We run introductory courses for newcomers wanting to learn fly fishing. The courses take place at Saladin Lodge in Narbethong, around 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, in the picturesque Yarra Ranges.
Fly fishing may seem to be a difficult and complicated way to catching fish. These courses are designed to de-mystify fly fishing and provide an opportunity to learn, in a relaxed and engaging half day course. Each course is limited to a maximum 5 participants per instructor. This ensures that you receive sufficient attention from your instructor.
The day begins at 10:30 with an interactive overview to help you understand this artful fishing: A little history, and simple explanations with plenty of time to ask questions. We will quickly move to practical group casting lesson which is led by a qualified casting instructor. We will soon have you casting, helping you understand the fundamentals that will allow you improve more quickly. Next we move to the Lodge’s lake to put your new skills into practice and try to catch a trout.
There will be a break for a delicious buffet luncheon, prepared by Kim, caterer extraordinaire, and the owner of the Saladin Lodge. Afterwards the casting and fishing lesson will continue. The day will finish about 3pm.
Non fishing friends and family are welcome to attend the luncheon, and to enjoy the Sculpture garden walk. The cost for the luncheon only is $35* per person.
What to bring:
Equipment is available for your use during the course.
For a list of what to bring click here.
Saladin Lodge, 1188 Maroondah Hwy, Narbethong VIC 3778
# Courses run every 6 to 8 weeks, if a date suitable for you is not listed, please contact us as we may be able to organise a date to suit you.
date is not listed * Prices are for direct bank payments (Electronic Funds Transfer). Credit Card Payments and PayPal payments incur additional processing fees (2 to 3% approx.). For Bank Account details please contact us.
For the cancellation and refund policy for Introductory Course and Luncheon, (The Services), please refer to Terms & Conditions.