I'm running a 4 lesson boatfishing course at Tawa College starting on the 1st of September (we have put it back a week) and running every Tuesday night 7.30-9.30pm for 4 weeks. $85pp. It cover all aspects of boatfishing in Wellington (deepwater and inshore)
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There are plenty of free dates available. Phone the booking office on 04 5894326 to check
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)
ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBERS
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 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 in 140mtrs
DAY/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), $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, 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.