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CHC - New Zealand

Season

November to April

Capacity

8 anglers per week

Species

Brown Trout

LOCATION
5 miles from the town of Hanmer Springs, in the South Island, of New Zealand.

PRIMARY SPECIES
Brown Trout

SEASON OF OPERATION
Beginning of November to the end of March

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
There are no set arrival/ departure dates for this location.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Beautifully decorated, this 4-room lodge holds a breath taking, panoramic, views no matter where you might be. The Riverview Lodge consists of four large double bedrooms with either king or queen size beds. Each guest room is equipped with its own modern, private, ensuite bathroom. There’re multiple large lounge areas to relax in after a day of fishing, a stone log fireplace, pool room, satellite Sky TV, laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi to use at your convenience.

DESTINATION CAPACITY
8 anglers per week.

THE FISHING
There are several really strong reasons for choosing to base from the Riverview Lodge for your trip. First off, anglers fishing from Riverview Lodge have access to a huge variety of rivers from which to fish. When you add in helicopter access rivers, the options you have on a daily basis from the Riverview are truly exceptional. Heli Fishing is an integral component to fishing at Riverview and the lodge owners have it beautifully dialed in. Their relationships with the two helicopter companies they work with are very strong and they’ve know all the pilots for a long time.

When fishing from Riverview Lodge, most of the fishing takes place on the eastern side of the Lewis Pass Reserve but there are times when, if the weather is poor on the east side of the pass, that anglers will head west towards the Reefton area if conditions are more favorable over in the west. Having a strong Plan B is a nice option to have in your back pocket if the weather is poor on the east side.

The second great reason for fishing out of Riverview is that the Canterbury area probably produces more 10 pound + Brown Trout than any other region in the country. This is not to say that everyone who fishes from the Riverview will land a trout of this size, but, the reality is that you will very likely get shots at fish this large fish and that’s really all an angler can ask for.

The third reason why the Riverview Lodge is so good from a fishing perspective, is the quality of the rivers you get to fish. The Canterbury area has some truly superb trout water, with an enormous diversity in terms of the rivers and their structure.

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
This destination is strictly walk and wade.

GETTING THERE
Guests fly into Christchurch International Airport and transfer for 125km, or approximately one and a half hours, to reach the Riverview Lodge.

Slipstream is a full-service travel company that can handle international and domestic airfares, car rentals and shuttles, as well as a host of other services relating to your trip. Please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703 for assistance.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

TRAVEL DOCUMENT REQUIRED
U.S., Canadian, and EU members must have a passport that is valid for 3 months beyond intended stay as well as tickets and documents for return or onward travel. No Visa required for stays of up to three months.

RATES FOR 2021/22

Low Season : 15th of March - 31st of March 2019

7 nights/ 6 days DBL occupancy with shared guide: $4,564.55 USD

7 nights/ 6 days DBL occupancy with private guide: $6,423.90 USD

7 nights/ 6 days SGL occupancy with shared guide: $5,406.73 USD

7 nights/ 6 days SGL occupancy with private guide: $7,266.09 USD
<66.09 USD

Peak Season : 15th of December 2019 to 14th of March 2020

7 nights/ 6 days DBL occupancy with shared guide: $5,049.44 USD

7 nights/ 6 days DBL occupancy with private guide: $6,908.80 USD

7 nights/ 6 days SGL occupancy with shared guide: $5,559.85 USD

7 nights/ 6 days SGL occupancy with private guide: $7,419.21 USD

Transportation to and from the lodge is not included in this price. Shuttle from Christchurch International to the Riverview is $350 USD each way.