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 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 >

Tyranny of Lakes - Marlborough High Country
March 2001

Lakes have a mind of their own. They can offer up trout or withhold them, encouraging them to play hard-to-get.... Read More >


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