Published Aug 25. 2015

Keith Wallington

Keith Wallington with a smallmouth yellowfish
Francois Botha


Great fish! In Canada we have a fish that looks almost identical but is more silvery and sometimes brownish. It's called the FALLFISH (Semotilus corporalis). The fish is much smaller than these fish you catch, but I caught one that was in the 1.5lb range and over 15inches which is quite large. They are essentially a carp-like fish, much like this Yellow Fish.

They readily take a fly...Flyfishers find them to be a pest because they attack anything ontop of the water. They can put up a good fight on a 5 weight fly rod and under, even on a 6wt they can be a good fighters.

The fin on their back is almost identical to this Yellow Fish you have in your pictures. The scales on Fallfish are in the same proportion as this fish. The fins are also similarly placed!

If you want to see some pictures of it and other Canadian species of fish I have caught, send me an e-mail. I would love to see some more pictures of the species you have caught in Africa. Even the smallest ones interest me.

Take Care,


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