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Fly Fishing for Beginners (by the hour, half-day, full-day or two-day weekend workshops)

* Available every day for individuals and private groups
* Scheduled Group Workshop Dates can be found here

The best way to learn to fly fish is with a professional instructor at yourInstruction is both informal and practical
shoulder. Getting the correct tuition from the beginning is paramount to success and short-cuts the learning process by years.

A great instructor will be able to tailor the information for each individual, ensuring that the learning process is both successful and a lot of fun. From the basic themes and rules of the sport to the most minute of details obtained only through thousands of hours spent on the water, our instructors are skilled at interpreting the needs of different clients and tailoring the tuition to suit.

Here at GVFFC we have been teaching fly fishing full-time since 1994. During this time we have refined the process and offer what we believe is Australia's best fly fishing teaching service. We have a full time staff of five instructors, all of whom are Members of the Professional Fishing Instructors and Guides Association of Australia.

The most popular options for beginner fly fishers are our half and full day sessions. These are available on any day and at any time. This flexibility allows our clients to fit sessions into busy schedules imposed by either work or family.

The tuition is usually conducted at a ratio of 1:1. We do not put you in a group or with other people. Larger groups i.e. private workshops can also be arranged if required to cater for family/work groups, bringing the price per person down. learn which fly to use and catch more fish

A half or full day beginner session will typically cover the following things:

  • Gear overview
  • Knots
  • Casting instruction
  • Line management
  • Entomology
  • Fly selection
  • Trout behavior
  • Streamcraft - practical fishing skills out on the water
  • Reading water - lakes and rivers
  • Stalking fish
  • Fishing blind
  • Casting to fish
  • Releasing fish

Our beginner sessions are designed to get you fishing and learning the fundamentals as quickly as possible. Hence there is no classroom atmosphere, note taking or lectures. While we will provide you with the most important notes to take home with you, the session is structured around developing practical skills and working outside on the water.Instruction is both informal and practical

Beginners need only a hat, pair of sunglasses and appropriate clothing for the day’s weather. Everything else is provided by us so that you can first find out whether fly fishing is for you. If you have your own gear that is great and we suggest you use it, but otherwise we provide everything that is needed. We even have good quality yet inexpensive beginner’s combos (including rod, reels, line, leader and fly) for sale in the shop. That way if you do enjoy it and wish to purchase the sort of gear you learned with, you can do so at the completion of the session and be ready to fish.

Fly fishing is a wonderful activity that gets you out on pristine mountain rivers and may even take you around the world to some of the most beautiful places imaginable. We have taught thousands of people to fly fish since starting this business in 1994 and we can help you as well. 


For those that prefer to learn in a group environment we also run Beginner's Workshops with a maximum of 9 people and three instructors at set times each year. Check this link for upcoming dates.

To book or for more information phone us on Free Call 1800 458 111

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