FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Yellowfish - Lower Vaal & Orange

Date of Report: Thursday, 17th May 2018
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Name: Noel Wewege
Phone: 083 259 6953

Lower Vaal
The flow is normal and visibility is improving steadily so it is certainly fishable. Water temperature is about 15°C and dropping. May is normally a good month for largemouth.

Riet River.

Although it is very muddy where it is fed upstream from the Modder system it is quite clear enough towards the lower reaches where it approaches Douglas and the Vaal. Some good catches have been recorded this autumn and anglers should consider targeting largies at this time of year.

Lower Orange.

Below VDK Dam it is still very discoloured and will take some time to clear in this Hopetown section, especially if Gariep Dam continues to receive heavy inflows of muddy water.


The late John Southey with a largemouth