Category Archives: Nelson-Marlborough

Nelson and Marlborough Regions sea and freshwater fishing destinations.

Wairau River and Diversion, Marlborough salmon and trout fishing

A big kahawai taken on light weight trout spinning gear at the mouth of the Wairau Diversion.

Wairau River and Wairau Diversion, Marlborough Sea-run trout, rainbow trout, salmon – plus whitebait, kahawai, red cod, and mullet in the lower rivers and river mouths The Wairau River runs for 140km. The lower and middle reaches are braided over a wide shingle bed. For most of the year, only about 10 percent of the shingle bed carries water – More...

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Opawa River featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River, Marlborough

Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River Opawa River Trout Fishing. The Opawa River begins in the Wairau Valley and flows across the fertile Wairau Plains to the north eastern suburbs of Blenhiem, leisurely meandering More...

Lake Tennyson
By Allan Burgess On Friday, July 31st, 2015
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Lake Tennyson and the Clarence River by Piscator

Lake Tennyson and the Clarence River Lake Tennyson is in the headwaters of the Clarence River, Nelson-Marlborough region. Holds good numbers of medium sized trout according to Fish & Game. The Clarence River More...

Ward Beach Crayfishing Boat Rockhopper Launched with Bulldozer, Marlborough, NZ
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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Ward Beach Crayfishing Boat Rockhopper Launched with Bulldozer, Marlborough, NZ

Ward Beach Crayfishing Boat Rockhopper Launched with Bulldozer, Marlborough, NZ Crayfishing vessel the Rockhopper being launched with the aid of a bulldozer at Marlborough’s Ward Beach. This location is 90 More...

Picton Yacht Club Jetty.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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Picton Jetty Fishing – In the Marlborough Sounds

Fishing from the Yacht Club Jetty at Picton – Berley brings in the fish! Picton at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound For an angler who grew up in Christchurch I am always amazed at just how big the difference More...

Mapua snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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Rabbit Island, Surfcasting, Waimea Estuary, Richmond, Nelson

Rabbit Island Surfcasting The beach at Rabbit Island is shallow and sandy and is good for safe swimming and fishing. It is a favoured spot for surfcasting being just 15 minutes drive from Richmond. Occasionally More...

Eagle Ray - Myliobatis tenuicaudatus
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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Nelson – Eagle Ray caught Surfcasting in Golden Bay

The Eagle Was Landed by Barry Toomey Eagle Ray – Myliobatis tenuicaudatus  You can see Farewell Spit in the background at the very top of the South Island. The Eagle Ray – Myliobatis tenuicaudatus More...