Daiwa News: Hidden Oasis by Matt Caldwell

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Located on the border of the Kosciuszko National Park, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is a natural playground nestled in the Thredbo Valley surrounded by the spectacular Snowy Mountains. Just 15 minutes from Thredbo and Perisher ski Resorts. Its unique setting and many complimentary activities appeal to both couples and families to relax and absorb the scenery or experience the many mountain activities on resort and in the local area. Lake Crackenback is a perfect base to explore the region from sightseeing, local attractions, snow sports in winter and the many summer activities including Segway eco tours, walking, mountain biking, canoeing, archery or fishing.


In addition to the accommodation through which the Thredbo and Little Thredbo Rivers meander within the 150 acre property, the resort has its own trout stocked lake and you can actually cast a line from the balcony of your unit. Fish up too 3kg have been caught! The Resort offers a highly recommended lure casting guide and Instructor that will help you learn the essentials to catch more trout on conventional fishing gear.

The Lure Casting for Trout school is designed to introduce men, women and children to the sport of trout fishing using Daiwa’s Silver Creek Range of rods and reels, casting soft and hard body lures. During the school, clients will learn accuracy and distance casting techniques, benefits in variable retrieves, lure selections and a lake-side session addressing trout behaviors with the goal of catching a trout.


Lure Casting for Trout school includes;

  • Tuition from our professional team:
  • Daiwa’s Trout Specific Spin fishing outfit
  • Accuracy and distance casting session on casting green
  • Semi-guided Lake Fishing session in our stocked lake.



2 hour lure casting school $100.00 pp $85.00 (small group)
Half day guided fishing expeditions* $325.00 pp $225.00 (small group)
Full day guided fishing expeditions** $650.00 pp $450.00 (small group)


* Half day (4 hours) guiding fishing expeditions include morning tea.

** Full day guiding fishing expeditions include 8 hours instruction and fishing plus morning tea & lunch.

For lure fishing tours and enquiries, please contact Activate on 6451 3246 or email activate@lakecrackenback.com.au.

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