Cass Lodge

The Canterbury Anglers Club

Les Moxham Memorial Lodge at Cass

 
 

Lodge facilities

 
Sleeps 8-9 , one bedroom with a double and 2 sets of bunks and sleep-out with one set of bunks and a single bed.
 
The lodge is a former railways cottage and has a long historical connection to the area. It is 125 km from Christchurch and takes 1 ½ hours driving. Fishing opportunities in the area are Lake Sarah 3 km, Lake Grasmere 4km, Lake Pearson 7km. Lake Hawden and Lake Marymere are within ½ hour driving and Broken River is ¾ hour away.
 
This Lodge named after one of our early members has electricity so has a refrigerator, full electric stove and microwave. We have just extended the lodge and now have a flush toilet and shower. Behind the building is a former guard’s van which is now the sleep out. One other plus the lodge has an open fire. From April to November take a heater for the sleep out. Don’t forget to take insect repellent.
 
Hut Rules Etc:                      Refer to notices and information folder in the lodge for lodge rules, water requirements, community fire fighting equipment etc.
 
Phone:                                   Nearest telephone in case of emergency is at the occupied Railway house, or at Grasmere Station. There is no cell-phone coverage at Cass.
 
Nearest Shop / Garage:     Springfield or Arthurs Pass – both 30 minutes away.
 
Nearest Restaurant:          Bealey Hotel – 15 minutes drive away.
 
Lodge Location:                  Cass, 1.5 hours comfortable drive, or 130 km by sealed road from Church Corner along the main West Coast Highway. Turn right into a grass driveway opposite the roadway fronting the railway houses. The drive has a paddock to the left of it, with a house in behind the trees to the right of it. Travel down the long drive and there you will find the hut.    
                                
 
 
 
Infomap map references:    1:50,000 Sheet 260 – K34 “Wilberforce”, grid K34 088959
 

Useful info:                  – The Lodge is ideal for summer and winter use by anglers, and is also at a useful location for Club  members who might also be skiers. Arthur’s Pass is about 30 minutes away. Greymouth or Hokitika can be reached in easy day trips.

                                    – We have just finished stage 2 of a redevelopment, so the hut now has full ablution facilities inside.

  
Some recommended and easily accessed local fishing locations:
 
Place
Time from hut
Place
Time from hut
Lake Sarah
5 minute drive, 20-minute walk.
Broken River
25 minutes
Lake Grasmere
5 minute drive
Broken River – lower reaches.
Approx. 45 minutes
Lake Hawdon
20 minutes
Winding Creek
20 minutes
Lake Meremere
20 minutes
Lake Pearson
10 minutes drive

 

 

 

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