfishable at the moment. 30 cusecs flow is a bit high and often uncomfortable to wade and right now they are releasing over 600 from Vaaldam so it will be some time before if is worth taking a rod to most parts of the river. However, there are some opportunities still according to Chris Williams. Apparently at Arendsnes the lawns are flooded, and the yellows are foraging on these areas for worms and beetles. A great way of stealth fishing with Starling and Peacock hackles, Red tags and San Juan worms.


The Mid Vaal in flood.