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Environmental Policy

Maruia River Lodge care about the impact we have on our environment and the greater ecosystem.

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Maruia River Lodge
State Highway 65, Shenandoah
Murchison, New Zealand

p. +64 3 523 9323  f. +64 3 523 9515

Fishing Equipment


Our local rivers are of amazing clarity, stealth is therefore of the essence!

Clothing should tone in with the natural greens and browns of the environment and lightweight waders may be required in Spring (October-November) as the water can be quite cold. Camouflage and khaki are ideal for stalking our wary browns. Rubber soled wadding shoes with good grip are highly recommended.

Please note that felt soled wading shoes no longer permitted whilst fishing in New Zealand’s rivers. – STOP DIDYMO

General equipment suggestions:

• Lightweight rain jacket
• Lightweight waders
• Rubber soled wadding shoes with gravel guards
• Polypropylene or Merino long underwear & shorts (for comfort on hot days!)
• Long sleeved shirt
• Hat - important for protection against the strong NZ sun and wide brimmed helps reduce the glare
• Sunscreen and lip protection (we suggest SPF30 full sun-block for high season)
• Insect repellent
• Polarised sunglasses - essential for seeing the Trout!

Fishing Equipment

If you are a novice angler without any equipment, please let us know on making a reservation as we can arrange for equipment hire.

For those of you already 'hooked' by the challenge of fly-fishing and would like some equipment recommendations for making the best of your NZ fly-fishing vacation, please contact us: and we will provide you with a suggested inventory.