Heli-Fishing

Combine the challenge of fly fishing with a breathtaking helicopter flight to one of the many remote wilderness streams in the region. Of course, we have the appropriate concessions with the Department of Conservation to provide guided fishing in the DOC estate (National parks)

Imagine fishing stretches of water possibly not fished by any other angler this season, where you’ll stalk large, wild brown trout in crystal-clear mountain streams.

A helicopter will give you access to countless kilometres of wilderness rivers and streams,inaccessible to vehicles and accessed by foot only over great time and difficulty. This can make most of the waters virtually untouched for weeks at a time.

The lodge uses the services of local “chopper” companies that specialise in Heli-Fishing. The helicopter you’ll fly in will vary, based on the number of anglers/guide and the location you choose.

Hughes/MacDonald Douglas 500 - up to 4 passengers (including guide) + pilot
Eurocopter EC130/Squirrel - up to 6 passengers (including guide) + pilot

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Mar 25 2019

My second trip to ORL, this one with my brother, saw six nights of really - I mean really -special dinners from kitchen masters Jo and Ryan punctuated by five fabulous days… Read more

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May 2 2018

We are planning our 7th trip to ORL! Felix and staff have become dear friends, and we count down to our trip each year! The accommodations are first class, the food top notch,… Read more

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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

Email: stay@owenriverlodge.co.nz