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.

* If you enjoy the site and want to help me fund it without it costing you a penny, simply click on the Amazon links here and on the right whenever you want to access Amazon to buy anything  (anything). They will give me a few pence. It all adds up and helps keep this site alive.

New stuff…

How to skin a dogfish…All fish recipes have now become Posts so they are easier to find…RNLI Serious Fun DVD on Sea Angling…..Ray Identification…VHF channel reference card free download…New seabed chart….Dedicated page for Southsea Marina Angling Club (SMAC)SMAC Club News…12 volt cable size calculator….Sunrise and Sunset times…..New way to install a transducer….Subscriber tip, re-life a fender……2020 Bass Rules…Free 12 volt book download…..Sea Angling News local catch report centre is here! email Catch Reports button (see right)….News & Articles now has its own menu see above…Student Food has moved to join our other recipe site: Arford Books…. Navionics Web AppRay identification links…. How to paint a waterlineTrouble-shooting the Alderney Ring Method

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 . If you would like to add comments or questions, all you have to do is register. Your first post will be moderated, after that you will be free to comment at will!


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. Home page and welcome.