Tucked away on Kingsford Smith Street lies Pete Lamb Fishing, a retail fishing store and charter service, operating in and around the Wellington Harbour and coast.
Meet Pete Lamb
The man behind the brand is Pete Lamb, a Wellington local who lives, works and recreates on the south coast. We recently sat down with Pete to find out what living and working in the bay means to him.
Growing up in Tawa, Pete moved to the South Coast around the age of 20 and has since been in the fishing business for almost 25 years. Initially starting out in the computer industry, his interest with that soon faded, so he decided to turn his attention toward fishing - replacing a blue screen with the deep blue sea. Pete wanted to "see the sea. I started selling fish bait and running charters and it just grew pretty much."
Fifteen years on since opening his Rongotai shop Pete has now established himself as a brand widely recognised in the Wellington fishing community. He runs a 60ft charter boat and retail fishing store out in Seaview along with his original store in Lyall Bay. He serves a full cross section of the community from "people with bugger all money right up to high flyers". As Pete puts it "There are no boundaries for fishing. No matter who you are you can catch a big fish. The fish don't care who's on the other end of the line."