Fly Fishing

Riverdowns is at the centre of one of Australia’s most famous freshwater fisheries.

Fly fishing instruction and guiding can be arranged for guests and visitors. Our guide, Andy Matenson, has over 20 years professional guiding experience. He guides in Victorias High Country, New England, and the Snowy Mountains. He is a Certified Casting Instructor with the Fly Fishing Federation.

We have 600 metres of private frontage to the Historic Howqua River, and we are an easy drive to several other famous trout streams, including The Delatite, The Jamieson and The Upper Goulburn.

We can supply all gear that you need.


Andrew Matenson. River Guide Copyright Richard Cornish 2014. All rights Reserved . Please Credit Richard  -2

Andy, Your Guide, on the Howqua River.
Picture Supplied and Copyright to Richard Cornish of The Age Melbourne 2014

Lessons start at $100.00 for a 2 hour lesson, $25.00 per extra person.

A lesson is usually for the beginner, who just wants to get a feel for the sport. Most of the time is spent learning to cast on the grass.
There may be a short stream component.

Half day $275.00, extra person $100.00.

The half day package includes a lesson on grass and then an on stream guided session, where you will be fishing.
Tea coffee and snacks is included.

Full day $450.00, extra person $100.00

Depending on conditions we will drive to where we need to go to catch fish. We will spend the day fishing and you will also have plenty of time to brush up on your stream craft and presentation skills.

Tea coffee is included, all gear and FWD transport. Day guides are fully catered, all you need to bring is yourself (and maybe a jacket!)