Drop in a line

The farm is nestled on the banks of the magnificent Warren River, a pristine waterway that is brimming with trout, perch, and fresh water cobbler. Operated by Paul Thomsett, who has over 25 years experience in farming and breeding trout, the retreat has become a premier freshwater angling destination.


Try your luck on our regularly stocked lakes or in the river. Many a good sized trout has been caught using lures or wet and dry fly. Flick rods are available for you to borrow and lures can be purchased in the shop. FishingWa also offer a few tips for fishing Redfin Perch at Clover Cottage.

Interested in organising a local guide?

John Vardy started fly fishing over 50 years ago on the fisheries throughout the UK. Since coming to Australia in 1972 he has gained a wealth of experience fishing and representing WA in every state of mainland Australia, Tasmania and News Zealand. A highlight of his fly fishing has been bone fishing in Kiribati.


John has taught many people to fly fish and recently organised tuition for Purple FlycastingWorkshop for Breast Cancer at Clover Cottage.  John is a great communicator and teacher who always enjoys a laugh and is passionate about fly fishing!  Catering for all skill levels, guiding and tuition can be arranged to suit.

Email us for any enquiries regarding tuition of guiding in the local area.


Keen about Flyfishing?

Dan Ivanoff is a passionate fly tyer, fly fisherman, adventurist and owner of FlyWorld, an online flyfishing shop based in Bayswater in Perth, Western Australia. From 2020 Dan has also ran Flyfishing workshops at Clover Cottage.  Visit his website for  a spot of flyfishing shopping and information about his workshops. 

"Thank you for creating and sharing such a beautiful place where we can flip from natural adventures to luxury relaxation without any effort.  We ate trout both nights, which was such a delight."

Mareelle, Mark and Chandon

Trout fishing, tennis, treasure hunts, clan time,canoeing, frogs croaking, fairy wrens, Floyd and frolicking fun!




What a great location. Beautiful weather and fishing. 4 X fish Balbarrup Trophy Lake. All excellent condition up to 5lb. Many trout spotted cruising.  


Our Address

380 Wheatley Coast Road

Manjimup, Western Australia 6258

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TEL: 08 9773 1262


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