Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing acknowledges the Taungurung and Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land we now call Murrindindi Shire. We pay our respects to First Nations leaders and elders, past, present and emerging, who are the keepers of history, traditions, knowledge and culture of this land. We commit to working in collaboration with traditional owners of this land in a spirit of reconciliation and partnership.
At Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre, our mission extends beyond providing unparalleled fly fishing experiences. Our pursuit is grounded in a deep respect for the environment and the fish we seek, a commitment to integrity at all levels of our business and interactions, and an unwavering acknowledgement and honour for the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and live.
Our passion for fly fishing is imbued with our commitment to a responsible stewardship of our waters and lands, ever intertwined with the profound respect and recognition for the original stewards of this land, the Taungurung and Wurundjeri people. We understand that the rivers and lakes that nurture our fly-fishing practice are the same that have cradled the life and culture of these First Nations people for millennia.
Our business flourishes upon the banks of the Goulburn River, a powerful life-giving artery to the Taungurung people. As we explore these waters, we are cognizant of the rich cultural and spiritual heritage that courses through the landscape. In our quest to provide exceptional fly-fishing experiences, we ensure that our actions align with a profound respect for the river and the lands around us, aware that each cast of the fly rod is a stroke within the wider canvas of this rich, shared history.
Our integrity extends not only to our clients and the fish that we lovingly pursue but also to the land that hosts us and the indigenous culture that precedes us. We aspire to keep this relationship vibrant and respectful, bridging the connection between past, present and future.
In line with these principles, we endeavor to listen, learn and collaborate with the Taungurung and Wurundjeri communities, appreciating their wisdom and insights. We are committed to supporting their efforts in preserving their culture and rights over the land, expressing our gratitude for their resilient spirit which serves as a guiding beacon for our work.
Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre acknowledges and embraces this unique synergy of tradition, nature, and sport, and strives to echo the lessons of this ancient harmony in every service we offer, every interaction we foster, and every fish we respectfully pursue.