Who are we and what do we do?

We are an experienced team of fishing guides who’ve been teaching, guiding and conducting fly fishing trips full-time since 1994. We are true professionals who do nothing but instruct and guide; 365 days a year.

We cater to fly fishers of all levels, from beginner to advanced, and we run trips on all rivers in the Eildon / Thornton / Alexandra / Buxton / Marysville areas. We also operate daily drift boat trips down the Goulburn River (since 1994), and each of our core guides can lay claim to 235+ guided days on the water each year.

Our friendly team has taught literally thousands of people to fly fish over the past 27+ years, and we offer the best Beginner Workshop in Australia. We also have some of the finest trout fisheries in the country, right here on our doorstep.

Our company is fully licensed to operate in New Zealand (since 2000), and we run guided trips to the South Island from November to April each year. Further to this we also lead trips to Idaho-Montana (USA) and Patagonia (Argentina). 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 in Thornton, a beautiful mud brick building set on seventeen acres of private lakes. This property was home to our business for sixteen years, until we sold it in May of 2018. In November of 2018 we opened a new location in the town of Alexandra, where all our specialty hand-tied local flies and basic supplies are still available for purchase. You can see it here.

Our website ( www.gvflyfishing.com ) 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.

The success of our business has always been based on helping visitors to make the most of their precious leisure time. From keeping people informed of the current fishing conditions on local rivers to offering unbiased advice on what gear to purchase. From lending out a rod to someone who has broken or forgotten theirs at home, to taking people fishing for the day.

This is something we have remained passionate about since starting out some 27 years ago. We provide a unique service to visiting fly fishers and we are always happy to help in any way we can.

If you wish to speak with us you can reach us on 03 5773 2513 or 0418 995 611. We are available from 8am – 10pm every day of the year and we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our business or fly fishing in general.

Kind Regards and tight lines,
The GVFFC team


We have small team of professional guides, each of whom are passionate about fly fishing, instructing and guiding. All are incredibly enthusiastic about sharing their hard-earned knowledge, and they love nothing more than to help others advance their skills and further their understanding of the sport.

Read on to learn a little more about each of our guides.