Sight-Fishing for Brown Trout-Owen River Lodge-New Zealand

Owen River Magic
Photo by David Lambroughton

There are very very few anglers who return from the pristine Trout waters of New Zealand with anything other than glowing reports. It is unquestionably the Trout anglers El Dorado and when it comes to stalking trophy sized Trout in water of crystalline quality it is close to being unrivalled. Trout Bums will find endless expanses to explore at their leisure however for anyone travelling on a tighter schedule who is looking to enjoy some of the finest fishing available whilst being catered for in considerable comfort Owen River Lodge on South Island is a name which keeps on reoccurring as "The place to go".

Own River lodge embraces all that is good about New Zealand Trout Fishing: Excellent fishing, dedicated and knowledgeable guides, wonderful hospitality and an overall ambience second to none. Three recent reviews from across the media range pay homage to Owen River lodge:

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Ten & Two Magazine- Owen River Magic by Robert Tomes -May/June 2011

Ask any of my fishing buddies and they’ll tell tops of my personal ‘bucket list’ is to fish the spectacularly beautiful, trout-filled waters of New Zealand as many times as possible before I depart this wonderful world. Read More

Gourmet Traveller-WINE – On The Fly by Huon Hooke – June 2011

Experience some of the best fly-fishing in the world, as Huon Hooke takes a line on Owen River Lodge in the Nelson Lakes region of New Zealand’s South Island. Just a short cast from Marlborough, good times and great wines await. Read More

Angling Report – Subscriber Review of Owen River Lodge –June 2011

Angling Report Subscriber Joe Burton of Port Moresby, Papua, New Guinea, has nothing but good things to say about his weeklong stay this past March at Owen River Lodge on the South Island of New Zealand. "I caught more than 25 brown trout in five days guided fishing" he writes. "These were beautiful, broad-shouldered fish in prime condition. The largest fish I caught weighed more than six pounds. I also caught several five pounders and many three to four pounders. Only a few weighed less than three pounds." Burton says he did all of his fishing by wading four different rivers, all of them near the lodge. "Almost all the fishing was sight casting to ghost-like shadows that moved back and forth in the blue-green currents or hung suspended near dark rocks," he writes lyrically.

Picture-David Lambroughton-Ten & Two Magazine
Picture-David Lambroughton-Ten & Two Magazine

"This was an outstanding fishing trip. I had the most amazing fishing I have ever experienced. The beauty of the rivers and surrounding countryside was awe-inspiring. The lodge owner/manager, Felix Borenstein, was a superlative host. My guide Pete was incredibly patient, found fish with the precision of an eagle, and offered much-needed suggestions for improvement with quiet resolve." Burton gives the cost of his stay at Owen River Lodge as about $3,500. He warmly recommends the experience to fellow subscribers.

Certificate of excellence

TRIP ADVISOR-Certificate of Excellence

For the second year in a row Owen River Lodge has been awarded a "Certificate of excellence" from Trip Advisor


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