Click here to read an updated version of our match the hatch article . This piece will be supplemented by new videos once the season starts.


Fishing Report Updated on Sat  19 Aug – Click here to read more

A new pre-season fishing report is now available. Don’t forget to go to the Member’s Fishing Reports section under discuss and subscribe to keep up to date with all the latest reports.



  • 2018 USA Idaho-Montana-Wyoming Trip July 8-18 NEW FORMAT ONLY 4 SPOTS IN TOTAL
  • NZ 2018 Taking bookings now – only a couple of spots left for all of next summer
  • DRIFT BOAT EARLY SEASON 2FOR1’s – come along as a pair but only pay the single person rate – SEPTEMBER only – Sorry no Vouchers..
  • ACCOMMODATION SPECIALS – stay two nights between now and OCT 31 and get the third free!!
  • PRIVATE LAKE FISHING – our lakes are fishing very well at the moment. Stay in our accommodation and fish them for free.
  • Evening Rise wade Sessions available every day from SEPT 2
  • Evening Drift fish the last three hours of the day from one of our drift boats – fish the hatch – 2FOR1 offer applies all of SEP
  • Fly Tying Tuition one to one sessions available daily

Phone 0418 995 611 to learn more or to make a booking.


Fishing Report Updated on Tue 23 May – Click here to read more

A new Goulburn River fishing report is now available.


Click here to visit our Periscope LIVE FEED page download the APP and follow us. This service is for Member’s Only.


What on earth is going on with the river levels? Join the discussion and stay up to date with changes to the water levels by visiting this page 



Click here to visit our Periscope LIVE FEED page download the APP and follow us. This service is for Member’s Only.



Click here to read Werner’s informative rant on leaders and how to most effectively approach your fly fishing. A good piece on how he approaches his job as a guide and a look at the most common mistakes that he sees out there.



We have been doing quite a few PERISCOPE videos in recent days. Plenty of content and off the cuff reports/updates on the fishing. If you are a Member, follow us on Periscope to see more or click here to visit our Periscope LIVE FEED page.



Fishing Report Updated on Mon 24 April – Click here to read more

A new fishing report highlighting the fishing curently available on the Goulburn, as well as the techniques and flies required for success, has been uploaded tonight at 9.30pm.




Here at GVFFC and Guide by your Side, we value all of our clients, customers and supporters. As a result, we’ve initiated a Client Referral Program, whereby if you recommend one of our Beginner’s Workshops or our full day trips to a friend, family member or colleague, we will reward you with a voucher valued at $50 for every person who books and mentions your referral.

There is no limit to the number of people you can recommend or how many vouchers you can collect. Accrue them over time to pay for your own trips, or use them to purchase flies or off-set the cost of accommodation or a drift boat trip. The choice is entirely yours.

This is a no-brainer, as many of you have been taught by us or have been on our trips, and some of you have even left positive Google Reviews for us in recent times. So you can rest-assured that your referees are in the most capable of hands and will be well-looked after.

Phone us on FreeCall 1800 458 111 or directly on 0418 995 611 to discuss this, or any other offers, trips or services.


We dabbled with this new way of sharing live video feeds last year while on our Idaho-Montana trip, and it really was both simple to use and a lot of fun. As such, we are going to try it out here, to see if we can’t get some of you on board.

Download the Periscope App and follow us to get live alerts when we are broadcasting a video. The ease of just shooting with our phones, while you can watch in real-time from yours, makes this an experiment worth participating in and I would encourage you to try it out, even if you are unsure.

We will add Periscope videos to the Member’s only area once we get back in from the field, but to watch them live you will need to download the app, follow us and in turn we will follow you. That is the only way to keep them private; for Member’s only.

Using Periscope we will be able to broadcast from the field, on the go, and bring you a heap of fishing reports, action and behind the scenes peaks at our lives as fishing guides.


EXCLUSIVE TRIP OFFER                        POSTED ON    18.04.2017

IDAHO – MONTANA 2018  FROM $5700 USD                         SUN 8 – WED 18 JULY, 2018

Our 2018 USA trip to Idaho – Montana runs Sunday 8 – Wednesday 18th July and the price is $5700 USD based on twin-share accommodation and guides. It is once again strictly limited to 10 participants.

The price includes pick-up/drop off to Jackson Hole airport if required, drift boat fishing on Mon 9 – Tue 10 – Wed 11 – Thu 12 -Fri 13, Mon 16 and Tue 17; including the famous South Fork Hilton Trip on Mon 16 – Tue 17; a luxury wilderness camp out in a remote canyon setting.

Accommodation is included from the nights of Sun 8 – Tue 17 inclusive; and it is very, very comfortable.

In terms of transport you can either choose to self-drive with your fishing partner, in which case the price is $5700 USD or we can drive you, and then the price is $6200 USD. Car rental is cheap in USA from about $35 USD a day and fuel is inexpensive. The most economical way to do this trip is to self-drive and everyone in recent years has chosen this option so that they can be independent of the group outside of fishing times and on the weekend. It is the option we recommend.

Not included in the price are meals (everyone pays for their own meals as we go), fishing licences, flies and other incidental expenses.

WorldCast Anglers – South Fork Canyon

Please contact us if you are interested in doing this trip. This will be our eighth year of leading groups to this amazing part of the fly fishing world, and anyone attending will come out the other side, as a much stronger fly fisher. It is a trip suitable for fly fishers of all experience levels from beginner to expert and the fishing is simply amazing.

Anyway, that’s enough on the sales pitch. You can read more on the USA Trip page on this website. Or you can phone us on FreeCall 1800 458 111, or me directly on 0418 995 611 to learn more.


EXCLUSIVE TRIP OFFER                           POSTED ON 21.03.2017


Annella with a great fish taken in between preparing meals for our group.

Spots on our annual New Zealand trips are now up for grabs, and with a reduced number of weeks now on offer, they will fill very quickly.

These trips run Sunday to Sunday in February and March, so as to take in the very peak of the high-summer, dry fly fishing. They are tremendous value at $4590 AUD, a price that includes six full days of guiding (MON-TUE-WED-THU-FRI-SAT), seven nights of accommodation, all meals, transport, flies, fishing licences and more.

A guide:client ratio of 1:2 ensures the maximum fishing time and attention from your guide. We cater to all age and skill levels. If you can’t find a friend to join you, we take our time to ensure that you are paired up with someone suitable.

Peter with a typical South Island brown trout taken in early March 2017

Next summer (2018) marks a huge change as David (Leading Guide) and Nella (Cook) retire and the next generation of guides (Cameron, Bo and Antony), groomed for over a decade, take over the running of the trip. While we will be using the same accommodation and ensuring that the quality of the guiding remains constant, we will be making a few tweaks, as we look to put our own stamp on it.

Needless to say that returning clients will feel at home and first timers will be impressed with the service on offer.

You can visit our New Zealand Trip page by clicking here to check what dates remain. Alternatively you can phone us on 0418 995 611 to discuss the trip in more detail.