Join us for a full day of guided fishing in the captivating Victorian High Country. Our comprehensive package ensures a seamless and unforgettable experience from start to finish.
Convenient Pick-up: We'll begin the day by picking you up from your preferred location in Mansfield, Whitfield, or a pre-determined surrounding area. Our goal is to make your journey as comfortable and convenient as possible, allowing you to relax and enjoy the anticipation of the day ahead.
Tailored Fishing Locations: Our experienced guide will assess various factors, including your desired fishing experience, time of year, prevailing weather conditions, physical fitness, and your fly fishing experience. Based on these considerations, we will determine the optimal fishing location for the day. With up to 60 minutes of scenic driving, we'll transport you to the perfect spot to maximise your chances of success.
Extensive On-Water Time: You'll have ample time to immerse yourself in the day of fly fishing, with approximately 8 hours of on-water time. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, our guide will provide personalised attention, offering tips and guidance to enhance your technique and increase your chances of landing that prized trout.
Premium Equipment and Gear: We believe in providing the best for our guests. That's why we offer top-of-the-line equipment from leading industry brands. You'll be equipped with high-quality waders and wading boots to ensure comfort and safety in the water. Our carefully selected rods, flies, and tackle are designed to optimise your fishing experience and increase your chances of success.
Nourishment and Refreshments: To keep you energised throughout the day, we provide a delicious lunch, snacks, and ample fresh water. Our menu is thoughtfully prepared to satisfy your appetite and fuel your angling adventures.
Fly Casting Tuition: Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the fundamentals or an experienced angler aiming to refine your skills, our guide will provide comprehensive fly casting tuition. Benefit from personalised instruction tailored to your skill level, helping you improve your casting accuracy and presentation.
Photography: We understand the importance of preserving your unforgettable moments on the water. Our guide, Trent, will ensure that your experience is thoroughly documented through a collection of high-quality photos and videos. Relive the excitement, tranquility, and triumphs of the day, allowing these cherished memories to last a lifetime.
For those camping or holidaying in the Victorian High Country, our half day guided fishing package offers the perfect opportunity to optimise your time on the water. We understand that your visit to the area may be filled with various activities, spending time with family and friends, and exploring the region's diverse attractions. That's why we have designed this package to accommodate your busy schedule while ensuring an exceptional fly fishing experience.
Tailored for Time-Conscious Anglers: We recognise that time is precious, especially when you have a packed itinerary. Our half day fishing adventure is specifically designed for those seeking a balanced experience. It allows you to indulge in your passion for fly fishing while leaving ample time to enjoy other activities that the High Country has to offer.
Guided Expertise: With limited time on your hands, our experienced guide will provide you with invaluable insights and expertise to optimise your fishing experience. They will carefully select the right water at the right time, ensuring that you have the best opportunity to land that prized trout. Whether you're a beginner or have prior fly casting experience, our guide will provide instructions tailored to your skill level, enabling you to fish efficiently and effectively.
All-Inclusive Package: Our half day fishing package includes everything provided in our full day adventure. You will be equipped with top-of-the-line gear, including waders, wading boots, rods, flies, and tackle. Nourishment is not overlooked either, as we provide a satisfying lunch, snacks, and refreshing drinks to keep you energised throughout the excursion.
Tailored Time on Water: With approximately 4 hours of on-water time, our half day package strikes a balance between making the most of your limited time and allowing you to experience the joys of fly fishing. We understand that each angler's schedule may vary, so we can further tailor the duration to accommodate your time sensitivity.
Achieving Great Results: Do not underestimate what can be accomplished in 4 hours on the water, particularly for those with prior fly casting experience. With our guide's expertise, you'll be surprised at the opportunities that arise within this timeframe. We are dedicated to maximising your chances of success and ensuring that every moment spent fishing is worthwhile.
Stream Craft is an immersive and hands-on 2-hour tuition session designed to cater to your individual level of experience. Held on nearby water in a real fishing scenario, this session is ideal for those who are new to fly fishing and equally beneficial for anglers looking to enhance their knowledge and skills.
Tailored Instruction: Our expert guide will provide personalised instruction tailored to your specific needs and experience level. Whether you're a beginner starting from scratch or someone who has already acquired the basics of fly fishing, our tuition session will help take your skills to the next level.
Key Focus Areas: During the session, we will cover a range of essential topics to enhance your fly fishing abilities. Some of the key focus areas include:
Casting Technique: Improve your casting technique by receiving expert guidance on proper casting mechanics, timing, and accuracy. Our guide will help you refine your cast, ensuring smooth and efficient fly presentation.
Casting Variations and Skills: Explore various casting variations and advanced skills, such as roll casts, reach casts, and mending techniques. Expand your repertoire of casting techniques to adapt to different fishing situations and challenges.
Line Management: Learn effective line management strategies to improve line control, minimise drag, and achieve a natural drift. Proper line management is crucial for presenting your fly in a lifelike manner, enticing trout to strike.
Selecting a Good Fishing Spot: Master the art of selecting productive fishing spots based on trout behavior, water characteristics, and seasonal variations. Discover the nuances of reading the water and identifying areas likely to hold trout.
Reading Trout Water: Develop the ability to read trout water, deciphering the subtle cues and indicators that reveal the presence and feeding patterns of trout. Learn how to identify prime feeding lies, hiding spots, and holding areas.
Fishing the Water You're In: Understand the importance of adapting your fishing techniques to different water conditions, including slow-moving pools, riffles, and pocket water. Our guide will share tips and strategies for effectively fishing each type of water.
Fly Selection and Rigging: Gain insights into fly selection principles and rigging techniques. Learn how to choose the right fly patterns to match the prevailing insect hatches and conditions. Our guide will assist you in setting up effective fly rigs to maximise your chances of enticing trout.
And Much More: In addition to the key focus areas, our tuition session will cover a wide range of additional topics to enhance your overall fly fishing knowledge. From reading water currents to understanding trout behaviour, you'll leave the session equipped with a wealth of practical insights.
Our multi-day fishing adventure is designed for those who want to immerse themselves fully in the beauty of the Victorian High Country and maximise their time on the water. Combining multiple days of fishing with an overnight camp out, this package offers a truly unforgettable experience.
Fully Catered Convenience: When you choose our multi-day adventure, you can leave the logistics to us. We provide everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable camping experience, including camping gear, food, and beverages. You can relax and focus on the fishing, knowing that all your needs are taken care of.
Customisable Options: We understand that every angler has unique preferences and requirements. That's why we offer customisable options for our multi-day adventure. Whether you prefer a fully catered experience or a partial BYO (bring your own) option, we are happy to discuss and accommodate your needs. Get in touch with us to tailor the package to your preferences.
Continuation of Full Day Fishing: During the multi-day adventure, all aspects of our full day fishing experience remain the same. You'll enjoy a minimum of 8 hours of on-water time, often more guided by Trent. We provide top-of-the-line equipment, including waders, wading boots, rods, flies, and tackle.
Late Evening Fishing and Dry Fly Hatches: Camping out overnight provides a unique opportunity to extend your fishing experience into the late evening. As the sun sets over the high country, you can continue fishing and potentially witness a late afternoon dry fly hatch. During the summer months, spinners and grasshoppers may emerge, creating an exciting feeding frenzy for the trout. This magical experience adds an extra layer of excitement and adventure to your trip.
Get the Most Out of Your Time: Our multi-day adventure allows you to get the most out of your time with a guide. By combining fishing with camping, you can fully immerse yourself in the tranquility of the high country, enjoying the peacefulness of the surroundings and the camaraderie of fellow anglers. It's a chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with nature in its purest form.
Our multi-day backpacking adventure takes you on a journey into the remote and self-sufficient realms of the Victorian High Country. Leave behind the beaten path as you hike your way through closed 4WD track gates or along secluded river valleys, immersing yourself in a truly remote environment. This is the epitome of adventure, allowing you to go beyond the typical fishing locations and experience the untamed beauty of the backcountry.
Immerse Yourself in the Remote: With your supplies packed snugly in your backpack, you'll embark on a thrilling exploration of the backcountry. Our carefully curated trips range from 2 to 4 days, offering a variety of productive locations to suit your preferences. Some routes follow defined hiking trails, while others take you completely off the grid, immersing you in untouched wilderness.
Truly Self-Sufficient: Backpacking provides the ultimate self-sufficiency, allowing you to disconnect from the modern world and rely on your own skills and resources. As you venture into the depths of the high country, you'll carry everything you need to sustain yourself, including camping gear, food, and fly fishing equipment. This self-sufficiency adds an extra layer of fulfilment and adventure to your experience.
Exploring Uncharted Waters: By venturing off the beaten path, you'll discover hidden gems and pristine fishing locations that are rarely frequented by anglers. These secluded spots offer the perfect opportunity to encounter wild and elusive trout, providing a sense of accomplishment that comes from fishing in untouched waters. Prepare to be captivated by the raw beauty of nature and the tranquility of these remote fishing spots.
A True Wilderness Experience: The essence of our name, "Back of Beyond Fly Fishing," comes to life during our multi-day backpacking adventure. Pushing deep into the backcountry, you'll experience the thrill of adventure, solitude, and connection with the natural world. Far away from the hustle and bustle of civilization, you'll immerse yourself in an unspoiled environment that awakens your senses and rejuvenates your spirit.
Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit: Backpacking is not just about fishing; it's a holistic adventure that challenges your physical endurance, navigational skills, and mental fortitude. As you hike through diverse landscapes and conquer rugged terrains, you'll gain a profound appreciation for the untamed wilderness.
Experience a unique fly fishing adventure in the Victorian High Country with our Heli Fishing package. Take the scenic route as we whisk you away in a helicopter to rivers that are typically inaccessible by vehicle. This thrilling option adds an incredible aspect to your fishing experience, maximising your time on the water and providing a unique perspective on the beauty of the high country.
Unparalleled Access: By utilising a helicopter, we can transport you to remote and pristine fishing spots that are otherwise difficult to reach. These hidden gems, tucked away in the heart of the high country, offer waters teeming with trout. As we fly over breathtaking landscapes, you'll witness the vastness and grandeur of the region, gaining a newfound appreciation for its natural wonders.
Optimised On-Water Time: With the convenience of helicopter access, you'll enjoy maximum on-water time. By eliminating long drives or hikes to the fishing location, you'll have more hours to cast your line and immerse yourself in the thrill of angling. This optimized on-water time allows for an enhanced fishing experience and increases your chances of encountering that elusive trout.
Diverse Fly Fishing Experience: While the use of a helicopter to access remote spots doesn't guarantee more or bigger fish, it offers a diverse take on fishing in the Victorian High Country. The aerial perspective and the journey itself add an element of excitement and adventure to your day. You'll witness the beauty of untouched wilderness, soar above rugged terrains, and land in idyllic fishing locations that are off the beaten path.
Unforgettable Scenic Flights: The helicopter ride itself is an experience to remember. Enjoy panoramic views of the high country as you glide through the sky, capturing bird's-eye views of majestic mountains, winding rivers, and sprawling valleys. The stunning vistas will leave you awe-inspired and create lifelong memories.
Expert Guidance and Safety: Our experienced guide Trent will accompany you throughout the adventure, ensuring your safety and providing expert guidance. They will assist with setting up fishing equipment, offering tips and techniques specific to the fishing location, and sharing their extensive knowledge of the area. You can fish with confidence, knowing that you are in the hands of a skilled professional.