• Indigenous yellowfish, caught by Alan Hobson in the Orange River. Wild Fly Fishing in the Karoo

Fly Fish for indigenous Yellowfish

Vanderkloof dam is the second largest lake in South Africa and offers incredible fishing opportunities for large mouth and small mouth indigenous yellowfish.

The lake is also home to a variety of other fish species, including barbel (African sharptooth cat fish), indigenous mudfish, and moggel, which almost looks like a pre-historic yellowfish.

This package is fully inclusive of all equipment and fishing tackle required for a enjoyable experience.

For other yellow fishing experiences, click here to read about our "Slabs of Gold"



Day 1: Travel to Vanderkloof dam

Let's get there!

Travel to Vanderkloof dam from Somerset East, and check into the accommodation.  Cast a line, time permitting.

Pick up in Port Elizabeth can be arranged (fees apply).

Day 2: Fly Fish for indigenous Yellowfish

Explore the dam

Explore Vanderkloof dam (lake) and hop off on the banks sight fishing for indigenous yellowfish, barbel (catfish), carp, mudfish and moggel.  Try to catch the illusive, endangered largemouth yellowfish - catch and release only - with the chance of landing a trophy of 10lb...they have been caught over 40lb in the dam!!

Day 3: Orange River

Try to land a yellow in the river

Fly fish in the rapids of the Orange River.  Here the largemouth yellowfish may wake your senses, but the smallmouth yellowfish are just as exciting to catch.

Day 4: Valley of Desolation

Leisurely day

Take a leisurely drive to Graaff-Reinet and visit the Valley of Desolation.  Spend the evening in a 5-Star hotel, just for a little pamper.

Day 5: Travel to Port Elizabeth

Back to the airport

After breakfast at the hotel, we travel to Port Elizabeth, and if your flight is late enough, we can take in a game drive on the way.