Fishing Charters in Wellington (boat & shore), bait & tackle sales (retail and wholesale), fishing tuition (boat & shore)

RETAIL SALES POSITION available (part time) at my fishing tackle shop in Rontogai with a possibility of some fishbait processing, wholesale bait deliveries and Deckhand work on fishing charters. Its mainly weekend work with some midweek days. Send CV to [email protected] or phone 0274439750



10th Oct

WEST - Theres been a resurgence in numbers of snapper in the last week after a quite a few 20lb+ fish over the previous month. Slow jigs and bait have been doing the damage and Plimmerton, Pukerua bay and Kapiti have all produced some good fishing. 40-60mtrs has been more productive for numbers but the biggies have been anywhere from 15 - 70mtrs. Tarakihi have made a comeback around Mana and Makara, hopefully they will continue to improve. Kahawai which have been harder to catch have been a biting a bit better particularly around the Mana bridge. Some good kingis have been caught at Hunters and Kapiti. As usual Trevally have been in good numbers around Mana, Makara, Pukerua and Hunters - its just a matter of tracking them down!      

SOUTH - There are plenty of crays around if you're a diver or keen to set a pot or two. Tarakihi and cod are around the normal haunts but its been hard to find conditions that aren't swelly over the last week or two. Howewver today there is virtually no swell on the coast and it looks great when the northerly drops out for fishing and diving over the next few days. Divers have reported kingfish on the coast and plenty of butterfish.  

HARBOUR - Its still gurnard city particularly in Evans bay but the initial spring run may have ended with numbers taking a bit of a hit over the last month. Now its almost snapper time which should happen over the next dew weeks and then its kingi time especially slidebaiting off Oriental Bay Wall. Point Gordan has been good on tarakihi and gurnard and a few elephantsfish and trevally have been caught at Seatoune and around Ward. 

SURFCASTING - not too much to report but it is perfect time to catch bluecod close to shore on the south coast shingle beaches particularly when the water is clean. Theres been more kahawai building up but its still not really firing as it does throughout summer. The blue moki are normally at there best from october - december so places like Cape Pallsier, White rock, Fitzroy bay, Karori light and Wainui should all be worth a crack over the next wee while. The usual spotty sharks (rig) are the most abundant quality fish being caught recently - use crab for bait!  

TRENCH - The bluenose are still biting particularly off Wainui - bluenose heaven. The turn of tide for bass on the far side is always worth a crack as well. Ive heard of a few puka getting caught off the back of 5 mile and down Windy Point way inside Palliser bay 

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I'm primarily chartering on the west coast out from Mana Marina at present

There are three types of trips we commonly book.

Four hour trips targeting snapper, kingfish, trevally, gurnard, bluecod and tarakihi in sheltered water. $120pp or $1400 for the boat ($20pp tackle hire)

Six hour trips which can go a bit further and generally have more consistent fishing. We can also have a shot at some deepwater fishing if you want. $150pp or $1800 for the boat ($30pp tackle hire)

Nine hour full day trips are a mixture of deepwater fishing (hapuku) and inshore fishing. $190pp or $2300 for the boat ($40pp tackle hire)

We also travel to the Marlborough Sounds and Durville Island on overnight trips which start at $385pp. We can do a package deal with accomodation, meals and fishing gear if required or you can bring/organize your own.  


2hr tuition - Rongotai shop - knots, rigs, tackle, bait, spots, techniques - $50/hr

4hr trip - Area - local south coast (30 min drive). Target fish - blue moki, blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, spotty shark. Cost - $100pp, tackle hire - $20pp

6 hour - Area - extended trip to south coast (30 - 75 minute drive). Target fish - blue moki, blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, spotty shark. Cost - $150pp, tackle hire - $30pp

10hr trip
Area - extended trip to south coast or Wairarapa (60 - 100 minute drive). Target fish - blue moki, blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, spotty shark, snapper. Cost - $190pp, tackle hire - $40pp

Overnight Trip
We normally fish both the evening and morning turn of light, if you are keen. Area - extended trip to south coast or Wairarapa (60 - 100 minute drive). Target fish - blue moki, blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, spotty shark, snapper. Cost - $300pp includes accommodation, tackle hire - $50pp, food $50


What's included in a trip

What's included in a trip

We provide bait, expert help, tea, coffee, something on the bbq (share cost boat trips) and filleting of all fish caught.

Fishing gear and meals can be provided for an extra cost

4hr tackle hire $20pp, 6hr tackle hire $30pp, 9hr tackle hire $40pp

bbq lunch $20pp, cooked breakfast $15pp

Boat Charters / Seminars Coming Up

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

or email for details

Some of these dates are subject to change


Charters bookings are confirmed with deposits and email and are subject to numbers (share cost) and weather

26 Oct - saturday 7am 6hr ex mana $180pp - Book! - Enquire
2 Nov - saturday - 6hr 1pm boat trip, ex Mana - Book! - Enquire
7 Nov - thursday day trip $230pp ex mana 7am - Book! - Enquire
8 Nov - friday 1pm 4hr trip $140pp, 6 spots - Book! - Enquire
9 Nov - saturday 12.30pm 4hr trip ex mana - Book! - Enquire
10 Nov - sunday - booked all day
13 Nov - wednesday 6hr trip - Book! - Enquire
14 Nov - friday 5pm 4hr trip ex mana $140pp - Book! - Enquire
17 Nov - sunday 4 or 6hr trip ex mana 8am and 12.30pm - Book! - Enquire
23 Nov - saturday 7am 6hr trip ex mana $180pp - Book! - Enquire
24 Nov - sunday day trip ex mana $230pp - Book! - Enquire
29 Nov - friday 7am 6hr trip ex mana $180pp - 3 spots left - Book! - Enquire
30 Nov - saturday - possible 4 or 6hr trip 8am and 1pm - Book! - Enquire
1 Dec - sunday day trip ex mana $230pp - Book! - Enquire

At the moment there are plenty of hapuku around in the deep, kingfish and snapper inshore (60-80mtrs) and most other species mixed in for good measure closer in. 

On a 6hr trip we can go south to Makara or north to Hunters bank and sometimes out wide for hapuku. Its generally an inshore fishing trip but we are happy to go deep if everyone on board is keen. 

Our 4hr trips are mainly around Mana island and Pukerua bay. There's good numbers of gurnard, trevally and kahawai with kingfish, snapper and warehou turning up sometimes in numbers

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