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20/21 June 2015 

Area - Kapiti to Wgtn to Castlepoint

prizes - $15,000 value

Sections - shore, boat, harbour, kids, ladies, junior, kayak

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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




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.


Although the weathers turned to custard now, we did get a few trips away last weekend and I'm sure the fish will be biting once this bad spell blows through.

There are heaps of sharks out at the trench at present, we've been getting 'cleaned out' about 3-5 times every trip and having blues and makos up to the boat trying to grab scarpies and bluenose

The water was 17 degrees at the trench last week and the bluenose are still biting. We got 16 on the last trip to around 25lbs (western end)
Big tarakihi and kingi fishing around the 100mtr mark has also been firing. The teris have saved the day a few times. A couple of trips ago we hooked 5 kingis and landed 2 (25lb).

Out west the hapuku seem to be returning at Fishermans and the 78 and will be fattening up and congregating at many spots prior to the spawning run in july/august.

Snapper have been excellent off point Gordan for harbour boaties and at Mahanga bay for surfcasters. Out west its been snapper mayhem up and down the coast along with good trevally too. Hunters bank has been especially productive for big snapper with some nice 8kg fish caught there recently in 60-80mtrs.



Well the weathers turned to custard lately but we have stuck in a couple of good inshore trips on the south coast lately. It has been excellent tarakihi fishing with a few school puka, large bluecod and the odd snapper and kingfish.

The deepwater fishing has been quiet. The recent earthquakes havnt helped much. theres been a truckload of kahawai getting caught on the south coast and in the harbour which has been keeping the surfcasters happy.

Out west the snapper have gone to ground a bit but theres still potential for another burst after the northerlies die off again.

The water temp had plumetted after the southerlies but have gained momentum back up to 16.5 on the sth and 18 off the back of Kapiti. There may still be another run of tuna out there before winter.

Its prime snapper time in the harbour and theres good gurnard and teris around Ward, Falcon, Rear lead, Seatoune light and point Gordan.

go get em!




The waters warmer than its been all summer at present and the fishings' going off!

On the south coast it's been puka mayhem with nice fish up to 25kg caught on the last few charters. We've had 3 excellent kingis over the last week, two caught while deepwater fishing. Snapper have been caught in numbers in 30-40mtrs off red rocks and the cod and teri fishing is pretty good there too. Ive heard of a number of kingis caught at Karori lately. Our ones have come from Karori, Turakerei and bluenose heaven. Big cod and teris are going well in 60-80mtrs off baring head and turakerei as well as 5 mile. Some good albacore tuna have been caught off baring head around the 100mtr mark and off 5 mile too.

For surfcasters out south, Palliser bay has been firing snapper, elephantfish, gurnard and the usual kahawai and spotty sharks. Ocean beach/corner creek and east of whangamoana have been the hotspots. My daughter Jade caught a nice 2.6kg moki at Windy bay recently at 10am in the morning! 

Harbour - its been good to see big kahawai turning up again particularly from the entrance to Ward island. in that area we've been catching a mix of gurnard, trevally, elephants, teris and cod. Some folks have been doing pretty well on snapper there too. Point Gordan has also fired snapper recently

West - For boaties the snapper and tuna have ben going off big time. Puka have been a bit quiet, some anglers saying they have been fished out. kingfish have been caught around the traps but I havn't heard of many big ones, plenty of rats though. Teris have been good up and down the coast and cod from Makara to Ohau. Some nice trevs and gurnard with a few JDs have caught Mana recently, particularly on the bridge and at Makara.

for rockfishers its prime time for a big kingi from Boom, Makara or Pukerua bay. 14kgs is the benchmark this season so far from the shore. Surfcasters are catching snapper up and down the coast and sometimes in numbers. They are hard to catch off the shore though 

Jesse Batchelor with a 25KG hapuku caught 5.4.15

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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,     


Full day:              -  25-28th,29th,31st

6hr South Coast - tba

4 hr harbour        - 30th,31st


Full day: 2nd- 8th,10th-19th,21st- 30th

6hr: tba

4hr: 6th, 7th, 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


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.


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), $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


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.


everyone hooked up on hapuku recently