Learn to fly fish

Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing

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Regular price $0.00

Where: Acheron Hall

The Expert: * Professional Fishing Instructors and Guides Association MEMBER * First Aid Qualified * Working with Children * Swiftwater Rescue Technician Antony is the owner of Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing. He has guided full-time on the Goulburn River for more than twenty years, and he specialises in drift boat and technical dry fly fishing. He also leads our trips to Montana and other destinations. He loves nothing more than sharing his knowledge of the Goulburn River, and his understanding of how to find fish at all river levels and in all conditions, is unparalleled. He spends more time on the oars than anyone else here, often doing 45 drifts in January alone; the result of doing two-a-days when the demand for drift boats is greatest. He also has a great understanding of hatch based fishing, with his favourite being fishing to large, sighted brown trout, with dry flies. Antony takes close-up photos of rising trout in his spare time. You can often find him hanging from a tree with a telephoto lens in his hands. Nearly all of the photos you see on this blog are his. In his downtime Antony likes to surf and run. As of 2018 he has two children, a boy Sasha (7) and a girl Ava (5). His wife Maree is a teacher at the local high school, and she also runs a small photography business.

The Plan: Learn to fly-fish for trout in the beautiful upper Goulburn Valley near Alexandra, about two hours from the Melbourne C.B.D. Our experienced team of enthusiastic instructors will teach you all you need to know to get started with fly casting, entomology, trout behaviour, and practical fishing all covered during the day workshop.

The Fruits: Morning and afternoon tea of biscuits, coffee and tea. Lunch will comprise of a healthy BBQ with a meat, a chicken and a vegetarian option. There will also be a couple of salads, as well as some freshly baked bread. Bottled drinking water will be provided.

The Kit: * a hat * sunglasses * a belt (to clip your waders to) * appropriate clothing for the weather