Let's talk fishing.....

I operate Pete Lamb Fishing Charters, and run a bait and tackle business out of Wellington. I've fished the Wellington region for most of my life and know just about every place that holds fish in the region like the back of my hand. I'm a land based and surf casting specialist, but also run a boatfishing charter operation that targets the main coastal areas on the south and west coast. I've learned a hell of a lot over the years, and like all good fishermen am still learning every day. I'm most always happy to share information to help you get a better fishing experience if you rock up to my shop in Rongotai or contact me online [email protected] or or text/phone me on 0274 439750



Latest fishing report

Latest fishing report



boat - some nice snapper, gurnard and trevs have been caught recently from Pt Halswell to Falcon Shoal as well as south of Ward Island. the edge of the shipping chanel and around the harbour entrance have been going well for some big bluecod, gurnard and kahawai

shore - its nice to see the return of the the kahawai along with whitebait pretty much all over the harbour at different times and days. Evans bay has been particularly busy with kahawai mayhem from the Coastguard building along to Cobham drive and to Miramar wharf. There's been a nice spring run of gurnard at places like Greta Pt (Niwa) and various other points around the bay as well.

South coast

boat - good cod and teris from 40mtr down to 100mtr at most reefy spots. As a gerneral rule, Karori is better for the Cod and Turakerei is better for the tarakihi with other places like baring head, the wreck, around the marine reserve and airport reef. Fitzroy bay is a nice calm spots for a feed of cod, teri, gurnard and trevally if conditions are a big rough out wide.   

shore - Kahawai, the odd nice bluecod, gurnard and trevally are around places like Fitzroy bay, Wainui, Pencarrow while White rock and 'the Spit' are a good bet for spotty sharks, a possible moki or elephantfish and a general mixed bag of other ooglies  

West Coast

boat - still some puka getting caught off Makara and Ohau but the bigger ones are harder to get at this time of the year due to spawning. There's been some good schools of warehou around place like Boom, Ohau, Hunters and fishermans. Snapper are biting better in the deeper water (over 50mtrs) but there are still some shallower ones especially from Pukerua bay northwards.

Plenty of kingis have been hooked out at Hunters bank lately. Its been quite productive over the last two winters but of course not every day. The fish tend to be a bit deeper in the winter (50-70mtr).   

shore - Its a good time to target tarakihi, tervally and warehou on the shingle beaches from Titahi bay down to Ohau pt. The odd snapper may still be on the cards     

K‍apiti - Better snapper fishing in the 50+ mtr areas. good tarakihi on the south end and still Kingis on the North.

Durville - Big snapper and Kingi time at Stephens passage (80-120mtr)




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 (share cost) or $1200 for the smaller boat (40ft destiny) or $1400 (47ft Elusive). Tackle hire is $20pp

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. $160pp or $1600 for the smaller boat (40ft Destiny) and $1800 for 47ft Elusive. Tackle hire is $30pp. 

9hr full day trips are a mixture of deepwater fishing (hapuku) and inshore fishing. $210pp or $2100 for the smaller boat (40ft Destiny) and $2300 for 47ft Elusive. Tackle hire is $40pp. 

We also travel to the Marlborough Sounds and Durville Island on overnight trips which start at $460pp. We can do a package deal with accomodation, meals and fishing gear if required or you can bring/organize your own.  

One on one tuition (on your boat or at my shop)knots, rigs, tackle, bait, spots, techniques - $50/hr


One on one tuition - (at the beach or at 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 - $130pp, 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 - $160pp, 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 - $40pp, food $35 (dinner and breakfast)

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

I only list the dates that I already have a bit of interest for. If the date is not listed it is often available for bookings. 

Some of these dates are subject to change depending on weather and numbers of people booked

- You can confirm your charter booking with a 35% deposit.

- Once I receive the deposit I will confirm it with an email or text

- All charters are subject to appropriate weather conditions

- Share cost trips are subject to numbers of people booked and weather

25 Nov - Wednesday - full day share cost trip. $250pp - Book! - Enquire
26 Nov - Thursday 4 or 6hr trip - Book! - Enquire
28 Nov - saturday - available for 4, 6 or 9hr trip - Book! - Enquire
30 Nov - Monday - 8am 4hr inshore share cost trip $140pp - 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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