OWEN RIVER LODGE
NEWS AND REVIEWS
Welcome to our first newsletter for the new season!
It's hard to believe, but the new season is now 8 weeks old - and what a start itís been! Early season is traditionally a mixture of changeable weather, high river levels and great fishing - when the weather cooperates. And this season has proved to be exactly that - we've had high river levels, cloudy days and our fair share of rainy days.... Even with the less than ideal weather conditions guests have enjoyed some sensational fishing.
Tom & Joe are two fishing mates from Melbourne, this is the 4th time they have stayed and fishing at Owen River Lodge in our early season – and you can see why they keep coming back
trout fishing vacation Murchison
trout fishing vacation Murchison
trout fishing vacation South Island New Zealand
trout fishing vacation South Island New Zealand
Staying with us for the 6th time, David from Sydney encountered some rain and some sun – as well as quite a few cooperative browns !
fly fishing on vacation in Murchison New Zealand
fly fishing on vacation in Murchison New Zealand
fly fishing on vacation in Murchison New Zealand
Australian fly fishing author and editor of the Fly Fisher magazine, Philip Weigall stayed here a couple weeks ago. Philip & I fished hard for 3 days (sun, wind and rain) and had an absolute ball landing 33 browns in the 3 days. We fished 2 local streams and helicoptered into one of the wilderness rivers near-by. Philip has a lot to answer for – he taught me to fly fish some 15 years ago !
Fishing for trout New Zealand South Island
Fishing for trout New Zealand South Island
Fishing for trout New Zealand South Island
Fishing for trout New Zealand South Island
Fishing for trout New Zealand South Island
Lodge news
We've been fortunate to receive a couple nice accolades recently. Fodorís travel, the leading name in travel information, has given Owen River Lodge a 2011 Fodorís Choice award.
The Australian fly fishing magazine – FlyFisher has a centrefold spread featuring the cooking of our head chef – Ryan.
Our forward bookings indicate we are going to have our best season ever. However, itís not too late to book for this season as we have reasonable availability spread through the season.
Remember – youíre only a stranger once at Owen River Lodge

Felix, Ryan, Lillyanne, Louise, Becky & Hannah
Lodge news archive
Accolades
Articles and reviews of Owen River Lodge
FlyFisher – Early season 2011
The Australian Flyfisher magazine has a centrefold spread featuring the cooking of our head chef Ryan.
(This review is in PDF format 1.07 Mb)
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine – June/July 2011
Check out the rave review of ORL and our fishery in the Australian edition of Gourmet Traveller Wine
(This review is in PDF format 1.5 Mb)
Ten & Two Magazine May/June 2011
Leading online fly fishing magazine have dedicated the May/June edition to their fly fishing travels to the South Island of New Zealand.
(This review is in PDF format 6.1 Mb)
Modern Fishing – February 2011
The editor of Australiaís Modern Fishing magazine reviewed Owen River Lodge & our fishery.
(This review is in PDF format 1.15 Mb)
The Fly Fisher Magazine – September 2010
Cathy & Barry Beck review Owen River Lodge
(This review is in PDF format 0.49 Mb)
Fish & Fly Magazine 2008
Owen River Lodge featured in the USA Fish & Fly magazine's annual travel special edition
(This review is in PDF format 1.73 Mb – right mouse click and 'Save Target As' to your local hard disk)
The Flyfisher magazine
The Flyfisher's review of the Lodge- July 2007
(This review is in PDF format 894 kb – right mouse click and 'Save Target As' to your local hard disk)
Club Marine Australia
Club Marine's article about the Lodge and the fishing- 2007
(This review is in PDF format 2 Mb – right mouse click and 'Save Target As' to your local hard disk)
The Flyfisher magazine
The Flyfisher's review of the lodge and the early season fishery – July 2007
(This review is in PDF format 2.5 Mb – right mouse click and 'Save Target As' to your local hard disk)
Freshwater Fishing Australia
Bill Classon reviews his trip to Owen River Lodge in 2005 for Freshwater Fishing Australia
(This review is in PDF format 758 kb – right mouse click and 'Save Target As' to your local hard disk)
Millbrook Lakes Lodge
Dash Laver – Head guide from Millbrook Lakes Lodge reports on his recent visit to the Lodge – October 2004
FlyLife Magazine
Fly Life's review of the Lodge and the "Top of the South" region of New Zealand – July 2004
Luxury Travel Magazine
Luxury Travel Magazine names Owen River Lodge in their "2005 A–List of Travel: The World's Best New Hotels"
Luxury Travel magazine (Australian 2006 Spring edition) named Owen River Lodge in their "Top 20" luxury fishing resorts of the world
Guest reviews
TOP
Owen River Lodge has a 5 star quality rating from New Zealand tourism quality agency Qualmark
Owen River Lodge
New Zealandís finest 5 star rated fly fishing lodge
Owen Valley East Road, Murchison
Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 523 9075
stay@owenriverlodge.co.nz