I operate Pete Lamb Fishing Charters, and run a bait and tackle shop 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
PLACES TO FISH from the SHORE in level 2
Oriental bay and Point Jenningham - kingfish, kahawai and most other species
Greta point (Niwa) - gurnard, kahawai, possible snaper or kingfish
Flat rock (evans bay) - kahawai, snapper, kingfish
Petone Wharf - gurnard, red cod, trevally, kahawai
Seatoune wharf and beach - gurnard, kahawai, kingfish
Point Halswell - bluecod
karaka bay wharf - kahawai, elepantfish
Queens wharf - kahawai, tarakihi, gurnard
carpark next to point Howard wharf - bluemoki, snapper, kahawai
Sunshine bay - trevally, kahawai, snapper, kingfish
Eastbourne - snapper, kahawai,
mahanga bay - tarakihi
Breaker Bay - kahawai, bluecod
Wainui beach, spotty shark, blue moki, kahawai, bluecod, trevally
White Rock - gurnard, moki, spotty shark, kahawai, trevally
Tora - spotty shark, moki, kahawai
Riversdale - spotty shark, gurnard, kahawai
I have google maps of these spots if anyone's interested
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.
Boatfishing tuition (on your boat) - 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)