Kylie Sargeant

I have been an educator for 27 years and I still get excited about teaching, especially fly casting! Part of my role at Owen River Lodge is providing complementary casting lessons for guests. Lessons are tailored to individual guests requests and/or identified needs and can be anything from starting right at the beginning, for those who have never fly fished before, to those who just want some fine tuning or practice before they get out on the water.

I got inspired to learn to fly fish through a chance meeting with a Scottish fly fisherman, while on a spin fishing family holiday in Australia in 2008.
My interest grew, as with frustration in learning to get the line out there, so I took the opportunity to join a fly-fishing club and learn from the club’s Casting Instructors.

My thirst for learning lead to completing my FFI Certified Casting Instructor certification in July 2013 and at the time became the second female CCI in the southern hemisphere, and the only female CCI in New Zealand.

There is always something to learn to improve one’s casting, which ultimately improves one’s fishing. Please feel welcome to book a casting lesson when you book your stay at ORL.

Oct 31 2019

Felix - I just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks to you, Kylie, Ryan, Jo, Anton and Chris for making my stay at ORL a truly memorable one. When you asked me whether anything… Read more

Michael Connolly : Australia TripAdvisor

Oct 22 2019

I’d read about the Owen River Lodge for years in Flyfishing mags so finally got to go with my wife, her first time Flyfishing. What a lovely place you have built Felix right… Read more

John West Virginia USA : TripAdvisor

Awards & acknowledgements

Owen River Lodge NZ: “Fly fishing at its very best”

Ph: +64 3 523 9075 Address: Owen Valley East Road, Murchison, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand