Category Archives: Nelson-Marlborough

Nelson and Marlborough Regions sea and freshwater fishing destinations.

Pelorus Sound Snapper Fishing – Targeting shallow water snapper

Brett Le Bhertz with a 13.5lb Pelorus Sound snapper. Photograph, Darryl French. Featured image.

Pelorus Sound Snapper Fishing – Boat Fishing in the Marlborough Sounds with Darryl French Brett Le Bhertz with a 13.5lb Pelorus Sound snapper. Photograph, Darryl French. We motored out of the harbour and were greeted with almost zero visibility as the fog had really set in and the sun was not up enough to burn it off. After crawling along More...

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Featured Image. The author Darryl French with a hard-fighting D'Urville Island yellowtail kingfish.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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D’Urville Island Fishing – North Western Tip of the Marlborough Sounds

D’Urville Island Fishing – Finding the Best Spots by Darryl French The author Darryl French with a 20lb hard-fighting D’Urville Island yellowtail kingfish. Looking at D’Urville Island, where More...

Russell and Mike McEIhinney with their snapper catch 17 and 15Ibs. D'Urville Island fishing trip. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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D’Urville Island Fishing Trip – Greville Harbour, Marlborough Sounds

D’Urville Island Fishing Trip – Blue Cod, Snapper, Parrot Fish, Tarakihi, Barracouta, Maori Chief and an Octopus With Russell Watson Russell and Mike McEIhinney with their snapper catch 17 More...

French Pass.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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French Pass, D’Urville Island – Tips for Fishing this Dangerous Passage

French Pass, D’Urville Island – Top Yellowtail Kingfish Spot by Roy Jones French Pass looking across to D’Urville Island at its narrowest point from the mainland. French Pass is a most beautiful More...

Mapua snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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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...

kahawai caught at the mouth of the Wairau Diversion, Marlborough
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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Wairau River and Diversion, Marlborough salmon and trout fishing

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 More...

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...