Leya & Scott "The Trout"
RD 3, Longford
New Zealand 7007
Phone: +64 3
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|Local fishing waters
and heli-fishing on the:
River Haven Lodge is marked on
Matiri and Maruia River maps.
to Kahurangi National Park and only three minutes drive from the
township of Murchison, River Haven Lodge is centrally located in
the “Top of the South Island”, providing an unforgettable
place to relax and unwind.
With views of Mt Olympus & Mt Owen (filming
location for Lord of the Rings) the Lodge is in a peaceful location
where you will awaken to the birds and the soothing sounds of the
provides you with your own luxurious log cabin each of which provides:
- A full kitchen, including microwave, stove,
refrigerator, and all cooking utensils.
- The highest quality beds, complimented with
Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down comforters and pure cotton
- Air conditioning and heating with double
- A 32” flat screen TV with Sky movies
- An HRV, “Heat Recovery Ventilation”
system that replaces the air in the room with clean filtered air
four times every hour
- The best drinking water you’ve ever
- An individual laptop with high speed internet
- A bathroom with heated towel bars, the softest
cotton towels and demisters in the over-sized bath mirrors
- 360 degree verandas with antler hooks for
your waders, wet jackets and a boot rack to dry your boots
is a place to meet with fellow anglers and offers
- Full service dining with home-style New Zealand
- A range of beers, New Zealand wines and cocktails
at the bar
- Beautiful gardens that lead down to the peaceful
- A shop where you can stock up on gear and
|Guided fishing options
Cover shot on Fly Fisherman
|Scott Murray, better known as “The
Trout” has become famous in his own right as a renowned fishing
guide. He led one of New Zealand’s most brilliant teams of fishing
guides for over 10 years and now leads his own team at River Haven
Lodge. With over forty years of fishing behind him, and eighteen of
those as a guide around the top of the South Island, his experience
and knowledge are beyond measure.
|About your guide
focus is to provide you with a positive angling experience.
Scott has fished in Russia and Tasmania, as well
as Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Idaho in the United
States, giving him a diverse knowledge of various fisheries. The
Trout has been featured on two ESPN shows across the USA, Fly Fisherman
and Rod & Reel (April ’06). He has fished with several
celebrity anglers such as Michael Keaton of Batman and Gary Anderson,
the top scoring goal kicker for NFL in America.
Scott is experienced in sighting brown trout,
as though he had a type of radar connection with the fish themselves!
Tying his own flies to match the exact insect stage gives you more
of an edge. This is where Scott comes in and his 80% return client
base speaks for itself.
outside your cabin door to remote back country wilderness fishing,
Scott can put you onto the fishing to suit your fitness and skill
Some stream beds and banks are rocky and can
be physically demanding, requiring longer hikes and some manoeuvring
over heavy boulders (especially with heli fishing). There are other
areas that are very easy to walk and offer great fishing. Be sure
to let Scott know how much walking you would like to do.
||Few others know the back rivers that
you can access by helicopter than Scott. He tends to guide the helicopter
pilot to those “special places” he has scouted out over
the years to give his clients an unforgettable day on the river.
"Scott and Leya are excellent hosts, in a wonderfully maintained and quality built world class fishing lodge. My son Zack and I took a week and stayed at River Haven. We were limited by my son's short time away, so our experience although excellent, was too short. Take time to be with River Haven more than a week. You'll be glad you did..." Bruce Fox, Hamner, Idaho, USA
"I have now fished with Scotty on 8 trips and can only say that he really is the best guide I have ever fished with. The quality of the fishing is out of this world, the food is excellent and the accommodation top notch..."
Ruhan Neethling, South Africa
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River Haven Lodge guiding and accommodation rates and specials>>>
You can secure
your reservation by providing a 25% deposit. To make a booking:
- Phone +64 3 523 9722
- Or email
Leya or Scott at River Haven Lodge
||The lodge accepts cash, Visa and MasterCard.
If you need
- If your reservation is cancelled within 60
days of arrival there will be a charge of 25% for the accommodation
- Within 30 days of arrival, there will be
a charge of 50%
- Within 48 hours of arrival, there will be
a charge of 100%.
Should you find you need to cancel, River Haven Lodge will endeavour
to re-book your cabin and if successful will refund your deposit
|Directions to River Haven Lodge
From Nelson Airport, take State Highway 6 south
for approximately 120 Kilometres (75 miles) until you come to Tutaki
Valley Road on your left approximately 3 kms before reaching Murchison.
Take the Tutaki Valley Road and you will see the cabins on your
left along the river a short distance up the road.
Directions when coming from the south
3 kms past Murchison on State Highway 6, turn
right into Tutaki Road and the cabins will be clearly visible on