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Name: Flytrek Australia
Description: High Country fly fishing adventures
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Please mention: "I saw your listing #1156 on PlanetCharters.com"

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Short Description: High Country fly fishing adventures

Long Description: Victoria's magnificent High Plains are home to some of the most beautiful streams you will ever see, situated in some of the most breathtaking scenery around, all in 'Man from Snowy River' country. Abundant wildlife, non-abundant people, clean air and water, the High Plains is the best place to chase the wily trout with fly, especially on horseback. This area is tailor-made for trail riding, and there's just no better experience than riding through pristine mountain forests down into rarely visited river valleys where the trout rise to the chorus of the Kookaburra and Currawong. Enjoy streamside lunches of freshly caught & cooked trout, fresh bush damper, and billy tea/coffee. Afterwards, relax in the first-class comfort of the High Plains Lodge, with its excellent cuisine, world-class local wines, and relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The Lodge's bar is a 'melting-pot' for all the visiting fishermen, where fishing stories are swapped regularly. This is an experience that you will talk about to your friends and family for years afterwards -
imagine telling how you rode down into this beautiful deep valley, leaving all the noise and stress behind, to find a classic freestone mountain stream with gin-clear water - real drinking water! Trout sitting in the current, rising and diving to collect insects, your fly drifting along the current, being engulfed by a trout that may never have seen a human being! The lunch - smoked trout, hams, bread rolls, chilled white wine, salad, cheeses - and of course the proverbial Mars Bar! Sitting by the water, watching the newly hatched mayflies drift by .... time for another cast! Afternoon into evening, the trout rise with renewed vigour now, taking your fly with abandon. The ride out of the valley, catching all the lights of the setting sun .... and probably wondering to yourself why you didn't book for a week of this kind of bliss, instead of just three days.


Our guide is one of the best in the country, and has 38 years fly fishing experience, and nearly 13 years guiding experience. Our horses are mountain-bred, quiet and sure-footed. Both the guide and horse-master are fully bonded and insured, first-aid trained and equipped.

We have a very wide range of fly fishing services available, including -
- wide variety of high country stream guiding
- lowland stream and lake guiding
- hike-in trips
- bush-hut stays
- personalised tuition service
- tackle & wader hire
- corporate activities
- our own private fly fishery (4 & 6 acre stillwaters)
- live-in fly schools from 2 to 7 days
- guided sightseeing tours (good alternative in inclement weather)
- fly tying tuition
- world-class original angling art (prints, stock, or commision)

- and our tours are fully customizable, according to your needs, including accommodation, diet, and activity.


Testimonials: "Best experience we've ever had! We're already booked for next year." Barry & Sue Golding, Sherwood Qld.
"When the fishing was difficult, Rod's skill and patience made all the difference - we were the only people at the Lodge bar that night who caught fish! The perfect end to our mountain holiday." Ross & Kathy Wines, Templestowe, Vic.
"I just didn't want to leave that amazingly beautiful place - thanks for a fantastic three days of fly fishing, I learned heaps!" Holger Schaarschmidt, Mt. Dandenong, Vic.
"On behalf of the Macquarie Trust Bank fishing group (Dec.2-4), I would like to thank you for a most enjoyable and educational weekend. Your 'Weekend Fly Fishing Primer' is without doubt the best possible way to learn the skills of fly fishing, and the accommodation and hospitality was just perfect for us. I think you have probably secured a 100% vote among the 24 participants for a return trip sometime before the summer is over. Again many thanks for a great weekend - we'll more than happy to pass on your details to some of our clients." Sue Donnelly, Social Liaison, Macquarie Trust Bank, Sydney NSW.

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Price: from US$510

Extra Price Information: 2 Days/2 nights, incl. all meals, 1 day horseback fly fishing, 1 day 4x4 fly fishing, 2 nights accommodation @ High Plains Lodge, fully guided.
1 person US$905; 2 persons US$645 ea; 3 persons US$575 ea; 4 persons US$510. If no horseback preferred, deduct US$80.
Other options available.
Longer stays available.
Other accommodations available - H.P.Lodge is 4 Star.


Deposits: Deposits: 25% on booking, balance payable not less than 14 days prior to arrival. Mastercard/Visa accepted. If booking less than 21 days prior to arrival, 50% deposit on booking, balance not less than 7 days prior to arrival.

Cancellations: Cancellations: If cancelled 30 days or more prior, full refund. If cancelled 29-14 days prior, 50% refund of deposit. If cancelled 13 days or less prior, no refund of the deposit will be made.

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Policies: Smokers: No smoking in guides vehicle or accommodation. No smoking while on horses.
While it is the clients responsibility to obtain an angling licence on arrival, we are happy to assist in this process, but take no responsibility for any penalties incurred by the client, as a result of the client being found without a licence whilst fishing.

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Flytrek Australia
53 Walton St
Cowes Vic.
Cowes, Victoria
Australia, 3922

Phone: (03) 5952 5300
Toll Free: (0418) 591475
Fax: (03) 5952 5300

Please mention: "I saw your listing #1156 on PlanetCharters.com"


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Areas Serviced
Cowes, Victoria, Australia


Adventures Provided
  • Fishing
    • Back Country/Flats
    • Fly Out Fishing
    • Sport

  • Fishing- Freshwater Species
    • Trout

  • Tours
    • Sightseeing Tours
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