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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

Tongariro Lodge fishing

New Zealand Fishing Lodges newsletter – January 2014

  Check out the latest issue of our New Zealand Fishing Lodges newsletter News and reviews from around the country – new lodge listings, local updates, fishing spots This month we talk about heli-fishing in Fiordland, introduce the beautiful Resurgence wilderness lodge and update on Lake Rotoroa Lodge, Poronui and Owen River Lodge Check it […]

Our March newsletter is out now

  The March New Zealand Fishing lodges newsletter came out a few days ago.   With almost no hint of autumn coming yet this long, hot New Zealand summer continues – it’s shaping up to be one of our best ever. Basically, the sun came out about October, and apart from a few short weather events […]

April Specials at Owen River Lodge

  We have a great special offer for some late season fishing at Owen River Lodge in April. Owen River Lodge is a fabulous small boutique fishing lodge in the absolute heart of New Zealand’s brown trout fishing country. Many say it’s the best brown trout fishing in the world. The lodge is having its […]

New Zealand Fishing Lodges October Newsletter

What’s Happening This Month The big news of course is that the fly fishing season throughout New Zealand is now open. And from October 1 through to April 30 the thought of dark green river banks, overhung with drooping native punga ferns, delicate yellow-flowering kowhai trees and glistening native beech trees will be occupying many […]

Owen River Lodge is now a Sage dealer

  Owen River Lodge, at the northern end of the South Island, has become one of just a handful of fishing lodges in the world to be a Sage dealer. Owner, Felix Borenstein, has been welcoming keen fishing folk to the lodge for around 8 years now and is well known for providing a quality […]

The July Newsletter

  Our July newsletter has been sent out Well, they say good things come to those who wait – and I hope this is true for us too. We have the best trout fishing in the world right here and we want to share it with you. It’s currently mid-winter in New Zealand but there […]

Owen River Lodge – Brown Trout Fishing Heaven

  The first in a series of Lodge Showcases – this one features Owen River Lodge in the northern South Island. The talk around the dinner table that first night was quite foreign to me – evening rise, sighted fishing, the stalking element. It made little sense as we worked our way through three delicious […]