Beginner’s Two Day Fly Fishing Workshop

AT A GLANCE


  • Super low price of $390 means anyone can afford to try fly fishing. We also run this course as a condensed, single full day 1:1, on any day of the year for $590
  • A comprehensive course, developed and refined over the past 26 years, will teach you everything you need to get started in fly fishing.
  • We have some of the most experienced and personable instructors in the industry.
  • We provide all the equipment so that you don’t have to purchase any gear.
  • Price includes lunch, drinking water, and morning/afternoon tea both days.
  • We offer a host of follow-on services and trips to assist those who choose to continue on with their fly fishing journey.
  • Simply put, we offer the best learn to fly fish program in Australia. This comprehensive and heavily discounted weekend workshop, will see you capable of independently fly fishing for trout by Sunday afternoon.
  • Read our TripAdvisor reviews to learn why so many people choose our two day weekend fly fishing workshop.



Beginner Workshops

Join a group of 4 – 12 budding fly fishers, for a comprehensive two-day workshop that will give you express entry into the sport of fly fishing and cut years off of the learning process. We take you through all that you need to know, removing the superfluous and focusing on only the most important aspects.

Everything from gear to knots, insects to trout behavior; will be explained and illustrated in a practical way.

This is no stuffy workshop with lots of note taking and theory. We keep things interesting with the focus on delivering the necessary information in a relaxed environment.

The workshop commences at 9.30 am on a Saturday (see scheduled dates below) in  Alexandra (less than two hours drive from Melbourne CBD and Melbourne Airport), and concludes at 5.00pm the following afternoon. We provide all of the gear including flies, rods, waders; as well tea/coffee/water, lunch and all instruction.

All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for the weather, a hat, a pair of sunglasses and a willingness to have fun and learn.

Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of age and/or experience level. While it is a beginner’s workshop in name, many intermediate fly fishers would also benefit from completing this course.


Workshop Details

# Participants: 4 -12.     We usually have eight.

  • Gear overview
  • Knots
  • Casting instruction
  • Line management Fly selection
  • Entomology
  • Fly selection
  • Trout behavior
  • Streamcraft
  • Reading water – lakes and rivers
  • Interpreting hatches and trout behavior
  • Stalking fish
  • Fishing blind
  • Casting to fish
  • Releasing fish

This is a great way to get a firm grounding in the sport. Our aim is to take you from total novice, to budding amateur in a single weekend. You will be capable of independent progress upon completion of the workshop; having a good grasp of both casting and how to find and fool trout with a fly.

Further to this, help and further assistance is only a phone call away, as we are always here to answer any questions that arise after you’ve completed the course.



PRICE:

$390 per person for the 2 Day Course. Price includes lunch and tea/coffee/biscuits (both days), tuition, course materials and use of any gear as required. Accommodation is not included in the price but we can assist you to find suitable accommodation nearby.

All of our instructors are professionals who guide full-time. With more than 130 years of fly fishing experience between them, they will be able to get you up and running in the shortest space of time.


KEY REASONS why you should learn to fly fish with us:

* only $390 per person for the 2 Day Workshop!!

* small group sizes with a instructor:participant ratio of 1:4 = more individual attention

* our instructors are full time professionals who teach fly fishing every single day

* we have some of the best trout streams in the country within a short drive

* GVFFC has been teaching fly fishing full time since 1994

* we have taught thousands of people to fly fish over the years. We can teach you too!

* we have excellent beginner combos starting at $299 – these are good quality, ‘ready to fish’ rod / reel / line package and are available for purchase every day of the year.


Can’t find a suitable date for a our beginner’s workshop?

Nevermind. We conduct private sessions for individuals or groups every day of the year, at the normal teaching/guiding rate. If you can arrange a small group of friends (minimum 4), we will run the two day workshop at the same low rate on any day of your choosing!

Please view our price list by clicking here or phone us on 03 5773 2513 for more information.

Please note the Cancellation Policy before making a booking. ;-) Due to the heavily discounted price of our workshops, payment in full is required at the time of booking.


UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES

MONTH DATE SPOTS 

HIGHLIGHTED DATES = LONG WEEKEND

SEPTEMBER SAT 12 – SUN 13 YES
SEPTEMBER SAT 19 – SUN 20 YES
SEPTEMBER SAT 26 – SUN 27 YES
OCTOBER SAT 3 – SUN 4 YES
OCTOBER SAT 10 – SUN 11 YES
OCTOBER SAT 17 – SUN 18 YES
OCTOBER SAT 24 – SUN 25 YES
NOVEMBER SAT 7 – SUN 8  YES
NOVEMBER SAT 14 – SUN 15 YES
NOVEMBER SAT 21 – SUN 22  YES
NOVEMBER SAT 28 – SUN 29 YES
DECEMBER SAT 5 – SUN 6  YES
DECEMBER SAT 12 – SUN 13 YES
DECEMBER SAT 19 – SUN 20 YES
JANUARY SAT 2 – SUN 3 YES
JANUARY SAT 9 – SUN 10 YES
MORE 2021 DATES TO BE ADDED LATER IN THE YEAR

Phone 03 5773 2513 today to book a spot at our next workshop!

 



 

MONTH DATE SPOTS 
 

HIGHLIGHTED DATES = LONG WEEKEND

JUL SAT 13 – SUN 14 JUL NO
AUG SAT 24 – SUN 25 AUG NO
SEPT SAT 7 – SUN 8 SEP NO
SEPT SAT 14 – SUN 15 SEP NO
SEPT SAT 21 – SUN 22 SEP NO
SEPT SAT 28 – SUN 29 SEP NO
OCT SAT 5 – SUN 6 OCT NO
OCT SAT 12 – SUN 13 OCT NO
OCT SAT 19 – SUN 20 OCT NO
OCT SAT 26 – SUN 27 OCT NO
NOV SAT 2 – SUN 3 NOV NO
NOV SAT 9 – SUN 10 NOV NO
NOV SAT 16 – SUN 17 NOV NO
NOV SAT 23 – SUN 24 NOV NO
NOV SAT 30  NOV – SUN 1 DEC NO
DEC SAT 7 – SUN 8 DEC NO
DEC SAT 14 – SUN 15 DEC NO
DEC SAT 21 – SUN 22 DEC NO
DEC SAT 28 – SUN 29 DEC NO

2020 Dates


 

JAN SAT 4 – SUN 5 JAN  NO
JAN SAT 11 – SUN 12 JAN NO
JAN SAT 18 – SUN 19 JAN NO
JAN SAT 25 – SUN 26 JAN  YES
FEB SAT 1 – SUN 2 FEB  YES
FEB SAT 8 – SUN 9 FEB NO
FEB SAT 15 – SUN 16 FEB NO
FEB SAT 22 – SUN 23 FEB NO
FEB SAT 29 FEB – SUN 1 MAR NO
MAR SAT 7 – SUN 8 MAR NO
MAR SAT 14 – SUN 15 MAR NO
MAR SAT 21 – SUN 22 MAR NO
MAR SAT 28 – SUN 29 MAR NO
APR SAT 4 – SUN 5 APR  YES
APR SAT 11 – SUN 12 APR  YES
APR SAT 18 – SUN 19 APR  YES
APR SAT 25 – SUN 26 APR  YES
MAY SAT 2 – SUN 3 MAY  YES
MAY SAT 9 – SUN 10 MAY YES
MAY SAT 16 – SUN 17 MAY YES
MAY SAT 23 – SUN 24 MAY YES
MAY SAT 30 – SUN 31 MAY YES
JUN SAT 6 – SUN 7 JUN  YES