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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 […]

Owen River Lodge river pic

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. […]

How to Book Your Fishing Stay in New Zealand

The new trout fishing season in New Zealand opened last weekend so for the next seven months fishing lodges and guides all around the country will be flat out. If you’re planning to be part of the action you’ll want to know the best way to book your fishing stay. Obviously, some of the lodges […]

Fantastic fishing from Owen River Lodge

Early Season Specials

Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start looking at the specials coming through for the early part of this new fishing season. With the New Zealand dollar back down closer to where it used to be New Zealand is once more looking like a favourable destination for travellers from around the […]

Cottages at Millbrook, near Queenstown

Late Summer Newsletter

It’s late summer here in New Zealand and we all know what comes next – autumn and then winter. But that’s not such a bad thing as there are areas of the country, especially in the central North Island, where winter brings some excellent fishing. There is great nymph fishing with the main spawning runs […]

The New Zealand Fishing Lodges February Update

This month we’ve started with a coastal theme, as not all fishing in New Zealand is about fly fishing on drop-dead gorgeous rivers. And what better place to cast a rod seawards than from Westhaven Retreat on the far western side of Golden Bay in the northern South Island. Westhaven Retreat is deliciously remote – […]

Fantastic fishing at Owen River Lodge, South Island, New Zealand

Latest News on the New Zealand Summer Fishing Season

There are some great reports coming in from around New Zealand about the good trout, salmon and coastal fishing happening this season. Although a little slow to start in some places, as the weather has warmed, so has the fishing. In the upper South Island a reported rat and mice glut, due to heavy seed […]

Westhaven Retreat, Golden Bay

Westhaven Retreat Fishing Package

Here’s a fabulous Christmas and New Year Fly Fishing Special at Westhaven Retreat in beautiful Golden Bay. This special trip incorporates 2 nights at Westhaven Retreat with the opportunity to fly fish for a day, or enjoy a nature tour. You’ll get to relax and rejuvenate with beautiful views and an air of tranquil beautiful New Zealand. The […]

Early Summer Newsletter for New Zealand Fishing and Luxury Lodges

The Summer Season is Open It’s summer in New Zealand and the sun is shining! We feature several lodges below which are not only great places to fish from but also offer outdoor travellers of any persuasion a fantastic stay. The new fly fishing season is well and truly underway now with all the lodges […]