OWEN RIVER LODGE
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April 2008
Well, season 2007–2008 will go down as a season of weather contrasts!
It started raining on the 30th of September, and when it stopped just over 2 weeks later we had a little over 55 cm of rain - that's a 1/3rd of our annual rain fall! All that rain was a pain to fish in - but it did a wonderful job cleaning up most of the local rivers.

This was followed by a long, hot, sunny summer with temperatures around the mid 20's for days. With no rain for up to 8 weeks at a time parts of Nelson went to water restrictions!

Apart from the weather - a lot of fishing & laughing was done……

Peter & Jenny from Brisbane stayed with us for a few days in November. Whilst staying with us Peter & Jenny had their first experience fly fishing for trout - Jenny ending up with 3 for her first day !

Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
It's always wonderful when guests return for another adventure at Owen River Lodge. Recently we had the pleasure of Bill Classon & Chris Parkinson from Freshwater Fishing & The Flyfisher magazines return for another chapter of South Island fishing.
They spent 5 days catching some magnificent browns in our local streams & then ventured up the mountains for some high country lake fishing



Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand

Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
A growing part of our business is hosting corporate groups. Boral bought 8 of their clients to the lodge to learn the art of fly fishing. Over 3 days many fish were caught and the stories each night got bigger and bigger !
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Ross McPherson returned for his 3rd visit with our local brown trout – and had a ball …
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Jude, our chef, is occasionally allowed out of the kitchen. Ever the thrill seeker she convinced one of our guests –Jenny Squires–to cross the Buller River the fast way
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
As usual we have a few projects that we will complete over winter, the major one being the construction of 2 more guest cottage suites. This will mean we can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 cottage suites.
Remember you are a stranger only once at Owen River Lodge.
Felix, Jude, Cheryl & Jessie
Lodge news archive
Accolades
Articles and reviews of Owen River Lodge
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
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Owen River Lodge has a 5 star quality rating from New Zealand tourism quality agency Qualmark
Owen River Lodge
New Zealand’s 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