Vaal Streams is indeed one of the best Vaal River venues for your week-end get-away, holiday, camp, picnic, Team Building event, conference or function - any time of the year!
Fly-fishing (All-year round!)
As members of FOSAF, (Fly Fishing Association of South Africa) we are environmentally caring and strictly support C.A.R. (Catch and Release)
Day Fishing Rates:
· R50 per vehicle - once-off entry fee
· R150 per Mini-Bus once-off entry fee
· R50 per person - once-off entry fee
Note that Vaal Streams is primarily a fly-fishing resort. (Although bait-fishing can also be arranged) Fly-fishing can be done all year-round, the water is very wadeable, and the river flow rate is fairly constant throughout the year at around average 14-18m3/hr.
Fish species include Smallmouth Yellow Fish and Largemouth Yellowfish, Mudfish, Moggel, Barbel (Catfish) and Carp.
We also arrange River Rafting and Fly-fishing combos – float down the river in one of our inflatable Croc rafts and get the best of both worlds! Rates on request.
Guests who book into our accommodation units or for camping overnight do not pay extra for fishing on our resort.
Vaal Streams offer fly-fishing clinics and courses - rates on request.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced level fly fishing clinics and fly fishing guiding are available throughout the year. These clinics and guiding excursions are organised in conjunction with highly experienced and specialised fly-fishing Guides.
Clinic and course participants will be introduced to the correct techniques for fly-fishing the Vaal River. Enjoy wading in the rapids while targeting Smallmouth and Largemouth Yellowfish, Mudfish, Moggel, Carp and Barbel.
Fly-fishing gear and bait fishing tackle & bait can be purchased from our tuck-shop, including rods, reels, flies, strike indicators, tippet, hooks, swivels, wading sticks, nets etc.
The fly-fishing is excellent at the moment and our guests have been recording some good catches. Click on our link on the home page of our website http://www.vaalstreams.co.za/ for recent fly-fishing reports, photos and information on successful flies and techniques used.
Our private and versatile resort is located in a beautiful nature setting on the Vaal River, just a few kilometers below the Vaal Dam between Deneysville and Vereeniging (off the R716 road) - about 20 minutes from Vereeniging, about 25 minutes from Emerald Casino and an hour's drive from Johannesburg. Note that we are on the Vaal River – not the dam and unfortunately we do not have boat cruises or boat launching facilities. There are several marinas and boat launching facilities nearby on the Vaal Dam (about 9-12km from Vaal Streams) In addition to several self-catering accommodation options we also host a variety of exciting and fun Team Building activities, including River Rafting as one of our main events.