Smallmouth Yellowfish Workshops 2016 /2017.


TCFF magazine columnist and professional fly fishing guide Ian Couryer will be presenting a Smallmouth Yellowfish workshop on :

Saturday 5 November, 2016

If you have been struggling with your river yellowfish fishing and/or are new to the sport then this short course is for you. 

The day starts at 10 am sharp on Saturday morning at the river.

  • Lecture on the general aspects of yellowfish fishing, tackle, leaders, rigs, knots, fishing techniques, pros and cons of various methods.
  • Best flies for the Vaal, seasons, water levels,clarities, insects, reading the water.
  • Indicators / weight, when, where and how of fishing.
  • Czech / Euro nymphing, dry fly.
  • Proper catch and release techniques,river etiquette,how to identify spawning areas and spawning fish.
  • Light lunch and soft drinks. 12.00 pm  to 12.45 pm

  • Practical on the water demonstrations and walk round as group.
  • Fishing practical where participants will fish and be helped by guide.
  • Course finishes at 4.00pm participants are welcome to continue fishing till 6.00 pm.

Who should attend?

Any beginner to intermediate Yellowfish angler who needs expert advice / information and practical help on all aspects of river Smallmouth Yellowfish fishing. 

What should you bring?

Your fishing tackle: Rod ( 9' 5 weight, 10' 4, 5, or 6 weight), reel,floating line, split shot. Breathable waders (if you own a pair) if not , you may wade wet in shorts or quick drying long pants, wading boots. (if no wading boots then running shoes with socks.) Wading staff / stick. hat / cap , sunscreen, rain jacket, towel,change of clothes.


Eendekuil farm,Lindeques drift, Vaal River.Specialist flies will be on sale as well as extra tippet, indicators, and Euro / Czech nymphing leaders and basic wading sticks. 2016/ 2017 dates to be decided. September 2016 next event.


P.O.A. per person for the event , includes light lunch, soft drinks and entrance to the venue for the day.

Booking / Contact

PTN Jig with "cheating" orange bead. Tied on Knapek jig hook( rides hook point up )

Booking and prepayment is essential. Please email for banking details to reserve your place. 

Ian Couryer Mobile: 082 306 5929.

Directions to Eendekuil from Johannesburg.

Beautiful Eendekuil, yellowfish haven.

Take the N1 South ( Bloemfontein Road) through the grasmere toll plaza. Take the Potchefstroom / Van derbijl turnoff , off the highway. 

Turn right over the highway bridge and continue till you see the Lindeques drift turn off at Vaal oewer/Goose bay, turn left onto Lindeques drift road. 

Continue untill you reach a stop sign posted Parys/ Fochville, turn left towards Parys, continue for about 1km and then turn left onto a dirt road at the Eendekuil sign board, continue till eventually the road makes a hair pin bend to the right, the gate is a few meters after the bend and on your left.

Turn left through the tall green Eendekuil gate and then immediately left again through a white gate and proceed down to the river, park on the left.

One of Eendekuil's finest.

Northern Cape Vaal River Smallmouth Yellowfish.