Learn from Experts with Years of Experience
Our comprehensive fly fishing workshop, refined over the past 30 years, is designed to equip you with all you need to get started in fly fishing.
- Seasoned Instructors: Learn from the most experienced and friendly instructors in the industry.
- Quality Gear: We provide all the equipment so you don’t have to purchase any gear prior to your workshop.
- Special Pricing Option: If you’re planning to attend with a friend or as part of a group, we have good news. Book collectively and you’ll get a special break on the price, making the experience even more rewarding.
- Inclusive Pricing: $490 includes tuition, all flies, use of all gear, and drinking water for both days.
- Year-round Availability: Fly fishing workshops run every weekend of the year except between Christmas and New Year.
- Follow-on Services: We offer various follow-on services and trips to assist those who wish to continue their fly fishing journey.
- Additional Training: Stay an extra day (Monday) for a discounted full day of 1:1 streamcraft instruction. A discount applies to each consecutive day booked after the workshop.
Join a small group of aspiring fly fishers for a comprehensive two-day workshop that offers a fast-track into the sport, cutting down years of learning time. From gear to knots, casting to fishing techniques, we explain and demonstrate everything in a practical, engaging way.
This workshop is open to all, regardless of age or experience level.
The workshop covers the following key areas:
- Fly casting
- Gear and knots
- Trout biology and behaviour
- Reading the water
- Entomology and fly selection
- Line management, stalking fish, and streamcraft
- Hooking, playing, landing, and releasing fish
- Etiquette and river safety
Our goal is to transform you from a novice to a competent amateur in just one weekend. Upon completion of the workshop, you will be equipped with a strong foundation, ready for independent progress.
For those who wish to refine their newly acquired skills, we offer a discounted full day of 1:1 streamcraft instruction on Monday. We’re also always available to assist you with ongoing support in the form of advice and personal mentoring. We also offer other weekend courses including the Streamcraft Workshop and Australia’s most comprehensive fly fishing program – Fly Masters. A modular system of learning, conducted over time, for those wanting to attain the status of expert in the sport.
Price and Benefits fly fishing workshop
At $490 per person, the 2-day fly fishing workshop includes all tuition, course notes, flies, gear, and drinking water on both days. All our instructors are full-time professionals, ensuring that you make the most of your time on the water.
Reasons to Choose Us
- Exceptional value for money
- Full-time professional instructors
- Proximity to some of the best trout streams in the country
- Commitment to continued learning and skill development
- We’ve taught thousands to fly fish – we can teach you too!
Flexible Scheduling Fly Fishing Workshop
If our weekend beginner’s workshop dates don’t suit, we offer private sessions for individuals or groups every day of the year. Organise your own group of five or more, and we will customise this workshop to suit your group on any two days of your choosing (weekdays or weekends) and give you a discount on the price. With accommodation options to cater for all tastes and budgets, it’s the perfect weekend getaway.
Accommodation fly fishing workshop
We can assist with finding suitable accommodation in the area, and we’ll provide a list of recommended places for everyone who books.
Everything Everyone Says It Is, and More
The Beginners Workshop at Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing truly equips you with the fundamentals of fly fishing. Antony and Lachie are expert guides whose depth of knowledge is matched only by their extraordinary patience and eagerness to share their craft. This course welcomes anyone, regardless of age, fitness, or prior experience, making it an inviting sport for all, especially women who are underrepresented in this field.
Following up the workshop with a half-day fishing experience under the guidance of Lachie provided the perfect setting to reinforce my skills, and the stunning vistas of the Goulburn and Rubicon Rivers added to the overall enjoyment. The team’s commitment doesn’t end with the course; they offer ongoing support, advice, and future fishing adventures. Enrolling in this course will undoubtedly enrich your life and open up a new world of fly fishing.
Above and Beyond
The Beginner’s Two-Day Workshop at Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing exceeded all expectations, leaving me eager to dive deeper into the world of fly fishing with the guidance of Antony, and Lachie. The program effectively balanced theoretical knowledge with practical training, tackling subjects such as entomology, gear selection, casting, trout behavior, and river reading, to name a few. All essentials were condensed and simplified, ensuring we were well-prepared to venture out independently after just two days.
What sets Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing apart is not just their comprehensive workshop, but the welcoming community they’ve cultivated. The team’s commitment extends beyond the course, encouraging learners to reach out with any future inquiries, evidencing their genuine investment in the journey of their clients. Whether you’ve been considering trying fly fishing or are an experienced angler, I highly recommend GV Fly Fishing. Their vast experience promises continuous learning and improvement, ensuring a fulfilling fly fishing experience.
Weekend Intro Fly Fishing Course
My friends and I attended the weekend beginners course at Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing and were astounded by the excellent instruction we received. Under the guidance of their team, we were casting competently in a surprisingly short time. Antony’s exceptional hospitality created a relaxed learning environment that truly enhanced our experience. The team’s remarkable ability to share their considerable expertise left a lasting impression on all of us.
This course comes highly recommended for anyone interested in fly fishing. Not only do we plan to return, but we’re also already discussing the prospect of an NZ trip with the GVFF team. Their ability to instill confidence and skills in their students is unmatched, guaranteeing an unforgettable fly fishing adventure.
Upcoming Fly Fishing Workshop Dates
2023 Workshop Dates
|Sep||Sat 2 – Sun 3||No|
|Sep||Sat 9 – Sun 10||No|
|Sep||Sat 16 – Sun 17||No|
|Sep||Sat 23 – Sun 24||No|
|Sep||Sat 30 – Sun 1||Yes|
|Oct||Sat 7 – Sun 8||Yes|
|Oct||Sat 14 – Sun 15||Yes|
|Oct||Sat 21 – Sun 22||Yes|
|Oct||Sat 28 – Sun 29||Yes|
|Nov||Sat 4 – Sun 5||Yes|
|Nov||Sat 11 – Sun 12||Yes|
|Nov||Sat 18 – Sun 19||Yes|
|Nov||Sat 25 – Sun 26||Yes|
|Dec||Sat 2 – Sun 3||Yes|
|Dec||Sat 9 – Sun 10||Yes|
|Dec||Sat 16 – Sun 17||Yes|
Please note: “No” indicates the workshop is fully booked. “Yes” indicates available spots.
Beyond the Workshop
Our services range from beginner lessons to tuition of advanced specialist techniques. We also organise adventures to the South Island of New Zealand, Montana (USA) and Patagonia (Argentina).
To learn more or book a session, call us on 03 5773 2513. We are available from 8am – 10pm every day of the week, always ready to assist you on your fly fishing journey.
Please note: Full payment is required at the time of booking due to the heavily discounted price of our workshops. By proceeding with your booking, you acknowledge and agree to our Cancellation Policy. Please ensure you have reviewed and understood this policy prior to finalising your reservation. Your understanding and compliance are greatly appreciated.