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

Apr 9 2021

Just spent 4 lovely nights at ORL. Beautiful informal surroundings with great views. The dinners were exceptional thanks to Jo and Ryan. Felix & Kylie made us very welcome… Read more

Catherine & David Auckland NZ : TripAdvisor

Mar 14 2020

Absolutely FABULOUS! There are simply not enough superlatives to describe our 6-night, 4-day fishing stay at Owen River Lodge (ORL)! Felix, Kylie and each one of their accomplished… 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