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Trout Fishing

Safety Around Helicopters and Useful Information

  • Always approach and leave the helicopter from the front or as pilot directs.
  • Do not walk to the rear or under the tail boom of the helicopter.
  • Keep rifles and fishing rods down.
  • Avoid rising ground and walking up into the rotors.
  • When helicopter is taking off hold on to any loose gear so that it does not blow away.
  • Always carry a personal emergency locator beacon or satellite phone.
  • DOC hunting permits can be obtained online www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/hunting/permits-and-licences.
  • Please purchase hut tickets prior to your trip.
  • Please leave huts tidy, re-stock used firewood and do not leave any rubbish.
  • Remember everything you take in must come out.
  • Your flight price includes a $15 DOC concession landing fee per person.

Please Note

All flights are subject to change and weather conditions.


The Nelson Marlborough region offers some of the best brown trout fishing in the world…

For over 20 years Helicopters Nelson have been transporting locals and visitors from all over the world (some very famous) to some of our best known fishing spots. Guides are available for day trips or if you are already familiar with the area you have the option of day trips or overnight hut stays.

Fishing Trips by Helicopter

Helicopters Nelson offer a wide variety of fishing adventures from trout fishing in our spectacular remote back-country to salt water fishing charters in the Marlborough Sounds. With three generations of helicopter flying experience in the region we know where to take you for that ultimate catch and enjoyable day out.

Please note:

Helicopters Nelson aim to promote a sustainable fishery into the future and encourage all users to respect others sharing the rivers. Our company works within the Kahurangi National Park bylaws which includes a maximum of 3 nights at any one hut. If anglers wish to move along the rivers as they fish we recommend a maximum of 5 days stay within the park. This means that all users have the opportunity to share the fishing, and the locals who make a living from the rivers can still have good fishing opportunities.

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