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Private charter fishing & boat trips

5 hour Private charter sea fishing trips

April to December on any available day

Maximum of 6 people

Not available during the mackerel/sightseeing trip season from 16th July to 1st September.

Scroll down this page to see available dates list.

This is a special shorter version of our fishing charters that is very popular with friends & family groups etc wanting to spend just a few hours out on the sea doing some fishing to see what they can catch. We supply all the rods tackle and bait on this trip so you just have to bring yourselves and a bite to eat and don't worry if you've never fished before we'll show you what to do. The 5 hour sea fishing trip is the next step up from mackerel trips, fishing to the south of the Needles Lighthouse or sometimes in Christchurch bay depending on the tides on the day it gives people the chance to catch some different types of fish without having to stay out on the boat all day. These trips are normal mixed species fishing so you never really know what you're going to catch but to give you an idea here's an approximate guide to the usual suspects.

April/May ~ Smoothound, Conger eel, Dogfish, Pout, Bream arrive in May.


June, July & September ~ As above plus Tope, Rays, Bream in June, possibly Mackerel in July & September.


October to December ~ Conger eel, Ray, Whiting, Dogfish, Pout.

Other species show up from time to time and every day is different with fishing so please don't take this list too literally, our trips are all about having an enjoyable time out on the boat for a few hours doing a bit of fishing to see what you can catch. We encourage catch & release fishing on our trips but of course you are very welcome to keep a fish or two of the more edible species for dinner if you want to.

Please note: This is not Wreck fishing or Bass fishing, we don't do those.

5 hour private boat charters just for your group of friends & family or workmates etc can be booked for any available day from April to December but not during the mackerel/sightseeing trip season in the school summer holidays. We aim our charters and prices at the smaller groups of up to 5 or 6 people maximum, by keeping the numbers on board our boats down to 6 anglers or less it makes for a much more enjoyable day for everyone with less tangles and more room to move around on the boat.


2022 Price

5 hour Private Charter boat price = £260

Maximum 6 people per trip

Rods tackle and bait included

A deposit of £50 which can be paid on our website is required to confirm your booking.

The balance payment is to be paid in cash on board the boat on the day.

Please note that due to poor mobile signal we're not able to accept card payments on our boats so please remember to bring enough cash with you to pay for your trip.


To book a 5 hour trip please phone 01425 612896 (9am ~ 9pm)

If we are not answering when you call please don't give up, try us again later in the day

or after 5pm is always a good time to get us.

Email and text options can be fou​nd on the Contact us page

or you can Whatsapp message using the button at the bottom of your screen.

Contact info


We have always tried to keep our trip prices as reasonable as possible for our customers especially as we like to aim our charters at smaller groups of up to 6 people but over the last year or so our running costs have increased dramatically and up to now we have managed to largely soak up the extra costs. However the recent and ongoing huge increases in the price of diesel fuel for the boats is not something we could've planned for so not by choice we have been forced to raise the price of our charters a little to help cover the cost of the fuel now.

Apologies for the price increase and let's hope these crazy high fuel costs don't last too long.

Best wishes to all.


Available 5hr trips & start times

Any day not listed for these months is either fully booked already or not available for a 6 hour trip.

All 5 hour charters in June & July are fully booked.

September 2022

Wed 28th ~ 9.45am

October 2022

Fri 7th ~ 8.00am

Mon 10th ~ 8.45am

Tues 11th ~ Fully Booked

Wed 12th ~ 10.00am

Thurs 13th ~ 10.00am

Fri 14th ~ 10.00am

Mon 17th ~ 8.00am

Sat 22nd ~ Fully Booked

Mon 24th ~ 8.00am

Tues 25th ~ 8.00am

Wed 26th ~ 8.45am

Thurs 27th ~ 9.30am

Fri 28th ~ 10.00am

Sat 29th ~ 10.00am

Mon 31st ~ 10.00am

November 2022

Wed 2nd ~ 8.00am

Thurs 3rd ~ 8.30am

Sat 5th ~ 10.00am

Mon 7th ~ 8.00am

Tues 8th ~ 8.00am

Wed 9th ~ 8.00am

Thurs 10th ~ 8.30am

Fri 11th ~ 9.00am

Sat 12th ~ 9.30am

Mon 14th ~ 9.00am

Mon 21st ~ 10.00am

Thurs 24th ~ 8.00am

Fri 25th ~ 8.00am

Sat 26th ~ 9.00am

Mon 28th ~ 10.00am

Tues 29th ~ 10.00am

Wed 30th ~ 8.00am

Most of the days listed above are also available for our 2 hour sightseeing charters and 6 hour fishing charters, the days are booked on a first come first served basis so if you'd like to book one of these for a 5 hour fishing charter it's best to book early.

Availability may change due to bookings and other days may become available at short notice so please check back here for updates.

After you have booked your fishing trip

When you make a booking with us we will confirm the details of the trip and give you a start time for you to be on board the boat at Keyhaven, directions for getting to Keyhaven and where to find the boat when you get there are all on the Where to find us page. You will also be asked to phone us at 7.00pm the night before your trip to confirm that the marine weather forecast and sea conditions are suitable for your trip to go ahead, PLEASE REMEMBER TO DO THIS!!! as our trips are fished on the open sea and we have to take notice of the weather forecasts to ensure your safety and enjoyment during the fishing trip.

Our decision on whether or not a trip goes ahead is based on our reading of the latest marine weather forecasts for the strength of the wind, our knowledge of the localised weather conditions and also our years of experience taking people fishing in our local waters, it's not just a matter of whether the sun is shining or not so please remember to phone us to check all is ok. Our aim is to give our customers an enjoyable and above all safe fishing trip so if we are forced to cancel a trip please try to understand that we make the decision with your best interests in mind. If your fishing trip is booked as a birthday present it is always a good idea to have a "plan B" in mind for your day, just in case the weather conditions prevent us from taking you out to sea.