Category Archives: Nelson-Marlborough

Nelson and Marlborough Regions sea and freshwater fishing destinations.

Maruia River Trout Fishing Magic Near Murchison by Paul Corliss

Gray Prebble with his sleek five and a half pounder.

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 sniffed curiously around our legs as we chatted in the early morning sun. Our rods were set up and held comfortingly at our sides. Victor lived More...

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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...

kahawai caught at the mouth of the Wairau Diversion, Marlborough
By Allan Burgess On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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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...

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...

Mapua snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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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...

Brett Le Bhertz with a 13.5lb Pelorus Sound snapper. Photograph, Darryl French. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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Pelorus Sound Snapper Fishing – Targeting shallow water snapper

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 More...

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

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...