Cedar Lodge Adventure Update

This past May we purchased Cedar Lodge. On October 31st I packed my gear and headed south for the Winter. Cedar Lodge is on the South Island of New Zealand and we offer all inclusive heli fly out fishing to amazing rivers with big trout. The family joined me on November 12th and our first guests arrived the 15th. It’s been a little nuts lately with numerous projects, guiding, hosting and adapting to the “rural” lifestyle. I have been a bit out of touch on the blog but plan to fix that in the near term. Here are some photos from the last few weeks. I will give a full update on the goings on, upgrades, building projects, fishing, flies etc on Monday. Have a great weekend.


Flying in to Queenstown, it’s been a big snow year. It rained and snowed 25 days in October for much of the South Island. Plenty of water for a good summer of fishing.

lake hawea new zealand

My new drive from the grocery store, it never get’s old!

cromwell fruit stand

A stop at a local fruit and veggie stand/farm for fresh lodge food, the weather has been amazing in November.


Our new front yard!


Rainbows near the lodge.


Not a bad ride to work.



Happy guests is what it’s all about!


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2 Responses to Cedar Lodge Adventure Update

  1. fred *derf* hayes says:

    Continued Success to your venture Sir!! As a vet, i’ve just started seriously flyfishing and have followed your blog for several years to learn how.

    now it seems i have to plan a trip to NZ…..

    well, it is 28 outside, F not C….

    tight lines!

  2. Chris Freer says:

    A well chosen front yard ! Look forward to your blog for the summer and keen to see what patterns you’re using. All the best for your business ventures here. I’ll be on the Caples in late December .

    Chris Freer

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