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Mid-Summer Openings – Cedar Lodge, New Zealand

Cedar Lodge Cedar Lodge, New Zealand’s only pure helicopter fly out lodge, sits along the banks of the Makaroa River in the South Island’s stunningly beautiful Makaroa Valley. The valley is surrounded by prime fly fishing territory in Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park. Established in 1979 by Dick and Robyn Fraser, Cedar Lodge is […]

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Early Season Special – Stonefly Lodge, New Zealand

Stonefly Lodge, New Zealand The fishing program at Stonefly Lodge is centered around the elusive brown trout with the emphasis being on quality over quantity. The average size of brown trout in this region is approx. 4lb-5lb, and there is a real potential of seeing an 8lb plus fish on any day. The Lodge is […]

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Ultimate New Zealand

Four months into a three month visitor’s visa, I was still on the South Island and the list of things I wanted to do was longer than when I started. The original plan was simple enough: arrive in Auckland, fly down to Nelson, purchase a car, spend two weeks touring the South Island, drop off […]

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New Zealand Outback with Aaron Ford

Join master guide Aaron Ford for a week of local and backcountry fishing in the productive trophy waters at the north end of the South Island. Aaron is based out of Motueka and accesses dozens of pristine streams in the greater Nelson Lakes region. Our custom packages with Aaron include days fishing relatively easy to […]

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Owen River Lodge, New Zeland: Early season discount and mid-summer openings

Located in the greater Nelson Lakes/Murchison region at the north end of the South Island, Owen River Lodge is a stylish and cool, yet understated lodge for discerning fly fishers. From home base on sixteen acres of serene riverfront property on the Owen River, guests can easily access more than thirty rivers in the area, […]

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Expert Q&A – Owen River Lodge, New Zealand

Owen River Lodge, New Zealand Located in the greater Nelson Lakes/Murchison region at the north end of the South Island, Owen River Lodge is a stylish and cool, yet understated lodge for discerning fly fishers. From home base on sixteen acres of serene riverfront property on the Owen River, guests can easily access more than […]

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Trophy Browns and Wilderness Rivers with Dean Bell

Join expert New Zealand guide Dean bell for a week of chasing trophy brown trout and wilderness fly fishing in Fiordland, New Zealand.  Dean is a leader among New Zealand’s fly fishing guides with a hard earned reputation for having some of the best fish spotting abilities in New Zealand and maximizing the angling opportunity […]

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Poronui Outback, New Zealand

For those who want it all: trophy fish, well-rested wilderness waters, top-shelf guides, fine cuisine and creature comforts interspersed with rustic overnights in the bush, look no further. Poronui Outback is a unique new wilderness fishing program designed by Fly Water Travel and delivered by the incredibly talented crew at the acclaimed Poronui; the North […]

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Prime Season Discount, Stonefly Lodge, New Zealand

Due to a number of last-minute cancellations, Stonefly Lodge in New Zealand has a few prime openings in January. Stonefly Lodge: Built from local stone and timber, this exclusive riverfront property sits on 156 acres of private forest and offers luxury accommodations in close proximity to three spectacular national parks (Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and […]

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Poronui – Six Perfect Days in New Zealand

Poronui’s unique combination of world-class wilderness fishing, elegant accommodations, gourmet food and wine, and modern conveniences has earned them a devout and loyal following from around the world.   And those that have experienced the lodge know how to get the most out of their time there.  To help first-time guests understand all that Poronui can […]

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Cedar Lodge, New Zealand Mid Season Openings

Cedar Lodge, New Zealand’s only pure helicopter fly out lodge, sits along the banks of the Makaroa River in the South Island’s stunningly beautiful Makaroa Valley. The valley is surrounded by prime fly fishing territory in Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park. Established in 1979 by Dick and Robyn Fraser, Cedar Lodge is comprised of […]

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Poronui Outback – New Zealand Wilderness

For those that want it all; trophy fish, well-rested wilderness waters, top-shelf guides, fine cuisine and creature comforts punctuated by rustic overnights in the bush, look no further. Poronui Outback is a unique new wilderness fishing program designed by Fly Water Travel and delivered by the incredibly talented crew at the acclaimed Poronui; the North […]

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Destination Spotlight – Tongariro Lodge

It was scarcely more than an experiment. One fateful day in late 1883, Malcolm Ross’ wife Forrest knelt along the bank of the upper Tongariro and released a small bucket of fingerlings. Back then, no one even fantasized that these tiny Sonoma Creek steelhead would produce one of the world’s most prolific rainbow fisheries. Today […]

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Trout Hunting New Zealand by Brian Gies

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Trip Report – Owen River Lodge New Zealand

From our good friends at Owen River Lodge I can now report with absolute certainty that the top of the South island is having a huge mouse plague. Walk through any beech forest and you are guaranteed to see mice scurrying abut in the undergrowth. The result of all these mice is a rapid increase in […]

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New Zealand Timing and Photos

There is no masking our enthusiasm for fishing the countless rivers of New Zealand. Simply put, we consider the angling experience here to be the most distilled, challenging and rewarding trout fishing in the world. As a result, we have spent countless months exploring the far reaches of both islands in search of the finest […]

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Tongariro Lodge, 30 years of outstanding fishing

From our friends at Tongariro Lodge: Tongariro Lodge Providing The Best Summer Fly Fishing For 30 Years. The New Zealand summer months Oct-April represent a special time at Tongariro and for the last 30 summers Tongariro Lodge has provided many Fly Fisherman the world over with their trout fishing experience of a lifetime . Founder […]

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Poronui – Owen River Lodge, New Zealand Report

Our good friends Bob and Heath recently returned from the South Island of New Zealand where they fished at Owen River Lodge and Poronui Ranch. Give us a call if you’re interested in putting together a New Zealand trip this year!

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Browns from Middle Earth!

This is what happens when two great guys get together.  One of our favorite Alaska lodge owners, Mike Trotter of Baranof Wilderness Lodge and one of our favorite independent guides in New Zealand Kevin Payne fished together last week with great results: “Thank you so much for hooking me up with Kevin!!! Had a couple […]

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New Zealand’s Ultimate Wilderness Flyfishing week at Tongariro Lodge

A number of Fly Water’s regular clients(including Lani Waller) return to Tongariro Lodge each season to fish the special back country rivers, in the rugged central north island.  When asked why he has returned so many times waller replies “Because Tongariro Lodge’s top level guide staff provides the most diverse range of wilderness rainbow and […]

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New Zealand early season report

From our good friends at Owen River Lodge Spring in the South Island of New Zealand has arrived and the fishing season is open ! Early season fishing in these parts has some positive and negative aspects. On the plus side, the fish haven’t been fished to for 5 months. On the down side, the […]

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New Zealand Huge mice eating trout !

In the past 3 days a group of 5 anglers from the USA (Joe, Carl, Don, David & Kevin) have had some memorable fly fishing. They have landed 5 double digit brown trout- 10lb, 10.25lb, 11.25lb, 11.5lb & 11.75lb. If this wasn’t enough, they have also landed 4 more browns at a tad over 9lb […]

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New Zealand Guide Dean Bell

2009 Season trip report: Fall colors have just started to appear in the Te Anau basin while Mallard fever has taken a firm grip of m y sanity with Duck shooting season having just gotten underway. The relationship of trout to ducks is murky but for me it does signal an end to another season […]

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