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2 Merlin Mews, Houchin St
Bishop's Waltham, SO32 1AR
United Kingdom


The home of Peter Atkinson’s fishmonger, deli, smokery and charter fishing business. For the freshest fish, smoked fish, fishing and lots more


Catch your own fish on our charter boat trips

For fishing trips, days out cruising on the Solent or a tour around the Hampshire coastline why not charter the Anyfish boat and order a picnic to go?


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The opportunity to catch-your-own on one of our relaxed Solent fishing trips...

If you fancy heading out for a spot of sea fishing or a boat cruise around the Hamble or Solent coastline then why not consider one of our charter boat trips? Our boat is a fast and comfortable Rodman 1040 motor boat called Dotty.  She’s moored on the Hamble River at Universal Marina and she’s available to charter for days out or trips on the Solent throughout the spring, summer and autumn.

Dotty can be hired by the day for fully tutored fishing boat trips or sea cruises, or for a few hours if you’d just like a focussed fishing session. We can provide a suitable lunch for you too if you like from a simple sandwich to something a bit more posh, like a lobster salad.

Dotty is fully coded in accordance with the MCA code of practice and fully equipped with safety gear and life jackets. She is officially a sport fishing boat, is 10 metres long and has a top speed of 29 knots. The boat’s homeport is the Solent and she can operate 20 miles from safe haven. We’re licensed to carry up to eight passengers for boat cruising and for fully tackled-up fishing we can cater for five very comfortably.

We specialise in light tackle, lure and flyfishing for bass but can also fish for bream, plaice, smooth hound, cod or mackerel. If fishing isn’t really your thing, but you fancy a day cruising on a boat in the Southampton coast sunshine, we’d love to take you. For a day of corporate entertainment, a father and son day out, birthday gift, boys day out, stag do, family fishing excursion or summer evening date, a trip out on Dotty is well worth considering. Ideal for hire for watching the cruise liners come in or for a great view of the boats racing in the America’s Cup or at Cowes Week too.


Give us a call and we can arrange a trip to suit you perfectly. We are able to operate all year round but departure times, as with all boat trips, are a little dependant on weather, tides and time of year. Just call for a quote if you like, or to ask questions - we charge by the day rather than per person and for a full day's fishing including pickup, tuition and safety gear, the cost will be around £300. We can add lunch into the quote if you’d like and tackle if required. For shorter fishing trips or cruises, give us a call with the details and we’ll hatch the ideal plan.

Peter Atkinson
anyfish: 01489 896111