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Nelson City Fly Fishing

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Nelson City is an ideal base to explore the outdoor paradise of the northern South Island.

This port city offers excellent accommodations and amenities for anglers, while non-fishing companions will have a ball with plenty to see and do. The Motueka, Buller, Wairau, and Pelorus river systems are all within striking distance on day trips from Nelson. Exciting helicopter-access fishing opportunities exist in the mountains of Kahurangi National Park, and the eastern mountains of Marlborough.

Our home base is in the town of Richmond, a suburb of Nelson City, and nearby Nelson Airport which is one of the busiest civil airports in New Zealand. Why is Nelson so busy? The answer is simple – we have the best weather with the highest number of sunshine hours per annum in New Zealand.

While most of our anglers come to fly fish local and wilderness rivers for trout, there is excellent year-round saltwater fishing in Tasman Bay, right on our doorstep. Have a look in our saltwater section to check out other fishing options from Nelson City, including saltwater fly fishing. Hey, we can even do a hunt if you have the time, energy and inclination.

NZ$900 per day for guiding, vehicle transport, streamside lunch & refreshments. Standard day is 8.30am – 6pm, start to finish at your accommodation venue.

Want a longer day? If you really want to cover some ground, get to the best water, go where others don’t have time, take the boat, go early or stay late. Add NZ$100.00 for unlimited time.