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.

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May 11 2021

The New Zealand Herald, New Zealand’s largest circulating daily newspaper has a weekly travel magazine in which Owen River Lodge was featured

NZ Herald Travel Magazine 11 May 2021

Mar 16 2020

The very best ! We just concluded our sixth visit to Owen River Lodge over the course of the last few years. On our last two trips to New Zealand we have stayed at ORL on two separate… 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