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Spaces on trips coming up - APRIL


- Friday 3rd, sat 4th, sund 5th full day trips into cook strait

- sund/Mon 4.30pm 4hr harbour





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closed Easter Friday and Sunday, open Saturday and Monday 8am to 4pm.

7 days - 8.30am to 5.30pm (close 4pm weekends). Rongotai opens 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


It's been a little quieter this week with bad weather last fri,sat,sund. The puka are still going well west of sinclair head and some good bass and bluenose have been caught in cooks canyon. Some big snaps have been taken this week. Steve brown got a 7.5kg fish off point gordan last sunday night and some good ones have been caught out west too.

Surfcasters caught a few moki on the sth coast and some snaps in the harbour last w.end. Spotty sharks and gurnard were caught at white rock and ocean beach.
Kahawai still seem to be in short supply, bummer.

Teris and cod as usual are abundant on the sth and the tuna are still in good numbers out west.

Its the Plimmerton boating club comp this w.end which is a good event. Things look good on Snday weather wise but a southerly system is coming next week. hopefully we'll out Monday morning on the south but I'm not confident.

I had a rare fun fish yesterday with a couple mates. Landed some nice puka, tope and bluecod.

The big news from Wellington this week is a dead marlin getting washed up at Boom rock after potentially choking on a pufferfish. Big tuna in the 20-30kg class have also been seen jumping out wide from boom/mana. Albacore have been pretty good up on the west coast. Heaps of kingis are getting caught but most in the smaller size. Snapper, gurnard and trevally have been good one day bad the next. thank god for the consistent tarakihi

Weve had a great time on the south coast with exceptional tarakihi fishing on the 60 and 100 marks off baring head and at both ends of the marine reserve in 40mtrs. Weve had 3 snapper as a by catch too which is not comon on the sth coast. A couple of days ago we put a couple of live macks down at homes rock and they both got monstored by big kings. A young lady landed one at 24kgs, the other one busted off.
Out in the trench things have improved with bass. Bluenose puka and ling on the last trip and plenty of puka west of sinclair

Surcasting. The big news is felix wenzles 9kg snapper caught at makara recently. This is prime time for big snaps and kings off the shore. Boom. Wire rock. Makara are my favorite spots but they cud come in anywhere.
Moki are now consistent on the south coast. Theres a few more kahawai around now which keeps the surfcasters happy.

Harbour fishing has been interesting with every day being diferent. We've had good catches of tarakihi and bluecod with some nice trevs, gurnard and a few snapper. Some good catches of sapper have been reported and some nice kingis with one 15kg plus  

congratulations to the WSAC boaties who took some good trophies in the NZ gamefishing nationals including kingfish, kahawai and albacore. They have ben specializing in 1kg fishing and doing quite well.





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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,     


Easter Weekend Trips available

Friday 3rd full day

Saturday 4th full day, 5.30pm 4hr

Sunday 5th full day, 4.30pm 4hr

Monday 6th 4.30pm 4hr

Full Day : 3rd-5th,10th,13th-17th,20th-24th,27th-30th

6hr South Coast: 18th at 1.30pm,21st at 1.30pm

4hr harbour:at 8.00am: 8th,14th,16th,21st

                      at 12.30pm: 9th,14th,18th,  

                      at  5.30pm: 5, 6,9th,10th,11th,12th,17th,18th,19th, onwards


Full day 1st,4th-8th,10th-15th,17th-28th,29th,30th,31st
6hr South Coast

4 hr harbour




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.


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

50lb + fish are reasonably common and are sme 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. Appart 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 bewteen 4 and 5pm. Half day trips start at 7am or 1pm and last around 5 to 6hrs.

During summer months when condtions 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 bg 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 araound.

These are the comon 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.

Ranch with a 25kg bass

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), $160 (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, saland 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. 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 coming back into the harbour recently

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.

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