Category Archives: Nelson-Marlborough

Nelson and Marlborough Regions sea and freshwater fishing destinations.

Havelock Snapper Ecstasy – fishing charter run by a snapper guru

Havelock Snapper.

Havelock Snapper Ecstasy – A fishing charter run by a snapper guru  Havelock Snapper. The aim of the holiday was to catch the big ones, snapper and kingfish. We went around beforehand and spent heaps on all sorts of little gadgets supposedly perfect for targeting the prize of the average saltwater fisherman. As we arrived at Titirangi and More...

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Featured Image. The author Darryl French with a hard-fighting D'Urville Island yellowtail kingfish.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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D’Urville Island Fishing – North Western Tip of the Marlborough Sounds

Home » Destinations S.I. » Nelson-Marlborough D’Urville Island Fishing – Finding the Best Spots by Darryl French The author Darryl French with a 20lb hard-fighting D’Urville Island yellowtail More...

kahawai caught at the mouth of the Wairau Diversion, Marlborough
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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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...

Gray Prebble with his sleek five and a half pounder.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Maruia River Trout Fishing Magic Near Murchison by Paul Corliss

Maruia River Trout Fishing Near Murchison by Paul Corliss  by Paul Corliss Gray Prebble with his sleek five and a half pounder. The Irishman’s dog was part beagle and three or four parts mischief. It More...

A good size eating snapper taken on surfcasting tackle in the inner Marlborough Sounds. The state of the tide, time of day, and time of year all play an important part when it comes to successful snapper fishing from shore.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Snapper Fishing – Time and Tide Count When Shore Fishing

Snapper Fishing – Time and tide count quite a bit when shore fishing/surfcasting for snapper A couple of good snapper from the upper South Island. In snapper fishing tide and time really matter. Having spent More...

Ben Grady with his first snapper. Marlborough snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
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Marlborough Snapper Fishing with Chicken Necks

Marlborough Snapper Fishing with Chicken Necks by Ben Grady Ben Grady with his first snapper. Since moving to Blenheim from Canterbury I‘ve been fortunate to meet up with Jim Hobby a local trout fishing guru. More...

Bryan's first two groper - Cook Strait. Photo: Lex Coutts. Deep-Sea Fishing. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Deep-Sea Fishing Adventures Aboard Cygnet Charters – Dryden Bay

Deep-Sea Fishing Adventures Aboard Cygnet Charters by Lex Coutts Bryan’s first two groper – Cook Strait. Photo: Lex Coutts. Deep-Sea Fishing. It never ceases to amaze me how anglers from anywhere in More...

The author with a butter coloured brown trout taken from the lower Wairau River. Tagging. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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Radio Tagging Wild Trout in the Wairau River, Marlborough

Home » Destinations S.I. » Nelson-Marlborough Radio Tagging Wild Trout in the Wairau River, Marlborough by Ben Grady The author with a butter coloured brown trout taken from the lower Wairau River. The phone rang More...

French Pass.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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French Pass, D’Urville Island – Tips for Fishing this Dangerous Passage

Home » Destinations S.I. » Nelson-Marlborough 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 More...

Opawa River featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River, Marlborough

Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River There are some big resident brown trout in the Opawa River. This big 10lb brown trout was caught in the Opawa River on a Deer Hair Beetle by Jim Hobby. Opawa River More...