Story: Nelson region

Fly fishing

Fly fishing

Fly-fishing guide Tony Entwistle fishes for brown trout in a remote stream in Kahurangi National Park. The rivers of the Nelson region offer some of the best back-country brown trout fishing in the world. Water temperatures are in the ideal range for brown trout growth, and in the largely unmodified catchments the water is very clear, creating ideal habitats for mayflies, stoneflies and caddisflies – trout food.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Sport and recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015