Set in beautiful Ben Lomond (approx 50 mins drive from Armidale & 25 mins from Guyra), Uncle Billy’s Retreat is a fisherman’s paradise.

The retreat was founded in 1995 by Bill and Sue Atkin, who were one of the first people in New England to successfully incorporate an aquaculture operation onto their family property. The retreat and fishing lakes are now cared for and maintained by youngest son Rob and wife Mel.


All in all there are four fully stocked lakes for anglers to fish during their stay. The cool climate and natural conditions provide some of the best quality still water fly fishing in the country.


The fishing is suited to experienced fishermen, as well as novices and is often used as a site for club competitions and other trophy worthy events.

The stunning scenery and rustic accommodation is all part of the experience at Uncle Billy's, whether you fish or not and Rob and Mel will ensure you receive the warm friendly hospitality that Uncle Billy's is famous for. 

Specialising in fly fishing for Rainbow Trout, Uncle Billy's Retreat provides accommodation with exclusive access to the lakes all year round.