Clear flowing tailwater rivers, with incredible season-long trout fishing.

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The Snowy Valleys is home to two of the finest tail-water trout rivers in NSW, the Tumut and the Swampy Plain. The Tumut River is the pride of the Snowy Valleys. An ideal trout tailwater, it runs high, cold and crystal-clear through forest, farmland and the town of Tumut itself. The Swampy Plain is a rambling white-water stream that resembles some of the best rivers in Montana, with broad gravel runs and high rock banks opening out onto the vista of the Snowy Mountains. Both the Tumut and the Swampy Plain are best experienced on board a custom drift-boat, led by our professional guide team.

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Snowy Valleys, NSW

$750.00

Drifting the Tumut or Swampy Plain in one of our bespoke drift-boats gives you access to every part of these brawling tail-waters effectively and easily; no matter what your experience or mobility level. Our drift boat guides are led and trained by our local guide Mickey Finn. Mickey has spent his off seasons on the massive freestone rivers of Montana, like the Madison and the Yellowstone, learning the art of drifting and fishing effectively from these water-craft.

Early season on these rivers sees fish actively nymphing as well as rising to hatches and aggressively attacking a well stripped streamer; if you’re lucky the mighty Kosciuszko Dun could hatch at any time in Spring. The long warm summer sees these constantly cold tailwaters shine; Hopper fishing at this time of year is exceptional, with the high air temps and cold-water allowing trout to feed all day. Late season sees river levels drop and excellent hatches can happen at any point in the day. The size of these rivers also makes them a perfect place for single or double-handed Trout-Spey, Skagit or Scandi casting.

We offer full day and multi-day drift-boat trips. Both Tumut and Swampy Plain Rivers are an easy drive from Sydney or Melbourne and we can recommend and arrange accommodation ranging from a luxury trout lodge to riverside camping and everything in between.

For bookings, please select your preferred dates, along with the number of anglers and guide (if you wish) and click “check availability” – this will reserve your dates and send through a booking confirmation note to our admin team so we can ensure we are prepared for your dates, particularly where you wish to do multi-day or multi-variety trips.

Once we’ve confirmed, you’ll receive an email shortly after allowing you to make your deposit and secure your spot. 


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LOCATION
Snowy Valleys, NSW
PRICE
$750 for one Angler
$850 for two Anglers
SEASON
October Long Weekend to June Long Weekend
Species
Rainbow Trout
Brown Trout

What is included

  • 9 hours Fly Fishing Day
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages
  • All flies & tippet
  • All equipment as required (including fly rod, reel and line, waders/boots)

Not included

  • NSW Fishing Licence

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