Working Hard to make it Easy......
The Clutha Fisheries Trust (formed in 1992) established a lot of the existing access in the Clutha / Mata-Au River catchment and to Lake Dunstan. The Trust is supportive and committed to maintaining access and it will continue to be a priority of the Trust’s work.
Public access is available to most parts of the lake. The entire eastern shoreline of the Dunstan and Clutha Arms is easily accessed from SH8. The Clutha Arm is the most productive part of the Lake Dunstan fishery and can also be accessed directly off SH6 (Wanaka - Queenstown) and through Pisa Moorings, Smiths Way and Amisfield.
The Lake Wanaka outlet to Albert Town area offers anglers easy walking access to fishing spots. This includes the fly only “Deans Bank” section which is most easily accessed from the True Right side of the river. Downstream from Albert Town most of the access points are marked from the State Highways with a blue angler access cap mounted on a post.
Did you know?
The Clutha River is the largest by volume in New Zealand. It is the second longest as well as the fastest, on a par with world giants like the Amazon River.