south island fishing apartments

South Island fishing locations and apartment accommodation

Marlborough Sounds

The picturesque Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island offer excellent salt water fishing. Set off from Picton or Waikawa Bay in a private boat or aboard a charter launch and explore the Queen Charlotte Sound or from Havelock fish the Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds. Species caught include Snapper, Trevally, Gurnard and Blue Cod




Picton apartment accommodation on the Waikawa Marina Apartments on the Waterfront in Waikawa Bay. Book on line today!



Nelson is surrounded by National Parks including the Abel Tasman and Nelson Lakes which offer pristine rivers and tributaries ideal for fly fishing for brown trout. These rivers include The Motueka and Buller and can be reached within an easy drive from Nelson City or you can take a guided tour to reach more remote locations. Deep sea fishing with charter boats depart from the harbour and marina.




Nelson apartment accommodation on the Waimea Inlet Monaco Resort Book on line today!




Nelson waterfront apartment accommodation with extensive ocean views Penthouse 11 at The Waterfront Apartments. Book on line today!



Deep sea fishing charters are available from Kaikoura for expeditions, species caught include Blue Cod, Sea Perch, and Grouper.
There is great fishing for children off the wharfs, with catches including sprats and perch.
Over the hill from Kaikoura is South Bay which is one of many other great spots in the area.
Kaikoura is famous for its Crayfish or New Zealand Rock Lobster and these are caught in cray pots which are set and pulled up by fishing boats or divers.

 view from a balcony



Kaikoura apartment accommodation on the waterfront is available at Waves on the Esplanade   an the Waterfront Apartments Book on line today!


Lake Tekapo

Fly fishing in the crystal clear waters of a river in the Tekapo Mackenzie District provides a spectacular backdrop and some challenging Rainbow and Brown trout fishing.
The rivers are shallow, braided and generally have good open river bank access.
Lake Tekapo is a stunning glacial fed lake with rich turquoise coloured waters. There is good trout fishing on the lake, the canal and on the two adjacent lakes Alexandrina and McGregor.
Take a fishing tour to get the most from this spectacular area, including Mount Cook.

Stunning mountain views  


Lake Tekapo apartment accommodation a short stroll to the trout filled lake is available at The Residence. Book on line today! 



Trout fishing in Wanaka is possible on the lake and surrounding rivers.
Rainbow and Brown Trout and Salmon can be caught from the lake by trolling or spin fishing from a boat or still water fly fishing from the banks.
The Clutha River is renowned for its populated waters and provides excellent fly fishing, as do the other surrounding rivers including Hawea, Makarora, Matukituki and the Hunter.
There are many tours and tour guides available to help you explore these special areas.




Wanaka apartment accommodation a short stroll from the lakefront  Belvedere Apartments  Book online now!


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