The water is warm and when you can get out there is some amazing fishing happening. It doesn’t always mean the fishing is going to be easy but if you do your homework or know the good areas to fish you should catch a good feed at this time of the year.
I’m happy to help you out with spots to go and techniques etc. Drop me an email [email protected] or text on 0274439750 or Facebook message me
I’m also running plenty of charters and have space during the week and on weekends for individuals and groups coming up https://www.petelambfishing.co.nz/index.php?page=Calendar-of-Wellington-fishing-trips
West coast Snapper and kingis are biting all over the place. The frustrating thing is they are full on at a spot one day and you go back the next and they are gone. Reef areas have been most consistent with us recently particularly the 50-80mtr spots like boom, hunters, verns and various other spots. All of species are getting caught - trevs, JDs, gurnard, tarakihi, bluecod, albacore, snaps and kings.
Harbour It’s been kingi mayhem off oriental and sunshine bays for slide-baiters of late. There were 30 rods out the other morning for 12 kingis caught. Other places worth putting out livebaits and throwing out lures are - greta point (niwa) and points north of there, flat rock, point halswell, scorching bay point, breaker bay, seatoune, Lowry bay point Snapper are also fairly common for boat and shore anglers but not as good as our west.
South coast Snapper and kingis have been around from the airport reef out to the 50mtr wreck. Trumpeter and puka have been caught on the 100mtr mark from Sinclair to Karori. Blues nose are still going well out from homes rock.
Surfcasting Some good spotty sharks and moki are still getting caught on the south coast. White rock and cape palliser have both been good spots. Recent catches - A 25/30lb kingi was caught on a hex wobbler at breaker bay and a decent spotty shark at greta.
If you can add to this report please place your comments/photos /catches below
Happy new year
(photo a 19lb snapper caught by Ray - Jan 3rd 2020)
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.
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