Boating & Fishing

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Tasman District is a boating paradise, but there are some rules to abide by and a need to consider safety. This page links you to by-law and safety information.

Tasman District’s Navigation Safety Bylaw controls all inland waterways and coastal waters up to 12 nautical miles (22.2 kilometres) offshore within Tasman District. When you ski, sail, motor, jetski, row or paddle any boat in the Tasman District, you are subject to the rules in the Bylaw.

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Boating in Tasman

See safety guidelines and information about boating in the Tasman District. Find out how to get a weather report or contact the Harbourmaster.

Fishing in Tasman

Information and rules about fishing and shellfish collecting in the Tasman District.

Marine Farms

Read about marine farms: locations, maps, boundaries and navigation marks.

Marine Reserves

Locate marine reserves in the Tasman District.

Special Events and Activities

Safety information and details of water-based events and activities such as raft races, swim events, speed restrictions, as well as public works and logging.

Water Sports

Find out about the range of water sports pursued in the Tasman District, including key locations and safety.


Harbourmaster Contact Details

Tasman District Council, 189 Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson, 7020, New Zealand

Phone: 03 543 8400

Email: harbourmaster@tasman.govt.nz

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