Category Archives: Westland Lakes

Mapourika, Lake, Salmon and Trout Fishing – Westland

Marg Delore caught this big salmon in Lake Mapourika.

Home » Destinations S.I. » Westland » Westland Lakes Lake Mapourika – Brown Trout and Quinnat Salmon Located 10 km north of Franz Joseph in one of the most beautiful scenic parts of New Zealand. The salmon fishing is variable but there are plenty of big brown trout although you might find them hard to catch. Though there is good brown trout More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 1 year ago
A typically buttery chocolate coloured, though larger brownie, from Lake Poerua.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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Lake Poerua Brown Trout, Westland – Black water brownies – troll, spin, fly, bait fishing

Home » Destinations S.I. » Westland » Westland Lakes Most trout caught in Lake Poerua are taken by trolling or harling A typically buttery chocolate coloured, though larger brownie, from Lake Poerua. Lake Poerua More...

A brace of two good size brown trout caught in Lake Brunner. Photo: Allan Burgess.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Brunner, Lake, Trout Fishing – Where the trout die of old age!

Dan Sweeny with a dark coloured brown trout taken at Lake Brunner while fishing with local guide Brent Beadle. Note the typical colouration of fish from Westland lakes. Photograph courtesy of Brent Beadle’s More...