Beginner’s Two Day Workshop

 

NOW RUNNING EVERY WEEKEND FROM SEPT-MAY 


Beginner Workshops

Join a group of 4-8 participants for a comprehensive two-day workshop that will give you express entry into the sport of fly fishing and cut years off of the learning process. We take you through all that you need to know, removing the superfluous and focusing on the most important aspects.

Everything from gear to knots, insects to trout behavior; will be explained and illustrated in a practical way.

This is no stuffy workshop with lots of note taking and theory. We keep things interesting with the focus on delivering the necessary information in a relaxed environment.

The workshop commences at 9.30am on Saturday (see scheduled dates below) at Thornton (less than two hours drive from Melbourne CBD and airport) and concludes at 5.30pm the following afternoon. We provide all of the gear including flies, rods, waders; as well tea/coffee/water, lunch and all instruction. All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for the weather, a hat, a pair of sunglasses and a willingness to have fun and learn.

All are welcome to participate regardless of age and/or experience level. While it is a beginner’s workshop in name, many intermediate fly fishers would benefit from this course.


 

Workshop Details

Maximum # Participants: 8

  • Gear overview
  • Knots
  • Casting instruction
  • Line management Fly selection
  • Entomology
  • Fly selection
  • Trout behavior
  • Streamcraft
  • Reading water – lakes and rivers
  • Interpreting hatches and trout behavior
  • Stalking fish
  • Fishing blind
  • Casting to fish
  • Releasing fish

Can’t see a date that suits your schedule? Grab some friends together and we will schedule a workshop based on your needs and we will find others to make up the numbers if you’re short!

This is a great way to get a firm grounding in the sport. Our aim is to take you from total novice, to budding amateur in a single weekend. You will be capable of independent progress upon completion of the workshop; having a good grasp of both casting and how to find and fool trout with a fly.


 

PRICE:

$390 per person for the 2 Day Course. Price includes lunch and morning/afternoon tea (both days), tuition, course materials and use of any gear as required. Accommodation is not included in the price but we can assist you to find suitable accommodation nearby.

The two instructors running the course have over 70 years of experience teaching fly fishing between them, and they are more than happy to answer any and all questions that you have.


 

KEY REASONS why you should learn to fly fish with us:

* only $390 per person for the 2 Day Workshop

* small group sizes with a instructor:participant ratio of 1:4 = more individual attention

* all our instructors are full time professionals who teach fly fishing every single day

* we have the best teaching facility in the country

* GVFFC has been teaching fly fishing full time since 1994

* we have taught thousands of people to fly fish over the years. We can teach you too!

* we have beginner combos starting at $299 – these are good quality, ‘ready to fish’ rod/reel/line package and are available for purchase every day of the year.


Can’t find a suitable date for a our beginner’s workshop?

Never mind. We conduct private sessions for individuals or private groups every day of the year, at the normal teaching/guiding rate.

Please view our price list by clicking here or phone us on FreeCall 1800 458 111 for more information.

Please note the Cancellation Policy before making a booking. ;-) Due to the heavily discounted price of our workshops, payment in full is required at the time of booking.


UPCOMING TWO DAY WORKSHOPS

MONTH DATE SPOTS 
APRIL Saturday 28 – Sunday 29, April, 2018 YES
MAY Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 May, 2018 YES
MAY Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 May, 2018 YES
MAY Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 May, 2018 YES
MAY Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 May, 2018 YES
JUNE Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 June, 2018 YES
JUNE Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 June, 2018 YES
MAY Saturday 20 – Sunday 27 May, 2018 YES
SEPTEMBER Saturday 1 – Sunday 2, September, 2018 YES
SEPTEMBER Saturday 8 – Sunday 9, September, 2018 YES
SEPTEMBER Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 September, 2018 YES
SEPTEMBER Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 September, 2018 YES
SEPTEMBER Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 September, 2018 YES
OCTOBER Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 September, 2018 YES
OCTOBER Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 September,  2018 YES
OCTOBER Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 October, 2018 YES
OCTOBER Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 October, 2018 YES
NOVEMBER Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 November, 2018 YES
NOVEMBER Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 November, 2018 YES
NOVEMBER Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 Novermber, 2018 YES
NOVEMBER Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 November, 2018 YES
DECEMBER Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 December, 2018 YES
DECEMBER Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 December, 2018 YES
DECEMBER Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 December, 2018 YES
DECEMBER Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 December, 2018 YES
JANUARY Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 January, 2019 YES
MARCH Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 March, 2019 YES
MARCH Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 March, 2019 YES
MARCH Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 March, 2019 YES
MARCH Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 March, 2019 YES
APRIL Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 April, 2019 YES
APRIL Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 April, 2019 YES
APRIL Saturday 20 – Sunday 27 April, 2019 YES
MAY Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 May, 2019 YES
MAY Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 May, 2019 YES
MAY Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 May, 2019 YES
MAY Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 May, 2019 YES
JUNE Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 June, 2019 YES
JUNE Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 June, 2019 YES