New Zealand is world renowned for its outstanding fly fishing locations and one of the most beautiful locations to pursue this sport is the famous Motueka River in Nelson.

Guided Fly Fishing at the Motueka River Lodge

Motueka River Lodge is the original Luxury Fly Fishing Lodge in New Zealand and hence it chose its spot on the banks of the Motueka River and staked its position as a leader in the region over 30 years ago, today it’s still the country’s premier Fly Fishing Lodge.

For those travelling with non-fishing family members we have plenty to keep them entertained while you are enjoying your day of adventure.

Our Guides

With 30 years of history to pull on we certainly have access to the regions finest fly fishing guides, we pride ourselves on having the best in the industry and will select your private fly fishing guide to suit an anglers needs – from a novice just starting out or wanting to perfect your casting skills or a seasoned pro eager to venture into “Middle Earth” to stalk that trophy trout we will select a fly fishing guide to make sure your day is exciting, enjoyable but most of all a truly memorable experience.

Motueka River Lodge only uses guides that are full members of the New Zealand professional Guides Association (NZPGA).


To avoid disappointment, it is important to book well in advance as anglers typically book with us six to nine months in advance to secure the space they would like. In the months of January and February this is particularly important when the weather is most settled and the busiest months of the year however fishing earlier in the season is often more exciting with the waters being less fished in the spring allowing the trout time to rest and grow over the winter months.

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