BOAT & SHORE FISHING CHARTERS in Wellington and NZ Wide. Retail & wholesale BAIT & TACKLE sales - 15 Kingsford Smith St, Rongotai. Ph 0274439750 Email [email protected]

RETAIL SALES POSITION available (part time) at my fishing tackle shop in Rontogai

Sales Position at Rongotai Shop

with a possibility of some fishbait processing, wholesale bait deliveries and Deckhand work on fishing charters. Its mainly weekend work with some midweek days.
If soulds like it may be you send your CV to [email protected] or phone 0274439750



What a great weekend it was for fishing just past. It doesn't look as good this coming weekend but hopefully it will change. With northerlies forecast the south coast and harbour should be ok particularly for surfcasting and rockfishing.

The snapper have been a bit harder to catch recently and the deeper spots - 50 to 70mtrs have been more productive. There's still been good action in close but not in the same numbers as the last few weeks. The southerlies havn't helped much as they reduce the water temp and put some fish off the feed.

Kapiti - the 50-60mtr mark has been better for snapper. A few albacore tuna have been but certainly not in big numbers. The hapuku fishing has been pretty good apparently.

West - There's been plenty of gemfish at the 78mtr rise with a few puka too. Fisherman's has been a bit quiet but north of fisherman's has been better fishing. Snapper and trevally have been more consistent down towards Ohau but there is still the odd good catch from Makara up to Mana. Many anglers have reported tough fishing but most have been getting a few snapper mixed in with tarakihi, gurnard, trevally and kingfish. This season there certainly hasn't been as many kahawai around but the ones that are out there are in peak condition prior to spawning. Tarakihi fishing has been pretty good at spots like Verns, Makara fencline and the south end of Kapiti

Harbour - Just south of Ward island (6-8mtrs) has been good for snapper of late with some good trevs and gurnard too. Kingfish out in 15-20 mtrs at Ward have been around as well. The kingis have been a bit harder to catch off the shore in the harbour and many have gone deeper. Point Gordon, the Wreck and Falcon Shoal are generally good for kingis at this time of the year. Point Halswell and Jenningham are great in a southerly for gurnard, tarakihi and a mixture of other species (20mtrs). There have been a lot of smaller kahawai around the harbour this season.

More to come..............




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. $130pp (share cost) or $1300 for the 12 person 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. $170pp or $1700 for the 12 person boat ($30pp tackle hire)

9hr full day trips are a mixture of deepwater fishing (hapuku) and inshore fishing. $200pp or $2100 for the 12 person 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 - $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. I can also run two boats on most days. Phone Pete on 0274439750 or email [email protected] 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

25 Apr - Saturday - full day boat charter, 7am-4pm ex mana, $200pp - Book! - Enquire
27 Apr - Monday - 4hr boatfishing trip 8am, ex mana $130pp - Book! - Enquire
28 Apr - Tuesday - 6hr boatfishing trip 7am ex mana $170pp - 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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