OWEN RIVER LODGE
NEWS AND REVIEWS
Lodge news
July 2009
It's the middle of winter and the lodge is closed until the start of the new fishing season on October 1. I've now finally got the time to reflect on last season. Interestingly enough, given the world wide economic meltdown – we had our busiest season ever! So, I'd like to thank all our guests for their continued support.
Every season sees a large percentage of guests returning to Owen River Lodge. It's more like welcoming old friends – or as we call them "repeat offenders." Our forward bookings for next season point towards another busy season with some dates in February already close to being booked out.
The angler with the biggest smile for the season was Gabe from San Francisco!
fly fishing on vacation in Murchison New Zealand
Jim & Naomi from Santa Monica stayed with us in late February and fished for 3 days with Stephen.
fly fishing in Murchison South Island New Zealand

fly fishing in Murchison South Island New Zealand

fly fishing in Murchison South Island New Zealand

Two fishing buddies - Randy & Joe from California paid us a lightening visit in mid March. Due to adverse weather conditions they had some pretty tough fishing, but Joe managed to land a couple of nice fish.
fly fishing vacation in Murchison South Island New Zealand
Kevin & Richard were also fishing buddies from California who stayed & fished with us in late March. They had several memorable days fishing with Steve.
fly fishing vacation in Murchison South Island New Zealand

fly fishing for trout in Murchison South Island New Zealand

fly fishing vacation in Murchison South Island New Zealand

trout fishing vacation in Murchison South Island New Zealand

Early April saw Joe & Juliet from England spend a few days at Owen River Lodge. Joe, fishing with Steve – one of our guides – had "one of those days" on a local river and landed a monster brown that tipped the scales at just over 10lb.

Fly fishing in the South Island New Zealand

Steve, the very happy fishing guide

Peter from Western Australia stayed with us for a week in mid April. Peter was guided by Lindsay and had a sensational time landing lots of quality brown trout.
Fly fishing vacation New Zealand
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Remember you are a stranger only once at Owen River Lodge.
Felix, Jude, Lilly Anne, Rachel, Louise & Bronwyn
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
TOP
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