Vaal River Fly Fishing

The MOST popular fly fishing river in South Africa.

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In the Mpumalanga Province, the fly fishing in the Vaal River is popular for its smallmouth yellowfish. The Vaal River runs 700 miles from the headwaters in the Drakensberg Mountains downstream to the Orange River confluence near the town of Kimberley. Many fly fishermen consider the upper section through Highveld to be the best for chasing the smallmouth yellowfish.

Most fly fishermen fly into Johannesburg and then transfer to the town of Parys as the base.


Local Contact(s):  Mavungana Flyfishing guides +27 13 254 0270; South Africa Tourism (US) (202) 232-4400

Recommended Map:  "Guide To South Africa" from Lonely Planet

Base Camp:  Malaga Hotel

Luxury Loding:  Westcliff in Johannesburg (800) 237-1236

Article Source:   Best Vaal River Fly Fishing Review

GPS:  -26.900602, 27.446551

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  8/11/2016

ID:  24036

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