“If I only had 6 flies” — Fly Tying course

  • Monday nights  7:30pm to 9:30pm for 7 weeks
  • Commencing Monday 11th August to 22nd September
  • Club rooms Turner Rd Highett

Over the 7 weeks you will learn about Tools and Materials and get to tie 6 different flies that will provide you at the end of the course with a fly box of flies for practical use, our experienced instructors will also provide details of how to best fish each fly.

No experience is necessary however you will  be required to have a basic set of tools, if you don’t currently have these tools a basic set of fly tying tools will be available for purchase at a very reasonable price.

There is no cost for current financial members, Southern will supply all hooks and materials at no cost.

For non financial members and guests there is a charge of $35 for the course.

Places are limited to 16 so get you name down early, first come first served.

Please register your place by email to Graham Foxman at  membership@southernflyfishers.org.au no later than 31 July 2014.

** NOTE: All places have now been filled. Stay tuned for future fly tying courses…**

Goulburn Fishing Festival 5th & 6th September 2014

Fisheries Victoria and the Eildon community will again host the Goulburn Fishing Festival on
5th and 6th September 2014, coinciding with the opening of the riverine trout season. Bring the family and make a long weekend of it. There will be fishing workshops and accommodation prizes along with professional cooking demonstrations. For the kids, free entertainment all weekend including a jumping castle, face painting and lots of fishy activities. The festival also aims to highlight the terrific trout fishing on offer in Eildon’s rivers, pondage and giant lake. Alternatively, learn more about Lake Eildon’s increasingly popular native fishery, which is based on stocked golden perch and Murray cod. Trout and Murray cod are grown at our Snob’s Creek hatchery, which will be open for free tours on Saturday. http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/fishing-and-hunting/recreational-fishing/recreational-fishing-initiative/goulburn-fishing-festival-2014   People fishing at the Goulburn Fishing Festival

Newsletter July 2014

The July 2014 edition of the Fly Fisher is now available and the contents include: The contents of this edition are:

  • The Vice Presidents Report
  • Calendar–Coming Events
  • Committee–Officers and Delegates 2013–2014
  • Clive Pankhurst Vale
  • Warburton/Yarra River Trip Report
  • Australian Trout Foundation Survey
  • Daylesford Couples Fishing/Exploring Weekend Notice
  • VRFISH State Council Meeting Minutes
  • Council of Victorian Fly Fishing Clubs Meeting Feedback
  • Membership Fees Reminder
  • Recent Trout Stockings
  • What’s Old is New Again
  • SFF Fly Tying Activity
  • Australian Casting Championships
  • Casting About
  • General Minutes
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting July 2014
  • Accommodation Offers
  • Membership Nomination Form

To access the public version of the July 2014 Fly Fisher please click here: July 2014 Members – Please note that to access the full version of the July 2014 Fly Fisher you will need to login and go to the Current Fly Fisher section under the Club Magazine tab.