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Our Guides

The Australian Flyfishing Lodge guides are friendly and experienced, understanding the needs of guests, they are there to make your days fishing a memorable and enjoyable experience. All the guides run their own private purpose built flyfishing vessels which are comfortable and set up specifically for fly fishing.

Clinton Isaac is the the Lodge owner and a fulltime flyfishing guide. He grew up in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, where he learnt the art of flyfisihng for trout and Australian natives. For the last 10 years he has been guiding in Far North Queensland with his home base being Hinchinbrook Island. Clinton runs a 16 foot Hewes Redfisher. It's always a fun day with Clinton with plenty of laughs.

John (Flare) Campbell hails from the small town of Ayr in the Burdekin district. He runs his own guiding operation around the rich waters there. John loves flyfisihng and guiding fly anglers, in his spare time loves fishing the flats. John runs an 18 foot American skiff boat and is an exceptional barramundi guide.

Nick Mildford hails from South Africa and has had a fly rod in his hand from a young age. He spent the early stage of his career working for a private charter travelling the world guiding in exotic locations. Nick owns a 32 foot custom Andros, specializing in our bluewater flyfishing trip east of Hinchinbrook Island. When he is guiding on the flats with group bookings for the Lodge he runs an 18f oot American skiff boat.

Shannon Kitchener, owner at Xstream Fly, has been around the Australian flyfishing scene for over 30 years. He has guided at Cape York and Hinchinbrook, also fishing many other locations around Australia. He is a passionate fly tier who creates some great effective patterns. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and an all round fun guy to be in company of.

Allan Donald is no stranger to guiding the saltwater. He owned and operated FlyFishing Frontiers in Exmouth for 6 years. Wanting a change he moved back to the east coast of Australia. With his passion for flats and sight fishing, Hinchinbrook Island was his first choice fishery. 


Vinnie Versfeld learnt the art of flyfisihng in South Africa where he spent his childhood. He moved to Far North Queensland later in life where he started his adventure guided flyfishing trips in FNQ. This guy is a real thinker always looking for innonative ways to outsmart fish.

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