If you have ever wanted to learn to fly fish, River Escapes can provide a fly fishing tuition tailored to your specific requirements. Fly Fishing for Beginners is at the rate of either one to one or one to two, and can either be half day, full day or weekend-long.
The tour includes covering the following topics, how to use gear and set it up, casting and line management, entomology and fly choice, fish behaviour and fishing in different waters, such as lakes and rivers.
A typical lesson involves theory stream side, and your newly learned skills will be taken on the water for the last half of the session. Half day includes drinks and snacks while a full day also includes lunch. Pick-up and return from your accommodation is also included.
What to bring: All gear is provided, but please bring a hat, sunglasses and appropriate clothing for the day. If you have your own equipment, you are welcome to use it.
Optional extras: Hand-made flies for the local and surrounding regions and the option to order the same equipment you used during the day (pricing upon request), additional tours for a non-fishing partner are available upon request.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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Fly Fishing for Beginners
HALF DAY (4 HRS)
$ 275 per person
$450 for 2 people
FULL DAY (8 HRS)
$450 per person
$600 for 2 people
$ 65 per person
$ 80 for 2 people
For larger groups sizes please contact for pricing
Cancellation and booking policy
River Escapes requires a 20% deposit to secure your booking. This can be paid by direct debit, cheque or cash; account details will be supplied at the time of booking. Your deposit is non-refundable if you cancel within 7 days of your proposed trip date. The remainder of the cost is to be paid in full on the day.Please call or email for all booking enquires and we will get back to you as soon as possible (generally within 12 hours).Please remember that their trips are all outdoor based activities and you must come prepared for the elements. They do not issue rain checks or cancellations for inclement weather conditions. They want you to have fun and will not try to force you to go out in atrocious conditions, but many cancellations can be avoided by simply discussing the options with them. If they determine that the weather is a problem, they will offer you an alternative booking day and time or refund you the deposit in full. They will provide you with their account details at time of booking.
- Courtesy transfer
- Fishing equipment
River Escapes offers unique tours as they are both from a scientific and conservation background. Extensive knowledge of freshwater ecosystems and a member of the Professional Fishing Guides and Instructors Association.
River Escapes offers fly fishing lessons for all levels of experience, guided fly fishing for trout, guided fly and lure fishing for Murray Cod and Golden Perch.
They have drift boat and raft fishing tours. While on these tours you can also view birds in their natural habitat and go on guided walks.
For further information please contact River Escapes.
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Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land