This site is run voluntarily for the interest of boat anglers, particularly those fishing the area from Cowes to Selsey Bill and as far out as the mid-Channel wrecks. This site continues to grow day by day, so please keep coming back. It contains hints & tips, interesting facts, photos, catch reports for the Eastern Solent Area, useful links and more.

New stuff…

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Catch Reports

These are now updated blog-style, you can see an index of the latest ones on the right. Catch reports depend on news from other anglers – please let me know details of your catches, what you have seen, heard or just rumours and gossip. How has the fishing been for you? Please email me here


The re-fit of my Harley 25 “Rebel Runner” is being documented in a separate blog.  The Fishing Blog is also still there, for longer ramblings about other things.

Free Downloads

These are accessible from the Boat Equipment menu above. These include my book Angling Boats. Demand for this book continued long after the first edition sold out, so it is now available, updated, as a digital edition for download so you can read it on a Kindle, PC, iPad tablet or print it out.


Do have a look around and tell me what you think. If you have suggestions and requests for useful content, let me know.

Finally, the RNLI are always there to help us whatever the emergency. They depend on voluntary contributions. Please help them – details are on the RNLI site

What’s in this site

Sea fishing guide to Hampshire and Sussex boat angling fishing marks and catch reports. Where to launch your boat in Hampshire, what bait to use, what to catch and what to see around Portsmouth and Southsea. Boat DIY including how to antifoul your boat, how to polish your boat hull, fitting electronic instruments, fish-finder radar AIS chartplotter advice and recommendations. Marks like Nab Tower Brambles Bank Selsey Utopia Boulder Bank and The Overfalls Cod, bass, ray, tope, smoothhound, mackerel, scad, pollack, conger eel can all be caught from charter boats from Langstone Chichester and Portmouth or your own boat. Fish recipes and cooking student food with quick dishes cheap eats.