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Fly Fishing tuition at its best.
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 Nov 2021
My brother and I wanted to learn how to fly fish for trout so booked at the Owen River Lodge for their guided tuition option. This was fly fishing at its best.
The location and venue is second to none and the hosts - Felix and Kylie were wonderful and welcoming. The accommodation is "top of the range"and very spacious with everything that you could hope for all included in the price. The food is "fine dining"and the drinks options cover a huge range. The chefs and waiter staff and the fishing guides are 1st class, all combining to make our stay fabulous - We did it in style !! - Thankyou so much Felix and Kylie - we hope to visit you again.
Date of stay: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 November 2021

The lodge was as described providing excellent accommodation in spacious rooms which were well fitted and comfortable. The gardens and setting of the lodge is fantastic and we enjoyed the early summer flowers in the gardens which were well kept.

Kylie and Felix are wonderful hosts who have a thoughtful but fun approach to hosting complimented by wonderful food and a great selection of local wines. It is the detail that sets the lodge apart and the personality of the hosts that we felt made the real difference.

The fishing was excellent with so many different locations to consider so that almost all weather conditions were covered. We enjoyed a guide for 3 days who was thoughtful and caring and really made the whole experience memorable.

Room tip: All the rooms looked lovely and were of a similar design
Date of stay: October 2021
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Felix Borenstein, Owner at Eleven Owen River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2021

The team at Owen River Lodge love what we do and spending time with such wonderful guests - thank you for taking time to write a report of your stay

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Reviewed 4 November 2021

A bucket list adventure superbly fulfilled by Felix, Kylie and their highly skilled team. From the guided river expeditions to the evening refreshments, excellent meals and camaraderie, we couldn’t have asked for more. Added to this, these novices even managed to net a trout or two - thanks to expert tutoring and dedicated guides! Thank you!

Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Nina G
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Felix Borenstein, Owner at Eleven Owen River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2021

Thank you Nina - I'm delighted you had a good time and hope to see the four of you again soon

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Reviewed 5 October 2021

The Owen River Lodge advertises itself as “New Zealand’s finest luxury fishing lodge” and lives up to its promise in spades. Felix and Kylie are gracious and superb hosts. The lodge and the accomodation are luxurious and very clean. In the kitchen, Ryan is a creative master with an eye for detail; even the packed lunches were excellent. We were guided by Stefano who worked extremely diligently on our behalf to put us onto several fish each day; the hardest choice was which river to fish - there are over a couple of dozen to choose from within an hour and a half drive from the lodge.

The first fish (4.5 lbs) was caught on the second cast on opening day; all fish caught over the the three days were larger than this. I even caught one on a dry fly on opening day (this has never happened to me before). Stefano attended closely to our safety at all times.

All in all a well-deserved 5 out 5 score; I’ll be back!

Room tip: All the rooms have great views of the river
Date of stay: October 2021
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Felix Borenstein, Owner at Eleven Owen River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2021

Thank you James for staying with us and writing such a lovely review !
It was a delight to meet you & Richard and we all hope to see you here again soon

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Reviewed 29 April 2021

My wife and I spent three wonderful nights at ORL and could not have been happier.
The weather was challenging, but that’s fishing, and on the day we had with our guide Stefano, we hooked 6 great fish.

Felix, Kylie and Indy, together with their fantastic chefs Ryan and Jo make you feel at home the moment you arrive.

We look forward to our next visit to chase some dry fly action in December.

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank TGcustomrods21
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Felix Borenstein, Owner at Eleven Owen River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Tony !
The team and I look forward to you & Jay returning in December - stay well!!

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Reviewed 9 April 2021

Just spent 4 lovely nights at OWL. Beautiful informal surroundings with great views. The dinners were exceptional thanks to Jo and Ryan. Felix & Kylie made us very welcome and comfortable. Paul guided David to some great fishing spots resulting in a 6lb brown trout & 2 huge salmon, 13 and 17lb. Thanks Kylie for letting me arrange flowers & foliage from your gorgeous garden.

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Felix Borenstein, Owner at Eleven Owen River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2021

It was lovely meeting you & David, thank you for taking the time to write a review and of course for choosing to stay at Owen River Lodge. The team and I hope to see you here again next season.

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