Fishing / Guiding Talk

We have had a wonderful summer with everyone out on the Lake catching extremely good quality fish; although people think it has slowed down, the fish have just gone deeper, so go out to the 55-60m mark, and you will be into them.


As well as lake fishing, the river fishing has been unbelievable, with very high numbers of big browns throughout the river system.


The dry fly action has also been superb all summer.


With Autumn staying warm for so long, we are experiencing a lot of extra dry fly fishing and superb weather.


We are now getting a few fresh run rainbows pushing up the river, and as expected, the size is well above average we are certainly going to be in for a great spawning run this year.


As always, the smaller lakes have performed very well.


The numbers we are catching might be down on Lake O a little, but we are certainly getting more double-figure fish.’

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Tackle Shop

It has been fantastic to bring some new products into the fishing shop, and we have some really incredible products and ideas in progress, which is extremely exciting.

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We are extremely pleased to announce that we are now the stockist for the amazing:

Scott fly rod and Lamson reels

We also have a great range of C&F design fly boxes and loon fishing accessories.


Backcountry has fished better than ever with the lack of internationals around. Our backcountry guiding trips this year have been unbelievable, great sized fish and superb dry fly action.

We have picked up a few very good access points into some great rivers

this will carry on well into May, so it is well worth making the trip over the hill if you are here for a day or two. Or get in touch for some better options. 

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Be sure to call into the Creel for the best info and gear and to have a look at our fantastic new products; we also sell some of our products online at our store 

If you want a great day of guided fishing, give us a call at 0276006344 or email us

Also, our backcountry days are filling up already, so make sure you book early for a truly mind-blowing experience.

Creel Cafe

Not only do we have great coffee. 

Zane & Tracy have been coming up with some killer new recipes, so call in and try them.


Jason and Tracey