The Nelson Marlborough region offers some of the best, most easily accessible brown trout fishing in the country.

Motueka River. Photo Jacob Lucas
Motueka Catchment

2.Rai Falls
Pelorus Catchment

3.Jack Gauld
Wairau Catchment

4.Buller River
Buller Catchment

5 v2.Aorere
Golden Bay

Benji Allam Vertical
Waimea Park Fishing Ponds

9. Weesang winter
Winter Fishing

Nelson/Marlborough region encompasses a diverse range of landscapes and climates.

It stretches from Kahurangi Point in the northwest, south to Springs Junction and east to the Conway River catchment near Kaikoura. The region contains three National Parks, one Forest Park, Marlborough Sounds Maritime Park, 9 major and 12 lesser water Catchments and 10 lakes, tarns and reservoirs. Department of Conservation estate encompasses 40% of the region.

For an interactive map of fishing access points, with downloadable maps of individual rivers, please select here.

You can read more about some of the region’s fishing locations, and download access maps and pamphlets by clicking on the links above.