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Fishing Charter Wellington? great trips for all needs and budgets.
Westcoast charters are now running all year round out of Titahi Bay (Porirua City) to the Makara coast and places like Hunter bank and many other spots off Wellington's stunning west coast
We can cater for fishermen or divers and have a wealth of experience in both sports. If you can organise a small group of your friends or workmates I can get you out anytime in my 21ft cat.
If you are visiting the region and without transport I can organise it and have you back on time.
There is good accomodation available in the Porirua City region which I can organise.
If there are more than 4-5 of you I have a 45ft launch available and tackle for up to 12.

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Usually BYO on Felix to maximise the fishing time, but they can be provided on request.
If requested we can have a cup of tea / coffee available as you arrive, good if you've come a few miles.
Also a bbq can be provided for lunch or breakfast can be ready for you if requested on the bigger boat. we can cook some fish too.

Information for total beginners

There are various charters for fishermen, join a group of strangers, this is ok and you will learn something but if you are part of a large group you will probably not receive much personal help and ask how many others you will be sharing with, these charters are better if you know whats what. also you may not have too much say in where and what you do. The bigger boat has more facilities.
Make up your own group and book the entire boat, better option, you can decide as a group what type of fishing you want and we will do our best to deliver, also you can say what time you want to leave and return.
One on one tuition, go for the smaller boat with your own group of like minded people and we can basically show you the ropes without being stretched, joining in as an individual here is ok as I am right by you.
On the bigger boat if you want more of a training type trip let me know and I can put on another person to help out while I do the training.

Tackle to Bring

If you have your own tackle then you should bring a

24kg set with braid, we use 80lb and 50lb braid on our hire tackle braid is best when groper fishing or you wont feel the bite

A 10kg set with lighter line.

Hooks, bring rigs with either15/0 - 16/0 circle or 14/0 powerbaiter/easibaiter hooks tied to heavy mono approx 1.8mm dia, some lumo tubing is good.
have 60 - 80lb mono sacrificial trace tied to the bottom and to the sinker.

For inshore fishing we usually use strong 1/0 or 2/0 flasher rigs or bare hooks but a variety is good.

Sinkers, 30oz for groper plus say 24oz if the weather is calmer. For inshore or deeper water tarakihi a selection of 4oz - 12oz is recommended

If snapper fishing in the summer 5/0 flasher rigs or just hooks are good plus a running rig of a medium sized ball sinker and 1m long trace of 60lb with a couple of 6/0 sharp recurve hooks.
We have 5 groper rods and 12 inshore sets available but I need to know beforehand how many to bring.


Getting a group together can often be easy but if it proves difficult send me an email with your contact details and when you can be available and I will be able to get you in on a trip in the near future. See the fishing page for prices.

Wellington fishing Reel repairs

I am always maintaining our reels so know all the ins and outs if you have a reel that doesnt work or is sticking I can fix it up just bring it to us it wont take long


We have gift vouchers for a place on a fishing charter, details of our fishing trips are within.
For a unique and probably much appreciated Christmas or birthday present.
The prices are $600,or $700 for a group of up to 5 or starting at $60 for an individual voucher all you have to do is email your request then I will send our account numbers, I can email them or post, saves all that running around the shops.
A popular request is for several, a wife will ring around a couple of freinds who all buy them for their partners.
Merry Christmas you are going on a trip with your mates!

Vouchers are valid for 6 months then they expire so it is a good idea to be on our mailing list, trips to join in are advertised there and on this website. Within the 6 months there will be opportunities for you to come through our email messages if it is not convenient or you have illness or work commitments or cannot get away midweek there is still no refund or time extension.


We have taken quite a few visitors out either on holiday or just here for the day on a cruise ship our special trip for you is a pick up from the ship usually around 8 or 9am I can take you to our boat and we go out fishing or whatever you want to do on the water we can return to our boatshed on the beach and I can cook up some of the seafood which can be fish crayfish or paua depending on what we get have a cuppa or a beer people sometimes drop by and say hi and have a chat.


No booking is secure until the deposit is paid bookings can be made over the phone or by sending your contact information and requested charter date to westcoastcharter@actrix.co.nz our response will always be curteous and helpfull, if there is a cancellation due to bad weather we can simply pick another day and there will be no problems with refunds.Unclaimed deposits expire 1 month after cancelled trip


Contact Information

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