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Useful Links & Sponsors

This page provides a selection of useful links to our sponsors & other websites related to Wellington fishing.

> Follow Black Pearl Charters on Facebook
See what has been happening aboard the Black Pearl.

> Wellington Recreational Marine Forecast
Find out what the Wellington recreational marine forecast is from the MetService.

> Wellington Boat Fishing Forum
Latest forum updates from Wellington boat fishers on New Zealand’s leading fishing website

> Wellington Flyfisher’s Club
Wellington Flyfisher’s Club is one of the largest fly fishing clubs in New Zealand and was established in 1984.

> New Zealand Recreational Fish Identification
Discover information and rules about New Zealand’s popular recreational fish species.

> Hunting & Fishing New Zealand, Hutt Valley
The Hunting & Fishing New Zealand team are as passionate about the outdoors as you are – their stores have been described as interesting destinations in themselves for hunters, fishers or any outdoor enthusiast!

> Steve’s Fishing Shop
Wellington’s specialist fishing tackle store, that is totally focused on serving the sports fishing community in supplying good quality tackle, and in advice and service.

  • Wonderful day. Matt knows his stuff and the good fishing places around welly coast. Would definitely go out with him again.

    Philip Meldon Avatar Philip Meldon
    March 31, 2018

    Great day out on Black Pearl !!! Great work Matty!!

    Hamish Sproson Avatar Hamish Sproson
    January 27, 2018

    positive review  Fantastic day out on the Black Pearl with a group of great mates. The skipper Matt runs a well oiled operation with great local knowledge of several fishing spots with pretty much most target species getting dragged up ... our day out was finished perfectly with the “ catch and release “ of an absolute monster snapper which will be talked about for years to come! Definitely going again !

    Tony Tasker Avatar Tony Tasker
    October 10, 2019
  • positive review  Great day out on the water! Certainly beat being in the office. Caught enough for a feed! Keep up the great work.

    Jane Bambery Avatar Jane Bambery
    July 14, 2019

    positive review  We had another awesome trip with Matt Dobson, he is friendly and has a very clean and tidy vessel, its a beast of a boat really. The fishing was a day of surprises starting with the weather followed by a mixed bag with Snapper, Gurnard, Trevally, Tarakihi, Kahawai all coming aboard... Cheers Matt boys were stoked....

    Patrick Barrett Avatar Patrick Barrett
    December 22, 2020

    negative review  extremely disappointed with this charter I would have got better value setting fire to my money

    Al Hackett Avatar Al Hackett
    December 28, 2020
  • positive review  Great afternoon out on the boat, even though the fish avoided my hook- the others had more luck. Matt was absolutely brilliant with our 7 year old grandson answering his questions with great patience. We will definitely be back. Thank you

    Amanda Meldon Avatar Amanda Meldon
    December 30, 2019

    Put us on the biggest kings in nz! Have been on a few charters around the country and the black Pearl is at the top of our list to catch big fish! Cheers black pearl and skipper matt for the best fishing missions ever!

    Peter Wright Avatar Peter Wright
    December 7, 2017

    positive review  I got positive results using Adoda love spell in bringing back my husband and make my marriage work again via I can’t express in words how grateful I am Dr Adoda for the amazing work, It’s like we’ve finally rediscovered those things about each other that made us fall in love in the first place. All of the worrying and stress has simply vanished.

    Amanda Althouse Avatar Amanda Althouse
    October 29, 2022
  • Great charter heaps of fun..... skipper is awesome

    Daz Horsley Avatar Daz Horsley
    January 12, 2018

    positive review  We had a great time fishing with Black Pearl Charters on Saturday, a couple of nice kings returned to the sea for next time, Matt is a great skipper and has an awesome boat, plenty of space and a comfortable ride, We will definitely be back, I would recommend this operator if you are looking for a great day on the water. Cheers Matt Gazz

    Garry Howes Avatar Garry Howes
    June 29, 2020

    positive review  awesome day out on the black pearl even know the fishing was hard due to a super full moon still went home with a good feed and had heaps of fun thanks Matt highly recommend cheers

    Scott Hurley Avatar Scott Hurley
    March 22, 2019
  • positive review  Matt is a very relaxed operator, but don't be fooled. Behind the jovial man lies a wealth of fishing knowledge, not just of local Wellington waters. You will receive excellent care and dedication from a passionate skipper who loves to share his enjoyment of fishing with everyone, wether you are an absolute newbie to a seasoned veteran, your time will be structured around making fishing memories. Black Pearl Charters Wellington are one of the best I've had the pleasure of engaging for a fishing fix. I'm not new to fishing and I couldn't fault Matt's operation and cant recommend him enough. Cheers Matt, we will be back for sure.

    Aaron Reade Avatar Aaron Reade
    July 15, 2019

    positive review  We had an amazing trip out with Black Pearl! The captain was awesome and the fishing was so much fun with plenty of snapper fillets to take home. Totally recommend and we’ll be back for more. Worth every cent!

    Sarah Sally Schiess Moncheur Avatar Sarah Sally Schiess Moncheur
    April 9, 2021

    Great day out fishing, Matt was easy going and sorted everything for us, thanks

    James Eades Avatar James Eades
    January 4, 2018
  • Did an awesome evening run with the boys last night and it was absolutely amazing and beautiful. Best charter any of us had been to in Wellington hands down! No over crowding, perfect size and space for 5 to comfortably fish and not just fishing in one single spot! We all went home with a decent amount of fish, was a good selection of Kahawai, Terakihi, Gurnard and Snapper. (There were a few sharks we had to get off the lines but it was great entertainment!) Matt is awesome and friendly, offered us a cuppa / drinks & snacks which we definitely weren't used to on other charters. We are all still buzzing from the trip and planning more to come. Definitely give Matt a call and plan your next charter with him, great value for money and a bloody good bloke!

    Chantelle Deans Avatar Chantelle Deans
    October 21, 2017

    positive review  Matt's knowledge is second to none, put us on the fish quick as... A great host too.

    Nigel Boggs Avatar Nigel Boggs
    December 22, 2019

    Took some mates from overseas on an evening charter. Matt, the skipper, as well as being a great host, sure knows his stomping ground, as we came away with a good haul of snapper, which was what we were after.

    Wayne Affat Avatar Wayne Affat
    February 24, 2018
  • Awesome day trip out, first time out but will definitely go again, Matt looked after us all very well

    Cameron Leigh Tongue Avatar Cameron Leigh Tongue
    October 27, 2017

    Fantastic day today. Thanks heaps Matt what an awesome charter. You were so welcoming and we all had a great time.

    Gaylene Boggs Avatar Gaylene Boggs
    March 30, 2018

    Another awesome trip with Matt on the Black Pearl! If I’m organizing the trip, it will always be with him and his boat. Fast, reliable and good conversations. Not to mention a bin full of fish! �

    Dan Leavasa Avatar Dan Leavasa
    April 2, 2018
  • negative review  I am ashamed to say i wasted money with these cowboys Fool on me for trusting these Crooks

    Jamie Doyle Avatar Jamie Doyle
    January 30, 2021

    Awesome trip out... caught about a hundred snapper kept 30!!!! Great day out with Matt... highly recommend

    Natasha Keith Avatar Natasha Keith
    January 22, 2018

    positive review  Matty is best skipper and good fun good times and almost guaranteed catching fish and very reasonable prices A+++

    Chris Nichols Avatar Chris Nichols
    April 3, 2019
  • negative review  would not recommend very unpleasant

    Ryan Shepard Avatar Ryan Shepard
    January 7, 2021

    positive review  Another awesome evening out with Matt. As usual he was a great host, the gear is in top condition, boat is fast so gets you in the water quick as and he knows his stuff. fish weren't on the chew hard out but still came away with mixed bag of kahawai, snapper, trevelly, and a good gurnard so can't complain at that! All in all a awesome evening out on the pearl to finish the week off!

    Wade Craze Avatar Wade Craze
    November 23, 2018

    Had a great afternoon out! Caught a heap of fish and couldn't have asked for anymore. Matt was awesome, I highly recommend this charter and will defentially be booking again!

    Jake Mcintosh Avatar Jake Mcintosh
    January 15, 2018
  • Hands down best charter in Wellington. Top quality gear & a skipper full of knowledge. highly recommended. 🐟

    Lisa Noble Avatar Lisa Noble
    December 7, 2017

    positive review  Amazing charter. Matt is a great fisherman and host. Fully recommend

    Rory Lenihan-Ikin Avatar Rory Lenihan-Ikin
    April 29, 2021

    Awesome!!! Was able to look after us very well especially Dad who loved his night out on the water. Found us plenty for a feed will definately be back!!

    Isaac Isa'ako Avatar Isaac Isa'ako
    October 21, 2017
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