Boating and Fishing

Come and throw your line to catch a trout or take a fishing charter to catch a snapper for dinner. Take a boat trip and enjoy some beautiful scenery along Golden Bay's coastline.

Wildcat Fishing Charters & Motel

Fishing & Scenic trips for small groups from Golden Bay year round. Don't worry if you're a novice angler because you get one to one guidance from Leigh on how to catch your fish. All bait, quality fishing gear & refreshments supplied free onboard.
Keep your catch, or Catch & Release it's up to you.

Scenic Trips from Golden Bay into Abel Tasman National Park; enjoy the unique views of scenery & bird life in the National Park's many secluded bays from the boat.

688 Abel Tasman Drive
Phone: 0508945322
Book: Click here
Map: Click here

General Boating & Fishing

Golden Bay has the best scallop beds in New Zealand & a growing mussel industry. The scallops are fished by towing dredges along the seabed with both recreational & commercial fishers enjoying a bountiful harvest.

The Challenger Scallop Enhancement Company is a privately owned fishing company that gathers scallop spat on artificial collectors (spat are tiny infant shellfish) which are released onto the shellfish beds.


Nelson Area General Fishing Rules

It helps everyone and our natural resources when we follow the rules. New Zealand conserves its fishing species and there are penalties for abusing these. More information can be found from the Ministry for Primary Industries here

Phone: 03-548-1069
The Mussel Inn Cafe Bar & Brewery
Adrift in Golden Bay - Beachfront Accommodation
Farewell Spit Eco Tours

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