Beginner’s Two Day Workshop



Beginner Workshops

Join a group of 4-8 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 9.30am on a Saturday (see scheduled dates below) in the Thornton/Alexandra are (less than two hours drive from Melbourne CBD and airport), and concludes at 5.30pm 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 also benefit from this course.

 


 

Workshop Details

Maximum # Participants: 4-12 usually 8

  • 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

Can’t see a date that suits your schedule? Grab some friends together and we will schedule a workshop based on your needs and we will find others to make up the numbers if you’re short on starters!

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.


 

PRICE:

$390 per person for the 2 Day Course. Price includes lunch and tea/coffee/bikkies (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

* all 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 few minutes 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 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?

Never mind. We conduct private sessions for individuals or private groups every day of the year, at the normal teaching/guiding rate. If you can arrange a small group of friends, we will run the two day workshop on the days of your choosing, be they weekend or weekday.

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 TWO DAY WORKSHOPS

MONTH DATE SPOTS 
AUGUST SAT 25 – SUN 26, AUG, 2018 NO
SEPTEMBER SAT 8 – SUN 9, SEP, 2018 YES
SEPTEMBER SAT 29 – SUN 30 SEP, 2018 YES
OCTOBER SAT 6 – SUN 7 OCT, 2018 YES
OCTOBER SAT 13 – SUN 14 OCT,  2018 YES
OCTOBER SAT 20 – SUN 21 OCT, 2018 YES
OCTOBER SAT 27 – SUN 28 OCT, 2018 YES
NOVEMBER SAT 3 – SUN 4 NOV, 2018 YES
NOVEMBER SAT 10 – SUN 11 NOV,2018 YES
DECEMBER SAT 1 – SUN 2 DEC, 2018 YES
DECEMBER SAT 29 – SUN 30 DEC, 2018 YES
JANUARY SAT 5 – SUN 6 JAN, 2019 YES
MARCH SAT 23 – SUN 24 MAR, 2019 YES
MARCH SAT 30 – SUN 31 MAR, 2019 YES
APRIL SAT 6 – SUN 7 APR, 2019 YES
APRIL SAT 13 – SUN 14 APR, 2019 YES
APRIL SAT 20 – SUN 21 APR, 2019 YES
MAY SAT 4 – SUN 5 MAY, 2019 YES
MAY SAT 11 – SUN 12 MAY, 2019 YES