About Us

Lou Hatton

When you look for a fishing experience it is important to know who you are dealing with and we pride ourselves in a personal approach. So we thought that a short introduction might make it that much easier when you contact me.

Firstly I’d like to make it clear that we are passionate fly fishers and our business often sees us fishing many different locations with some very interesting people. We consider this to be a huge privilege and we go to great lengths to ensure that the whole experience is something you’ll remember for a long time to come..

But sometimes we simply can’t be there due to the length or duration of the trip and in these cases always ensure that you have a guide who is not only professionally qualified but also able to delight our clients. A specialty in fly fishing is also a prerequisite. It’s vitally important to us that you are well looked after and we see this as a responsibility that you impart by asking that we organize your trip.

So all in all we hope that you see us as your source of good information, a booking agency that you can rely upon and most importantly as your new Aussie mate. That is what we see as the most important thing.

I get to ensure the web site is up to speed, liaise with our professional guides along with a lot more that I get involved in. My background is the Australian Army and I was privileged to be located in some of Australia’s prime fly fishing regions such as the Northern Territory and Tasmania. During my four years in Darwin I fell in love with the Barramundi and to this day consider myself to be a specialist in targeting Barra on fly.

I live with my wife Sue at Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast which is an hours drive north of Brisbane. For those of you who have heard of the late Steve Irwin well his Australia Zoo is about 20 minutes away at Beerwah. The Sunshine Coast has some fabulous fly fishing and early in the year turns on some of the hottest Tuna fishing able to be experienced worldwide, and just off the tourist beaches.

So when you send me an email it will be me at the other end asking all those seemingly silly questions. But the more I know the more I am able to recommend the best fly fishing option for you.

Wayne Birrell has the “job” of seeking out new experiences and adventures.

Often found in the most remote areas of Australia he and his wife Judy travel in the “Wombat” (see picture below).

Wayne spent a lifetime in the Australian Army and has seen much of Australia but continues to find unique Downunder experiences that we will not recommend without making sure it delivers a smile to our clients faces. This is where Wayne comes in. Hard job but someone has to do it !