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.

Contact us

Nov 24 2016

Father and daughter trip of a lifetime! My father and I arrived 8 hours after the earthquake and tsunami hit NZ. Our first day of fishing was thwarted due to the conditions, but… Read more

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Mar 29 2017

I spent the last week of March at Owen River Lodge and it exceeded my expectations. The grounds are beautiful, the location wonderful and relaxing, and the rooms are outstanding.… Read more

David, Alaska 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

Email: stay@owenriverlodge.co.nz