New Zealand Trout Adventures

The Kingfish of Golden Bay

Collingwood is located two hours drive West of Nelson. It is more or less an “end of the road” destination. The main reason for a visit is to tickle ones curiosity about how the other half lives in such a rural setting or to walk...

Memories of an Orowaiti fisherman

I named my son Anton because (a) I wanted him to become a violinist, like Anton Stamitz or (b) a short story writer, like Anton Chekhov.  He became a fisherman. There was nobody around during his formative years playing the violin but there was...

The Gold That Keeps On Giving

When Australian fly fisherman Matthew Daniel headed to New Zealand in early March 2017 it was for one purpose; to sample the world class flats fly fishing for Yellowtail Kingfish aka Seriola lalandi lalandi. New Zealand is likely the only place...

2016/17 – Fly fishing in Nelson

October got of to a wet but mild start. The trout in the backcountry were a little lean I felt but in amongst the catch were some really good quality fish. Going into November there were consistent hatches of large Add to Colorbrisus and Add to...

Nucanoe – a weapon of mass-destruction

I have recently purchased 2 Nucanoe stand-on-top kayaks. The model I chose is the Frontier 12. I began talking with Gordy Hill (the NZ distributor) about the potential these craft have on the Golden Bay flats as a Saltwater fly fishing platform...

Fish and game regulations changes for...

Hi all. I have just recieved this email regarding the new designation of backcountry waterways in the Nelson and West Coast regions. It is important that you read and understand this before your trip into the backcounrty to fly fish for trout...

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