Fine trout fishing
River together with its tributaries forms one of the countries
finest brown trout fisheries offering a diverse range of fishing
for a large population of trout that often grow to trophy sizes.
The larger tribitaries of the Buller are the Owen,
and the Matakitaki.
Highest catch rates
With its numerous medium-sized brown
trout, the lower Grey
River has a catch rate amongst the highest in the region, and
there are larger trout in its tributaries including the Arnold
River which is easily accessed and popular for fly fishing,
(Otututu) River. the Little
Grey (Mawheraiti) River and the Ahaura
Good populations of trout
Moeraki holds a large number of brown trout, possibly the best
stocked on the West Coast.
River also contains a very good population of medium to small
River offers spotting and stalking of trout in a particulalary
Fontaine is a delightful spring-fed tributary of the Wanagnui
River with an abundance of brown trout.
Moeraki is a scenic gem best suited to fishing from a boat.
Brunner is popular for shore and boat fishing. A boat is recommended
Haupiri and Lake
Mapourika and Lake
Paringa contain good stocks of brown trout as well as both resident
and sea run salmon.
River provides a remote wilderness fishing experience with
opportuites to stalk and spot the trout. The upper reaches of the
Wanganui and the Mokihinui
rivers are also truly wild and scenic.
The salmon run in the Grey
River between Omoto and Ahaura varies in size each year.
Some salmon are present in the Wanganui
River and in some years in the Poerua
Mapourika is a productive trout and quinnat salmon fishery containing
both resident and sea run salmon. Lake
Paringa has fewer resident salmon but sea-run salmon appear