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-      Kids holiday 4hr harbour fishing trips from 4th July to 19th July 8am and 12.30pm

-   Full day - Sunday 5th July

-   1pm 4hr harbour trip Saturday 4th july

-      04 589 4326 for bookings


Double Glazing guys fishing comp part two 18/19 July - click on menu option (left of this page) for more info



Snapper - 1st July at rongotai shop 7.30pm $20 door sales

Adam Clancey Seminar - 7th July

Well known fisherman and TV presenter Adam Clancey from TV1's FISHY BUSINESS is coming to Wellington for an evening seminar at

Gasworks Miramar on the 7th of July 7.30 - 9.30pm.

He will be talking about catching Kingfish and other species on slow jigs, speed jigs, poppers, stickbaits and livebaits and showing the latest DAIWA fishing gear.

Tickets on the night $20pp - Early bird ticket special - 50% off.

Giveaways and spot prizes, 2 for 1 main meals on the night.

Discount tackle and food vouchers included with all tickets.

Tickets available from our shops

- 15 Kingsford Smith St Rongotai

- Unit 11, 100 Port Rd Seaview and online at trademe

Our 62ft Charter vessel - The Daniel


Trips coming up

- full day Saturday 27th June, sunday 28th June -  6.30am start

- 4hr harbour trips Sunday 28th at 8.00am and 1.00pm




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An excellent blue cod caught on the south coast recently


Shop opening hours

Seaview - mon to fri 8.30am to 5.30pm sat/sund 8am to 3pm.

Rongotai - monopens at 7.30am sunday to wednesday and Seaview opens 7am on good weather weekends and public holidays)



Seaview - Unit 11, 100 Port Rd Seaview, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 5894326

Rongotai - 15 Kingsford Smith St, Rongotai, Wellington. Ph 04 3878150

Postal - P O Box 14099 Wgtn

Pete's mobile - 0274439750


FISHING REPORTS - press heading on left of page for older reports


The weathers looking good for an our annual Wellington Shore /Boat fishing comp this w.end. Met Service says Cook Strait variable 10 knots for Saturday and 20 knots North on Sunday. We’ll take that!

It might still be narley out west after the northerly but the sth coast and harbour look good.



Harbour - there were some good snapper caught off Pt Gordan last w.end. Ive had reports of trevally, gurnard, elephantfish, cod and teris too. Pretty much stock standard for this time of year. A bit of everything.

Miramar wharfs a good place for couta, kahawai, reddies and gurnard with snapper on the cards there too. Berley up large!!


Sth coast - there’s been excellent terakihi fishing inshore and the bluenose off Wainui and puka west of Sinclair head. Homes rock is still producing kingis and some whoppers too.

Hopefully the southerly swell wont get up and bugger up the surfcasting. West and east of batch beach are my picks for moki. The beach in front of Karori light and Ngawi beach are normally quite fishable if there’s still a bit of onshore swell lurking around.


West - some good puka out wide are starting to get caught at Fishermans and I wouldn't mind betting ohau, makara, and The patch will produce a few too. Good trevs at Hunters with the odd winter kingi there. Nice time for warehou at Boom, fishermans and Hunters if you fish well up from the bottom with strips of squid.

For snaps and trevs I recommend fishing close in at Opau and Te-Ikamaru points in around 10mtrs of water.  


The Bluenose arrived back at the Baring head 160-200mtr spot on the weekend. Although Monday was the best weather day, the fish were biting better the previous two days. They were mainly small fish in the 2-5kg size range.

There was a large kingi caught at Homes last Friday rumored to be around 35kg. A number of other kingis were caught out on the south coast over the last week too.

Big tarakihi seem to be abundant as ever from 50mtr - 100mtrs out on the south too. A nice moki and snapper came in with the teris in our bin on Monday which was a pleasant surprise. Its the time of the year when the moki move out into deeper water so expect more over the next month. Still not too late to bag a good one off the shore if your keen.

There were some good hapuku and bass around too. The cook strait canyon has been the spot for bass recently and Karori has been producing puka.

The snapper have been a little bit quiet in the harbour but alot better out west. South of Makara for snapper and trevs close into shore seems to be pretty good at this time of the year.


The harbour is going off with heaps of fish coming in from the south coast to shelter from the big southerlies. There have been heaps of snapper, gurnard, tarakihi and bluecod getting caught recently

In the trench we caught bluenose to 15kg last weekend and hooked some monster kingis on the100mtrs mark. Big 1 - 2kg tarakihi were also pretty good on the 60-70mtr marks. Im pretty keen to get down to Karori for the hapuku. They should be biting well down there after this southerly swell calms down. Its also good time for a moki shore fish around Karori, particularly a big one (5kg plus)

Out west I here its been snapper and trevally galore particularly on the mana bridge and south of makara. Hapuku are starting to move into fishermans, ohau and the 78 prior to the july/august spawning run


The weathers been tough. Big swells on the south coast all week and heaps of wind. A few brave soles have been out there doing it and have had mixed results. The snapper are still biting well and there are good trevs, gurnard, cod and teris about in the harbour and on the west coast.
This is an excellent time to go fishing as long as the conditions are ok. Its probably the best time to fish the harbour, particularly for snapper. Miramar wharf was on fire on Sunday morning. a big berley trail certainly helped the anglers there. plenty of snaps, gurnard and kahawai with a few nice teris were taken there. A big tope was lost at the gaff as well.
As soon as the wind goes away I predict the hapuku and bluenose will be biting well. They normally are at this time of the year.
The kahawai mayhem in the harbour has settled down a bit from the highs of the last month. Theres still a few kingis around as well.

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Jesse Batchelor with a 25kg hapuku caught 5.4.15



Prices - full day $150pp + $40pp tackle, half day (outside harbour) $120pp + $30pp tackle, harbour 4hr $100pp + $20pp tackle.

Phone the booking office on 045894326 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm dates,     


Full day: 27th- 30th

6hr: 28th at 7.00am

4hr:  27th at 4.30pm, 28th at 1.00pm,  other dates also available


Full Day : 1st, 2nd, 4th - 6th,7th - 31st

6hr : 3rd at 12.30pm,19th at 7.00am

4hr : 4th at 4.30pm,7th at 8.00am,12.30pm, other dates also available

please note - On our share cost trips it is our policy to share the catch evenly at the end of the day with all paid customers board. 



Charter Details

THE 62FT DANIEL is a big 100 tonne ex commercial fishing boat, set up for charter fishing running from Seaview Marina, Lower Hutt.

I have been running her for 10 years now and she is a sturdy, comfortable vessel which cruises at 8-10 knots. She is surveyed for 12 people to the Sounds, 25 for day trips from Wellington or Picton and 50 inside Wellington harbour.

There are 6 bunks, a full kitchen with oven and microwave, power points, a gas BBQ, shower and toilet. She is comfortable with 12-15 people on board but we are more than happy with larger groups.

We fish 10 - 14 people a time in the deepwater and inshore and 15 - 20 in the harbour at anchor.

We cater for individuals and groups. We can normally find extra people to make up the numbers for 'share cost trips'.

You need no prior fishing experience and just need to bring yourselves. We recommend you bring warm clothing and sturdy shoes, sunhat and sunglasses and a camera. There is plenty of space on board so you can pretty much bring whatever you want.

Your most welcome to bring your own fishing gear but we have good gear on board available for hire including electric reels for the deepwater fishing.

Our aim is to help you catch the big one and have a great day out on the water.

A nice kingfish taken in April 2015 in 140mtrs


DAY/HALF DAY TRIPS - Most of our day trips travel to Nicolson's Trench targeting large bass, bluenose and hapuku (groper). These fish grow in excess of 100lbs.

50lb + fish are reasonably common and are some of the best eating fish you will ever experience.

We look after you from start to finish and take you to the best fishing spots for the prevailing weather. Apart from the deepwater species there are good numbers of tarakihi, bluecod and gurnard around in the shallower water. Other species of fish caught are snapper, kingfish trevally, elephantfish, tuna and sharks.

Day trips normally start at 7am and return between 4 and 5pm. Half day trips start at 7am or 1pm and last around 5 to 6hrs.

During summer months when conditions allow we set craypots and there is sometimes a good feed of crays on the menu for lunch.

THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS - An all weather boating and fishing paradise. This is our favourite trip.

We fish our way over the Cook Strait targeting hapuku (groper), bluecod, tarakihi and gurnard before dredging scallops and sometimes diving for crays (weather permitting).

Our evening meal can be a seafood banquet comprising of scallops, crayfish and fresh fish. For the non seafood eaters a big juicy steak with fresh salad and potatoes normally stokes the boiler up after a big day out on the water.

You will enjoy an evening at a remote lodge in Endeavour Inlet with good music, a crackling fire with a few drinks and yarns. Accommodation is at the lodge or on the boat. The next day we fish our way back to Wellington.

For extended trips we can venture into Pelorus Sound or up to D'Urville and Stephens Islands.

FISH FILLETING is all part of the service. We process and bag the catch so everyone gets a fare share

KIDS TRIPS - We run these most school holidays and other times by arrangement.

Fishing is generally done inside the harbour. The kids have an awesome time!

We try and fish places with plenty of action to keep the kids busy and reasonably calm so there is minimal chance of sickness.

We do special rates for school groups and can pickups from Wellington central and the Hutt.

HARBOUR TRIPS - These trips have become really popular over the last few years.

One reason is that we hardly ever have to cancel them. There is always a calm spot to fish in the harbour, plus there are usually plenty of fish around.

These are the common fish we catch - kahawai, redcod, tarakihi, bluecod, trevally, gurnard and elephantfish. Snapper, kingfish are better in the summer months and other species will turn up from time to time to keep things interesting.

You can BYO your own food and refreshments or we can provide them. The harbour is perfect for xmas, stag or hens parties, birthdays, client entertainment, social clubs and kids trips.

GIFT VOUCHERS - We sell gift vouchers which the recipient can redeem at their own convenience. These can be done over the phone, email or online, at one our our shops.

We also supply complimentary vouchers for school and charity groups wanting to fundraise.

WE PROVIDE - Bait & berley, tea & coffee, tap water, toast, fruit, a BBQ and kitchen facility, filleting & bags and a few sossies on the bbq on share cost charters.

You can bring your own tackle and lunch or we can provide it for an extra charge.


A good haul of bluenose in may 2015


PRICES - To hire the boat exclusively - $2500/day Sounds trip, $2000 per day ex Wgtn, $1500 per half day, $1200 3 - 4 hour trip.

For individuals (share cost) - $200pp per day (Sounds), $150 (day), $120pp (half day), $100 (3-4 hour), $60 (kids trips). Share cost trips are subject to appropriate weather and getting at least 10 people (15 for kids trips)

MEALS - Breakfasts (Bacon, eggs and toast) for $10pp or with tomatoes, mushrooms and hash browns for $15pp. Morning or afternoon tea for $7.50pp. BBQ lunches (steak, sossies, chops, salad and coleslaw) at $20pp. Roast lunch or dinner at $25pp.

FISHING TACKLE - We supply all your fishing gear for $40pp day, $30pp half day, $20pp 3-4hr trip and $10pp for 3hr kids trips. We electric reels on board for $80pp. If you loose a hired rod/reel over the side you may be liable for replacement costs. If you are bringing your own tackle we suggest the following

For inshore fishing 10 - 16oz sinkers, 2/O to 6/O re curve hooks, 50 - 80lb trace and 30 - 50lb braid.

For deepwater fishing 30oz sinkers, 10/O - 16/O circle hooks, 150 - 300lb trace, 80lb braid. For an added advantage bring – flasher rigs, long & slow jigs, soft baits, tuna/kingi trolling lures, lumo tubing and squid, flashing lights and cyloom sticks.

SEAVIEW MARINA is located by going along the Petone Esplanade (eastward) heading towards Eastbourne (right around the round about). Just as you come to the sea turn right into Port Rd and take the 2nd left opposite Peter Baker Transport (GATE 2). We are the 4th boat in on E pier.


The Daniel


CONFIRMATION OF WEATHER and departure details are done by phone the previous day.

We need an after hours contact phone number of the organizer.

TRIPS are always subject to getting the appropriate weather conditions for the fishing you want to do and a minimum of 10 people for a ‘share cost’ charter.

PAYMENTS are due on the day of departure - cash, cheque, credit card, eftpos at shop, direct credit. We can supply invoices in advance or on the day.

A 35% deposit is required to confirm booking (refundable if weather bad).

For deposits our Bank Acc # is Westpac 03 0510 0786779 000 Pete Lamb Fishing Ltd.

You can phone your credit card details to 04 5894326, 04 3878150 or 0274 439750 or use the shop at Seaview or Rongotai for eftpos, cash and credit card payments.

Pete has mobile eftpos on the boat linked to his smartphone.

With prepaid vouchers there is a 24hr non-cancellation period.


everyone hooked up on hapuku recently