Flyfishing report: Yellowfish - Lower Vaal & Orange

Date of Report: Friday, 6th January 2023
Name: Noel Wewege
Phone: 083 259 6953

Lower Vaal.

I have not been to the river for the last 3 months. Last time we went it was flooded and with more water being released fom Vaaldam now the flooding could worsen.

Riet River.

Fished the Riet recently. It was dirty and in flood but using heavily weighted flies with hotspot in the slower water and eddies we picked up several yellows.

Lower Orange in the Hopetown area.

This river has also been in flood and a friend of mine had some sport about 2 months ago fishing in his flooded orchards where fish were foraging. More recently I fished with a friend in this area when the river had dropped a bit and we managed a few fish in the eddies along the bank with weighted flies.


Typical Orange River eddies which we fished.