Flyfishing report: Yellowfish - Middle Vaal

Date of Report: Monday, 18th July 2022
Name: Anthea Piater
Phone: 082 403 2741

The Mid Vaal was still experiencing high flows during June, and with the chilly water not being able to stabilise fishing has not been ideal. The barrage has started to throttle its outflow and the river has dropped to 22 cumecs below the Vaal Dam wall and 50 cumecs below the barrage. The clarity is starting to improve and may have a good chance at targeting largess. There have been a few short evening rises of Smallies in the deeper pools just before sunset, and any keen flyfgisher who has a boat might find this brief 20 minute window quiet productive on dry fly.


The mid-Vaal at normal flow.