Fish for trout in many of our rivers or book a fishing charter out in the harbour and surrounding Cook Strait from the base here at the Seaview marina.

Trout fishing

The Hutt River is a great place to fish for trout, with excellent access right through the Hutt Valley. There are also many smaller tributaries and rivers around the valley you can visit. This really is a fabulous place to fish.

You'll find brown trout in most rivers around the Hutt Valley year round, and if you're really lucky, rainbow trout. The trout season is open all year for the Hutt River, although the tributaries have a limited season, from 1 October to 30 April. If you're into whitebaiting, head out to the Hutt River between August and November.

Check out the Fish and Game site for more information on locations, licenses and seasonal limitations.

Harbour fishing charters

Black Pearl Charters

The perfect fishing charter experience for a small group. Black Pearl Charters has a custom built 8m Kiwi Kraft, reliable and fast she cruises at 25 knots and gets you to your fishing spots quickly and safely. The owner and skipper, Matt, has been fishing the Wellington area for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience for you to tap into.

Cook Strait Fishing Charters

With full day, half day and 4 hour fishing charters around the Wellington areas, Cook Strait Fishing Charters could be the company you are looking for. The owner and skipper, Jono, has fished Wellington for the past 30 years and will be able to take you to just the right spot.

Pete Lamb Fishing

You can choose from a 4 hour harbour trip, 6 hour south coast trip, full day 9 hour deepwater trip or even a surfcasting trip with Pete Lamb Fishing. Every trip includes bait, expert advice and help, tea and coffe and filleting of all fish caught. A great experience for the beginner fisher person.


The Wainuiomata Coast is a magical place for surfcasting. The scenery will take your breath away while the fishing will test your strength and endurance with some fish weighing in at well over 10 kilograms! Only a 40 minute drive from central Lower Hutt the Wainuiomata Coast is great for a day trip.

Check in with Pete Lamb fishing  for more information.