Fun at Sea & Water Sports

On a great summers day what is better than messing about on the water! If you fancy some time on the waves you can do it at a variety of places. If you want to keep your feet dry, watching the wind surfers, sailing yachts go by maybe a good option!

New Dawn Dive Centre: Dive boat based at Berthons Marina, Lymington | Tel: 01483 211103.
Regular Wednesday evening dives & dive holidays. Varios wrecks & reefs dived off Isle of Wight.

Windsurfing Milford on Sea: Milford beach is understated & doesn't appear to get windsurfed too often. In the opinion of 'Big Salty' it performs really well when other beaches switch off, plus it gets a good dose of swell due to it's SSW orientation. For those interested in wave sailing, it's swell size will be comparable to Southbourne although it is much less powerful size for size.

Kite Surfing Keyhaven Marshes: On windy days you can see kiteboarders on the lakeside laggon on the north side of Hurst Spit. Mark Shinn a former pupil of Milford Primary School, won two Kitesurfing World titles in 2002 when he won the Professional Kiteboard Riders' Association and the 2002 Kiteboard Pro World Tour. Kiteboarding is also sometimes known as kitesurfng or wind boarding.

TAL Scuba Diving: 8 St. Catherines Parade, Fairmile Rd, Christchurch, BH23 2LQ | Tel: 01202 473030
Learn to Scuba Dive: PADI qualified scuba diving courses. Courses for all ages & ablilities.

Christchurch Windsurfing Club: 1 Penny Way, Christchurch, BH23 4TA | Tel: 01425 278934
Situated in Christchurch with the nearby Highcliffe Sailing Club being the watersports training camp location for the 2012 Olympics. Whether you are into boardsailing & are a windsurfer, or not, the reasonably priced membership entitles you to full use of the clubhouse which sits at the top of Steamer Point. The clubhouse consists of a kitchen, changing rooms and showers and use of the patio area overlooking Friar's Cliff and Avon Beach.

Boscombe Surf Reef: Boscombe Beach.
Europe’s first artificial surf reef. The surf reef acts as a ramp, which pushes the waves upwards, this doubles their size and improves their quality for surfers. As a result, the number of good surfing days are doubled. The reef offers enhanced water sports including kite-surfing, windsurfing, wake-boarding, kayaking, Scuba-diving, sailing & skim-boarding.

Ray Pitt Sea Fishing: Keyhaven Harbour | Tel: 01425 612896
Fishing boat charter on Sunrise or Osprey II. Six, Eight, Six or Five Hour Sea Angling Trips. Three hour summertime mackerel fishing trips. Fishing rod hire if required. available all year round. Family run business for over 50 years.

Tim Doswell Sea Fishing - Keyhaven Charters: Keyhaven Harbour | Tel: 07944 660889 | 01425 620057
Go sea fishing in The Solent and around The Needles onboard Ocean Lass. Sea Angling Trips for groups. Boat charter available all year round. Licenced for 10. Fully insured.

Sea Fishing:

White Maiden Charter
Reel Easy Charter
Last Laugh Fishing Charter
Lymington Charters
Voyager Fishing Charter

Beach Fishing: Milford on Sea is great for beach fishing & is located at the start of the Solent with fine views of the Isle of Wight & the Needles. Species caught include: sizeable bream and sea bass which run close, rays, whiting, pollock, smuts, occasional fine sole & turbot. Plus all the usual suspects; dog fish, pout etc. Night fishing is probably most productive. The main fishing spots are locally known as 'The White House', 'Needles Eye Cafe', 'Milford on Sea Beach', 'Paddys Gap', 'Hurst Shingle Bank' & ‘Hurst Spit’.

Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club: Bath Road, Lymington, Hants SO41 9SE | Tel: 01590 674962
Founded in 1936. The club is affiliated to the N.F.S.A. Wessex Division & the club's headquarters provide a good social meeting place. The aims of Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club are to promote shore fishing and boat fishing for all anglers, in a safe and friendly environment, encouraging conservation of fish stocks, and to attract juniors to the sport.

Everton Grange Lakes: Braxton Farm, Lymore Lane, Milford On Sea, SO41 OTX | Tel: 01590 644499
Lake Fishing: The lake is situated in a quiet and peaceful location on the boundary of Braxton Farm and the Old Parkland of Everton Grange. There are two lakes, the largest of which is stocked with several species of Carp and Tench. The smaller lake is mainly for Tench fishing. The lake is widely regarded as one of the best fisheries in Southern England. Everton Grange Lake is available on a day ticket. The lake is open seven days a week from 6am until sunset.

Hordle Lakes Day Ticket Fishery: Golden Hill, Ashley Lane, Hordle, Nr. New Milton, Hampshire SO41 0GD | Tel: 07811 522835 - 01590 672300 | One of Hampshire's Premier day fishing carp fisheries set in beautiful woodland surroundings close to the Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire Borders. Although the predominant species are Big Carp, there are plenty of other specimen sized fish to keep the pleasure angler busy! - Day coarse angling tickets are available on the bank or from the bailiffs office.

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