West Coast

The West Coast region of New Zealand offers a step back in time to an unspoilt, sparsely populated region with jaw breaking vistas around every bend in ever river.

The region has huge areas of unspoiled bush and national parks with a multitude of rivers running off the Southern Alps to the coastline. Freestone rivers combine with several lakes including the famous Lake Brunner to give the travelling angler a multitude of fishing options.

Iconic rivers such as the Grey, Arnold, Karamea and Mokihinui give the angler a plethora of fishing options. The region is also home to several spring creeks that offer the fly fisher challenging sport in absolute crystal clear waters.

Lake Brunner offers the shore based angler excellent sport and is an ideal place to base yourself. This diverse region is worth the time to explore !

All the members listed on this web site have the following vital accreditations:

  • Current  first aid certificate
  • DOC Concession to guide on the DOC estate
  • Audited Health & Safety Plan
  • Public liability insurance

Bryan Wilson

Bryan is a native ‘West Coaster’ focusing on the productive streams and rivers around his hometown of Reefton and neighbouring districts. Bryan has developed his guiding business since 1997 and has assisted anglers from all over the world to share in the adventure and excitement of the fantastic fishing available on his doorstep, focus is on brown trout averaging 4 lbs and better, providing local river day trips, helicopter trips and wilderness campout fishing. Bryan arranges accommodation for all anglers. His expertise and experience is your key to finding the best angling opportunities in this special part of New Zealand’s South Island. You can contact Bryan via telephone: + 64 27 245 8163

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John Boyles

You can contact John via telephone: + 64 3 732 3531

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David Heine

I have been guiding on the South Island's West Coast since 1985 with a 95% return client base.  I work out of Greymouth, the main town in this region.  I enjoy catering for people of all levels of skill and aspiration, catching from 3-4lb fish up to trophy size.  I'm happy to guide for fly or spin fishing.  The most important thing to me is ensuring my clients enjoy their whole fishing experience and have their guiding expectations met.  My service includes sight fishing for resident and sea-run brown trout by stalking and floating the rivers, lakes and estuaries of the West Coast of the South Island.  I fish local rivers and provide  extended road trips and helicopter backcountry day trips.  I can supply fishing equipment and flies.  Accommodation can be arranged to suit your budget and standards. Call me on +64 3 762 5553.

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Brent Beadle

Brent Beadle is based at Moana on the shores of beautiful Lake Brunner where the trout die of old age and has been guiding around the Lake Brunner area for 15 years. All his boats have a current survey and Brent has Department of Conservation permits to fish the area. Brent often drifts the lake edge sight casting to prime fish as well as helifishing trips, a great way to fish the head waters of the regions rivers and overnight stays in wilderness river valleys with excellent accommodation available if required. Brent also offers good self contained accommodation at Lake View Cottage which has spectacular views overlooking the lake and the mountains.Telephone: +64 3 738 0886

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