5,6&8hr Sea Fishing trips
3hr Mackerel Fishing trips
2hr Needles sightseeing boat trips
April to mid January
****Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we will not be running any trips during April,
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Departing from Keyhaven in Hampshire our boats fish the Needles area on the western end of the Isle of Wight for a variety of species such as Conger eel, Tope, Rays, Bream & Mackerel in the summer and Whiting, Rays, Conger eel and maybe a Cod from mid October until mid January. Other species also put in a showing depending on the time of year along with the usual "small stuff" but as with all fishing it's all on the day and the feeding habits of the fish vary from one day to the next. To see what we have been catching lately (when the weather allows) please take a look at the Recent Catches page. Most of these trips are fished on the grounds to the south of the famous Needles Lighthouse but on the big spring tides we will sometimes fish in Christchurch Bay for much lighter/easier fishing especially in the Summer months. Our trips are all about having an enjoyable day out on the water downtide fishing at anchor for a mixture of species.
Our 6 & 8 hour sea fishing trips are available from April until mid January on any available day except Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day. These trips are private boat charters for clubs, groups, workmates, families or anyone who would like to charter a boat for a days fishing. If you are looking for a shorter fishing trip we do a popular 5 hour version of this trip see our 5 hour Sea fishing trip page for more details.
We aim our charters and prices at the smaller groups of up to 5 or 6 anglers ideally but you can bring a maximum of 7 people if you want to. By keeping the numbers on board our 5, 6 & 8 hour trips 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.
Please note: This is not Wreck fishing or Bass fishing, we don't do those.
Rod hire is available if required.
Maximum of 7 anglers per boat (preferably 5 or 6)
Unfortunately the coronavirus outbreak has thrown all our early season plans up in the air and out of the window as we're not really sure what to expect over the next weeks and months. For now we've decided not to run any trips during April and we will assess the situation on a month to month basis thereafter taking notice of all government advice and guidelines. If you have a trip booked with us during April we will be contacting you very soon.
All our private charter trips can still be booked in advance for later in the year and we will then assess the situation closer to the time of each booking, trips will only go ahead if both you and us are happy to do so and there is no foreseeable risk to anyone's health. Deposit payments will be refunded on any booking that has to be cancelled due to the coronavirus.
We apologise for any inconvenience and hope that everything can return to normal as soon as possible, please take care everyone and good health to you all.
If you'd like to contact us during March please email us or text Greg's mobile and I'll get back to you as soon as possible, our normal phone number will be active again from April.
2020 Boat Charter Prices
6 hour Fishing Trip = £230
8 hour Fishing Trip = £285
Hire Rods (if required) = £5 each
Squid and Mackerel bait can be supplied at cost price if you can't supply your own.
The dates below are available weekend days, depending on the tides these days are suitable for either 5, 6 or 8 hour private boat charters. For midweek days please contact us with your preferred date to see if it's available.
We don't fish during February or March
Available weekend days aboard "OSPREY II" in 2020.
October 17th (5 or 6 hour trip only)
Available weekend days on board Sunrise will appear here by the end of March, earlier if we can.
Last updated on 21/03/2020 at 14.00 hrs
For midweek days please contact us with your preferred date to see if it's available.
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.
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