River Haven Lodge

River Haven Lodge, New Zealand

River Haven Lodge affords access to over thirty rivers by car and another twenty by helicopter.
The guides, combined with luxurious accommodation and wonderful food and wine, make it a very popular destination for international trout anglers.


The River Haven Lodge is all inclusive with a full breakfast and three course dinners served in the main lodge and a delicious healthy picnic lunch served on the river. River Haven Lodge is owned and operated by Scott ‘The Trout’ Murray and his wife Leya. Scott has over 25 years’ experience as a guide in the area.

Type of fishing

The fishing in this region involves walking and wading upstream and fishing for sighted brown trout in gin clear water. The trout are well spread out and lie deceptively deep, and this is where the experience of your guide, and access to his flybox, will come into play!

There is a wide range of rivers available and, in addition to road access, River Haven Lodge works with four helicopter companies who will land metres from your cabin and fly you to rivers that are world class and often produce double figure trout.

The lodge can also provide all the gear you require at no additional cost.