Shore - Evans bay has been producing some good snapper this week. Kapiti coast and Palliser bay have been quiet but don’t write them off. Theres still a good chance of numbers and the odd big snapper at this time of year.
Boom rock produced a nice kingi this week.
Makara and Otaki beach are both worth a crack for a kingi as well.
Boat - pretty much everywhere is firing good fish at the moment.
A friend got a nice 20lb snap at paikak last week which he released.
Some big kingis have been caught at hunters, kapiti and boom plus out in the 100 mtr marks on the sth coast.
Rays bream are prolific out west (midwater) on the 70-200mtr reef areas up and down the coast.
Snapper fishing has been good at depths of 15mtrs down to 50 mtrs up and down the west coast and in the harbour from 6-25 mtrs.
Hapuku fishing has been a bit hit and miss but well worth a crack as they are starting to fatten up prior to the winter spawning run.
Its been a real mixed bag lately of trevs, blue mack, gurnard, snapps, JD and the odd kingi inshore fishing around wgtn.
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. $150pp (share cost) or $1500 for the boat. 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.
cost $190pp or $1900 for the boat plus $30pp tackle hire
Eight/Nine hour trips (full day)
are a mixture of deepwater and inshore fishing.
Cost $2400 for the boat. Tackle hire is $40pp.
Share cost trips are $240pp
We also travel to the Marlborough Sounds and Durville Island on overnight trips which start at $500pp. 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 - $75/hr
One on one tuition - (at the beach or at shop) - knots, rigs, tackle, bait, spots, techniques - $75/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 - $200pp, 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 - $350pp includes accommodation, tackle hire - $40pp, food $35 (dinner and breakfast)