OWEN RIVER LODGE
NEWS AND REVIEWS
Lodge news
October 2008
The new season has kicked off and the lodge is open again.
Spring is here, the garden has started to grow again and the weather is warming up. Speaking of weather we've certainly had a winter full of it. It's been a very wet winter in the region. In the past 2 months we've had over 50cm of rain. We also recently had the biggest snow storm the region has seen in over 25 years. All this rain and snow means the rivers have had a good clean out and are looking sensational!

Although we close over winter – it's been a busy time here …

We have constructed 2 more guest cottage suites– this means we now have 6 cottage suites, meaning we can now accommodate 12 very special guests. We've also repainted the interiors & some of the exteriors of the existing cottage suites – it would take a very keen eye to tell which is new and which cottage is 5 years old.

We have also repainted the interior of the main lodge building, developed the lodge shop and now have a dedicated fly tying bench.

shop at fly fishing lodge Murchison South Island New Zealand
Our first guests for the new season Peter, Sarah & Ned jumped across the Tasman and visited us from Brisbane. Peter & Ned did some father son bonding and experienced their first day fly fishing on one of our smaller streams. They were guided by Stephen Grainey and had a fabulous time landing 2 brown trout each.
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand


Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
John & Pauline Ward from Melbourne came and stayed for a couple nights. John timed his visit to perfection and had a memorable day's guided fishing. Having never fished in New Zealand before John was a bundle of nervous energy and really looking forward to his day out fly fishing. And well he should have – John had a HUGE day landing 7 browns to just over 6lb.
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Annual offenders Wayne & David from NSW visited us for their third taste of Owen River Lodge fishing. Their first day's fishing with Lindsay White saw them land 5 trout between them.
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
Fly fishing vacation Murchison South Island New Zealand
Remember you are a stranger only once at Owen River Lodge.
Felix, Jude, Lilly Anne & Deb
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
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