OWEN RIVER LODGE
NEWS AND REVIEWS ARCHIVE
October 2007
Well another season has begun !
Winter was spent repainting the interior of the guest cottage suites, pottering in the garden and dealing with the local council so we can build 2 more guest cottage suites.

Jude our chef & Cheryl our housekeeper have signed on for yet another season of good times & laughter. This year, they are joined by Jessie who is our new hostess.
chef at Owen River Lodge the luxury fly fishing accommodation in Murchison South Island New Zealand
housekeeper at Owen River Lodge the luxury fly fishing accommodation in Murchison South Island New Zealand
hostess at Owen River Lodge the luxury fly fishing accommodation in Murchison South Island New Zealand
Our other new team member is Keeley the lodge dog. She is a Golden Retriever / Labrador cross and has developed a unique ability to spot trout – or so Felix thinks…
head hound at Owen River Lodge the luxury fly fishing accommodation in Murchison South Island New Zealand
Our first guests of the year were a group of 5 fly fishing novices from Queensland. And what a time Anthony, Eddie, Greg, Stephen & Ray had!!! In the 3 days the lads spent fishing at the lodge they landed 21 brown trout – including a 6.5lb brown landed by Eddie, a 7.5lber landed by Anthony & a 9lber landed by Stephen.
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Over the next few months…
Many of our guests from previous seasons have rebooked to join us once again. I look forward to welcoming them back!
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
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Club Marine Australia
Club Marine's article about the Lodge and the fishing- 2007
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The Flyfisher magazine
The Flyfisher's review of the lodge and the early season fishery – July 2007
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Freshwater Fishing Australia
Bill Classon reviews his trip to Owen River Lodge in 2005 for Freshwater Fishing Australia
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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