Poronui fly fishing

Learning to Fly Fish at Poronui

I’ve been to Poronui before and remembered it as one of those perfect places – no little glitches with the hospitality, the experience or even in getting there. But that was mid-winter, when the fishing season was quiet and the guests were there for other reasons like hunting, horse-riding or just for some time out. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

New Season New Zealand Fishing Lodges newsletter is out

Our new season newsletter is out highlighting some of the great places to stay and fish in New Zealand. We have some new lodges, some great offers and some news about our established lodges. You can sign up to receive the newsletter to your inbox on the link to the right of the page. Or […]