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Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa’s fly fishing program was developed as a passion project by Matt Tripet, combining a world-class fly fishing and education program that showcases the natural landscapes of the Snowy Mountains as the centrepiece of the experience.

Matt Tripet, who is most commonly known for his philanthropic work as founder of the The Fly Program charity. He is vastly experienced when it comes to the Snowy Mountains trout fishery and casting and is passionate about sharing it with people who are after that authentic mountain experience.

Whether you are a first-timer wanting to experience an iconic mountain experience, or you’re an experienced fly fisher seeking to unlock this amazing fishery, we have the experience for you.

Matt’s professional resume is extensive, backed with a Bachelor of Education (BEd) and is a Certified Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers International. He is also a Scott Fly Rod Company International Pro and ambassador for a number of industry leading organisations.

For fly fishing tours and enquiries, please contact Matt Tripet from The Fly Program on 0407 960 216 or email info@flyprogram.org.au.

The 2 Hour Fly Fishing School is focused on delivering Fly Fishing to the new-comer. We will learn in small group environments the art of fly casting with all equipment supplied on the lawns of Lake Crackenback Resort. After learning how to cast, we then progress the session to Lake Crackenback Resort’s stocked lake and apply what we have leant in an attempt to catch a ‘first fish on fly.’

Duration: 2 Hours

Cost: $140.00 – 1 angler, + $95.00 for each angler in small group
Inclusions: All fly fishing equipment
What to bring: Water, hat with a forward facing brim and sunglasses or reading glasses (eye protection), waterproof jacket and suitable clothing.
Experience: No prior experience – Highly experienced
Fitness Level: Moderate
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout

Half day guided experiences offer new-comers to fly fishing with an in-depth experience where participants will learn the art of fly casting with a certified casting instructor in a safe and controlled environment, then progress to a wild river for a memorable guided experience.

The half day experience is also a wonderful program for the experienced fly anglers who want an in-depth guided session unlocking the 1% margins wild trout demand in the NSW Snowy Mountains. Sessions can be modified to provide easy wading and casting, through to adventurous ‘pocket-water’ style fishing with high numbers of fish and stunning scenery if fitness and mobility do not pose a problem. Sessions are complimented with modern 4×4 transfers.

Duration: 4.5 Hours
Cost: $395.00 – 1 angler, + $125.00 for each additional angler (max booking 4)
Inclusions: All fly fishing equipment, waders, water, light refreshments
What to bring: Water, hat with a forward facing brim and sunglasses or reading glasses (eye protection), waterproof jacket and suitable clothing.
Experience: No prior experience – Highly experienced
Fitness Level: Moderate and High – participants must be able to walk and wade on uneven, slippery surfaces for a period of 4.5 hours and have the ability to listen and apply to ongoing information for the duration of the session. Those who request ‘pocket-water’ (rapids and water typified by gorge country) must be fit and have strong mobility to safely negotiate the terrain.
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout

The full day experience is a targeted program focused on delivering a world-class fly fishing experience. Anglers will receive an in-depth experience, unlocking the challenges wild trout present in the NSW Snowy Mountains in some of the most exotic and remote locations in the region. From exploring challenging back-country rivers though to discovering small, twig-water creeks accessed by 4×4. All sessions are modified in consultation with the angler/s prior. Sessions are complimented with modern 4×4 transfers.

Duration: 8.5 Hours
Cost: $650.00 – 1 angler, + $150.00 for each additional angler (max booking 2)
Inclusions: All fly fishing equipment, waders, water, soft drinks, light refreshments, and gourmet lunches.
What to bring: Water, hat with a forward facing brim and sunglasses, or reading glasses (eye protection), waterproof jacket and suitable clothing.
Experience: From no prior experience required to highly experienced
Fitness Level: High – participants must be able to walk and wade on uneven, slippery surfaces for a period of 8.5 hours and have the ability to listen and apply to ongoing information for the duration of the session. Those who request ‘pocket-water’ (rapids and water typified by gorge country) must be fit and have strong mobility to safely negotiate the terrain.
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brooke Trout