Learning to Fly Fish

One of the things our fishing guides do is teach. Whether you’re a complete novice, a once a year fishing warrior or a seasoned professional, our guides will work with you to hone your fly fishing skills.

There isn’t a week that goes by that we don’t introduce beginners into the world of fly fishing, Kylie Sargeant our casting instructor, is the only FFI certified female casting instructor in New Zealand.

She will get you casting and then hand over the reins to your fishing guide who will continue your fly fishing journey on our local rivers.

Several times a season we also run dedicated learn to fly fish weekends, which add evening sessions on all manner of fly fishing topics including the physics of casting, fly selection, knot tying, fly tying & stream entomology.

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Nov 17 2019

The Best Keeps Getting Better! Felix, Kylie and the amazing team at Owen River Lodge (ORL) continue to exceed expectations. I have been visiting the South Island of New Zealand… Read more

Dave Boston USA : TripAdvisor

Oct 5 2021

The Owen River Lodge advertises itself as “New Zealand’s finest luxury fishing lodge” and lives up to its promise in spades. Felix and Kylie are gracious and superb hosts.… Read more

James: Ruby Bay NZ TripaAdvisor

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

Email: stay@owenriverlodge.co.nz