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Brent Beadle's Trout Fishing Safaris

A fine catch

Brent Beadle is based on the shores of beautiful Lake Brunner. Brent is a long serving local guide who offers a range of fishing options including wilderness river excusions and heli-fishing trips.

Brent can take you fly fishing or trolling from one of his boats, on Lake Brunner or at remote fishing locations such as the headwaters of the Arnold River.

Special For the months of August, September and October Brent is offering a special price of
  • $573 for a full day
  • $300 for a half day
Name Brent Beadle's Moana Trout Fishing Safaris
Contact Brent Beadle

18 Johns Rd

West Coast

Contact details Ph: +64 3 738 0886
Fax: +64 3 738 0887
Email: brent@brentbeadle.com
Web: www.brentbeadle.com
Fishing waters

There are five lakes and over 40 rivers within an hours drive of Brent's base in Moana. These include:

Lake Brunner

Arnold River

Grey River

Rough River

Haupiri River

Inangahua River


Brent can also take you out to fish for the hard fighting kahawai and sea running trout that enter the estuaries.

Video clip of fishing Lake Brunner  
Fishing options

Fishing options include:

  • Half day, full day, or guiding by the hour fishing local lakes and rivers
  • Boat fishing on Lake Brunner on either of Brent's two boats. One boat is set up for fly fishing, the other for trolling and spin fishing.
  • Helifishing trips and wilderness river excursions can be arranged
  • Various fishing methods in different areas to cater for all interests, including dry fly, nymph, streamers, spinning or trolling
  • All levels of fishing ability catered for as well as tuition if needed
  • Scenic tour around Lake Brunner for non-fishing companions
  • Tackle and equipment supplied if needed
Lake fishing
  • Sight casting to cruising trout on the lake from Brent's boat Sneakoponum is a very effective way to rip some lips of the wild Brunner browns
  • 25 hook-ups on a good day is achievable, sight casting from Sneakuponum and you don't even get your feet wet
  • Holds record for catching 29 fish landed on the fly and over 40 landed spin fishing on the lake.
About your guide

Boat fishingh


Your guide, Brent Beadle:

  • Has 15 years guiding in the area and is one of the most experienced local guides
  • Is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association (NZPFGA)
  • Has two boats, the Madeline Ruth and Sneakuponum both of which are surveyed to government requirements
  • Is the only licenced boat operator working Lake Brunner
  • Holds Department of Conservation (DOC) permits to fish in the area
Indicative costs
as at 1 Nov 2016

Guided fishing

Contact Brent for an accurate cost for your fishing trip. Indicative costs are listed below.

  • $675 for a full day
  • $375 for a half day
  • $200 for two hours
  • Please enquire for helifishing trips and wilderness river excursions.

For bookings or further information, please phone or email Brent or fill in this online contact form.




Brent (on right) with successful client


Spring Creek


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