NZ Orientation Weekends 2020

DATES

  • SAT 4 – SUN 5 JAN
  • SAT 28 – SUN 29 MAR
  • SAT 23 – SUN 24 MAY
  • SAT 12 – SUN 13 SEP
  • SAT 21 – SUN 22 NOV

What:   Two full days of fly fishing instruction and tuition. Covering streamcraft, casting, entomology / fly selection, gear setup and more.

When:   10am – 5.30 pm – SAT 4 JAN and 10am – 5pm SUN 5 JAN, 2020

Where:  Alexandra, 3714. VIC

Who: For all current NZMontanaPatagonia clients. Past and future prospective clients may also be able to attend, subject to the number of currently booked clients that confirm. Please contact us to learn more or to confirm your interest.

Cost:  FREE


We are pleased to offer all of our NZ clients the chance to join us for a free weekend of instructional sessions, practical fishing and general familiarisation  – at our base of operations in Alexandra, a short drive from the Goulburn River, about two hours from Melbourne.


Itinerary

You will notice below that many of the blocks are listed as Casting / Streamcraft / Flytying NZ flies / General Assistance / * Drift Boat

This is because we will be running these sessions simultaneously – so you will have the choice of what you do in each block of time. Drift boat trips are subject to availability on the day as we have only 1-2 boats available due to the demands of running the other guided trips.


SATURDAY

10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.  Meetings and introductions. Tea and coffee provided.
10.20 a.m.  – 11.00 a.m. Discussion and review of required gear. Rod/reel/line/leader set up.
11.00 a.m.  – 12.00 p.m. Casting Instruction
12.00 p.m.  – 12.40 p.m. Lunch and time with guides / instructors to ask questions
12.40 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. Fish handling and techniques for better photos.
1.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Casting / Streamcraft / Flytying NZ flies / General Assistance / * Drift Boat
5.30 p.m. End of structured day. Participants can leave or stay on and fish.
7.30pm  Dinner at the Grant St Grocer in Alexandra

SUNDAY 

  • 10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.  Meetings and introductions. Tea and coffee provided.
    10.20 a.m.  – 11.00 a.m. Discussion and review of required gear. Rod/reel/line/leader set up.
    11.00 a.m.  – 12.00 p.m. Casting Instruction
    12.00 p.m.  – 12.40 p.m. Lunch and time with guides / instructors to ask questions
    12.40 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. Fish handling and techniques for better photos.
    1.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Casting / Streamcraft / Flytying NZ flies / General Assistance / * Drift Boat
    5.30 p.m. End of structured day. Participants can leave or stay on and fish.

    * Drift boat sessions will be short @ maximum of 2 hours each so that we can take as many people as possible. Subject to availability on the day.

  • those doing two days can jump straight into streamcraft and drift boats on Sunday morning.

This day has been put together with the following aims:

  • to ensure that all NZ trip participants are as well-prepared as possible for their trip.
  • to allow first-time trip participants to meet each other; and for more regular participants to catch up.
  • to give everyone the opportunity to improve their casting proficiency and thereby improve their chances of greater success in NZ.
  • to allow those contemplating booking a New Zealand trip the opportunity to meet us and our team and to speak with others who may have done the trips.
  • to have a lot of fun with like-minded people.

This free weekend is available to all of our NZ clients for 2020-2021. However, we urge any past and prospective future clients who wish to attend to also express an interest. Once we have confirmed how many of our 2020 – 2021 clients will be attending, we will look to fill the remaining spots from a list compiled via the form below and also via our Facebook page.



This will be a great weekend of skill-acquisition, with most of our guiding team being available on the day. It also represents a terrific opportunity to meet other trip participants / like-minded folk. There will be a free B.B.Q. lunch on both days, as well an optional dinner in Alexandra on the Saturday night.

To learn more, please phone us on 03 5773 2513  or 0418 995 611 from 8am  – 10pm, any day of the year.