Discover the secrets of the Snowies
The Snowy Mountains, known informally as ‘The Snowies’, is in southern New South Wales, Australia, and is the tallest mountain range in mainland Australia.
The Snowies also happens to be the most renowned trout fishery in mainland Australia.
Hidden in every gully are alpine creeks, joining together into clear freestone rivers. These rivers flow under rugged-peaks and through eucalypt forest, out onto the high plains where they become surrounded by snowgrass hills and become meandering streams. Throughout their journey, from the Snowfields to the Snowy Valleys there are trout.
The Snowy Mountains offers options for the keen fly fisherman in every season. Early season fishing takes advantage of the untouched water and spring mayfly hatches. Summer in the high country, bathing in warm temperatures and long daylight, offers exceptional dry-fly fishing with big terrestrial patterns to feisty wild fish. Finally, late season provides legendary lake-run fishing, with excellent numbers of fish moving through systems like the Eucumbene River. Sight fishing to some of largest brown trout in Australia is a highlight of the season.