Flyfishing in the Snowy Mountains

flyfishing in the snowy mountains

Experience the Best Trout fishing in Australia

The Snowy Mountains in NSW boasts some of the best trout fishing waters in Australia. From small high country streams in the national park and surrounds to Lake Eucumbene, the largest dam in Australia, you will really be spoiled for choice. Here in the beautiful Snowy Mountains area we offer some of the best freshwater fishing in Australia for every type of angler. Flyfishing in this area is a truly unique experience and one you won't forget.

fly fishing in rivers in the snowy mountains

Fishing the Snowies

The Snowies is a large area and can be divided into the Jindabyne, Eucumbene, Monaro, Upper Murray and Cabramurra areas. In these areas there are towns that offer all the services you need to enjoy your adventure as well as some great camping options. Our mountain streams offer clear cool water, perfect trout conditions and our lake systems offer great bank and boat fishing as well. Whether you enjoy tiny creeks or larger rivers, the Snowy Mountains have it all.

fly fishing in the snowies


The river systems offer anglers all types of challenges from tiny creeks to fast flowing snow-melt rivers. There are areas where you can camp and spend days on end investigating waters that rarely see anglers or venture out for a quick cast right beside a road or track.

The Thredbo River offers a range of options, with easy access for the beginner fly fisher, and endless pondages for the more experienced flyfisherman who wants to really experience the solitude of flyfishing up river in the High Country.

Family Friendly 

teaching kids to fly fish

There is excellent access for families to enjoy their fishing off the lake bank with hundreds of kilometres and plenty of boat ramps to get to those secluded spots. Many areas offer camping and picnic facilities.


Fish Stocking

There is a stocking program in the area to ensure good numbers of fish are available and this is done by the Monaro Acclimatising Society (MAS) and the Jindabyne Trout Society (JTS).Fish Stocking


Fishing Reports

If you want to know more about the fishing in the snowy mountains but can't make in into our Jindabyne store, check out our online fishing reports. We give you honest reports from actual fishing trips, so you can find out what's biting, where is good to go and get to know the area before you visit. We have even kept a High Country Vault of fishing reports since 2015 so that you can get the full picture of the the area and experience the vibe of the Snowys that we love so much from the comfort of your own home.


Your Local Friendly Flyfishing Store

high country outfitters flyfishing shop jindabyne

Drop in and see us at High Country Outfitters, Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne for all the latest information on where they’re biting and what flies and flyfishing gear to use for the season. We are flyfishing specialists and will happily let visitors to the area know what flies are needed for the time of year.

Flies Specialist

We have a huge range of flies, and we are THE specialist for flies. You won't believe the range we have, from Manic Tackle all the way through to Mick Hall. Come in and see the best equipped fly fishing shop in the area, or check out our full range of flies online

Flyfishing Gear

As well as flies, we have a fully stocked shop with the latest range from Sage, Redington, Scott, Simms, Patagonia, Vision, Hardy, Riverworks, Airflo and more. 

We stock the latest rods, reels, fly packs & vests and all the tools and accessories you need. If you need to upgrade your waders, or just need advice on what type of wading boots you should buy, pop in and see our friendly team, or shop our full range online. If you have questions about or products online, just contact us, we are here to help. If you want to find out more about the High Country Outfitters Team and their story, find out here.

Local Experts

High Country Outfitters are the experts in Snowy Mountains fly fishing, and we have hand curated a selection of the finest fly fishing gear for the fly fishing enthusiast. We also have a good range of the most economical flyfishing gear available for the first timer. We take the time to choose the best gear to make it easy for you, and we are proud to say we have the go-to place for fishermen for many years.

Browse our full range online or come into the store and have a chat with Murray or Ant for an in-depth discussion on gear, help with setting up a guided fishing adventure or simply just to find out where they’re biting. 

If you are an avid flyfisher and want some local tips on where the trout are biting, drop in, Murray and Ant would be glad to help you with more detailed information about fishing in the Snowy Mountains including maps, fishermen’s reports and local tips. Or check out our online fishing reports for the Snowy Mountains.

If its your first time flyfishing, come in for chat and we can help you get set up with your first flyfishing outfit. We will take the mystery out of it for you, so you can get set up right to enjoy this beautiful sport. 



Guiding & Tuition

Snowy Mountains Guiding

The crew at High Country Fly Fishing has been fishing these waters for many years. Guide Services and Casting Tuition are available for beginners through to the most experienced angler. Hire a guide and be introduced to some of the regions best places.

High Country Outfitters offers guided fly fishing tours and casting tuition.We have a number of guides that can offer you half day or full day adventures to all parts of the Snowies. Whether you are a beginner looking to get to know the area or a competent angler looking for more skills we can cater for you.


Guiding Rates:
Full day $500.00 plus $285.00 for the second person
Half day $350.00 plus $150.00 for the second person

Casting Tuition

Murray Ogilvie is a qualified casting instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers and offers two hour casting lessons to help improve your skills.

Tuition Rates:
Casting Tuition by our qualified casting instructor IFFFCCI.
2 hour lesson $120.00 first person plus $50 additional.

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