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thurs 29th 8am and 12.30pm 4hr harbour trips $60pp
frid 30th 5.30pm 4hr harbour trip $60pp
mond 2nd full day deepwater 7am $190pp
tues 3rd 6hr 7am sth coast trip $150pp
Wednesday 4th 7am full day deepwater $190pp




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7 days - 8.30am to 5.30pm (close 3.30pm weekends). Rongotai opens at 7.30am sunday to wednesday and Seaview opens 7.30am 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 Weve got a 30-50% off fishing charter deal running on




More kingis seem to be popping up around the harbour and on the south and west coast. These are the hotspots. Harbour - point gordan and halswell, ward isl, point jenningham. South - airport breakwater, 5 mile, homes rock. West - boom, hunters, boulder bank, wire rock.
Snapper are becoming regular catches for harbour surfcasters and boaties who fish the turn of light and after dark.... Evans bay and eastbourn are hotspots. Out west its hot and cold but when its hot, its on fire.
Out deep its bluenose and hoki paradise. Its been windy over the we while so the fish have had a reprieve. Good weather is forcast over the next few days so there should be good fishing coming up.
Last weekend saw 250 anglers at the lake ferry surfcasting comp. Kahawai, gurnard, redcod and couta were caught in perfect conditions. Surfcasters have caught good moki, elephants (boat as well) and spotty sharks as well recently.
Gemfish and frosties have been caught at the trench too and albert out west. Rumours are circulating of a big tuna seen out west. This is prime time for a big tuna or billfish to be caught in wgtn. Whos going to be the first?


The water temp is now at its maximum in wgtn the the kingis and snapper fishing at its peak. There appears to be alot of kings around but snapper stocks not quite as good as previous seasons. The blue water is everywhere and we expect to be... catching tuna any day now. We caught three kings in the harbour yesterday. The south coast 100mtr big terakihi spots also have kingis on them too.
Weve had excellent bass, bluenose and hoki fishing at the trench over the last week.
the weather has been pretty good with plenty of fishable days out wide but the next few days the northerlies seem blustery.
The harbour is full of kahawai as well as snapper (in evans bay and at eastbourne).
This is the time of year when its all systems go for shore and boat fishing. All species are on the cards.
Go get em!



The good news is that the water temperature has risen and with have come the snapper and kingfish. Temperatures of 17 - 18 degrees are being seen in the harbour and out west with 15 on the south. Ive even heard rumours of albacore out wide on the west.

Boat fishing
South - Settled weather has resulted in excellent hapuka and bluenose fishing out deeper while the patch between Sinclair Head and Island Bay reserve are producing decent blue cod and terakihi with the odd snapper and trevally too. The 100mtr mark teri spots firing now with the odd big kingi and school puka there too.

West - Boat fisherman out on the western side towards Kapiti have been doing well on the snapper. The best snapper fishing I have heard of is at Ohau for numbers of fish but for biggies - a 23 pound snapper was taken in the Wairaka rise - Pukerua Bay and a 22lber in Hongoeka bay recently so along with other good reports this has to be worth a look.
The kingfish bite has got even hotter at Hunters and Boulder bank.

The harbour has really improved with big catches of tarakihi and elephant fish around Pt Gordan and Ward Is. Snapper fishing is improving with catches close to shore at Eastbourne, Kau bay and Evans bay

Shore fishing
Reports from the moki fisherman west of Sinclair Head suggest hot fishing with a couple of anglers bagging 20 between them. The Ocean Beach side of Palliser is producing elephant fish and gurnard. Better still, for Wellington locals is the quality of the shore fishing inside the harbour, with good catches of snapper commonplace.

Oriental Parade and various spot in Evans bay are producing snapper for shore-based anglers fishing smaller hooks (3/0) with small baits.





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Jade Lamb with a 4.5kg bluemoki caught 23.3.14 on the south coast


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


4hr harbour - at 5.30pm: 30th



Full day: 2nd,3rd,4th,7th,9th-11th,15th,16th,19th,21st,24th-26th

6hr south coast: at 7.00am: 3rd 4th,18th,19th,other dates available

                        at  1.30pm: 2nd,18th,19th,20th,other dates available

4hr harbour: on 5th-7th,9th,13th-15th,other dates available


booked 7th,11th29th, all other dates free  


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.