Snowy Monaro Fly Fishing - your complete guide service

Snowy Monaro Fly Fishing - your complete guide service

Snowy Monaro Fly Fishing

Fly fishing guiding and tuition in the Snowy Mountains and Monaro since 1994

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About Us

Since its inception at Sautelle Lodge on Green Lake in 1994, Snowy Monaro Fly Fishing has offered a dedicated fly fishing guiding, tuition and custom fly tying service. Centrally located in Cooma, Snowy Monaro Fly Fishing services the entire region.

Paul Bourne - your guide, is a member of the Professional Fishing Instructors and Guides Association and is a licensed Kosciuszko National Park guide.

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Your Guide - Paul Bourne (click for detailed bio)

 

The Region

Snowy Mountains Pocketwater
Snowy Mountains Stream
Forest Freestone Creek
High Country Creek
hidden streams
alpine rivers
Forest Brook
High Plains Creek
Monaro Pool
Tailwater River
beatiful stream
Remote River

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The Snowy Mountains & Monaro region in southern New South Wales is mainland Australia's premier fly fishing district. It's rivers and lakes offer many options for both experienced fly fishers or those who wish to learn about fly fishing.

The many scenic and diverse rivers and high country lakes found throughout the region offer some of the best fly fishing opportunities in Australia.

These fabulous waters include renowned lakes Eucumbene and Jindabyne, as well as many smaller impoundments and private still waters.

The Thredbo, Eucumbene and Murrumbidgee Rivers offer excellent Dry and Wet Fly fishing in crystalline ripples and runs, as do smaller more intimate high country streams.

At a slightly lower altitude are the legendary Monaro rivers. The Maclaughlin River and Bobundara Creek are just two of the fertile granite and basalt streams that conjure images of large educated brown trout slowly sipping mayfly duns - enough to make even the most experienced fly fishers pulse race.

The unspoilt Delegate region to the south also offers superb fly fishing in the numerous and abundant peat streams gently flowing through the area.

Whether you are just starting out in fly fishing or a veteran of many seasons, the multitude of fly fishing options in the Snowy Mountains & Monaro region provide a whole new dimension for you to experience.

Encompassing the townships of Cooma, Jindabyne and Thredbo as well as smaller villages such as Adaminaby and Delegate gives the region accommodation options to suit all tastes.

As the district's longest serving and most experienced fly fishing guide, I can assist you in deciding where to base yourself depending on your requirements and the timing of your visit - enabling you to gain the most productive outcome from your trip.

You will also find many other interesting activties in the mountains. Kosciuszko National Park is a centre piece where wildlife abounds and non fishing friends and partners can always find plenty to do and see in this wonderful region.

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Guiding

trout fishing guiding. All tackle and equipment provided

Fly fishers visiting the Snowy Mountains & Monaro region can benefit from my fly fishing guide service.

Throughout the fly fishing season the regions rivers and lakes all fish well at certain times. Experience and knowledge of local conditions gained over decades of fly fishing the Snowy Mountains and Monaro enables me to choose for you the most productive waters.

I'm regularly guiding, teaching fly fishing, or casting a fly myself and can advise you how to best approach and fly fish the regions rivers and lakes.

I provide fly fishing tackle (waders, rods and reels etc.), lunch, refreshments and courtesy transportation from your accommodation to our chosen water. Apart from yourselves all you need to bring along is a hat and suitable outdoor clothing. Seasoned fly anglers will also benefit from my fly fishing guide service.

I can also provide fly fishers with the opportunity to try one of premier Bamboo Rod Maker Nick Taransky's wonderful rod's. Just let Nick or myself know beforehand and we'll have some rods available.

As a member of the Professional Fishing Instructors and Guides Association with a Certificate II in tourism and Aussie Host accreditation, I aim to make your time in the region a truly productive and enjoyable experience.
 
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Tuition

Fly fishing tuition and instruction Advanced instruction and coaching

Fly fishing is a rewarding and exciting pursuit.

Learning to fly fish by yourself can be a frustrating task - made much easier by utilizing the services of a specialist, qualified and experienced fly fishing/fly casting Instructor and guide.

I have a nationally recognised category 1 Training Certificate and have been offering fly fishing tuition since 1994.

If your a first timer a day out with an expert can be worth much more than months on your own. You will learn basic fly casting, fly fishing methods and gain an understanding of fly tackle, the trouts food and the various flies we use to imitate it.

For more experienced fly fishers wishing to take that next step I can help you iron out casting problems and show you how to approach and catch fish in more challenging situations.

My extensive teaching program is conducted on the water - working directly with clients as individuals or small groups and I can put together a package to suit your requirements.
 
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Flytying

Local fly patterns Tied for fishermen, by fishermen

The most important item of fly fishing tackle is undoubtedly the the fly we choose.  An inferior fly can be the difference between success or failure.

All my flies are tied by myself using quality hooks and materials and can be made to suit the type of water you wish to fish. I am an established commercial fly tier and have fished extensively in other areas such as Tasmania and  New Zealand.

I can assist you in choosing appropriate patterns.

My services are available for standard or more advanced fresh and saltwater patterns. Contact me for current prices.
 
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Contact : Paul Bourne

for further information and bookings:

guiding assoc.

 

Phone : (02) 64 527 650

Mobile : 0415 779 316

Mail : P.O. Box 112 Cooma 2630

Email : paul@snowymonaroflyfishing.com.au

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bamboo fly rods

N. A. Taransky Bamboo Fly Rods

Handcrafted split bamboo fly rods and other fine tackle.

 

 

   

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