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.

Fishing in the National Parks

Owen River lodge holds a concession with Department of Conservation to conduct guided fishing in the national parks in our region.

Contact us

Dec 21 2021

Owen River was a welcome break from Covid at the end of 2021. My previous experience’ on the water’, was three days, so l was looking forward to fishing in the Upper South… Read more

Peter & Leanne : Auckland New Zealand: TripAdvisor

Mar 21 2022

Felix, Kylie, Ryan and Chris did a fantastic job looking after us. Lodge is in a perfect spot, great accommodation, food to die for and excellent fishing with Chris. Highly recommended… Read more

Stu: Auckland New Zealand: 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