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Wellington / Kapiti

May 7, 2021
I’m pleased to report the last couple of weeks have been pretty bloody good actually, we had a bad spell for a few weeks there, but a break in the weather has seen some good fishing, especially off the west coast. It can still be a bit gnarly out wide, and I don’t have much to report from out at the Trench, but there has been tons of good fishing from mana down to Ohau.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

April 15, 2021
We are still in full-on snapper mode, and when it’s fishable, there are tons of good fish and they appear to be all in close, with surf casters and boaties all withing reach of picking up a good feed. It’s not every trip that comes up trumps, but when the conditions calm down and the bite times are on, there are a lot of good fish being landed.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

March 26, 2021
Kapiti has been fishing pretty well lately. I wouldn’t go so far as to say red hot, but good snapper fishing, some nice kingies, and albacore out wide are all on the cards at the moment. There are even a few skippies around at the moment, we’ve seen them jumping out around the 200 metre mark when we were out the back of Mana looking for hapuka, so you might pick up the odd one if you’re out there targeting albies. Generally fishing has been good out from Waikanai, and Pekapeka, with fish holding between the 30 to 50 metre mark. Surf casters out here have reported some really good catches, but these guys tend to be pretty hard core and fish sometimes through the night, when the fish move in to feed under cover.
Wellington / Kapiti

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

January 25, 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 7, 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.

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