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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 

at present (just in time for.xmas)




The tricky weather continues to sty-fill attempts for consistent fishing in wellington. on the good days the fishing has been feast or famine although as I write this we have just had a huge day on the puka and bluenose at the trench in near perfect conditions.


The bluenose have been firing off wanui at 'bluenose heaven' in 160-180 mtrs as well as gemfish and hoki.

 Some good puka have been caught out west off fisherman's, kapiti and Ohau, also off turakeri in 220mtrs.

 Kingis are now common place at hunters and the boulder bank and are popping up at other haunts like pukerua, mana, ward isl, Ohau and boom while anlgers snapper or tarakihi fish in 20-30mtrs. We hooked a whopper at homes yesterday in amongst the big teris.

Snapper fishing is getting more consistent out west and in the harbour at the usual haunts. A 27lber was caught recenty by a Wsac club member.

The bluecod at sinclair head have been fat and in good numbers on our last few trips. Tarakihi fishing has been getting better too. Turakerie, the wreck, pt gordan and the makara fenceline have all been reasonable fishing of late. 


Kahawai have been patchy in the harbour and consistent on the sth coast.


Shore fishing.

Some good catches of moki are now happening along with gurnard, trevally, elephantfish and salmon. The wairarapa beaches have been better fishing but it should only be a matter of time till places like pc, fitz, longbeach and batch beach start firing. White rock and ocean beach have been the hotspots lately. In the harbour the reclaim next to point howard produced a couple of moki and a snapper the other night. snapper are showing up all round the harbour and at paikak and tehoro.



Bass and puka have been going pretty well on the south coast and the Trench. Bluenose are still patchy but when the water warms up a bit they should turn up in good numbers. The puka have been caught at Fishermans and Ohau on the west too.
It still 13 - 14 degrees in the harbour and sth coast. needs to come up a bit for the influx of bluenose and kingis.
One thing I've learnt about the puka fishing is that you need to keep finding new ground to try. We are finding new spots every year that really fire, sometimes they are within a mile or less of an old spot. Survey the bathymetric chart and keep an eye on the sounder when you are motoring around. The new navionics 'bathy overlay' on smartphones and tablets is really good. It gives you standard depth charts and bagthy charts when you zoom in.

Inshore South
The bluecod seem to be back on the feed and fat. Karori, behind the Island bay reserve, sinclair, baring and turakerei are all going pretty well, even in the dirty water weve had lately.
We had a reasonable catch of teris off Turakerei the other day but overall the teris have been a little harder to catch recently

The weather has prevented us from fishing Seatoune, Point Gordan and the Ward Island to Pencarrow stretch lately. Thats where we get out best fishing. Falcon shoal (tarakihi and bluecod), Seatoune light (gurnard and trevally) and the last couple of bays before Pencarrow (gurnard and kahawai) are my favourites. Elephantfish turn up anywhere around Eastbourne and Seatoune particularly on the sand near a bank or structure.
Light line, small hooks and fresh bait will definately increase your chances in the harbour

Good reports of snapper up and down the coast but not with consistency. Certainly north of Paikak there are more fish getting caught with the best fishing off Otaki at the moment.
The usual good cod at Ohau and Makara and tarakihi up and down the coast saves many a day. The best spots are the Makara fenceline, sth mana (50mtr), Tecam reef, Verns, Wairaka rise and reef. Ive heard of puka getting caught at Fishermans and Ohau and kingis and Hunters

Still a bit quite on the quality catch department, due mainly to the cold water. When it warms up a few more moki should start turning up and of course snapper as well. Plenty of reddies, spotty and spikey sharks, kahawai getting caught over the Wairarapa. Gurnard have been caught at Pencarrow, White rock, Ocean beach, Castlepoint and Miramar. Other good spots have been Fitzroy (moki), beach beach (bluecod), Paiak (for snapper) and Mahang bay (terakihi)


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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


day trips - 24, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th,

4hr trips - 24th, 28th, 30th all 5.30pm

6hr trips - 


day - 2, 3, 4, 5th, 6-15th, 18-25, 27-30th 

4hr - 4th 5.30pm, 25th 5.30pm, 28th 5.30pm (other dates free)

6hr - same as day trips 7am or 1.30pm


booked 12, 21, 28 all other dates free


booked 7th 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. 


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, 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.