We are pleased to offer our clients a new and unique service, the likes of which we have not seen on offer anywhere else.
It started out as an idea between a close knit group of friends/guides here at GVFFC who’ve fished together for the past 25 years. The concept was to offer a service that closely resembles our own personal fishing trips. That is, hit the open road with rods, cameras, guitars and drift boats; and fish whatever we find along the way.
From all those late night discussions around the campfire, in airports, and on drift boats; came the ‘The Guide’s Road Trip’.
TRIP DOT POINTS
- A six day trip including five days of fishing with a mixture of wade/drift boat on offer.
- Five nights’ accommodation SUN-THU included.
- Meals = we will provide continental breakfasts and light lunches, the latter consisting of of basic healthy sandwiches and fruit. We will have plenty of drinking water and tea/coffee with us. Dinners are a case of pay your own way.
- All flies are provided.
- All transport included – we pick you up on Sunday and drop you off late on Friday night
- Trips are led by Antony and/or Bo, with a combination of Cameron, John, Lachie, David or Geoff assisting.
- Minimum of two anglers and one guide. Guide : Client ratio 1:2 Most trips will be 2-4 anglers but we can cater up to 10 if you have a larger group.
- There are set dates listed below, but this trip can be run at anytime/on demand.
- Participants need only take five days off work.
This trip starts out on a Sunday morning and ends late on a Friday night, and you will be treated to a great week of fishing from both the bank and our boats, in a variety of locations.
We will collect you from a predetermined point in Melbourne early on Sunday morning, or meet you in Alexandra around 12 noon, and then hit the road armed with the latest information from our friends at Bright, Cooma, Eskdale, Jindabyne, Khancoban and Tumut. All the major tailwaters will be in our crosshairs, with the Tumut, Swampy Plain, Mitta Mitta and Goulburn all on the list of possible places to visit, as well as all the smaller streams where a boat is not required.
With the drift boats we will be able to fish all of these premier rivers, as well as any of the lakes that we pass along the way. Nothing is off limits, and there are no set fishing times each day. We can drift through the day, have dinner and then hit a nearby lake to chase mudeye feeders after dark. Or even do multiple sessions in a day. We can also wade fish the smaller streams for those that want to mix it up a bit.
There are no set rules on what we do and where we go, and having both 4WD’s and drift boats, we can fish pretty much anywhere in North East Victoria and the Snowy Mountains.
Accommodation will be sourced along the way and will take the form of clean, comfortable twin-share motel or similar. All breakfasts (continental) and lunches (sandwiches/fruit) will be provided, with the only out of pocket expenses being dinner, alcohol and fishing licenses.
We will provide you with some of our most experienced guides, a drift boat per pair, all flies, all transport; as well as the use of any gear if required. The opportunity to camp out in the wilderness may also arise if some of the smaller headwaters streams are fishing well.
While there are four set dates listed below (based on the best historical times to fish these areas), the trips can be run at any time for you and your group, subject to our availability. While this trip was devised around a groups of four, we can also run them for two anglers with one guide; or larger groups of up to ten anglers. We have found that having four or more is ideal as it makes for a great atmosphere after hours when off the water.
This trip will ensure that you make the most of your hard earned time away from work and/or family. While you could lock into one specific area and hope that the fishing is good at the time you will be there, this format allows you to guarantee the best opportunities for any given week of the season. Being able to move at will and having access to quality reports from our friends across the regions to be fished, we simply bounce between places that we know are fishing well at the time.
Not only that, but we don’t stick to any set hours on these trips. If that means two sessions in a day, or staying out late or starting early, we are up for it. We realise that you may not be able to sneak away from work as often as you’d like, and so we treat this trip like we treat our own personal fishing trips and we give you the opportunity to call the shots.
Please phone us on 03 5773 2513 to learn more. Prices are $3600 p.p. based on one pair of anglers. $3350 per person if you have a group of four or more.
LISTED DATES but we can run this trip at anytime that suits you
- SUN 25 – FRI 30 NOVEMBER
- SUN 2 – FRI 7 DECEMBER
- SUN 14 – FRI 19 APRIL
- SUN 28 – FRI 3 APRIL-MAY
The dates listed are traditionally the best times to visit these areas. Late spring and early summer, particularly the lead up Christmas when the fishing is often very good and the rivers uncrowded, is our favourite time. Mid-Autumn is also excellent with perfect temperatures and fish eager to put on condition before the winter. Most of the fishing is dry fly based.
We will run this trip at any time that suits you, so please phone us on 03 5773 2513 to discuss the options.