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 […]

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 […]

Riverview Lodge, New Zealand

A Fishing Stay at Riverview Lodge

Breakfast is a casual affair – lots of chatter in the kitchen, a phone ringing somewhere, the dog waiting for his breakfast as well. From the table we watch as the early sun unveils the stark Spencer Range across the wide river valley. Slowly the mountain colours become more vivid, the outlines are sharper and the valleys […]

Thinking About Next Fishing Season

  The fly fishing season in New Zealand is drawing to a golden autumnal close with the season on many rivers ending on April 30. That’s not to say there’s no fishing over winter as some of the North Island rivers have an open season. There’s always somewhere to fish. But looking ahead to next […]

Treetops Lodge on New Zealand’s North Island

  The new lodge up this week on the New Zealand Fishing Lodges website is Treetops Lodge, near Rotorua. Appealing to the luxury, fishing, golf and eco traveller, it’s a place of primeval forest, tumbling streams and great beauty. Treetops Lodge is set in 2500 acres of private wilderness and trout fishing rivers in the […]