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There are other days free. Phone the booking office on 045894326

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Some of these dates are subject to change


11th - 2 spots day trip 7am, 4hr 4.30pm 10 spots

12th - 9 spots day trip 7am, 4hr 4.30pm 16 spots

13th + 14th - full boat free

15th - 4 spots day trip

18th - 7am 6hr trip 3 spots, 4.30pm 4hr 18 spots

19th - day free, 4hr 4.30pm 13 spots

20th - 12 spots day trip

21st - 13 spots day trip

22nd - 1.30pm 4 or 6hr free

23rd - 4hr 4.30pm 7 spots

24th - 4hr 4.30pm 15 spots

25th - 12 spots day trip

26th - 29th  free

31st - 4.30pm 4hr 2 spots



1st - 12 spots day trip 7am

2nd - 4th all free

5th - 6hr 7am 2 spots

7th - 6hr 7am 10 spots

12th - free

13/14th - one of these dates free

15th-19th - free

20th - 4.30pm 4hr 6 spots

21st - 1 spot day trip 7am

22nd/23rd - free

24th - 10 spots day trip

25th - free

27th - 11 spots day trip

29th - free


3rd - 12 spots day trip

5th - 6hr 7am 12 spots

12th - day trip 12 spots

13th - 1.30pm 6hr 9 spots

18th - 13 spots day trip

29th - 13 spots day trip


Our 62ft Charter vessel - The Daniel




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Shop opening hours

Seaview - Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm. Saturday/Sunday 8am to 3.30pm.

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



There have been plenty of small bluenose and hoki caught at the trench.
Some big snapper and kingis have been caught out west. A number of kingis are in deeper water hanging out on the puka grounds. I also hear the snapper have been full of whitebait as well.
Miramar wharf closed this week due to safety concerns with the structure.
Good tarakihi fishing has been taking place out from point Gordan.
Gurnard and trevally fishing at the harbour entrance has been spectacular at times.

The Daniel is still in Picton waiting for the new shaft to be fitted. We're hoping to have it back doing charters for next weekend if all goes well.

Some moki have been caught inbetween Eastbourne gate Pencarrow by surfcasters.
A few small snapper are also getting caught in Evans bay.
Kahawai have been consistently caught on all coasts and in the harbour.


Its been pretty swelly this week from the south with big northwesters as well. which has limited the fishing activity.On the bright side, it looks good for labour weekend with light winds on Saturday and Sunday and a reasonable day on Monday too.

South coast - Gurnard fishing in Fitzroy has been god but also spiney dogs have been know to take over and scare the gurnard away. 20-30mtrs on the sand. Use a sinker above the flasher rig or a running rig with lumo floats or beads on the traces.
Deep - not much activity recently but the bluenose and hoki were rampant out there last week so the western end would be worth a crack on the outgong tide on the next good weather window

West coast - Heard of a couple of big puka caught south of Makara and out at Fishermans. That's good news. Further north there’s a few snapper starting to show with the odd kingi too. Head of a 22lb snap caught out in 100mtrs off Mana in August. aso some big ones being caught from Otaki to Wanganui.

Harbour - Surfcasters continue to catch kahawai although in lesser numbers than last week. Theres’ been a splattering of snapper caught in the boat and off the shore in Evans bay and off Point Gordan
Gurnard fishing is consistent off Seatoun and down towards the Harbour entrance

Surfcasting - It’s gurnard time at Castlepoint and White rock. Spotty shark time in Palliser bay/wainui and white rock (use paddle crabs). Good chance of a kingi at Castlepoint or Pukerua bay. Moki should be turning up on the south coast. Bluecod are going well on the south coast shingle beaches when the water cleans up. There’s been a couple of snaps caught at Miramar (and gurnard too). Always a chance of a trev at White rock, Fitzroy bay or Makara.


Deepwater (200-300mtr) - Good numbers of bluenose were caught at Nicolsons Trench last weekend (up to 15kgs) and alot of small hapuka have been caught at Ohau Point. There’s still a few big puka around but most have gone spawning now and will be back around mid October Its prime time for large bass (last year we got them up to 40kgs)
Inshore - Weve had particularly good tarakihi fishing of late on the 50mtr mark out from the airport reef. I was surprized to catch 3 rat kingis there too. We lost two nice trevally at the boat and caught some good gurnard as well. I wouldnt mind betting there are some big kingfish out on the 100mtr pinacles off Wainui and Turakerei.
Harbour - Large bluecod have been comonplace especially around Seatoun and Falcon Shoal. The usual kahawai, elephantfish, trevs and gurnard are around Ward ialand and the stretch down to Pencarrow.
Surfcasting - Has been tough with the southerly swells but when conditions are righ theres a good chance of trevally and gurnard at White rock and Pencarrow, Trevally at Makara beach (after dark) and spotty sharks through Palliser bay.
Whitebaiting - there’s been excellent results coming from the Spit and Lake Ferry along with rampaging kahawai


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Max with a 35kg puka

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 20 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 up to 15 people a time in the deepwater, up to 18 inshore and up to 25 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.

FULL AND HALF DAY TRIPS - Most of our day trips travel to Nicolson's Trench targeting 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 caught include snapper, kingfish, trevally, elephantfish, moki, trumpeter, warehou, tuna and sharks.

Day trips normally start at 7am and return between 4 and 5pm. When weather permits we fish the deep otherwise we stay closer to shore if its too windy. We let you know the day before and on the day what the conditions are likely to be so you can decide if you want to do that kind of fishing or not.

On 6hr trips we normally fish the inshore south coast or the 80-100 mark.  Half day trips start at 7am or 1pm. We can go deepwater fishing on a half day but half the trip is taken up steaming out and back.

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 fund-raise.

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.

PRICES - tackle hire and meals are extra

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) -  $150 (day), $120pp (half day), $100 (3-4 hour), $50 (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 have two electric reels on board for $60pp. 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 5th boat in on E pier.




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.