Ozzy Native Flies is situated in Western Victoria and specializes in providing guided services for exploring the finest fly fishing spots in the region. Our range of offerings includes both single and multi-day trips, carefully designed to accommodate everyone from beginners to seasoned anglers seeking advanced techniques.
My guiding preference revolves around the peak cod bite windows, enhancing the likelihood of catching a cod or yellow belly. While dawn and dusk are the preferred times, there are occasional opportunities for longer bite windows.
Since the inception of his fly fishing journey, Ben has been adept at tying flies. He first delved into trout flies, then ventured into saltwater varieties, and eventually honed his skills in crafting flies specifically designed for Murray Cod and Yellow-Belly fly fishing.
The Ozzy Native Flies collection has undergone extensive trials and has proven its effectiveness in catching cod and yellow belly, instilling confidence in every angler using them.
Whether you prefer land-based fishing or the thrill of drift boat fishing, we've got you covered. Choose from single or multi-day packages, perfectly tailored to cater to your needs. Our expert guides will lead you to the prime fishing spots where the iconic Murray Cod awaits, known for its size and fighting spirit. Safety and comfort are paramount, with top-notch fishing equipment, refreshments, and hearty meals provided.
Embark on an extraordinary fly fishing journey as your expert guide leads you through the picturesque rivers of north-western to north-eastern Victoria. Prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes as you cast your flies and seek the elusive Murray Cod. With our seasoned guides' knowledge of the region's best fishing spots, you'll have ample opportunities to challenge yourself and reel in these prized fish. Whether you're a seasoned fly fisher or a beginner eager to learn, our tailored experience promises adventure and excitement. Join us for an unforgettable fly fishing expedition amidst the stunning beauty of Victoria's rivers.
For the last few years I’ve spent a day or 2 each season with Ben from Ozzy Native Flies chasing these elusive beasts. Not only has he watched me catch my first cod on fly but he’s also helped improve my casting technique with bigger rods and even bigger flies. He’s always keen to part his knowledge and try different things when the fishing gets harder. I can’t recommend Ben more highly for the novice or advanced fly fisher.
If you’re new to chasing this species, I highly recommend using Ben to put you on the right path and really flatten the learning curve.
Having never fished for cod before, Ben took the time to show me just how to cast. He was very patient with me as I learnt how to cast them. He showed me what to look for structure wise. We rested till late afternoon and then started fishing. I caught my cod that evening. The following morning we went for a fish together and even though he was not guiding me he still took the time to instruct me and help me onto more fish. I had an awesome time. Ben as a guide is very knowledgeable and patient. I would recommend Ben as a guide to anyone any time. You will have such a good time for sure.
I have been an avid fisherman for as long as I can remember, starting with a simple bamboo pole, no reel or runners, and catching my first fish alongside my late father. Over the years, I progressed from bait fishing to live bait, then to lure fishing, and finally embarked on my fly fishing journey in the mid-90s in Victoria. During a five-year stint in SA, I explored fly fishing for saltwater species in the summer, giving the trout a break from the heat. While some saltwater fish were common, it was the challenges and success for fishing for mulloway that stood out as the highlight.
At Ozzy Native Flies, we practice catch and release fishing, firmly believing in offering a sustainable solution to ensure abundant fish populations for generations to come.
Your experienced guide has over three decades of fly fishing experience in Victoria, your dependable guide possesses extensive knowledge of the finest hidden fishing spots and a collection of tried and tested flies that ensure a successful catch.
We tailor a customizable experience for anglers of all backgrounds. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice, we personalize your guiding journey to cater to your expertise level, ensuring a rewarding experience for everyone.