Combine the challenge of fly fishing with a breathtaking helicopter flight to one of the many remote wilderness streams in the region.

Imagine fishing stretches of water possibly not fished by any other angler this season, where you’ll stalk large, wild brown trout in crystal-clear mountain streams.A helicopter will give you access to countless kilometres of wilderness rivers and streams,inaccessible to vehicles and accessed by foot only over great time and difficulty. This makes most of the waters virtually untouched.

The lodge uses the services of local “chopper” companies that specialise in Heli-Fishing. The helicopter you’ll fly in will vary, based on the number of anglers/guide and the location you choose.

Robinson R44 - up to 3 passengers (including guide) + pilot
Hughes/MacDonald Douglas 500 - up to 4 passengers (including guide) + pilot
Eurocopter EC130/Squirrel - up to 6 passengers (including guide) + pilot

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Jul 25 2014

Having been at a wide variety of lodges on the south and north island there isn’t a lodge that compares…if…and I do mean if you are looking to tackle big bruiser browns.… Read more

Robert D, Bountiful, Uta, USA - TripAdvisor

Jan 13 2015

A Wonderful Adventure From the moment I stepped out of the car at Owen River Lodge I knew this was going to be a special week to remember. Felix the owner and host greeted us with… Read more

Roslyn Rees, Bathurst NSW Australia TripAdvisor

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Owen River Lodge NZ: “Fly fishing at its very best”

Ph: +64 3 523 9075 Address: Owen Valley East Road, Murchison, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand

Email: stay@owenriverlodge.co.nz