Nimmitabel Motel, NSW

Trout Fishing at the Nimittabel Motel, New South Wales

Trout Fishing at the Nimittabel Motel, New South Wales

John and Margaret Killip left city life, and suits, behind 24 years ago when they decided to get more fun out of life doing what they enjoy. John loves fly fishing for trout, and even now still talks about it endlessly, so Margaret says. Margaret is a very accomplished chef, and her kitchen produces wonderful food, so says John and thousands of happy guests.

Nimmitabel is one of Australia’s highest towns at an elevation of 1080 metres. Situated 35 km south of Cooma on the Snowy Mountains Highway, it is less than 5 hours drive from Sydney or 7 hours from Melbourne. This is a great place to relax for a few days. Clear, cool high country air and the slower pace of a small village.

The motel is situated off the highway at the northern end of Nimmitabel village, with parking at the door of your room. A small friendly place, there are just ten quiet, comfortable rooms with en suite bathrooms, all at ground level. Each room has TV, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, heating, and electric blankets on all beds.

There are opportunities for all kinds of trout fly fishing in the Snowy-Monaro region. Nimmitabel is an ideal centre, with easy access in a few minutes to some excellent streams. Less than an hour’s drive can take you to fast flowing Snowy Mountain rivers or by heading south to some very attractive river fishing in the Bombala and Delegate area.

Experienced fly fishers are drawn to Nimmitabel by the prospect of casting their flies to trophy sized fish that they can see cruising around and rising to excellent mayfly hatches.There are three streams close by that are classified ‘Blue Ribbon’ by the Fisheries Department where this kind of fishing is possible when conditions are suitable.

While exploring the region’s rivers on your own can be fun, having an experienced guide will greatly improve your chances of finding the best fishing available. John, President of the Professional Fishing Instructors and Guides Association, is one of Australia’s best known fly fishing identities. His guiding service is exclusive to motel guests.

John and Margaret Killip
Nimmitabel Motel
15 Stanton Street
Nimmitabel, NSW 2631

Phone: 02 6454 6387
(Int: 61 2 6454 6387)

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