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Introducing our charter fishing boat, Dotty...

Andrew Hatcher

Ship ahoy! Yes it's the Anyfish Charter fishing boat, Dotty and she's now officially part of the family. We've had her for a good few months now and we can definitely say we've got to know her pretty well. In fact, she's become such a good friend that we've given her an official naming ceremony, just so she knows that she's part of our crew.

Dotty is a sleek and stylish, sporty fishing boat. Named after my Mother she's always welcoming, beautifully turned out and lots of fun. As well as her smart new name, she's also been emblazoned with a shoal of specially designed fish. There's one for each of my own little tiddlers plus a couple for me and my ship-mate. Hopefully these will help to ensure Dotty catches more than her fair share of fish when she's out on the open seas.

Here we are with our friends, enjoying a little sunshine and a slurp of champagne at Dotty's naming...

I even prepared a speech to mark the occasion and wore a extra-specially smart shirt. Dotty's trusty crew were hanging around too (though they were strictly on the lemonade).

Once Dotty had officially joined the family it was time to enjoy a charter boat trip of our own. The kids were securely fastened into their life jackets and we headed out of the Hamble, up towards the Solent seas. The great thing about a day trip on a charter boat is that it's something all the family can enjoy together, whatever their ages and if it' marks a family celebration then that's even better.

Dotty's kitted out with plenty of fishing tackle and is especially good for catching bass, bream, plaice, smooth hound, cod or mackerel. We can teach the basics if you're a beginner or let you get on with it if you're a bit of an expert. If fishing's not really your thing then you can just enjoy a relaxing cruise, watching the world (and the wildlife) go by.

Either way, it's always great fun and you might even catch something for your supper!

Dotty is now available for hire for day trips around the Solent. She's licensed for up to eight passengers for boat cruising and can cater very comfortably for five fishermen (or fisher-women).

Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, boys day out, family fishing excursion, girl's day cruise or summer evening date, Dotty will be the perfect hostess and provide you with some great memories.

We can arrange a charter boat trip on Dotty to perfectly suit you. We can provide lunch aboard if you like or pop you over to the Isle of Wight for a pub lunch - whatever you fancy.

Just give us a call for a quote or to discuss options but we're pretty confident we can come up with a plan for a day to truly remember. Find out more here.