When you are ready for New Zealand and the world's finest brown trout fishing you are ready for Western Rivers Lodge Western Rivers Lodge is located in the beautiful Maruia river valley in the spectacular southern alpine area of the South Island of New Zealand. Our remote location is 5 km north of the small village of Springs Junction on the main inland route between the cities of Christchurch and Nelson. The lodge is situated at the headwaters of four blue ribbon trout rivers, the Maruia, Grey, Lewis and Inangahua and within an hours drive from the lodge we have access to no less than 45 different rivers, streams and creeks. Together with helicopter fly outs to remote wilderness rivers we have access to a total of 260 miles of New Zealand's finest trout water. Our unique location enables us to fish on a far greater number of rivers than any other lodge in New Zealand.