Wellington / Kapiti

fishing report

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Pete Lamb

Pete Lamb Fishing

Wellington and Kapiti Coast
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Wellington Fishing going well heading into summer.

Nice Warehou off Boom Rock area

Just in time for summer, the snapper seem to have really turned up now, with plenty of fish around Makara, and snapper galore off Mana.

The usual story with snaps, lots of pannies, a few good mid-sized specimens, and the odd thumper in the mix.

The fishing has been going well generally, with some good light winds of late making all coasts fishable, and even better when the water is clear.  This is particularly good for the moki fishing.

Shore based anglers can expect plenty of snapper, moki and a few gurnard and trevs in most popular locations.

Palliser Bay and Lake Ferry are fishing well now, so with the right moon and tide conditions anything is on.

Whangamoana, The Spit and Ocean beach have all been producing good numbers of fish.

On the west coast, dodge the seals around Red Rocks and get into some moki, particularly on the high tide.

A few snapper and gurnard are getting caught around Evans Bay with the odd kingi landed as well.

The Kapiti coast is providing some good snapper when conditions allow as well.

Raumati, Paikakariki, Tehoro and northwards have all been producing good snapper for surfcasters mainly after dark.

Kapiti continues to fish really well as we reported last week.  Snapper, kingfish, terakihi etc, it’s all on when the conditions allow you to get out there.

Mana has been great for snapper mostly, but the fishing can be a bit more inconsistent so you may have to be patient and wait out bite times as the tides move about.

We did have a 40-50lb kingi around the boat the other day and caught a couple of decent fish on recent trips.

Some nice puka are getting caught around Makara and back of Mana so it can be worth diving out a bit deeper once you’ve fished the reefs with the current running, to grab the slack tide for deep dropping.

The Trench has been producing bluenose and gemfish, including some good sized fish off the far side in around 300 metres recently.

Snapper, trevally and gurnard have been easy to catch around Ward Island, Point Gordon and Falcon Shoal.

Anglers are hoping the bluefin will turn up again out behind Kapiti, as there have been some reasonable albacore caught and sighted over the last couple of weks.

If you like warehou, we’ve caught plenty from the boat off Boom Rock, and some good sized ones to boot.

See you out there




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