Nelson/Marlborough

Nelson / Marlborough Region

The region offers some of the best, most easily accessible brown trout fishing in the country. In fact many of New Zealand’s fishing guides who specialise in sighted brown trout fishing, work in this region.

Riuwaka brown trout release

150 brown trout were tagged and released into the Riuwaka River as part of a study to investigate recruitment issues in the river.

Canterbury Lake Investigation

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The many rivers and streams, flats, estuaries, wetlands, along with the Marlborough Sounds also offer excellent game bird hunting opportunities. Mallard duck are the dominant species.

Mallard thrive in the coastal estuaries of Motueka, for example, and there are plenty of quail in the forest margins. Grey duck, mallard, paradise shelduck and black swan can all be found in the Golden Bay area.


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Upcoming Council Dates for 2017

June 6th:
66 Champion Road Richmond Starting 1pm Public Forum 1 pm

August 8th: 
NMIT Budge St Blenheim Public Starting 10am Forum 1 pm

October 10th: 
66 Champion Road Richmond Public Forum 1 pm

November 29th: 
Council Meeting 1 pm Public Forum 1 pm AGM 5.30 pm. 66 Champion Road Richmond.


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Physical Address:
66-74 Champion Road, Stoke, Nelson 7020.

Postal Address:
PO Box 2173, Stoke, Nelson 7041.

Phone:
03 544-6382

Fax:
03 544-4058

Email:
nelsonmarlborough@fishandgame.org.nz

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12

regions managed

180k

kilometres of rivers

4,090

individual lakes

1

environment to protect

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