Flyfishing report: Yellowfish - Lower Vaal & Orange

Date of Report: Thursday, 5th May 2022
Name: Noel Wewege
Phone: 083 259 6953

Noel has not had a rod out on local waters for many months now and for his fishing has had to travel to far off Sterkfontein Dam or the NE Cape trout streams. With Van Der Kloof releasing 1000 cusecs the Orange in the Hopetown area is impossible while at least 300 cusecs are coming over the Bloemhof spillway which rules out fishing in the lower Vaal. Even the Riet is not much below 100 cusecs. So, it maybe it will be more than 2 months before conditions approach normal and the best of the smallmouth season will have passed.


The Vaal at Riverton at a normal winter level.