David learns techniques.
Up to his knees.
An expert has been called in to show David the knack of fly-fishing … But will he get a bite?
According to those who know, the Thredbo River is easy for learner fly-fishers and is usually full of fish rainbow, brown and broke trout.
Wayne Dixon has been fly fishing for 25 years and is a guide for Kosciusko Fly Fishing, the oldest touring company in the Snowy Mountains. Apart from his fishing skills, Wayne is known for his fly tying. He is one of Australia's most skilful and uses plastic, feathers and fur to make the lures that hopefully fool the fish into thinking dinner is being served.
Fly fishing is all about challenge and technique, and Wayne says there is a real art and science to it. It's a sport that gets you out into the open air, testing your skills. Fish are never killed they are released once they nibble the fly.
Wayne's tours start on the banks of the river at the entrance of Thredbo Village. He shows you how to cast by swishing the line backwards and forwards. There are six fishing techniques, with different flies for wet and dry fishing, river and lake fishing.
Once you have developed a technique, you move to a wider part of the river, decked out in fishing gear, and walk upstream.
Thredbo, around 500 kilometres south west of Sydney.
Kosciusko Fly Fishing costs $65 per person for a two hour course. Fishing gear and instructor included. They operate from November to April.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.
Kosciuszko Fly Fishing
Ph: (02) 6457 6220
Mobile 0408 484 896www.kosflyfish.com.au
Best Western: Ph: 131 779www.bestwestern.com.au