FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Yellowfish - Lower Vaal & Orange

Date of Report: Tuesday, 4th April 2017
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Name: Noel Wewege
Phone: 083 259 6953

After the good rains the Orange is particularly discoloured but not impossible to fish. Good fishing is to be had in the Hopetown and Vanderkloof area even though the visibility is only just about 50mm. Amazing how the fish pick up the nymphs in the discoloured water. Although the flow had been at a reasonable level 2 weeks ago it was extremely low when we fished it last Sunday and the fish under these conditions tend to move away from their normal positions so we battled. Just why the flow from VDK dam had been reduced I have no idea.

The Riet River is still low but very clear and fishing well currently providing one’s approach is careful. The invertebrates are in abundance.

The Vaal at Barkly West is back to normal flow but is discoloured with green scum.


Noel on the Riet River