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  • Fishing tackle and bait provided
  • Qualified skipper/fisherman
  • Smaller group bookings can be taken affordably
  • Larger groups for team building / social clubs
  • Filleting and guidance
  • See the homepage for regular join in trips individual bookings
  • Year round tarakihi and blue cod
  • Groper fishing
  • Snapper and Kingfish in Season
  • We cover from Kapiti fishing charters to Mana and Makara.
  • Try a fishing charter for treating the customers or staff or for corporate entertainment.

My focus is on providing a worthwhile Wellington fishing experience at the right price and make sure you get some fish. It is usually general bottom fishing but can be spinning or jigging and every effort is made to connect you with some good fish. I have many spots on my G.P.S. giving you access to the wide range of fish species in the Wellington area. Tarakihi and blue cod can be caught year round and can be a regular catch on most trips.
Delicious snapper can be targeted from Nov to May but the best time is January to April. We have landed snapper up to 13kg but usually 1 - 3kg they are less common than further north but can be quite abundant at the right time of the year in the right spot.An evening trip for snapper is a good experience, you can jump on the boat right after work and fish through till dusk the most productive time.
We often have a go for the snapper in the warmer months and if we catch it right they will bite furiously.

Overseas visitors often enjoy our excellent light tackle fishing for kahawai and other fish which we can take on a light spinning rod that is available for casting lures. At certain times we can troll for albacore tuna and there can be some good sized albies

We can go out fishing for Groper if the weather is good.
Shark fishing for sport or fun, we often catch sharks.
Our Asian customers from China, Japan, Singapore, Korea are often keen to try some of our Paua, crayfish and Kina or sea urchin, I can dive for these on request if the conditions are good enough but make sure you tell me before so I can put the dive gear on board.
If you dive there is usually time to jump in and I dive regularly myself. There are many species of fish caught on all trips. With Westcoast Charters, beginners will receive help and fish will be filleted.

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The Skipper / Fisherman

I have fished for much of my life, initially in the U.K. freshwater and sea fishing and the last 30 years sea fishing in New Zealand. I am very familiar with Wellington's coasts and will find the fish. I am safety conscious, a qualified launchmaster and will look after you. This groper was caught on one of my charters a couple of years ago they are a bit harder to get now but theres still some around I posed for the camera the angler was too stuffed to hold it up a beautiful fish the stocks should be looked after better

Summer 2015

The warmer water has really livened things up we are catching some really good tarakihi there are snapper and kingfish a lot of the kingfish are smallish but theres bigger ones too john dory trevally and albacore tuna are a by catch on some trips now.

Charges are in NZ dollars and inc GST:

  • 6 meter cat licensed for 5 passengers I am skipper and guide
  • Starting with 4 hour trip $600 nice and easy,target tarakihi cod kahawai maybe snapper, daytime close to port good for kids
  • For more serious fishing we run half day trips at $700 the boat for inshore fishing tackle included
  • Full day trips-----------$900 the boat tackle included
  • 4 hour snapper fishing (Nov - April) evening trip $600 inc tackle on Felix, short boat ride good results.
  • Fishing tackle is included in the prices groper tackle with braid, inshore tackle, bait included. spinning or softbait tackle if requested.
  • Breakfast, Bacon eggs bread cup of tea / coffee $10 each, Can be ready on arrival you need to pre arrange
  • individual bookings for $120 $140 or $180 a head price includes tackle.
  • Gift Vouchers Available $180,$140 or $120

  • Mana Launch ...... 14 metre $2100 local trips for up to 12 inc tackle bait and lunch full day inc tackle I am working on the deck with this option my trip with a skipper
  • Half day / evening $1500 morning / afternoon tea included or byo bbq food
  • Sounds or Durville on request

    Payment, preferably by cheque cash or direct credit.
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Commonly Caught Wellington Fish Species

  • Tarakihi
  • Blue cod
  • Kahawai
  • Trevally
  • Groper
  • Snapper
  • Kingfish
  • Warehou
  • Various sharks

Occasional catches

  • John dory
  • Butterfly perch
  • Albacore tuna
  • Sweep
  • Red mullet
  • Gurnard
  • Porae
  • Trumpeter
  • Crayfish(lobster)


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