As well as being a very competent guide, Ian was communicative, friendly, helpful and obliging. The streams in places can be tricky to access and navigate but we enjoyed the challenge. Despite tricky casting conditions, with some overhanging branches, Ian was very skilled and patient in helping me improve my casting skills. It was great to catch a couple of fish, but more importantly I now have a greater appreciation of where the trout hold in water and how to catch them. All in all, a great day and I’d thoroughly recommend a day on the water with Ian.” Gary,  Brisbane, Sep 2019

“Fantastic experience and a perfect introduction to fly fishing. Ian is a great teacher and the venue is everything you could hope for on a fishing trip. Great food and service, would highly recommend twig and stream to people of all abilities for a fun day out. Will be going again in the very near future!” Tom Sep 2019

“I had just one day out with Ian, but it was a great day. Scrambling up a small bush stream very early in the season.. he helped me find the fish and pick them out of their hiding places. Ian is highly knowledgeable technically and in terms of streamcraft. He put me into fish I had no right to find. If I am back in Melbourne, I’ll be looking him up.” Chris U.K. Oct 2018.

“Enjoyed the introductory course so much! Great start to a new hobby I knew nothing about. Went from zero to fish on the hook in less than a day. Experienced instructor (Ian) gave a personalised approach for each of the 4 participants. Brilliant choice of venue in Narbethong and a fun day.” K.B. Jan 2018

“Knowledgeable instructor who provided very good on-on-one as well as group tuition. Pleasant venue with opportunity to catch fish as part of the tuition. ” D.J. Jan 2018


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I can highly recommend a day on the Victorian rivers with Ian. His knowledge of fly fishing and river craft are excellent and he has an easy teaching style that is always positive. Thanks for a great outing.”  S.L.  Melbourne. Jan. 2018

“Extremely helpful, great day and highly recommended. ” H.C. Melbourne. Jan. 2018.

“Great day out, even in the rain. Very comfortable and enjoyable. ” Matt, Melbourne. Nov 2017.

“Ian is a wonderful bloke to go fly fishing with. His skill in casting has come from years of practice and training with Australian legends some of the best from overseas. That skill continues in his manner, when passing on that information – light hearted, sincere and with a versatility to adapt to every stream, situation, clients’ desires and skill levels.  I learn something new every time we fish together. It is true – some, can teach an old dog new tricks. Give Ian a call and have a great day on the water.”

Dave Blackman,  Wandy Creek Fly Fishing,  Custom Split Cane Fly Rods.