Explore the ultimate fishing destinations with John Coles' Fly Fishing


I have access to private dams so you can go for the day or overnight if you wish.

Many of the streams of this area are hard to access. I have private access to certain areas, much of the fishing is weather dependent. Some rivers remain open all winter.


This area has a mixture of rivers and streams and dams, many are hard to access. I have private access to certain areas.

I will be running lake craft courses, learn some new skills. No longer do these huge bodies of water need to be a mystery to you. Although the dams have less water than some years they are still large areas and the good news is that the fish are still there. Trout grow to large sizes in dams and fish up to several kilos can be the reward for anglers who target these fish.

I have a range of comfortable accommodation many cabins are on properties with private stream fishing and some have their own stocked dams. If you want to organize your own accommodation I can join you for the guiding or instruction. P.O.A.

central tablelands fishing


A magnificent valley with many streams the Tumut River is a tailrace river carrying very good stocks of trout.
We stay in a comfortable cabin at the junction of two rivers, in this beautiful tranquil valley.
The wildlife is abundant with opportunity to see kangaroos, platypus and a myriad of birds.
From the cabin you can walk to the river.
4 days 3 nights. 2-4 persons only, twin share all linen supplied and fully catered .
Cost P.O.A.
Extra days can be added to this trip. Throughout the season I will be running trips to Tumut.
Would you like me to organize a specific trip for your group, please call me to discuss?

tumut fishing


Small stream fishing at its best.

I can organize trips for small groups of anglers 2-4 persons.

We stay in comfortable cottages on large properties with their own streams.

4 persons only, twin share all linen supplied and fully catered.

2-4 persons, all linen supplied and fully catered.

Cost P.O.A.. Extra days can be added to this trip.

new england

Native Fishing Paradise.

This native fishery is located just south of Coffs Harbour.
We stay in comfortable cabins in this wonderful fishing paradise. An 18 acre lake system with Bass, Yellow belly, Silver Perch and Cod.

This property is a fishing resort with beautiful cabins overlooking the lakes. The property boasts one of NSW biggest private collections of Australian flora. It's a bird watchers paradise and a great place to spend a few magic days.

Bring your partner even if they don't fish they will enjoy the beauty and peace of this location. P.O.A.
For either of these New England trips you can fly to either Armidale or Coffs Harbour and I can collect you from the airport.


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