While the mountains have always been popular with summer visitors, the streams, lakes and rivers of Kosciuszko National Park are becoming known for offering the best fly-fishing in Australia.
It is difficult to imagine a more magical place to spend a few hours – or days. Fishing is available in the lakes all year round, but the trout rivers including Thredbo river is only open from the October long weekend to June.
The National Park offers 16 man-made lakes and scores of alpine rivers and streams stocked with brown, rainbow and brook trout. The Thredbo River is now considered the best fly-fishing river in Australia.
Fly-fishing is the speciality summer sport here in Thredbo and the village makes an ideal bases for the experienced fly-fisher or weekend angler. To many people, this is the ultimate fishing venue. Not only does the village provide fantastic access to the Thredbo River but its wide selection of hotels, lodges and restaurants provide plenty of non-aquatic distractions.
First-timers can hire rods and tackle from several professional guides in the area. Phone Haig in Thredbo on 64578137 who instructs for fishers at every skill level – from beginners up to the experienced angler who wants to improve his or her technique.