We are an enthusiastic and experienced team of fishing guides who have been teaching, guiding and conducting fly fishing trips since 1994. In an industry full of part-timers and fly-by-nighters, we are full-time professionals who do nothing but teach, instruct and guide; 365 days a year.
List of the main services we offer
- Beginner’s Lessons
- Drift Boat Trips
- Guiding & Tuition
- Streamcraft Lessons
- New Zealand Trips
- Idaho & Montana Trips
- Patagonia Trips
- Flytying Instruction
- Secondary School Programs – 1-5 days
- Gift Certificates
We cater to fly fishers of all levels, from beginner to expert, and we run trips on all rivers in the Eildon/Thornton/Alexandra/Buxton/Marysville areas. We are also drift boat guides, having run boats down the Goulburn River on a daily basis since 1994, and each of our guides can lay claim to 235+ days on the water each year.
Our team has taught literally thousands of people to fly fish over the past 24 years, and we offer the best Beginner’s Workshop in Australia. We also have some of the finest trout fisheries in Australia, right here on our doorstep.
Our company is fully licensed to guide in New Zealand, and we run trips to the South Island in the months of January, February and March each year. Further to this, we lead trips to Idaho-Montana (USA), Patagonia (Argentina), British Columbia (Canada), and Los Roques (Venezuela). We are members of the PFIGA – the Professional Fishing Instructors and Guides Association of Australia, and we hold certificates in First Aid, Working with Children and Swiftwater Rescue.
In 2002 we completed the construction of our fishing lodge, a beautiful mud brick building set on seventeen acres of private lakes. This building was home to our business for sixteen years, until we sold it in May of 2018. With the sale of the property, we closed our physical store, but all of our specialty hand-tied local flies are still available online, and via our local pick-up/delivery service.
Our website has evolved from what was one of the first fly fishing sites in Australia back in 1996, to an ever-expanding online resource for fly fishers. It is home to a large archive of content, including fly tying instruction, technical articles and fishing reports.
It has two distinct areas. Firstly, there is the general section, that contains the information on our guided services, accommodation and fishing trips; as well as some articles, short stories and general information on fishing in the region. This information is available to everyone.
This is complemented by our Member’s Area, a place containing all the latest fishing reports, as sourced from our team of guides on their daily outings. There is a small charge for this service, and only actual clients, both past and present, are able to sign up.
We will always be here to assist you with all of your fly fishing needs. Whether it be keeping you informed of the current fishing conditions, or offering unbiased advice on what gear to purchase, or taking you out fishing; you can always phone us for assistance.
If you wish to speak with us about anything related to fly fishing, you can reach us on 03 5773 2513. We are available on the phone from 8am – 10pm every day of the year .
The GVFFC team.