FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Yellowfish - Middle Vaal

Date of Report: Friday, 13th April 2018
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Name: Ian Couryer
Email: icff@telkomsa.net
Web: http://www.fishwhisperer.co.za
Phone: 082 306 5929

Ian Couryer has still not been yellowfishing and the reason for this is that instead of the normal golden period for yellows in autumn with moderate flows and clearing water we have very high flows of muddy water as far down as Orkney as confirmed by Andre Hoffman of Wag ‘n Bietjie. Grootdraai at Standerton is overflowing and with Vaal Dam also full there have been periodic releases from Vaal Dam with flows of over 80 cumecs. The river has therefore been well flushed but will probably only be fishable by early May if we are lucky. Let’s hope we can squeeze in some late autumn dry fly before winter commences.

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