White Island, NZ cruise

Cruising New Zealand’s Volatile Coastline

There are more cruising options around New Zealand than ever before. Piggy-backing off the more established Australia and Pacific Islands routes, New Zealand has now become a cruise destination in its own right. If you’re heading to New Zealand to fish think about arriving or departing through Australia and sailing across from Sydney – most […]

Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes NP, NZ

Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes National Park

If you’re fishing in the fabulous Nelson or Buller areas in the top of the South Island, in magnificent rivers like the Maruia, the Buller and the Motueka, you’ll be within an easy drive of Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park. This lake is the source of the Buller River so these waters […]

Driving in New Zealand

Driving in New Zealand

Driving in New Zealand It’s a hard choice when you have limited time in New Zealand – do you drive and see the countryside? Or do you fly between fishing stays and get more valuable fishing time? There is no easy answer to this. Although New Zealand looks like a couple of small islands floating […]

fishing from Owen River Lodge

Organising Your Fishing Trip – What Do You Need to Know?

The September newsletter flew out of the office today. Find out all the details that will help with your decision about Where, When, How and Why you will want to make a fly fishing trip to New Zealand. And if it doesn’t answer those questions then email us direct. CHECK IT OUT HERE If you’re […]

NZ Trout Adventures pic

From One of Our Guides

Before heading to New Zealand to fly fish you’ll probably need to spend a bit of time working out where you want to fish, for how long, and how you’ll get there. That’s all pretty standard information and is easy to get – it’s our specialty. Sometimes you have to work in with an existing itinerary, […]

Seamounts – A Rising Issue

Under close scrutiny the seafloor around New Zealand is as broken and mountainous as the bush-covered lands above. Plunging to depths of 10,000 metres in the extreme, but averaging around 3,000 metres in general, the topography of the seafloor surrounding New Zealand reflects the turbulent origin of this tiny country country, and its continuing evolution. […]

Guided Trout Fishing in Canterbury – Video

  This fabulous video was sent to us by Ben, one of the guides we use in the Canterbury area of the South Island. The trout fishing in this area is excellent and there is good accommodation on the featured property. Or we can get you a luxury stay closer to Christchurch, especially if you […]

Fly fishing at Poronui

Fish at Poronui Almost All Year Round

  Poronui is one of New Zealand’s premier fly fishing lodges. It is remote, offers an excellent stay and world-class fly fishing, and is set on a vast estate of farmed land and wilderness country. What makes it stand out for many is that it is open all year round. So you can add a […]

Fly fishing Minaret Station

Talk about the 2017-18 NZ Fishing Season

It’s that time year again, when social media hums with the promise of exciting spring fishing, warm muffins from the lodge kitchen and hazy golden sunrises over silent rivers. Yes, the New Zealand fly fishing season opens this Sunday, October 1. So what will this season bring? Last year brought record numbers of people from […]

Saltwater fly fishing Golden Bay

Saltwater Fly Fishing in Golden Bay

Golden Bay sits in the curve of the kiwi’s beak at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s a gentle, often quiet spot, with a vibrant arts and alternative community and many gorgeous beaches. Big ticket items in the area include the Farewell Spit nature reserve, Te Waikoropupu Springs (very clear and sacred), two […]