South Island Fly Fishing Guides "Only The Best"!


River Haven Guiding is a Professional Fishing Guide Association. They provide all your gear (i.e. waders, boots, rods, reels, etc.); along with a garden fresh healthy picnic lunch served on the river.  Stop spending heaps to fish, we organize your accommodation at Murchison's new Grand Suites. Put your main focus on your reason for being here, to catch brown trout! 

Guests provide their breakfast and dinner in the fully equipped kitchens in the Suites or run into town (only 2 blocks away) where there are five restaurants and a grocery shop for a take away or dining in. 

Only minutes from downtown Murchison and located in Kahurangi National Park, River Haven Guiding is centrally located in the Top of the South Island of New Zealand, giving you access to over thirty rivers by car and another twenty rivers by helicopter. River Haven Guiding has access to four helicopter companies, to fly into this world class trout fishery. If you wish to fly, let your Guide know and he'll organize everything, choosing the best river to suite your physical capabilities and desires!  Flights are confirmed the morning of, all weather dependent.  


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Grand Suites Accommodation

Only minutes from where you stayed with us at the Lodge, we will now arrange your stay with us, at Grand Suites Accommodation in Murchison.  This new gorgeous motel has very large units with everything from Studio, One/Two Bedroom to Three Bedroom Family units!  

Only two blocks from downtown Murchison, they are walkable to three restaurants and the Four Sq. Grocery store!  To make you stay easier, they offer Chef Prepared Frozen meals on site and Breakfast delivered to your room the night before!  The rooms are serviced every two days, and have on-site staff for your every need!  We feel proud to partner with Heather and Paul who are your new Hosts at the motel.