Moana Trout Fishing Safari

Lake Moana, Greymouth

Fishing for trout on New Zealands West Coast of the South Island is a treat not to be missed.

Brent Beadle is based at Moana on the shores of beautiful Lake Brunner where the trout die of old age.

he lake holds excellent stocks of wild brown averaging 4 pounds and the area is virtually uncrowded for most of the season, in fact most of the time you won’t see another fisherman.

The fish are all wild and the methods vary from dry fly, nymph, streamers, spinning or trolling, we have it all at Lake Brunner. Most of the fish around the lake are sighted before being caught and this really makes for an interesting day out, there is no bigger thrill than spotting, casting and hooking up on a cunning Brunner brown.
The lake has 3 rivers that flow into it and we can walk up these stalking the trout in gin clear water, a challenge not to be missed. The famous Arnold River drains the lake and we offer a great drift down there in ‘Sneakuponum’. Many trout habitat this part of the river, it carries approx 250 trout per kilometre.
This top section of the river can only be fished properly by boat, the bushline grows right down to the waters edge. The Arnold fishes well in the winter also and it is a great place to try your hand at sight casting.

We have two boats on the Lake one for fly fishing and the other for the ‘not so serious troller’. Sneaking around the margins in Sneakuponum is a great way to fish a West Coast Lake.
We also have the lake record for 28 fish landed for one day!