Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre

Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre

Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Kickstart Your Fly Fishing Journey: $20 Saturday Lessons with GVFFC -- Dive into the world of fly fishing with Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing's $20 Fly Casting Lessons, running every Saturday from December 2023 to June 2024. Our experienced guides cater to both beginners and seasoned anglers, offering a variety of expeditions from half-day local trips to full-day international adventures in New Zealand, Montana, and Patagonia. With personalised beginner lessons and group sessions, we provide all the necessary gear for your journey. Our passionate team, guiding since 1994, ensures a memorable and enriching fly fishing experience in the Goulburn Valley's best spots. Join GV Fly Fishing for an unforgettable adventure and discover the thrill of fly fishing. Your journey starts here!
Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
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Justin P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Ant from GVFFC was a real professional. He knew the Goulburn like the back of his hand. As we drifted along, every spot he said would hold fish was exactly that..... If you are looking for a relaxing day drifting a beautiful river and catching big trout, then you can't go wrong by spending a day with Ant from the GVFFC!
Written 8 March 2024
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Rupert Sherwood
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Take this trip off your current bucket list and start a new one - things I really MUST do, not just dream about. The GVFF team always deliver, even when the wind blows from the wrong direction (NW), the rain comes down and hatch has disappeared. The stationary 'rock' that the guide tells you is a fish, a cast beyond your usual skill, and 'lift!!' - your day is made. Start with a drift down the Goulburn, then sign on for a week in the South Island NZ. Then start budgeting, because you'll be back year after year.
Written 29 February 2024
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Steve M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Just completed our second trip with Antony and Lachie from Gouldburn Valley Fly Fishing. This was a three day trip around Anzac Day and did not disappoint. Great fishing, excellent guiding and beautiful country. We had two drift boats that gave us access to parts of the river not accessible from the banks and provided us with a variety of fishing opportunities from casting to sighted fish, the prospecting fast riffles and searching in and around the many log falls. Strongly recommend and we will be back
Written 11 May 2023
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Dear Steve, Thank you for your generous review! We are delighted to hear you had another successful trip with us. It's always great to know that our clients enjoy the unique access and varied fishing opportunities our drift boats provide. We do have an excellent team of guides and we appreciate your recognition of our hard work. We're glad you found beauty in the country and enjoyed the fishing. Your strong recommendation means a lot to us and encourages us to keep doing our best. We're looking forward to your next trip with us. Here's to many more successful fishing days! Best Regards, Anthony
Written 5 June 2023
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Iain289
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Sadly another amazing week in NZ, with GVFFC, is over. Tough year with low rivers and spooky fish - but fantastic none the less.
With three guides for our group of 6 we shared Ant, Mitch and Lachy - all of whom have a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as x-ray vision when it comes to seeing fish in water. They were also able to dedicate appropriate time for each individual's skills and needs - not that anyone missed out but those who had more experience could practice "supported independence" with the guide close by and the less experienced could get a bit more "shoulder-tip" support to bring them up to NZ speed.
Great company, joy in pursuing the quarry, learning, practicing, and growing as a flyfisher are all part of the week. The focus is definitely on dries to sighted fish with adaption to conditions as needed incl. lake fishing on one day of unfishable rivers. There is always an option and the team really know how to find and catch fish!!
Remember pleasure does not come without pain - and the practice you need to put in prior, such as casting a bulky dry, into a 15-20 knot headwind on a long leader, will reap huge benefits on the Oretii facing a Nor-wester down the valley. The satisfaction of putting that fly, in front of that fish, facing into 20 knots and getting an eat cannot be described in words alone. It is high like no other and I have to thank Ant (Geoff, Dave, James and Cameron in the past) Mitch and Lachy for bringing this joy to me again this year.
As Molly said - "Do yourself a favour ", go out and fish NZ (or Thornton, or Montana etc.) with GVFFC. Don't wait - do it now.
Written 28 February 2023
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Hi Iain, Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed review of your trip to NZ with GVFFC. We're thrilled to hear that despite the tough conditions, you had a fantastic time. Our guides, Ant, Mitch, and Lachy, appreciate your kind words about their skills and knowledge. We aim to provide a tailored experience for each individual based on their skills and needs, and we're glad to hear you felt this was achieved. It's fantastic to know you enjoyed the camaraderiea, learning, and the growth as a fly fisher that the week offered. We take great pride in our ability to adapt to conditions and find the best fishing, and it's gratifying to hear your recognition of this. Your mention of the satisfaction and exhilaration of fly fishing in challenging conditions truly captures the spirit of what we do. We're delighted we could bring you this joy again this year. Your quote of Molly - "Do yourself a favour" is perfect advice for those contemplating a fly fishing adventure. We look forward to having you join us for more unforgettable fly fishing experiences in the future. Tight lines, Anthony
Written 5 June 2023
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Neil M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I've just come back from a week's fishing in NZ with the great team from GVFFC. Despite the fishing being tough due to spooky fish and low water levels, Anthony and his team bent over backwards to get us on the end of a fish and when they did, it was exhilirating!
Our guides were friendly, knowledgable, professional and above all patient, and when you combine that with stunning Southland rivers and scenery it makes for a memorable experience along with good food, comfortable accommodation and cameraderie.
I highly recommend GVFFC to anyone contemplating a New Zealnd fishing experience.
Written 26 February 2023
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Hi Neil, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your week fishing in NZ with us. We're delighted to hear that, despite some challenging conditions, you found the trip to be outstanding. Our team truly goes above and beyond to ensure our clients have the best chance to catch fish and we're thrilled to hear you found it exhilarating when it happened. We also appreciate your kind words about our guides, who always strive to be friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. We're glad you enjoyed the stunning Southland rivers and scenery, as well as the good food, comfortable accommodation, and camaraderie. These are all aspects we believe make for a truly memorable experience. Your high recommendation means a lot to us. We can't wait to guide you again on another adventure next summer. Best regards, Anthony
Written 5 June 2023
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Chris O’Connor
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I had originally done a a two-day beginner workshop a little while ago and then recently followed up with a days drift boat fishing and I highly recommend both. At first I was hesitant to go on the drift trip as I’m not a very proficient fly fisher yet but was so glad I did as having that amount of one-on-one time with a guide improved both my casting skills and ability to read the river immensely.
I expect that this will become a yearly thing for me and hopefully I’ll improve enough over the next year-or-two to be able to start joining in on the trips to NZ and the Americas.
Written 1 February 2023
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Your review truly made our day. Your words encapsulate the spirit of what we aim to provide - a learning experience, an adventure, and hopefully, a lifelong passion. We're delighted to hear that you've gained so much from your experiences with us, particularly the drift boat fishing. Our guides take great pleasure in helping clients improve their skills and gain a deeper understanding of the river. It's wonderful to know you're considering this as a yearly tradition. We look forward to supporting you on your fly fishing journey, and hopefully, in the not too distant future, joining us on our international adventures to NZ and the Americas. Thanks again for your high recommendation and for sharing your journey with us. We can't wait to see you next year. Best regards, Anthony
Written 5 June 2023
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Sasha V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Had an awesome day on the river with the dry fly fishing some of the best I’ve had. Antony is so knowledgeable, patient and all round great guide. The drift boat is so comfortable and truly the best way to fish. A great experience highly recommend.
Written 30 January 2023
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Dear Sasha, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your day on the river and that you found the dry fly fishing to be among the best you've had. Your kind words. It mean a lot to us. All our guides take pride in sharing their expertise and ensuring our guests have an enjoyable and comfortable experience. We couldn't agree more that fishing from the drift boat provides a unique and fantastic experience. It's our pleasure to have shared this with you. We appreciate your high recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back for another great fishing adventure. Best regards, Anthony
Written 5 June 2023
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Brendan N
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I’ve done many drifts on the Goulburn River with Ant and Lachie, and always had a great day. Such a unique way to see the river, and get access to km’s of river that are unable to be fished from the bank. The guides know where all the good trout hang out and the sight fishing here in Summer is first class. Highly recommended.
Written 22 January 2023
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Thanks Brendan. Always a pleasure to have you on my boat. Look forward to seeing you again in the Autumn for another drift. Cheers
Written 28 January 2023
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Craigus67
Ocean Grove, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Had a magical day on the water doing a drift boat trip with Antony. It is such a fantastic way to access a lot water you can't get to from the bank and the fish were definitely playing the game! Heaps of dry fly eats and they were absolutely smashing the cicadas. If you were ever thinking about doing a drift boat then don't hesitate and give them a call. You won't be disappointed
Written 20 January 2023
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Thanks Craig. Great to catch up after all these years and pleased that the fish turned on a great day out for you. See you next time and thanks for taking the time to review your trip. Cheers
Written 28 January 2023
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Rhori S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I had a really enjoyable day out on the boat with Lachlan. He worked hard all day in 36 degree heat to put me on the fish and his knowledge of the river was incredible.

Having not done a huge amount of river fishing (and none on a drift boat) I was still able to have some success and catch some really nice fish. Lachlan was a great guide and I picked up some very useful tips.

The full day drift went really quickly and I would highly recommend taking this option as you just get the chance to see more of the river.

The team is very professional and I couldn’t recommend the experience enough 10/10.
Written 19 January 2023
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Hi Rhori, Glad you had a great time with Lachie. He knows the river inside out and is great company on the boat. Also chuffed that you had such good fishing and were able to expand upon your knowledge and skillset. Take care and see you again in the future. Cheers
Written 28 January 2023
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