Immersive Angling
Guided Fly Fishing Trips On The Vaal River

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We offer our clients guided fly fishing trips on the Vaal River, targeting Smallmouth Yellowfish on fly. Euro Nymphing has become a popular fly fishing technique choice in South Africa over the last 8 years or so. We host nymphing clinics on the Vaal River, covering all the essentials for the novice angler to get up to speed with this technique. Guided fly fishing trips are popular for Yellowfish, local and international clients have enjoyed fishing for these magnificent fish. Throughout the day the guide will teach the guest angler where and how to catch them.

Book your next guided fly fishing trip with Immersive Angling & enjoy some custom fly fishing and expert guiding on the Vaal River from Parys to Potchefstroom. Join us on your next trip and experience guided fly fishing with Host and Guide Shayne Prinsloo at Immersive Angling.


Flytech Guiding Adventures established in 2007, born from my passion for flyfishing. My second season of competition angling was kicking off. I had also completed my R.E.F.F.I.S Flyfishing Guide course down in Rhodes, Eastern Cape with Fred Steynberg and crew. This sparked the idea of getting a website up and running, offering guided services on the Vaal River. I am happy to say that over the last 8 years or so we have enjoyed a steady stream of international anglers joining us. Now know as Immersive Angling I would like to grow our customer base. Yellowfish are hard and fast fighting fish, anglers from all over the globe want a Yellow on a fly.
Make your booking and join us for a explosive day out on the river!



Premier Yellowfish Flyfishing

Action packed full day guided flyfishing trips.
Tailor made packages can be arranged to suite the clients requirements for a truly special fly fishing experience.
Join our professional and instructive guides to learn how to improve your catch rate.


Included with your Guided Day Trip ( International Guests)

Your guided trip includes local transportation to and from the river, lunch, beverages, fly-fishing instruction and your guide. Fishing gear & flies.


To be arranged at the time of your reservation.


A full day (6-8 hours) of fishing begins upon arrival (breakfast not included). If you have booked for a half day (4 hours), it does not include lunch; however, water and soft drinks will be provided.


Immersive Angling guides will select flies, leaders, and tippet that they think you may need for the day, please feel free to bring your own tackle if preferred.


Lunch generally is a Braai or Barbeque, bottled waters and soft drinks. If you would like to request a specific lunch due to medical or dietary needs, we would be happy to comply to meet your needs. Alcohol beverages are not encouraged or included.


Spring: September to November

September brings warmth to our rivers water temperature and the Yellowfish start to become more active.

Summer: December to February

These are undeniably the best months for fly fishing on the Vaal River. The summer days can be brutally hot, temperatures averaging in the mid to high 30’s (Celsius). Yellows are very active in rapids, runs and pools often seeking shelter in deeper pools during mid-day. River temperatures during these months can average around the 24 - 26 degrees mark. Early morning and late afternoon fishing are best. Water clarity can get quite murky with rains and rising river levels.

Autumn: March to May

Autumn can produce some excellent fishing as the beautiful surroundings start to change. The evenings and early mornings start getting colder, river clarity starts to improve.

Winter: June to August

Water temperature is cold, around 10 degrees Celsius. The clarity is good, this brings some challenging dry fly opportunities for the brave wading to rising Yellows in the deeper pools.



Looking to get some Mighty Yellowfish in South Africa on fly?

Join us for a fly fishing adventure on the Vaal River. If you have enjoyed catching Trout, now it’s time to test your skills against our formidable Yellowfish. Whether it is for one day or a week, we will ensure that we make your experience a memorable one.



Professional guiding and instruction, Rod and Reel, Flies, Terminal Tackle.

Excludes: Guide Gratuity



Daily trips to the Vaal River

Guided fly fishing on the Vaal is available every day of the week during our summer months. This option is aimed at the avid fly angler looking to improve on his / her fishing skills. You will learn how to setup your leader and flies correctly, specific casting techniques for different water types, drifts and elimanating drag and more.
Felt sole wading boots are critical for the Vaal, please contact me if you need any recomendations.



Professional guiding and instruction, Rod and Reel, Flies, Terminal Tackle.

Excludes: Guide Gratuity


Full Day Trips

Days trips with Immersive Angling and our flyfishing guides is the best way for anglers to enjoy Yellowfish flyfishing on the Vaal River. We offer full-day and half-day trips on the river, catering for seasoned and beginner anglers alike.

Whether it’s a full day or half day fly fishing trip for the whole family, or a day of exploring the river off the beaten path, we are committed to providing a better understanding of river flyfishing techniques, knowledge and expert guiding for all our anglers.

We welcome anglers of all skill levels.

Half Day Trips

We offer half-day fly fishing trips for anglers who have limited time or simply want a shorter day on the water. Anglers can expect the same expert guiding, in a 4 hour session. These trips are also a great option for anglers wanting to fly fish on their day of arrival or departure. We offer morning or afternoon sessions.

Half Day Rates

Excludes: Lunch & guide gratuity

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What our clients are saying...

''Hi Shane Just a bit of feedback on our trip, we had a great time fly fishing in the Richtersveld!!! Had the Orange river all to ourselves for 3 days...absolutely bliss.Lots of fast clear flowing water!!! Caught four nice size small mouth yellows of I estimate between 1 to 1.4kg and plenty smaller ...there are some big fish in the orange!!! Thanks again for the help and advise... big improvement with the casting and technique. William.R"

''Shayne is an excellent and knowledgeable guide! Would definitely recommend his services! Warren Morten.''