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Fishing Transport

Often to get to the true wilderness fishing where the fishing is in untouched country, special transport is required. The alternative is a long walk - often of several days. The following are some modes of transport such as boats and helicopters that are experienced at getting anglers to fishing in the back country.

Lake Rotoroa water taxi

Lake Rotoroa Water Taxi provides quick and easy access to fishing in and around Lake Rotoroa in the in the beautiful Nelson Lakes National Park. It can take keen trout fishers to the remote Sabine and D'Urville rivers where great trophy brown trout can be caught.

The water taxi operates all year round on demand, and owner Craig Simpson is a keen fisherman and guide.

Karamea heli service

Based in Karamea & Seddonville, Karamea Heli Charters are the closest helicopter operation to the Karamea and Mokihinui rivers.

The Karamea River is renowned for its brown trout fly fishing.  With crystal clear waters and remote access, it provides a true wilderness experience for anglers. There are no roads, so prime fishing spots are generally only accessible by helicopter. Karamea heli-charters are highly experienced in getting anglers to the best fishing.

Reid helicopters

Reid Helicopters Nelson is a locally owned and operated helicopter company specializing in hunting and fishing transfers to the remote areas of the Nelson & Marlborough regions.

With three generations of experience operating helicopters in Nelson and the surrounding national parks Reid Helicopters can take you into some of the best fishing in this stunningly beautiful and diverse region often referred to as "brown trout heaven".