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New Zealand – Owen River Lodge – Women’s Only Fly Fishing Excursion

Join Women From Around the World for a Luxury Fly Fishing Escape in New Zealand


As the season has just come to a close on most of the rivers in New Zealand, Owen River Lodge is excited to announce they will be hosting a week of luxury, pampering and outstanding fly fishing for women-only anglers.

The initiative is close to the heart of their assistant lodge manager, Kylie Sargeant, who says the retreat is an opportunity for women to either bring a female fishing buddy or come by themselves to relax and fish in a no-pressure environment. “New Zealand is a very safe country for women anglers,” says Kylie. “No bears, no snakes, and Kiwis are a friendly bunch.” Guests on the retreat will not only have the benefit of her warm welcome; Kylie’s also New Zealand’s only female certified Fly Fishers International casting instructor. “The focus is on fishing, so there’ll be casting lessons and fly-tying demonstrations,” says Kylie. “But we also want this to be a week of luxury and relaxation.”

Owen River Lodge has put together a special package that is sure to provide women anglers with a fun-filled week of fishing and camaraderie. This trip is limited to just 12 anglers so do not hesitate and miss out!

  • Six nights and five days in beautifully-appointed accommodation at a contemporary fishing lodge holding New Zealand’s highest accreditations for luxury and environmental responsibility.
  • Outstanding cuisine prepared by two internationally-trained chefs catering for all dietary requirements.
  • A one-hour pamper massage and 24-hour access to their Jacuzzi to gently soothe away any residual aches from the flight.
  • Professional fishing guides with vast experience in working with female anglers.
  • A full range of Simms loan boots and waders for women and Sage rods.
  • Airport transfers to and from Nelson.

There’ll be plenty of extra goodies as well—but we don’t want to spoil the surprise!

For the past seven years, Owen River Lodge has generously been supporting Casting For Recovery for their Upper South Island retreat. Casting For Recovery offers retreats free of charge to people who have, or have had, breast cancer. This experience has certainly prepared them to host a ladies-only week at the lodge.

The Package at a Glance

What: Women-only luxury fly fishing retreat

When: April 5 - 11, 2020

Where: Owen River Lodge, New Zealand

Cost: NZ $5,990 per person, twin share

Includes: Six nights of accommodation (twin-share), all meals and house wines, five days of professional guided fishing, casting lessons, fly-tying sessions, one-hour massage, and airport transfers to/from Nelson.


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