5,6&8hr Sea Fishing trips

3hr Mackerel Fishing trips​

5, 6 & 8 hour Sea Fishing trips

3 hour Mackerel Fishing trips​


Welcome to our new website

the new home for Ray Pitt Sea Fishing

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.


Hi and welcome to our new website, our name has changed to Greg Pitt Sea Fishing but don't worry Ray has no plans to retire just yet, we needed to upgrade to a more mobile friendly website and it made sense to change to using my name now to save having to do it all over again in the future.


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 and 8 hour Private charter fishing trips aboard Osprey II

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.

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3 hour mackerel fishing trips in the Solent

3 hour Mackerel fishing trips

Greg's 3 hour Mackerel trips run during July, August and the first week of September, we will also run a few trips during June if enough mackerel arrive in the Solent by then.

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6 hour sea fishing trips

6 hour Sea fishing trips for Individuals

Our 6 hour Sea fishing trips for indivi​duals run on selected weekdays from May to the end of December.

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5 hour sea fishing trips

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.

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2018 Special Offers

3 Hour Private charter Mackerel fishing trip

July to 1st week of September (on any available day)

Private boat charter special price = £160

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 = £210

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.

For availability and bookings 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.

For text and email options please see the Contact us page.

Many thanks.