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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. 

Freshwater Fishing

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

Scotties Newport
11 Lugley St, Newport
Tel: 01983 522115

Scotties Sandown
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

Tim's Tackle
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

Ocean Blue Sea Charters

Ocean Blue Sea Charters
Call 07866 120126, email or visit the website

Fishing and angling trips, 1 hour mackerel trips, lobster safari's, discovery tours and more. Based Ventnor.

Catchalot Charters

Catchalot Charters
Call 07974 179310, email or visit the website

Fully equipped angling boat taking up to 12 people. All equipment can be provided. Based Bembridge.

Becky M
Boat charters, fishing trips and bird watching trips. Departs from Yarmouth harbour. Tel: 01983 821225 or email

Black Rock Charters
A full range of charter boat fishing trips from Yarmouth.
Tel: 01983 760766 or email or visit the website

Helen Rachel
Mackerel fishing trips from Bembridge. All equipment provided. Tel: 07971 282361

Lisa Marie
Fishing trips including all equipment.
Tel: 07971 282406

MV Joybelle Cruises
Cruises and fishing trips from Yarmouth Harbour.
Tel: 01983 760766 or email or visit the website

Wight Saphire
Fishing trips and bird watching from Yarmouth Harbour.
Tel: 01983 740554 or email or visit the website

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Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

Red Jet delayed by 15 mins due to earlier dense fog.. We apologise for the inconvenience to your journey.


Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Vehicle Ferry delayed by up to 1 hour due to earlier dense fog. We apologise for the inconvenience caused to your journey

Due to essential winter terminal maintenance, a revised Southampton <> East Cowes timetable is in operation from 21:00 on Thursday 27 October until 02:45 on Friday 28 October 2016.

Revisions include:
• There will be no 22:30 or 23:55 service on 27th Oct from Southampton to East Cowes
• There will be no 23:55 (27th) or 01:20 (28th) service from East Cowes to Southampton
• The 21:00 and 22:30 departures from East Cowes on 27th Oct will arrive at 25 berth in Southampton
• The 02.45 departure from Southampton on 28th Oct will sail from 25 berth

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