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M12153 is New Zealand's only 5 star rated, specialist fly fishing lodge, located near Murchison in the South Island of New Zealand. The lodge sits on the bank of the Owen River, providing our guests with views which are simply breath-taking, with sensational views of the Owen River, the valley and Mount Owen. We are centrally located, with easy access to the Nelson/Marlborough and West Coast fisheries. This location places us right in the middle of the best brown trout fishery in the world.

Thus you can enjoy fly fishing on numerous blue-ribbon streams and rivers, with over 30 waters accessible by road (most within 1 hour’s drive), and countless others by helicopter. The lodge is situated on 16 acres of land with almost one kilometer of absolute river frontage to the Owen River.
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Questions and Answers
New Zealand's finest 5 star rated fly fishing lodge.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

I established M12153 in November 2003.

2. What is your company's mission?

To be the best fishing lodge in New Zealand.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Fly fishing.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Felix Borenstein is the owner and general manager. It was his desire to create a luxurious fishing lodge that delivers a relaxed, understated and highly professional level of service in stylish surrounds, serving wonderful food to travelling anglers and non anglers alike.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Our 6 night 5 days guided fishing package is the most popular.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

When guest return year after year.

Reviews and Comments
No. Rating By / Subject

 1  George Barbee / Verified User Review
My wife Molly and I did in fact stay for 3 days , 2 nights at M12153 and were most pleased, would give them a 9-10.

Regarding comments , we were greeted and looked after very personally by the owner Felix Borenstein. The lodge views and setting are truly majestic and pastoral and we could hear the quiet flow of the river from our room. Besides setting up an impromptu, complimentary mountain bike ride for us.., our host introduced us to an absolutely first rate fly-fishing guide to fish some of the ... view more 'gin-clear' rivers nearby( and they live up to the description).

 2  Tim and Kay Bolin O'Grady / Home Away From Home
Felix and his exceptional staff provide a perfect environment for relaxation, with an opportunity to land a Brown Trout of a lifetime. The accomodations at M12153 are unsurpassed. With fine gourmet meals, stimulating conversation amoungst the staff and guests, cabins that overlook the Owen River, ones' thoughts rarely venture to the places that we have escaped from. At the end of each day, when you retire to your cabin and are laying in that oversized comfortable bed you realize that this is truely ... view more what dreams are made of. We left with a warmth of knowing that we had new friends and a home to come to that fortunately for us has a lot of Big Brown Trout!!

 3  Felice Kincannon / Love that lodge!
I have made many trips to New Zealand and am delighted to have found M12153. The setting is beautiful; the atmosphere is relaxed; the food could not be better; the service is personal and excellent; the guides are superb and have great senses of humor; the fishing is fantastic! It's heaven.