Rivers

Our location provides easy access to the Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast and North Canterbury fisheries.

There is a lifetime of fishing opportunities available from Owen River Lodge. Most are assessable by motor vehicle, with some stunning wilderness streams reachable by helicopter or water taxi.

We have listed some of the rivers located within these regions. But, you don’t need to drive far from the lodge, indeed the Owen River and the Fyfe River provide fantastic fly fishing and are right on the lodge’s doorstep!

Nelson/Marlborough Region

Acheron, Alma, Aorere, Baton, Branch, Buller, Clarence, Cobb, Deepdale, D’Urville, Gowan, Goulter, Leatham, Mangles, Nunnya, Matakitaki, Matiri, Maruia, Motueka, Motupiko, Owen, Pelorus, Rainbow, Riwaka, Rolling, Rai, Sabine, Spring Creek, Severn, Saxton, Tutaki, The Branch, Travers, Takaka, Wangapeka, Waimea, Woolley, Wairau, Waingaro and Waihopai River.

West Coast Region

Beautiful, Crow, Inangahua, Johnson, Grey, Karamea, Larry’s Creek, Leslie, Mokihinui, Ohikanui, Roaring Lion, Rough, Ugly, and Venus River.

North Canterbury Region

Boyle, Doubtful, Henry, Hope, Lewis and Nina River.

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Dec 5 2018

New Zealand’s largest Sunday newspaper writes about ORL The Sunday Star-Times is New Zealand’s largest Sunday newspaper, they wrote an article about the lodge and our fishery Read more

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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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