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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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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]