Above: Stonefly Lodge in Nelson, New Zealand - © Chocolate Dog Photography

The lodges and hotels that I describe in this issue are all of potential interest to non-anglers; most simply happen to be places where exceptional trout fishing is one of the principal activities. Of course, those for whom fly-fishing is a passion may wish to stay for a longer period at a lodge primarily intended for anglers. During my recent trip, I asked guides and other knowledgeable people which New Zealand fishing lodges currently enjoy the highest reputations. Two names recurred: Owen River Lodge and Stonefly Lodge. Both are located in the northern part of the South Island, less than a 90-minute drive from Edenhouse.

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Above: Stonefly Lodge in Nelson, New Zealand - © Chocolate Dog Photography

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