Brett Wolf has been a full time fishing guide for over 20 years. After completing a degree with first class honours in Marine Biology at the University of Tasmania, guiding and writing about fly fishing have been his life.
Brett started guiding for trout in the waters around Tasmania for trophy sea run brown trout and moving up to the highlands for the summer trout fishing.
Brett and his wife, Simone, then expanded their business by building the highly acclaimed Blue Lake Lodge on 100 acres of land on the edge of Arthurs Lake. The lake was an incredible dry fly fishery for wild brown trout.
Blue Lake Lodge catered for 6 guests in 5 star luxury, the guests were guided in 3 purpose built fly fishing boats. The season in the highlands of Tasmania is short, so Brett explored winter options to offer his expanding client list a warm water fly fishing experience during the southern winter.
In this endeavour, Brett towed one of his guide boats from Tasmania to Exmouth, a journey of over 5000 kms, including a ferry ride across Bass Straight. About two weeks after arriving in Exmouth he uncovered mainland Australia’s first and only bonefish fishery, and they are big bonefish. The books on saltwater fly fishing in Australia, which said there were no bonefish in Australia, had to be rewritten.
Brett and Simone sold Blue Lake Lodge and moved their young family to Exmouth in 2007 to explore this incredible new opportunity. They started as True Blue Bonefish, but in recognition of the diverse fishery later renamed the business Ningaloo Fly Fishing.
Brett has since established Exmouth Gulf and Ningaloo as one of the best permit and GT fly fishing destinations in the world. He is also a current IGFA world record captain.