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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




20.9.14 - Deepwater - Had a nice catch of bass and puka at the trench on wednesday. The puka were post spawn and reasonable size. the bass were up to 25kg. A nice 15kg bluenose came in too.

Surfcasting - Theres been a good run of kahawai in the harbour with some gurnard and reddies being caught at Seatoun and Breaker bay

15.9.14 - exceptional blusnoes fishingf at the trench yesterday with fish up to 20kgs. Good scallops in the sounds on the weekend plus monster bluecod at cooks rock. inshore fishing has been pretty good for cod and teris. Gurnard are starting to turn up on the sth coast

Surfcasters have been catching gurnard, spotty sharks and elephantfish recently over the wairarapa and in palliser bay. 

5.9.14 - I had a great feed of Auckland snapper and chips before attending an excellent Queen concert at Vector on Wednesday night. I caught the 6am flight back to Wgtn on Thursday and was out in the Trench catching bass bluenose and puka by morning tea time.

I was telling a mate on the way out not to worry about the 1st drop of the day. Its often a 'feeler drift' that enables us to get the tide and wind worked out. That 1st drift we caught 3 bass to 31kg. What an excellent start to a good day

Deepwater - The last couple of weeks have been premo weather and plenty of good results around the traps. Out deep there's been some nice hapuku taken. It appears that the puka spawning run has started in some areas but other areas there are still puka around. Sunday and Monday produced heaps of puka at Turakerei but they were gone after that. The general 'trench' fishing has been good one day and tough the next although most trips we have got a feed, sometimes quite substantial. Yesterday we got 3 bass to 31kgs on the 1st drop of the day, then a mixed bag of puka, bluenose, hoki and ling with a good flurry of medium to large bluenose to finish the day.

Inshore fishing - Tarakihi and cod fishing has been good with the smaller tides recently. Its bounced back from the previous week when it was tough going inshore. We have done well on the 50mtr mark but the 90mtr has been tougher. There's alot of jack macks around on the 100mtr mark so hopefully it won’t be long before the kingis turn up on the south. Both west and south coasts have been reasonably productive inshore but sometimes you have to hunt the fish a bit more than other days. I've had good reports from Verns, the Makara fencline, the big slip Boom and Plimmerton. Leigh Page got 2 nice kingis at Hunters bank recently. Gurnard fishing on the sand has been ok with a few trevs and warehou thrown in for good measure.

Surfcasting - I've heard of some nice tarakihi and bluecod being caught in the harbour and on the south coast at places like Shelly bay point, Kau Bay, Long and Batch beach and Pencarrow. There's been a few spotty sharks getting caught in Palliser bay. Wanui would be worth a crack too. I haven’t heard of any moki caught but I'm sure they are out there. Kahawai have been running hot and cold.

Harbour - Boatfishing has improved with consistent catches around Falcon shoal, Seatoun and around Ward Island. We've been getting some nice gurnard and elephantfish with a few teris and cod as well. Plenty of big kahawai and reddies around most spots with the reddies being in peak eating condition prior to spawning.   

We now stock Trokar hooks at our Rongotai and Seaview shop and are currently Wgtn’s only stockists of these fine products. Trokar hooks use Surgically Sharpened Technology to grind and hone a three-sided symmetrical point that is scalpel sharp and capable of penetrating and withstanding the toughest membranes and cartilage.


Customers can enter into a Kilwell competition to win a $500 Trokar prize pack. See



 John Morrison and decky Matt with a 40kg bass caught recently (June 2014)

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Penn Sentinel 8500 Surf/straylining reel $79.90 (were $110)

Tica seawave 16N speed jig star drag reel 15kg drag, $240 (was $340)

85litre heavy duty Southern Ocean chilly bin - was $399 now $299

100 - 200gm home made jigs (chromed) $3 each

50% off Pro hunter Deep Diver prowlers and Crazy Charlie slow jigs



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 

day trip - Tues 23 to fri 26, Sat 27th, sund 28th, tues 30th
6hr trip - 27th 7am, mon 29th 12.30
4hr trip - all 5.30pm -  fri 26th, Sat 27th sund 28th, mon 29th 8am
Sounds trip - 24/25th

day trip - fri 3, sat 4th, sund 5, mon 6 to fri 10th, sund 12th, wed 15 to 17, sund 19 to 23rd, 26, 28 - 31
4hr trip - wed 1st 8am, 2nd 12.30pm, fri 3rd 5.30pm, tue 7th 8am, sund 12th 5.30pm, tue 14th 12.30pm, sat 25th 8am
6hr trip - 7am and 1.30pm mon 13th, mon 20th 7am, sat 25th 7am, mon 27th 7am and 1.30pm
Sounds trip - 8/9, 22/23 (midweek) 26/27 (w.end)

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. 


Tim with a 20kg bass caught in July 2014

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, compfortable 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 comon 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 Endeavor 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 minimual 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 coldslaw) 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 locatedby 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.