5,6&8hr Sea Fishing trips
3hr Mackerel Fishing trips
2hr Needles Sightseeing trips
5,6&8hr Sea Fishing trips
3hr Mackerel Fishing trips
3 hour Mackerel Fishing trips
Welcome to our website
A family fishing business for over 50 years!
Specialising in 5, 6 & 8 hour inshore private charter fishing trips for smaller groups of anglers and very popular 3 hour Mackerel trips in and around the Needles area.
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. "SUNRISE" is a 34ft Starfish skippered by Ray Pitt and "OSPREY II" a 33ft Lochin skippered by Greg Pitt.
Both vessels are licensed and insured to carry 10 passengers + 2 crew and are fitted with full life saving equipment as required by the MCA. We specialise in general downtide inshore fishing trips at a reasonable price for smaller groups of anglers, ideally we like groups of 5 or 6 on our charter trips but you can bring up to a maximum of 7 anglers if you want to, we are happy to carry our full compliment of 10 people on the shorter 3 hour summertime Mackerel fishing trips as these trips are fished on the drift and not at anchor like our longer charters. By keeping the numbers on board our 5, 6 & 8 hour trips to 7 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 trips 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.
Our Private charters can be booked for any available day from April to mid January.
Please see the 6 & 8 hour Sea fishing or 5 hour Sea fishing trip pages for full details about our private charter fishing trips and the 6 hour Sea fishing trip page if you're looking for an individuals trip.
During the summer months we also offer shorter fishing trips for less experienced anglers or people that would just rather not be out on the boat all day. Individuals, holiday makers, workmates, friends & family everyone is very welcome to come fishing with us from July until early September on our 5 hour Sea fishing and 3 hour Mackerel trips. These shorter trips are also ideal for a private charter just for your group of friends & family. Please have a browse around our website to find more details of the fishing trip to suit you.
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 people ideally (max 7) and can be booked on any available day from April to Mid January.
3 hour Mackerel fishing trips
6 hour Sea fishing trips for Individuals
Our 6 hour Sea fishing trips for individuals run on selected weekdays from May to the end of December.
5 hour Sea fishing
Our 5 hour sea fishing trips are ideal for beginners, families and anyone looking for a shorter fishing trip. For individuals we run trips on selected weekdays during the school holidays at the end of May and then from mid July to the end of August. This trip can also be booked as a private charter on any available day from April to mid January.
2 hour Private charter Needles sightseeing trips
Our 2 hour private charter Needles sightseeing trips can be booked by arrangement for any day that we're not already booked on fishing trips so this is most likely to be early and late season. These trips are not available during the mackerel season (22nd July to 1st September)
3 Hour Private charter Mackerel fishing trip
July to 1st week of September (on any available day)
Private boat charter special price = £165
All rods & tackle included (maximum 10 people)
Full details on our 3 Hr Mackerel fishing trip page.
5 Hour private charter friends & family fishing trip
April to early January (on any available day)
Private boat charter special price = £215
All rods, tackle & squid/mackerel bait included
Ideal for small groups of up to 5 or 6 people
(maximum 7 people)
Full details on our 5 Hr Sea fishing trip page.
Hi, when I'm doing my mackerel trips I rarely get the chance to take any photos to use on the mackerel trip page so I was wondering if you could help me, if you have any photos taken during one of my mackerel trips on board Osprey II over the last year or so and you are happy for me to use them on this website I would really appreciate it if you could email them to me with a description (name of person in photo and year taken etc). My email is on the contact us page.
Thank you very much.
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.