OWEN RIVER LODGE
NEWS AND REVIEWS
Lodge news
March 2010
We have just bid the last day of summer goodbye and as the cooler weather of Autumn/Fall approaches I thought it an opportune time to reflect on our season thus far..
Due to the explosion of mice numbers the trout in our region have had some "extra" food to munch on – the result we've had some absolute monster trout caught !
Joe from Michigan fished at ORL with 4 of his friends. He had the fishing experience of a lifetime landing numerous brown trout – 3 of them weighing in at 10, 11.25 & 11.75 pounds
Fishing for trout New Zealand South Island
fly fishing on vacation in Murchison New Zealand
fly fishing on vacation in Murchison New Zealand
David (one of Joe's friends) landed a couple monster fish whilst at Owen River Lodge. Here are a couple of his trophy browns that weighed 11.5lb & 9.5lb
Trout fishing Murchison New Zealand
Fishing for brown trout Murchison New Zealand
Here's a shot of Don (another of the "group of 5") grinning from ear to ear showing off his 10.5lb of wild New Zealand brown trout
10.5lb wild New Zealand brown trout
Cathy & Barry Beck hosted a group of anglers from the USA. I've included a couple of their catches beautifully photographed by Barry Beck
Trout fishing Murchison New Zealand
fly fishing for trout New Zealand
Bill & Steve were 2 of the group hosted by Barry & Cathy Beck – here are a couple shots of them showing off one of their conquests!
trout fishin Murchison NEw Zealand
trout fishing Murchison NEw Zealand
Californian resident Don stayed with us in January. Don, a relationship councillor quickly gave up on giving Felix relationship advice and went fishing.
trout fishing Murchison NEw Zealand
trout fishing Murchison NEw Zealand
Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court stayed and fished with us in February. Justice Scalia landed a couple of our big browns – the biggest being 5.5lb. Here he is (second from the left) with the Hon Ronald Cass, Jeffrey Golden, Glenn Hendrix & Mike Burke.
trout fishing Murchison New Zealand
Mike from the UK had what could only be described as a monster time at ORL when he landed 9 browns over his 3 days fishing with us. Here he is with 2 of his catches – 9.5 & 11.75 lb !!
trout fishing Murchison New Zealand
trout fly fishing Murchison New Zealand
Mother & daughter – Sue Ellen & Marissa landed this 9lb beast when their family stayed with us in December.
trout fly fishing Murchison New Zealand
Kiwis Dean & Justine came to ORL to celebrate Dean's 50th Birthday. Dean really did celebrate when he landed this stunning 10lb+ behemoth.
trout fishing Murchison New Zealand
Robert Tomes, fly fishing author and holder of several fly fishing world records came and stayed for several nights with a group of his friends. Here he is meeting a new friend – 8lb of wild brown trout !
trout fishing Murchison New Zealand
Remember you are a stranger only once at Owen River Lodge.
Felix, Jude, Lillyanne, Louise & Amanda
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