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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.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

November 11, 2020
The biggest and most exciting thing for me at the moment is the ‘return’ of the blue moki. It’s been going off, if you wanted to catch some blue moki now is the time. All through Palliser Bay there is great moki fishing, and they are not requiring the greatest of skill to find. Normally moki can be quite fussy and particular about where they hang, sticking to specific areas where foul meets sand or structure, but at the moment they seem to be everywhere out there, happily schooling out over the sand allowing even novice fishermen to catch several in a trip from the shore.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

October 23, 2020
Right now, on a Friday afternoon I am sheltered up on the north end of Mana in 25 knots. It’s fishable out wider but uncomfortable! The harbour is fishing pretty well, particularly for gurnard which are naturally an awesome eating fish even though not much sport. The south coast is starting to calm down, and out west is fishable and looking ok if you are happy to shelter up in the lee of Mana or other areas of coastline. The swell on the south coast is supposed to ease to half a metre so it should be pretty good if that happens over the next few days.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

September 25, 2020
A pretty cracker weekend last weekend, there were some good snapper caught, including a few over the magic twenty-pound mark. On one hand the conditions and fishing was tough, because of the dirty water and big tides, but it was nice and fishable with not much wind, so plenty of anglers were able to have a good crack at what was around, and with every man and his dog out, there were some great fish caught.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

September 11, 2020
Wellington Harbour By boat - Some nice snapper, gurnard and trevs have been caught recently from Pt Halswell to Falcon Shoal as well as south and western sides of Ward Island. The edge of the shipping channel and around the harbour entrance have been going well for big bluecod, gurnard and kahawai Shore based - It's nice to see the return of the kahawai, along with whitebait, pretty much all over the harbour at different times and days. Evans Bay has been particularly busy with kahawai schooling up from the Coastguard building along to Cobham drive and over to Miramar wharf. There's been a nice spring run of gurnard at places like Greta Pt (Niwa) and various other points around the bay as well.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

August 21, 2020
The surfcasters are happy at the moment, because it’s whitebait season. That doesn’t mean that they will be downsizing their hooks, it means that the kahawai are on the chew, especially in close around any of the river mouths, estuaries, or any places inshore that they can herd these little baitfish. Fishing from shore with small spinners is a great way to have some fun on light gear, and any small shiny lure or even little soft baits can provide epic action. Back in the day we used to throw the ¼ oz Stingsilda around, who’s out there that’s old enough to remember those classic weapons ;-)

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