Wellington Fishing Report - 18/04/24

Snapper star amongst banquet of species

Kapiti Coast:

Some nice snapper been caught off the local beaches but it has been running hot and cold. Some fishers have limited out with fish up to 7/8kg caught locally. Boat fishing has been much more consistent with albacore, kingies, and snapper (to 10kg) in good numbers up and down the coast.

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Snapper have been pretty consistent with mixed bags of tarakihi, blue cod, gurnard, trevally, and hordes of kahawai. The shore fishing’s been good but, as always, hard-earned when it comes to snapper and kingfish. Out deep, the ‘puka fishing has been consistent of late.

GT with some west coast trevally caught near Boom Rock.

Wellington Harbour:

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Boat fishing has been very consistent snapper, particularly around Ward Island, Somes Island, Point Gordan, and Evans Bay. From the shore, it has been kahawai city recently with some good snapper and gurnard in Evans Bay.

South Coast:

When fishable from the shore, there have been some excellent blue moki and snapper about, with a nice 17kg king caught at Ocean Beach recently. April is a perfect month for landbased kingie fishing on the South Coast.

Out wider, the fishing has been consistent for ‘teras’ and blue cod with a few patches of snapper as well. The ‘puka have been going well with a few bluenose and the odd bass at the Trench.

Pete Lamb

Pete Lamb Fishing Ltd.

15 Kingsford Smith St, Rongotai

Ph 04 9390498 or 0274439750

[email protected]



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