Fishing & Fishing Boat Charters
Angling and Fishing around the Isle of Wight
With numerous freshwater steams, lakes and rivers, coupled with 64 miles of coastline, the Isle of Wight caters extremely well to every type of fishing. Whether you want to relax by a quiet countryside river or charter a specialist boat for a more adventurous trip from the Island, you will find everything you need right here.
The fresh waters around the Isle of Wight offer you the chance to catch Rudd, Tench, Brown Trout, Roach, Carp and Eel.
If you are over 12 years old and intent to fish in any of the Island's fish lakes, streams or reservoirs (anywhere other than the sea) you will need to buy a license from the Environment Agency or any Post Office or by calling 0870 1662662.
Bait & Tackle Shops
Angells Angling Centre
7 Yarborough Arcade, Shanklin
Tel: 07890 160336
Stuart's Bait & Tackle
23 Clarendon Rd, Shanklin
Tel: 01983 868100
Pryde of Cowes
12 Birmingham Rd, Cowes
Tel: 01983 299211
11 Lugley St, Newport
Tel: 01983 522115
22 Fitzroy St, Sandown
Tel: 01983 404555
The Screaming Reel
55 St John's, Ryde
Tel: 01983 568745
3 Whittingham Place, Avenue Rd, Freshwater
Tel: 01983 752260 or visit the website
Rookley Country Park, Main Road, Rookley
Tel: 01983 721675
Salt Water Fishing
Around the coast of the Island you can catch, depending on the season, Cod, Channel Whiting, Pout, Pollack, Dogfish, Ling, Rays, Thornback, Spotted and Blondes, Spurdog, Conger, Coalfish, Mackerel, Smoothhound, Garfish, Bass, Tope, Black Bream, Gurnard, Turbot, Brill, Bull Huss, Shark.
If you'd like to head out to sea, there are plenty of charter providers all over the Island ready to offer their boats and an abundance of local knowledge.
How to arrange a Fishing Boat charter
Fishing and angling trips, 1 hour mackerel trips, lobster safari's, discovery tours and more. Based Ventnor.
Fully equipped angling boat taking up to 12 people. All equipment can be provided. Based Bembridge.
Boat charters, fishing trips and bird watching trips. Departs from Yarmouth harbour. Tel: 01983 821225 or email
Mackerel fishing trips from Bembridge. All equipment provided. Tel: 07971 282361
Fishing trips including all equipment.
Tel: 07971 282406