Guided Fly Fishing for Rainbow Trout at Moffat Falls

The Ebor/Dorrigo Plateau in Northern NSW is well known for having some of the best trout waters in Australia. Anglers will find the fighting qualities of our freshwater trout both challenging and enjoyable. When visiting the neighbouring trout hatchery you can view wild trout weighing up to 3.5 kgs.

Let our experienced guides take you out for the day and teach you the art of fly fishing. Lessons are available for novices right through to experienced fly fishers. All equipment is provided in our fly fishing packages.

If you’ve been looking for unique fly fishing trips in Australia, you can’t go past Moffat Falls Lodge & Cottages. Our guests get to fish for rainbow trout in private streams that are inaccessible to the general public, while the location just outside of New England National Park is superb.

More information on Fly Fishing at Moffat Falls.

Daily Activities

The day consists of early morning and late afternoon stream and river fishing catering for all levels of experience. The middle of the day covers fishing and casting techniques.

Guests spend their days fishing on private streams which are inaccessible to the general public with a highly acclaimed and experienced guide.

Fly Fishing Guide – David Thompson

David has over 30 years fly-fishing experience and has been guiding in the area for 15 years. He began the art of fly-fishing at age 13 on the tricky Monaro streams around Bombala in southern NSW, and has since chased trout in England, Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand.

Since re-locating to Armidale in 1992, he has pursued trout and Australian bass on fly in the local area, and has assisted many beginners to land their first trout as well as guiding experienced fly-anglers on local trout streams.

Please watch the videos below by David:

Fly Fishing Guide – Andrew Matenson FFF CCI PFIGA

Andy has worked as a professional fly fishing instructor and guide for almost 20 years. He has guided extensively in the Snowy Mountains, NSW and hosts regular fly fishing trips to New Zealand, where he also guides. He guided for the Italian and Irish teams when Jindabyne hosted the world fly fishing championships.

He holds a FFF Certified Casting Instructors Certificate and is an executive member of the Professional Fishing Instructors and Guides Association.

His passion is instruction in stream and river fishing, and believes that some of the New England streams can compete with the best that Australia has to offer.

Fly Fishing Guide – Rick Shands

Rick has been a keen fly fisher most of his life. He grew up on the shores of Lake Eucumbene in the Snowies, and started using the fly as a youngster. There he gained much experience over many seasons.

More recently, living in Darwin, he enjoyed wonderful ‘Top End’ fishing. Plenty of action on the fly from a variety of species.

Rick has spent several months fishing in Northern British Columbia and has also fished Mexico and Scotland. He is a qualified Biologist and has a good knowledge of the local flora and fauna.

Fly Fishing Guide – Craig Louis

Craig grew up around Bathurst and developed a keen interest in trout fishing at a young age, lure fishing on the Turon, Macquarie, Campbells and the Fish rivers. It was not until he moved to Canberra in his early 20s that he discovered fly fishing and has hardly thrown a lure since. Getting started in and around the Monaro and Wee Jasper regions was a great way to learn how vastly different approaches are required in different situations.

In his late 20s Craig moved to Brisbane and despite an otherwise happy existence something was missing, trout fishing! After discovering Ebor by chance he and his family spent the next 12 years regularly holidaying around Ebor. Many happy days were spent fishing, exploring and becoming acquainted with the local waters and feeding habits of the trout. Eventually the Louis’s took the plunge and moved permanently to the district a couple of years ago, which has given Craig the opportunity to become more acquainted with the habits of the local fish and the entomology.

Fishing in the streams around Ebor has led Craig to a preference for dry fly fishing, which can often be done by site, but there is a time and a place for everything, including wet fly fishing particularly after heavy rain.


Prices (incl-GST)
1 person – $700/day
2 persons – $950/day
Inclusive of all fishing gear, flies and picnic lunch.

Our Fly Fishing season starts on the NSW October Long Weekend and Ends on the NSW June Long Weekend every year.

Please phone first to check Guide’s availability on 0455 347600 prior to booking.


See our Fly Fishing Accommodation.