Oct 4th, 2018
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 ideally situated on the banks of the Motueka River between the confluence of the Wangapeka River and the confluence of the Baton River, allowing guests immediate access to some of the best fly fishing waters in New Zealand. Further afield, guests can access dozens of quality fly fishing streams and rivers within the Nelson Lakes and northern Murchison region and with the aid of a helicopter, dozens more locations become available. The wide choice of rivers available enables guests to experience relatively gentle, easy-flowing rivers with easy access to more adventurous, backcountry streams requiring more accurate casting and a suitable level of fitness. The location also allows a wide choice of rivers from different catchment systems giving guides the opportunity to pick the most appropriate fly fishing destination according to the various flow rates at a particular time of year.
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 Kahurangi). The lodge’s large stone fireplace and the open kitchen adjoining the dining area create a warm, earthy atmosphere and a great base from which to explore the region’s parks and fisheries.
Stonefly Lodge is currently offering an early season special where guests who stay 4 nights get an additional night for free. This is a wonderful opportunity during the early part of the season in New Zealand to fish for trout that have seen little to no pressure over the winter months, making high catch rates a possibility.
November 22 – 28, 2018: 4 spots
December 17 – 23, 2018: 4 spots
Rate: $4,030 NZD per person based on double occupancy (normally $4,425 NZD)
Included: Accommodations, all meals, limited alcoholic beverages, guided fishing, access fees, GST
Not Included: Transportation to and from the lodge, additional alcoholic beverages, fishing licenses, optional guide experiences and fly-outs by fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter, gratuities.
Contact Brian at 800.552.2729 for more information on Stonefly Lodge