Tumut River - NSW

The Tumut River in NSW 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; best experienced on board a custom drift-boat, led by our professional guide team.


Drifting the Tumut in one of our bespoke drift-boats allows you to fish every part of this big, brawling trout river effectively and easily; no matter what your experience or mobility level. Our drift boat guides are led and trained by 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 one of these water-craft.


Early season on the Tumut 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 (our largest mayfly) could hatch at any time. The long warm summer sees the constantly cold Tumut 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 the Tumut also makes it a perfect river for single or double-handed Spey, Skagit or Scandi casting.


If you want to Drift one day and wander a high-country stream the next, it’s only a short run up the mountain to Kosciuszko National park in the Snowy Mountains where our team can lead you the through the alpine wilderness.


We offer full day and multi-day drift-boat trips down the Tumut for trout and can recommend and arrange accommodation ranging from a luxury trout lodge to riverside camping and everything in between.


AFF Guides and clients practice ‘catch and release’ for all stream caught trout. Aussie Fly Fisher Guides are trained in first aid, swift-water rescue, have full personal liability insurance, and hold a certified Eco Pass to Guide in The Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd & Kosciuszko National Parks – Licence # LIC17/3.




Guided trips on the Tumut River

Prices per day:

One angler – $700
Two anglers – $750 inclusive

Daily guiding price includes:
  • 10 hours of guiding and tuition on a purpose built drift boat
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages
  • All flies & tippet
  • All equipment as required (including fly rod, reel and line, waders/boots)

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