The Club runs a number of courses at various times of the year and will be listed here.
Our Beginner's Fly Fishing Course is an excellent vehicle to learning the fundamentals of fly fishing and includes an introduction to equipment, techniques and we provide you with a number of hours of casting tuition by Fly Fishing Federation Certified Casting Instructors.
- How to cast. Lessons are conducted on our world class spot lit casting pool by internationally qualified casting instructors and past and current Australian casting champions.
- About fly fishing equipment. Fly fishing uses a lot of specialised equipment and your instructors will teach you how to set up and maintain your equipment.
- Entomology and Flies. Entomology sounds intimidating, but in simple terms you will be given an introduction into the bugs that fish eat and the flies that imitate them.
- Knots and their different uses. No doubt when you start, you will tie some knots that can never be taught, but hopefully we can teach you some knots that will keep you attached to the fish of a life time.
- Safety. Interspersed throughout the course, your instructors will provide years of knowledge on how to be safe and stay alive on rivers, streams and lakes and in the Australian bush.
The Beginner's Fly Tying Course is one of the best ways to learn the art of fly dressing. The next course is scheduled to commence on 9 Jul 15. Although you can bring your own vice and tools if you have them, the Club provides all the necessary tools and materials to take you from your first Pheasant Tail Nymph right through to your first dry fly. The Club also holds regular fly tying nights which you are more than welcome to attend, regardless of ability.
The Club also runs numerous other courses, including rod building and instruction on using the Club's float tubes and navigation. Keep an eye out here for dates and times or better yet, come to a meeting and find out first hand when they are being run. Places are usually limited and run out very quickly.