December 2011 / January 2012 Newsletter / Blog

Hello and welcome to the new look Owen River Lodge Blog / Newsletter

Its been an interesting season thus far, the New Zealand bureau of Meteorology have announced that the Nelson and Marlborough regions have had the cloudiest & wettest summer on record. However, despite all the rain and cloudy days our talented group of guides got our guests onto quality fish !  This blog entry (which is very late) is short of words and large on fishing photos ! With this entry being a review of some of the fishing action during December 2011 and January 2012.

Curtis, stayed with us for the third time in early December. He landed this stunning 10lb sea run brown, the largest sea run caught at Owen River Lodge.

Kevin & Jerry, 2 fishing friends, from California spent a week fishing and relaxing with us in early December. They caught many fine browns up to 8lb, here’s a peek at a couple of them.

Adam, an Englishman had a dream 3 month holiday fly fishing all over New Zealand. He came and stayed/fished with us twice during this time. He had some sensational dry fly action on the Owen River landing 7 browns (mostly on Cicadas)  on one very memorable day…..

Australians, Howard (staying with us for his 6th trip) & his mate, famous Australian wine writer Huon Hooke (staying with us for his 2nd trip) fished with us in mid December. Here’s a couple of the many browns they caught !

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Huon with a nice Brown

Tom and Meg from Australia, stayed with us for their 4th visit to ORL during January. In their 4 days of fishing, they hooked 32 browns and landed 23 almost all of them on Cicadas….

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Tom with a solid brown trout, one of the many they caught whilst staying at Owen River Lodge

Meg with yet another of the fine brown trout she caught whilst staying at New Zealand's finest luxury fishing lodge

Remember – you are only a stranger once at Owen River Lodge.

Felix, Ryan, Lillyanne, Louise & Amber