Poaka Beck

Poaka is the smallest of our three main water supply reservoir fisheries but at seventeen acres is still a sizeable water. Stocking takes place on a monthly basis from March to September with rainbow trout averaging a pound and a quarter with a few bigger fish thrown in for good measure. There is also a good head of wild brown trout and members have reported catching browns bigger than 2lb. Poaka is subject to greater fluctuations of level than our other waters and possibly for that reason it doesn’t seem to support quite the same degree of insect life. It can often be a water that responds better to lures particularly early and late in the season but provides some excellent surface sport on the right day. For that reason Poaka and Pennington are our two most popular waters.