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Further information on New Zealand’s South Island…

Guides and Accommodation in South Island New Zealand

Owen River LodgeOWEN RIVER LODGE – Murchison

Contact: Felix Borenstein
Phone: 64 3 523 9075
The Owen River Lodge is a specialist trout fly fishing lodge located on the banks of the Owen River in the South Island of New Zealand. We are located between the Nelson/Marlborough & West Coast fisheries, which places us right in the middle of one of the best trout fisheries in the world. Thus you can enjoy fly fishing on numerous blue-ribbon rivers, with over 30 waters accessible by road (most within 1 hour’s drive), and countless others by helicopter.

Contact: Leya or Scott Murray
Phone: 64 3 523 9722
Your Hosts are the Owners; Scott “The Trout” Murray, and his lovely wife Leya, who brings 20 years of experience as Meeting/Entertainment Organizer for Pepsi-Cola. Together, with their hand selected team of experienced guides, they will show you the best fresh water brown trout fishery in New Zealand. Only three minutes from Murchison and located in Kahurangi National Park, River Haven Lodge is centrally located in the Top of the South Island of New Zealand, giving you access to over thirty rivers by car and another twenty rivers by helicopter. River Haven Lodge has access for any of the four helicopter companies we work with, to land only steps from your cabin, to fly into this world class trout fishery.

sprySPRY FLY – Twizel
Contact: Will Spry
Phone: 64 3 435 0135 Fax: 64 3 435 0137
Fish the Central South Island with Will Spry and enjoy sight fishing at its finest. ‘Take Two’ package – call to arrange a week suitable for you, book your air ticket and we’ll arrange the rest. Will Spry’s Blue Ribbon Guide Service – the flexible option for you or a group of friends. You tell us how long you’d like to fish and we’ll look after the fishing. Spry Fly School of Fly Fishing – since 1976 we have taught literally hundreds of people to catch trout on a fly. Now run in one of the world’s finest fly fishing destinations, take advantage of the great fishing to be had in New Zealand and discover the relaxing pursuit of trout on a fly.

StoneflypicSTONEFLY LODGE – Motueka River
Contact: John Kerr
Phone: +64 3 522 4479
The multi award winning lodge is the most highly accredited fly fishing lodge in New Zealand. Centrally located between Nelson Lakes and Motueka the Lodge provides access to dozens of rivers and streams by 4WD, with heli-fishing into spectacular wild pristine back country a specialty.  All our professional local guides are selected for their vast fishing experience and their personality.  We cater for beginners to experienced fly fisherman and excel in offering many exciting activities for the non-fishing partners.