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Minaret Station Wins Best Sporting Resort

Minaret Station, high in the mountains between Lakes Wakatipu and Wanaka, in the south of the South Island, has recently been named the Best Sporting Resort in the World for 2019 by American Airlines. And justifiably so. We flew in to Minaret Station last year by helicopter (it’s the only way in unless you’re a […]

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New Season at Tongariro Lodge

With the new fishing season just a month away now there is plenty of info coming through from the various lodges. Some, like Tongariro Lodge, don’t close over winter as there is fishing in the region throughout the year. Others, especially in the South Island, do close for the winter months, but are now starting […]

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Pre-Christmas Fly Fishing in New Zealand is Some of the Best

Find Out More About Early Season Fishing and Specials Have you thought of fly fishing in New Zealand before Christmas? From opening day on 1 October through to mid-December there is a fabulous window of opportunity for some excellent fly fishing for trout in New Zealand, without the pressure of too many people around. We […]

Travelling Around New Zealand

So you’ve found the perfect lodge stays for your fishing trip. And now you’re wondering how to travel around New Zealand easily, maybe see a bit of the country on the way, but also maximising the time you get fishing at the lodges. Luckily it’s not that hard. The bulk of the fly fishing in […]

A Laid-Back Stay at River Haven Lodge

  River Haven Lodge sits near the confluence of the Mangles and Buller Rivers near the small town of Murchison at the top end of the South Island. Just a 90 minute drive from Nelson airport, it is one of several lodges offering stay and fish packages in the heart of New Zealand’s wild brown […]

Poronui spring fishing

Winter Fishing in the Central North Island

Did you know that it’s quite possible to fly fish for trout in New Zealand throughout the year? While the northern hemisphere basks in summer it is a little cooler down here in New Zealand, but certainly not unpleasant. And you can be assured that a frosty morning will usually unfold into a crisp clear […]

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Owen River Lodge in October and April

  We last visited Owen River Lodge in April, as the leaves on the trees were starting to wear their autumn colours and the days were cooling. It’s a good time to go to Owen River Lodge, with less people around and a relaxed feel as the end of the fishing season looms. October is also […]

Huka Lodge, luxury fishing lodge, New Zealand

Fly Fishing Tournament at Huka Lodge

Huka Lodge is one of New Zealand’s most desirable fly fishing destinations. But rather than a remote stay, Huka Lodge offers a high end experience right beside the beautiful Waikato River and is just a few minutes drive off the North Island’s main arterial route. Accommodation, hospitality and cuisine at Huka Lodge are all superb. […]

Beautiful Winter Food at Poronui

All the good things about Poronui in winter

One of the delights of winter is the blissful sharing of really good food and wine with friends, especially around a toasty wood fire. This is also one of the highlights of time spent at Poronui in the colder months. Life is not all about fishing at this time of year as the cool evenings […]

Tongariro Lodge winter fishing

Fly fishing in May, June & July in New Zealand

  Have you thought of coming to New Zealand to fish in the shoulder season of May, June and July? There is always a rush of people in to the country to fish through the summer. So the lodges are often full, guides are in high demand and high season pricing applies. But once the […]