Guided Fly Fishing & Fly Casting Instruction

Guided Fly Fishing & Fly Casting Instruction

In addition to the accommodation through which the Thredbo and Little Thredbo Rivers meander within the 150 acre property, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa offers a highly professional onsite fly fishing guide and professional Certified Casting Instructor.

There are very few moments our head guide Matt Tripet can’t be found wading an alpine stream, or river with a fly rod in hand. His passion for fly fishing and people is certainly evident when he is guiding on the water. Hailing from New England NSW, Matt first picked up a fly rod at age of 12 and from that moment the sport truly become an obsession. Since then, Matt has introduced many people to the art of fly fishing, and coached them in all aspects of this sport. Matt is a Certified Casting Instructor with the International Federation Fly of Fishers, working on the rigorous Masters certification. His professionalism and skills are inspired by 20 years of fly fishing waters in Australia and New Zealand and a degree in Education. His specialised approach to guiding has placed him along a strong network of highly acclaimed fishing personalities, Steve Starling, Peter Morse, Simon Zarifeh and John Haenke.

As a professional guide and instructor, Matt is in his element. There is nothing he enjoys more than sharing with others the intricacies of this fantastic sport and the beautiful alpine water ways found in the NSW Snowy Mountains region. Whether you are a first-timer, with a group or an experienced angler our team will make sure you have the complete fly fishing experience in one of the most beautiful places in Australia.

Click here to view our guide Matt casting on the nearby Thredbo River.

Fishing Licences - Purchased at Reception starting from $7.00 per person (children/pensioners do not require a licence)

Fly Fishing and Fly Casting Packages

1 Hour Casting School      $65.00pp           $45.00 (group rate) 
2 Hour Casting School & Guided Lake Session                             $120.00pp  $95.00 (group rate)
Half Day Guided Expeditions (4 hr. Instruction/Fishing Time)  $325.00pp            $225.00pp (x4 max)
Full Day Guided Expeditions (8 hr. Instruction/Fishing Time)  $650.00pp $450.00pp (x4 max)


Peter Morse & Steve Starling Fishing Weekends - Please refer to Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa Calendar of Eventsclick here

Guided Fly Fishing Expeditions - All Half and Full Day Guided Sessions are fully catered with Polaris/4WD transport, fishing equipment and flies, waders, Gore-Tex outerwear, gourmet eats, local beer (or soft drink) and National Parks entry. Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is licensed to access a huge variety of streams, lakes and creeks in Kosciuszko National Park, more so than any other commercial fly fishing operator in Australia. Whether you are intent chasing big numbers of wild trout in backcountry alpine creeks, or pursuing that trophy Brown Trout on the mighty Thredbo river – we have the operation that will be tailored for you.   

We advise that all participants wear sunglasses and a brimmed hat and natural coloured clothing for all half and full day expeditions.


Additional information on our Fly Fishing products is available by contacting our Head Fly Fishing Guide and Certified Instructor Matt Tripet

1650 Alpine Way, Crackenback, NSW 2627 Australia Free Call: 1800 020 524 International: +61 2 6451 3000 Send us an Online Enquiry