OWEN RIVER LODGE
NEWS AND REVIEWS
Lodge news
February 2009
Welcome to summer at Owen River Lodge!

You can tell when summer truly kicks in when you walk down the river and the sounds of cicadas drown out the constant murmur of the river.
Derek & Anne from Sydney came and learnt to fly fish with us in November. They learnt lots, had a ball and even landed a few of our brown trout.
fly fishing in Murchison South Island New Zealand
The world famous fly fishing photographers Cathy & Barry Beck came and stayed with us for a few days in late November. They spent a couple days on our rivers being guided by Aaron Ford & Steve Perry.
fly fishing in Murchison South Island New Zealand

fly fishing in Murchison South Island New Zealand
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand

Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand

Expatriate Kiwis living in Brisbane– Ned & Tish also spent some time with us in November. Ned, guided by Aaron, caught the fish of a life time – in a very local stream, located close to the lodge
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
One of our fabulous repeat offenders from Australia - Max Caruso stayed and fished with us in the early part of December. He, nobly assisted by Craig Simpson, spent a memorable day heli-fishing in one of our wilderness rivers.
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand

Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Three generations of the Sutro family from the United Kingdom returned for their second Christmas at Owen River Lodge.
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Late December and early January saw Tim & Silka from Geelong spend 2 weeks with us. They had some tough fishing days, but had a huge day on one of our local rivers when Tim landed 16 trout in the one day - 6 of them being Rainbows.
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
We are constantly trying to improve our levels of service whilst being kind to our environment.
This was recognised in February when we were awarded Qualmark's highest level of environmental care– their Eco Gold standard.
Qualmark Eco Gold standard rating
Remember you are a stranger only once at Owen River Lodge.
Felix, Jude, Lilly Anne, Rachel & Louise
Lodge news archive
Accolades
Articles and reviews of Owen River Lodge
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
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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