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Western Rivers Lodge

Western Rivers Lodge provides superbly comfortable accommodation in private chalets, locally inspired cuisine and guided fishing trips.

The lodge was located and built specifically with New Zealand's best fly fishing in mind, in the spectacular southern alpine area of the South Island.


Barry and Ali Jaggar


PO Box 5
Springs Junction
(via Christchurch, 7847)
New Zealand.

Contact details

Phone: +64 3 523 8888
Fax +64 3 523 8888



Please mention when you make an enquiry or booking.

Video showing fishing around the lodge


A video showing the quality of fishing the lodge offers

Local fishing waters

The lodge is situated at the headwaters of four blue ribbon trout rivers:

Maruia River

Grey River

Inangahua River

Lewis River


Western Rivers Lodge is marked on the Maruia River map

Setting The lodge is set in seven acres of native bush and gardens and is north facing for all day sun and spectacular views down the Maruia valley and Victoria range beyond.
Accommodation features

The lodge provides:

  • Accommodation in private chalets, each with an en suite bathroom and spacious well appointed bed and living area
  • Two comfortable queen-size beds in each chalet
  • Private sunny verandas with excellent views
  • A quiet and peaceful location
  • A lounge, bar and dining room in the main lodge for guest use
  • Continental or cooked breakfast
  • Exquisite meals which give classic cuisine that "Kiwi" touch
  • A selection of fine NZ wines to complement our menus
  • Catering for special dietary requests


Guided fishing options

StalkingWestern Lodge offers drive out guided fishing trips to the many local rivers as well as helicopter wilderness trips.

A Western Rivers Lodge guiding trip offers anglers:

  • Knowledge of local fishing waters gained from years of experience
  • Help to spot trout and advise the best fly pattern and casting position
  • Photography of the best catches
  • Advice on casting skills and techniques
  • Advice on the best equipment and supplies
  • Flies that have been developed for specific rivers or times of day or season
  • Easy access to 45 different rivers, streams and creeks
  • Average catches of over five pounds and the possibility of landing trophy trout of over ten pounds
Indicative prices as at 1 Feb 2013


Western River Lodge's tariff includes breakfast, lunch and four course dinner:

  • Share twin: NZ$300 per person per night
  • Single: NZ$350 per person per night

Guided Fishing

  • NZ$650 for one angler
  • NZ$700 for two anglers

Helicopter fly outs

  • Prices range from NZ$1000 to NZ$1800 depending on destination


  • To or from Christchurch or Nelson (approx two and a half hours drive): NZ$350.00
  • To or from Greymouth (approx one and a half hours drive): NZ$275
Payment Payment can be made by bank cheque, credit card or electronic transfer.

Please phone or email to make a booking.

A deposit of 20% is required within 30 days of booking to secure your reservation.




One of the larger rivers in the area

Small Stream

and one of the smaller streams

Excellent fish

all producing superb fishing

The lodge

and the cuisine






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