Oreti River House


Brown trout, Rainbow trout

New Zealand Lumsden, Southland/ Otago, New Zealand
Oreti River House is a charming villa located in the country town of Lumsden on the lower part of the South Island of New Zealand. Lumsden is surrounded by sheep, deer and dairy farms enclosed by majestic mountains. It is a fly fishing haven as it sits adjacent to the Oreti River and near to the famous Mataura River. The house is suitable for friends, families and sporting groups who wish to enjoy many of the sightseeing and adventure pursuits offered on the South Island. It is mostly booked by fly fishing enthusiasts who come to outwit, outlast and outplay large wild brown trout.
We are only one hour away from Queenstown, Arrowtown, Te Anau and Invercargill. A wide variety of activities are available at these locations including jet boating, glow worm cave trips, museums, antique shop hu View more...

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'Gin' clear waters of the Mataura River allow sightfishing to large brown trout.
Fly fishing on the beautiful Oreti River is on many peoples 'bucket list'
The upper Oreti River headwaters are  known to be the home of trophy brown trout in a spectacular and remote setting.
The Von River was filmed in 'The Lord of the rings" and holds mixed populations of brown and rainbow trout.
The Whitestone River is a place to cast to groups of rainbow trout with a dry fly or a nymph.
The Mavora Lakes have been called the 'best still water fishery in New Zealand"
Fresh water springs suggest a day when perfect casts many catch a big brown trout from clear water.
The Mararoa River is another fabulous destination for fly anglers staying at Oreti River House.
Many of the side streams that flow into the main rivers can be slowly walked to find nice brown trout.
The burns that empty into the Waikaia River are crystal clear and often flowing over a crushed golden sand allowing pleasant wading and casting conditions.
Choosing a dry fly to make one cast to the big resident brown trout that patrols this large pool.
Hunting brown trout in a little but productive stream in Southland.
The upper reaches of the Mataura River are also a great destination for stalking brown trout.
Autumn (March - April) brings cooler days and trout starting to prepare for spawning. The rivers in New Zealand close over the winter months ( May to September) to allow the trout to spawn in peace. The fishery is totally sustained by a wild trout.
Hiking, boating and fishing trips into Fiordland bring anglers to wild backcountry fishing spots.
Back-country fly fishing on the Wapiti River in Fiordland.
Close quarters combat zone on a small stream that feeds into the Mataura River.
Clear waters of the Mataura River allow sight fishing to rising trout and nymph fishing to browns sighted feeding from the river bed.

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