Anatoki Salmon


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Feel the Thrill at Anatoki Salmon everyone is able to savour the fresh flavour of their catch, straight from the pristine clarity of one of New Zealand's steepest rivers- the mythical Anatoki.

Golden Bay offers you the possibility to catch a salmon and have it prepared as part of your meal. There is no entry fee, it is free to use the fishing equipment and there is a complementary cleaning service. Our fully licensed cafe provides you side meals and drinks to let your catch of the day swim again. Whether you spend an hour or the entire day at Anatoki Salmon, family and friends will enjoy a fishing experience unlike anywhere else.
Anatoki Salmon welcomes you all year round, every day.


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Anatoki Salmon

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South IslandNelson RegionGolden Bay


  • Fresh Water Fishing


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Gordon Todan's avatar

Gordon Todan


Ranking: 5/10

Great place to make sure you have plenty of time for getting the salmon prepared and have lunch there as it is a good experience. Make sure you buy some bait though as the salmon are smart. Staff were not very well trained so ask a lot of questions. Salmon was a bit fatty but tasted okay.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Louise Walker


Ranking: 7/10

Great place for kids, we all caught one.

Please do check your bag if you are taking your salmon home. We cooked 2 there, brought what we thought were 3 salmon filleted fish but when we went to cook we were only given the skeleton of the fish, so nothing to cook!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Sonya Grimm


Ranking: 10/10

Great idea. Friendly staff! Fair price for the preparation, fish and renting equipment.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Valerie Balcom

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Fun fishing activity with a pay-what-you-catch model. Would have liked a little better instruction for us first-timers. The meal from our catch was still one of the most rewarding.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Hamish's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Took a while to get a bite on the line, we were just about to leave without catching anything, then finally managed to catch a salmon at the last minute. It was good to show the kids where Salmon steaks come from, there was some talk about becoming vegetarian until the cooked salmon came out. Also got our fair share of sand fly bites around the legs, so make sure you take sandfly repellent! Salmon cooked up nicely for us, overall we had a good experience.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Horitz's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Overall a great experience, and good value for money. Catching and actually killing a salmon is a good experience if you have not done it before. Can't recommend the sashimi since they do not know how to cut it.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Melissa Loose


Ranking: 6/10

Good experience to catch a fish but a bit pricey for having to do it all yourself. Nice cafe and cooked alright but again a little pricey for what you get.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Grace and Maria

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Great fun and the cooking salmon smells nice. We didn't catch one though.

Reviewed about 6 years ago