Private charter fishing & boat trips

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A family fishing business in Keyhaven since 1960!

Specialising in 5, 6 & 8 hour inshore private charter fishing trips for smaller groups of anglers, families, workmates etc.

We also run two shorter and very popular private charters, the 3 hour mackerel fishing trip and 2 hour sightseeing boat trip around the famous Needles rocks & lighthouse area.

Unfortunately we will only be running one boat this year so the number of trips we can offer is reduced, we apologise for any inconvenience. All our mackerel trips are now finished for this year.

Normally we operate two charter angling boats out of the picturesque harbour of Keyhaven in Hampshire on the southern tip of the New Forest National Park but for this year it will be just the one "OSPREY II" a 33ft Lochin skippered by Greg Pitt.

Osprey II is licensed and insured to carry a maximum of 10 passengers + 2 crew and is fitted with full life saving equipment as required by the MCA codes of practice, however the maximum number of people allowed on board each trip for 2020 is governed by social distancing guidance. We specialise in general downtide inshore fishing trips at a reasonable price for smaller groups of anglers, families, workmates etc of up to 5 or 6 people maximum on our longer charter fishing trips, our full compliment of 10 people can normally be carried on the shorter 3 hour summertime Mackerel fishing trips but again for this year the maximum number will be reduced by the social distancing measures. By keeping the numbers on board our 5, 6 & 8 hour trips to 6 anglers or less it makes for a much more enjoyable day for everyone (including the skipper) with less tangles and more room to move around on the boat. We fish the western end of the Isle of Wight mainly around the Needles area but also Christchurch Bay and the western Solent, fishing for a variety of species depending on the time of year. Our 5, 6 & 8 hour fishing charters are all about having an enjoyable day out on the water downtide fishing at anchor for a mixture of species.

***Sorry but we do not do specialist Bass fishing or wreck fishing trips.***

Please see the 6 & 8 hour Sea fishing or 5 hour Sea fishing trip pages for full details about our private charter fishing trips.

During the school summer holidays in July and August we also offer our very popular 3 hour private charter Mackerel fishing trips, these are great little trips for groups of beginners, workmates, friends & family etc and suitable for all ages. Full details about our mackerel trips can be found on the 3 hour Mackerel fishing trips page. Please have a browse around our website to find more details of the fishing trip to suit you.

NEW FOR 2020

We can also now offer 2 hour private charter sightseeing boat trips viewing the Needles rocks & lighthouse, Alum bay coloured sand cliffs and the surrounding area, these trips can be booked for any day that we are not already booked on fishing trips, please take a look at the 2 hour Needles Boat trip page for full details.



All weekends are fully booked for the rest of this year!!


Sorry but we no longer take bookings for individual spaces on our trips, all our trips are for private charter bookings only.


Private charter sightseeing trips for groups of up to 6 people (this can be increased to 8 if all your group is from one household/bubble) viewing the famous Needles rocks & lighthouse, Alum bay coloured sand cliffs and surrounding area.

Full trip details can be seen on the 2 hour Needles trip page.

Fishereman holding 11lb Bull Huss

6 & 8 hour Private charter fishing trips

Our 6 and 8 hour private charter fishing trips are aimed at the smaller groups of up to 5 or 6 and can be booked on any available day from April to Mid January. These trips are not available during the mackerel trip season between 20th July and 4th September.

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Fisherman holding a Thornback Ray

5 hour Private charter

Sea fishing trips

Our 5 hour sea fishing charters are popular with friends & family groups, workmates, beginners and anyone looking for a shorter fishing trip. Aimed at smaller groups of up to 5 or 6 people this trip can be booked on any available day from April to Mid January.

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Family mackerel fishing with Needles lighthouse in the background

3 hour Private charter Mackerel fishing trips

Greg's 3 hour Mackerel fishing charters can be booked for any available day during the school summer holidays from 20th July to 3rd September. This is a great trip for groups of beginners, workmates, friends & families etc.

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Needles Lighthouse, Alum Bay, Scratchells Bay

2 hour Private charter Needles boat trips

Our 2 hour private charter Needles sightseeing boat trips can be booked for any day that we're not already booked on fishing trips from April to December.

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Osprey II & Sunrise