A body recovered from the water earlier today near Golden Bay has been identified by Police.
He was 49-year-old Mark Noel Salmons, from Queenstown.
A police media spokesperson says emergency services received a number of calls just before 3pm today reporting that a man had got into trouble while fishing at Golden Bay, Tasman District.
"Unfortunately, Mr Salmons’ body was recovered from the water by emergency services shortly afterwards.
"Police extends our thoughts to Mr Salmons’ family."