River Escapes
River Escapes
River Escapes

Fly Fishing for Beginners

Tour operated by: River Escapes

Address: 2043 Buffalo River Rd, Buffalo River, Victoria 3737

Phone: 03 5751 2932  |  Mobile: 0408 471 292  

Email: info@riverescapes.com.au
Web: riverescapes.com.au

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.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Half Day

Rate is for half day or five hours fishing lesson. Please contact for further information or to make a booking.


Evening Rise

Rate is for a three hour fishing lesson, great for after work. Please contact for further information or to make a booking.


Full Day

Rate is for a full day or eight hour fishing lesson. Please contact for further information or to make a booking.


Cancellation and booking policy

They require a 25 per cent deposit to secure your booking. This can be paid by direct debit, cheque or cash; they will provide you with their account details at the time of booking. Your deposit is non-refundable if you cancel within 72 hours of your proposed trip date. The remainder of the cost is to be paid in full on the day.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.Please call or email River Escapes for all booking enquires and they will get back to you as soon as possible (generally within 12 hours).

Mode of transport

  • Motor Vessel
  • Walk


  • Fishing - Beach
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Fishing - Game


  • Boat
  • Sports


  • Courtesy transfer
  • Fishing equipment
  • Guide

River Escapes offers something unique as they are both from a scientific, conservation background. Extensive knowledge of freshwater ecosystem sand 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 fishing for Murray Cod and Golden Perch.

They have a 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.

How to get here

High Country