It’s a fly-fishing paradise for anglers. The sheer abundance of pristine rivers, and waterways in this region provide literally hundreds of miles of plentiful fly fishing water ~ all within a couple of hours drive. The quality of these waterways is amazing, no two rivers are the same; from the slightly tannin stained West Coast, to the gin clear headwaters of Kahurangi National Park you will be spoilt for choice of the locations available. See our regional map for locations of Nelson fly-fishing rivers & waterways.
Expert fly-fishing guide and member of the NZPFGA (New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association) Mike Kirkpatrick, has been hunting and trout fishing this region for most of his life ~ and knows practically every nook and cranny of the Nelson region like the back of his hand. A passionate and knowledgeable fly fisherman he loves nothing more than taking a client into a wilderness area to hunt large (sometimes trophy) trout. If you really want to get into Nelson’s Local, Back Country or Remote Fishing, whether by Hiking, 4X4 or Helicopter, Mike will prepare a trip to suit. He will leave no stone unturned to give you the best experience possible.