Fly Fishing Workshop

Learn to fly fish at our fly fishing workshop

Learn from True 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.

Our Promises

  • 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.
  • Inclusive Pricing: $490 includes tuition, all flies, use of all gear, and drinking water for both days.
  • Year-round Availability: Fly fishing workshops run most weekends 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.

Learn to identify what fish eat at our fly fishing workshop
Highly Rated Fly Fishing Workshops for Beginners

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.

All Welcome

This workshop is open to all, regardless of age or experience level.

Comprehensive Coverage

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

Your Takeaway

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.

Continued Support

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, personal mentoring, and additional training.

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.

Special Offersfly fishing workshop

  1. Group Discount: Book three or more spots and recieve a discount of $100 per person reducing the price to $390 per person.
  2. 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.

Reasons to Choose Us

  • Exceptional value for money
  • Full-time professional instructors who’ve  lived and fished locally for decades
  • 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 break on the price. With accommodation options to cater for all tastes and budgets, it’s the perfect weekend getaway.

Accommodation fly fishing workshop

Stay with us at Trout Haven House, or allow us to assist in finding you suitable accommodation in the area. We provide a comprehensive list of recommended places to stay to everyone who books.

Client Reviews

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.

– Anne

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.

– Jess

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.

– Jamie

Upcoming Fly Fishing Workshop Dates

Month Date Spots

May Sat 25 – Sun 26 Yes

September Sat 14 – Sun 15 Yes
September Sat 28 – Sun 29 Yes

October Sat 12 – Sun 13 Yes
October Sat 26 – Sun 27 Yes

November Sat 9 – Sun  10 Yes
November Sat 23 – Sun  24 Yes

January Sat 4 – Sun  5 Yes

February Sat 8 – Sun  9 No

March Sat 22 – Sun  23 Yes

April Sat 12 – Sun  13 Yes
April Sat 26 – Sun  27 Yes

May Sat 24 – Sun  25 Yes

Private lessons are available everyday. If you can’t find a workshop on your preferred date, drop us a line to discuss the options.

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).


Contact Us

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.

All ages are welcome at our fly fishing workshop


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Learn to fly fish at our fly fishing workshop



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