FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Yellowfish - Lower Vaal & Orange

Date of Report: Wednesday, 8th March 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.

The Riet River is still low but very clear and good fishing currently. The invertebrates are in abundance. Attached is a photo of a mayfly. Plenty light coloured caddis nymphs were also observed under the rocks. It is very encouraging that young largemouth are being caught. Photo attached.

The Vaal is currenly back to normal after it was flooded by the release of water from the Bloemhof dam at a rate of 400cusec. Plenty hyacinth is also flowing down which may be a concerning issue. The visibility of the Vaal is down to about 200mm.