Nelson-Marlborough

Troy Dando with a trophy Kingfish from D'Urville Island

Troy Dando with a trophy Kingfish from D'Urville Island

Fishing the Nelson& Marlborough Regions

This region boasts some excellent snapper and kingfish action year round and some of our larger specimans of these species come from around the D'Urville Island region. Crayfish and scallops also feature on the menu for divers and as the blue cod fishery slowly recovers a meal of those tasty critters is now a strong possibility!

Fishing for Tuna and Bluenose in Greymouth
June 2024

Dan Govier braves the infamous Greymouth Bar for a bluenose/bluefin gander, with at least one coming up trumps!... Read More >

Snapper Fishing in Tasman Bay
July 2023

Snapper have returned to Tasman Bay... Read More >

Pelorus Sound
January 2023

Anglers operating in the Top of the South are spoilt for places to fish, with the Marlborough Sounds being just one of those great places. Nelson-based... Read More >

Magnificent Marlborough
April 2022

The Marlborough Sounds are one of New Zealand’s top fishing destinations, but that’s only one of many reasons to lock in a trip to the top... Read More >

Fishing the top of the South Island
April 2022

The top of the South is regarded as a top tourist destination and is well known for its many local attractions, great wine and fresh produce,... Read More >

Fishing the Queen Charlotte Sound
August 2021

Ethan Neville shares some of the stories from his month spent fishing in the Marlborough Sounds, and more specifically, the Queen Charlotte Sound.... Read More >

Fishing Tasman Bay
April 2020

Ethan Neville travels to Nelson and heads out with a local for a day's fishing. Tasman Bay did not disappoint, providing kingfish, snapper and gurnard.... Read More >

Fly fishing in Golden Bay - Nelson
December 2017

The arrival of more settled weather and warmer water has seen saltwater fly fishermen flocking to the Golden Bay flats in unprecedented numbers.... Read More >

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Muri Ghonto Fish Head Stew Recipe
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Grilled Whole Squid with Quinoa, Leek and Mozzarella Stuffing
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Massive Gurnard Caught
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