New Zealand Trout Adventures

Kingfish show up early

The season has started early here in the South. With the water sitting 4 degrees higher than normal for this time of year we are seeing good numbers of Kingfish heading inshore. The amazing run of settled weather with light winds have meant...

Mako and his Kingfish

Here is Mako with his first Kingfish. He caught this at the flats near Collingwood when he was just 6 years old! He told me he was winding it in he thought it was a shark. It wont be long until the kingfish are back on the flats of Golden Bay...

Whats your why?

“Poets talk about “spots of time,” but it is really fishermen who experience eternity compressed into a moment. No one can tell what a spot of time is until suddenly the whole world is a fish and the fish is gone.” A...

Finding Gold in Golden Bay

With summer on the way, many fishermen and women are comtemplating making the journey over the “Takaka Hill” to chase Kingfish around the flats West of Collingwood with fly rods. Last summer saw hundreds of fishers come to Golden...

What to do in a first aid situation for...

I refreshed my first aid training recently. While on the course the topic of stingray wounds came up. This got me interested in researching how and what to do if somebody is stung. With the increase in activity around our shallow water areas in...

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...

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