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 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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Latest Articles

Catch Black Label Livies Review
October 2021

Deputy Editor Ethan Neville headed to the Far North with Catch Fishing owner John Donald to check out the brand new Black Label Livies soft-baits, and... Read More >

How to Dry Age Fish
October 2021

Bea Bagnall shares her method for dry aging fish & a delicious recipe for Creamy Lemon Snapper Fettuccine... Read More >

Hooks for Whole Fish and Strip Baits
October 2021

Mark Kitteridge discusses some hook options when using bait to target table fish, and also walks us through how to rig up basic dropper/ledger rigs.... Read More >

Why you need to check and clean your boat and gear
October 2021

From berthage to engine maintenance. Safety equipment to navigation. Food, water, and everything in between. If you’ve got a boat, there is a lot to think... Read More >

A Tribute to Trevally
October 2021

Trevally, in the opinion of Hayden Speed, are one of the hardest fighting fish pound for pound in the ocean. Hayden loves to target trevally and as... Read More >