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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 ;-)
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

August 7, 2020
It’s been a fantastic run of winter weather here in the balmy capital, with three good weekends in a row and packed boat ramps. Sure enough the fishing has also been worth the wait with some really good results from around the Wellington region, particularly off the south coast. There’s been a big influx of Puka out of the south coast, and deep dropping the Trench and beyond appears to have been far more productive than the west coast.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

July 23, 2020
Here's an update after the comp last weekend. The fishing situation has not changed much in a week: Another successful annual fishing comp due to all entrants, my staff, all the generous sponsors and the great Wellington weather! Thanks also to Parrot Dog bar in Lyall bay for an excellent prize giving venue. Everyone who turned up got prizes which was pretty cool! We had 102 entrants fishing over the weekend with 54 boaties, 36 shore anglers, 7 juniors and 5 kids. It was surprising that only 2 kahawai were measured, no blue moki and no kids catches measured...... The snapper wern't biting as well as they have been recently but the blue cod, tarakihi and gurnard fishing was pretty good. I heard there were a heap of kingis caught out west up to an impressive 28kg on the weekend. Hot off the press today - the bluenose are firing at the trench. Well done to all the winners.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

July 2, 2020
There are still plenty of good winter snapper being caught, we have had most of our good fishing and reports from up Kapiti way recently. The weather, particularly from the south, has put the usual fisherman-limiter on us.
Wellington / Kapiti

Wellington / Kapiti

June 11, 2020
Inshore fishing is pretty good on the whole at the moment, and better than this time last year for snapper. Plenty of terakihi, trevs, snapper, and kingfish still around the local inshore fishery including the harbour. In fact, just last week out on my little Mac off Point Gordon it was fairly easy to get a good boat load of terakihi, snapper and gurnard in just 20 metres. West coast and harbour has been the place to be, with the southerly swell roughing up the south coast a bit much.

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