Guided Fishing & Fly Casting Instruction

Guided 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.

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

Full Day Rod Hire*

Standard spin rod 24 hours   $20.00 
Premium spin rod 24 hours   $35.00

Casting and Fishing Tuition*

1 Hour fly casting school      $  65.00 pp        $45.00 (2 or more) 
2 Hour fly casting school and guided lake session                     $120.00 pp  $95.00 (2 or more)

Lure Casting for Trout Learn the essentials that will help you catch more trout on conventional fishing gear with our professional trout fishing team.

The Lure Casting for Trout Workshop is designed to introduce men, women and children to the sport of trout fishing using conventional fishing equipment (spin rod and reel) casting soft and hard body lures. During the workshop clients will learn accuracy and distance casting techniques, benefits in variable retrieves, lure selections and a lake-side session addressing trout behaviors with the goal of catching a trout.

Lure Casting for Trout Workshop includes;

  • Tuition from our professional team
  • Spin fishing outfit*
  • Accuracy and distance casting session on casting green
  • Semi-guided Lake Fishing session in our stocked lake  

*All participants must have a suitable trout lure for the workshop – lures can be purchased at the Activate Centre.  

Guided Fishing* 

Half day guided expeditions 4 hours instruction/fishing time    $325.00 pp         $225.00 (2 - 4 max)
Full day guided expeditions 8 hours instruction/fishing time $650.00 pp  $450.00 (2 - 4 max)


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.

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

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

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.

*prices as of 1 November 2015

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