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Wellington / Kapiti

February 26, 2021
We’re seeing red hot snapper fishing, land based from Paikakariki and Raumati. Big fish and big numbers (caught last two hours leading to low tide at night). If you have a look along the beach at low tide see the channels and guts and holes where fish have been feeding and will hold, so mark your location and then fish it during high tide, particularly at night. Night is when the big success has been happening as the good fish come in under cover of darkness. Mana boat ramp between the two bridges surfcasters caught several really nice snapper again at night. You’ll often get good moki in there too. school snapper in the Porirua harbour entrance , and at this time of the year you can start to get kingies and bigger snapper moving in.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

February 26, 2021
It was firing all over the place last week. There’s plenty of bluenose action out at the Trench. Gemfish and hapuka are also being caught out at the south coast and out towards the Trench, however, they’re a bit quieter out west.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

January 8, 2021
I can’t believe how good the fishing is in Wellington at the moment. Palliser Bay is on fire and surfcasters and boaties alike are cashing in on some spectacular fishing. When the water is clean it’s dynamite for gurnard, kahawai, snapper and in particular some epic blue moki fishing. The moki action is like I’ve never seen it before. For no apparent reason there just seems to be a big population increase and they are hanging in there. It’s just crazy, and it’s no secret with proverbial picket fences of anglers vying for space on some occasions to get into the fish.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

December 24, 2020
From the shore There’s starting to be a good run of snapper and moki in Palliser Bay now for surfcaster’s. I’ve heard of a few good catches recently. One of my mates got 3 moki and 3 snapper the other day east of lake ferry. Traditional moki spots like longbeach have produced a few good moki as well - a bit closer to home. There’s been a good number of snaps and kingis caught in Evans Bay and also off Ngaranga. Good size snaps to 5-6kg and kings to around 20kg
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

December 11, 2020
Good news is that the snapper have arrived back at mana in big numbers. Although it has been very difficult to get out in the wind of late, when you can, it’s been pretty rewarding. From famine to feast, the snapper appear to be everywhere at the moment and are also quite easy to catch. We’ve caught a lot of nice fish even on half-day trips in the last few weeks. We’ve predominantly been fishing the Bridge, where we can get a little more shelter in the northerlies.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

November 20, 2020
Pete is still out at sea doing pretty well at the moment. Last week's report is still pretty much where it's at, but here are a few quick updates from on the water today.

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