The Team at Owen River Lodge

We’re proud of our lodge and facilities but we never lose sight of the fact that without people, it’s just a collection of buildings (albeit very nice ones!). Only people can breathe life into infrastructure and transform it into something meaningful and rich. Owen River Lodge is fortunate to have a special team that does just that, each and every day.

There’s a type of magic that can only happen when you find the right group of committed people. Our team started with an ordinary Kiwi country farmhouse and transformed it into one of the world’s great fishing lodges. These folks are the essence of Owen River Lodge and we’d like to introduce them to you.

Dean

Dean, originally from Christchurch is our head chef and has had a stellar career cooking in luxury lodges and small luxury hotels in Alaska, Australia, Bhutan, England, France, Russia and of course New Zealand

Dean

Jo

Jo is our talented weekend chef, who has been cooking in luxury fishing lodges for over 20 years. Jo joined Owen River Lodge in 2012 and is an avid horse rider who loves painting (oils) and downhill skiing.

Jo

Kylie

This is Kylie’s 6th season at Owen River Lodge, Kylie helps Felix run the lodge and is our FFI certified casting instructor. Actually she’s New Zealand’s only female FFI certified casting instructor.

Kylie

Felix

Felix owns Owen River Lodge and aspires to develop it into one of the world’s great fishing lodges. Help him achieve his quest by staying with us and telling us what we can do better.

Felix

Fishing Guides

Our fishing guides have their own page here:

Fishing Guides

The Housekeeping team

Our housekeeping team : Leigh, Janice, Liz & Kait do an amazing job of keeping the lodge and guest rooms pristine and smart. Their attention to detail ensures our guest rooms and lodge look brand new every day!

The Housekeeping team

Mar 30 2022

After a two year holiday hiatus, escaping to Owen River Lodge was simply brilliant! Felix, Kylie, Ryan and Jo looked after us so well and treated us like friends rather than guests.… Read more

Wayne & Cheryl: Cambridge, New Zealand : TripAdvisor

May 26 2022

Leading New Zealand women’s magazine Woman published an article about the… Read more

Woman : June 2022

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: fish@elevenangling.com