Charter Boat: Kelley's Hero Charters

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: cat 2 0-60 miles
Hours: 4hr / 6hr / 7hr / 8hr / 9hr / 10hr / 11hr / 12hr / Multiple Days Trips
Type of Fishing: Wrecking, Inshore, Reef, Bassing, General
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: 11M South Catamaran
Facilities: Toilet and galley free tea/coffee facillities
Additional Description:

Kelleys Hero is an 11m South Boats catamaran and she is licenced to carry 12 passengers. She is a very stable platform and she is a pleasure to fish from.

Individuals days are on Wednesdays and Fridays. (Other days available on request).

Whether you are an experienced angler, a novice angler, or maybe you would like to try sea fishing for the first time, then you have come to the right place. We are here to give you your ultimate deep sea fishing experience with the chance to catch your “Fish of a Lifetime”.
Kelley’s Hero II is one of the faster charter fishing boats on the South Coast, and as we specialize in wreck fishing, we can use this to our advantage.

Kelley's Hero Charters Skipper Ian Dale's Photo
About the Skipper:

Kelleys Hero Charters is run by Ian Dale and Bex Florence.

Ian and Bex are both fully qualified charter skippers with commercially
endorsed Yachtmasters.
As they have their tickets, this does mean that they have passed their
sea survival, first aid and firefighting courses.

They have both been keen anglers since they can remember.
Ian spent his childhood fishing from small boats in and around Langstone
Harbour. Bex spent her childhood on fishing boats around Scotland
and she has been skippering on the South coast for 10 years.

January 2019

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N.B. Not all Skippers keep this dairy up-to-date. Always check with skippers before making any plans. Last calendar update: 08-Jan-2019

Tue 1st Jan More... Wed 2nd Jan More... Thu 3rd Jan More... Fri 4th Jan More... Wrecking max 8 people to the boat Sat 5th Jan More... Inshore Fishing
Sun 6th Jan More... Drifting the wrecks for pollack Mon 7th Jan More... Tue 8th Jan More... Over 60's Inshore trip Wed 9th Jan More... Thu 10th Jan More... Fri 11th Jan More... wrecking max 8 to the boat Sat 12th Jan More...
Sun 13th Jan More... Mon 14th Jan More... Tue 15th Jan More... Over 60s Inshore Trip Wed 16th Jan More... Thu 17th Jan More... Fri 18th Jan More... Inshore max 8 to the boat Sat 19th Jan More...
Sun 20th Jan More... Mon 21st Jan More... Tue 22nd Jan More... Wed 23rd Jan More... Thu 24th Jan More... Fri 25th Jan More... Sat 26th Jan More... Drifting the wrecks for pollack
Sun 27th Jan More... Mon 28th Jan More... Tue 29th Jan More... Over 60s Wed 30th Jan More... Thu 31st Jan More...

Upcoming Individual Spaces on Kelley's Hero Charters

Fri 01/02/2019 9 Spaces £60.00pp
Ray Banks
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Sat 02/02/2019 4 Spaces 12 Hours £100.00pp
Wrecking max 8 to the boat
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Sun 03/02/2019 3 Spaces 8 Hours £65.00pp
Inshore max 8 to the boat
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Fri 15/02/2019 4 Spaces 12 Hours £100.00pp
Slow Jigging Special max 8 on the boat
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Sun 17/02/2019 7 Spaces 8 Hours £50.00pp
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Thu 07/03/2019
Northney Marina 2 Day Pollack Comop
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Fri 08/03/2019
Northney Marina 2 Day Pollack Comop
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Fri 17/05/2019
Northney Marina Bream Competition
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Fri 21/06/2019
Northney Marina Species Competition
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Sat 03/08/2019 4 Spaces £450.00pp
3 Day Dieppe Trip, 8 people on the boat, price includes 2 nights bed and breakfast
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Sun 04/08/2019 4 Spaces £450.00pp
3 Day Dieppe Trip, 8 people on the boat, price includes 2 nights bed and breakfast
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Mon 05/08/2019 4 Spaces £450.00pp
3 Day Dieppe Trip, 8 people on the boat, price includes 2 nights bed and breakfast
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Fri 09/08/2019
Northney Marina Conger Comp
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Fri 27/09/2019 5 Spaces £450.00pp
3 Day Dieppe Trip 8 people to the boat £450 including 2 nights bed and breakfast
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Sat 28/09/2019
3 Day Dieppe Trip
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Sun 29/09/2019
3 Day Dieppe Trip
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  • 5-star R FIFE (06/12/2017)

    What can I say? Some of my favourite days out have been with Ian and Bex aboard Kelley's Hero 3. From my first trip as a complete novice (at 64) in the summer I was hooked. I have had several trips out now and I have learned so much from Ian and Bex since then. I can honestly recommend that you have a day out on KH3, lots of banter and cups of tea always on the go. Can't wait for my next adventure with them.

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks for your kind words Rob.

  • 5-star Dave Harper (19/12/2017)

    Excellent boat and crew, worked hard to put us on the fish while mid channel wrecking for pollock and with good results, including my new PB of 17lb, Happy days, will be heading out again very soon.

  • 5-star Claire Burbridge (01/06/2017)

    Fantastic fishing trip all of us caught lots of fish will be rebooting next time I am in the area.

    Skippers Reponse: Hi Claire, glad you enjoyed your day. Hope to see you again soon.


  • 5-star Michael McHale (15/03/2017)

    I have been on two trips in two days and had a great time. The first one the fishing was good with plenty caught but none by me. The 2nd was a harder day and I again blanked but it is fishing not catching. I can say that both Ian and Bex tried their hardest to put us on the fish and were full of good advice and very helpful with the net(not that I needed it) or freeing you from the wreck(I required this more than I liked). Two of the nicest charter staff I have met. There was a great friendly atmosphere on the boat which is very comfortable and cruises at a nice speed. All in all I can recommend Kelley's Hero Charters very highly.

  • 5-star Vic Steventon (04/01/2017)

    Bee fishing a few times now with Bex and Ian good fishing good company on the boat and Ian loves a cuppa never dry lol I've got booking with them great team always

Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 45 photos uploaded

Paul Mansfield

22 lb 3 oz Cod


4 lb Whiting


18 lb Spurdog


16 lb 7 oz Pollock

Dave Harper

17 lb Pollock

Pete Dudgeon

23 lb 8 oz Undulate Ray

David Bryant

9 lb 8 oz Turbot


12 lb 13 oz Cod


1 lb 12 oz Brill


3 lb Plaice

Bex Florence

12 lb 7 oz Bass


7 lb Ballan Wrasse

michael button

13 lb Cod


12 lb Cod

Matt T

18 lb 7 oz Pollock


4 lb Thornback Ray


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 08/02/2017 Fishing Report by michael button

    8 Feb 2017 by michael button

    Spent yesterday out wrecking with Ian Dale and Bex on Kellys Hero 3. First time out for me on Ian's new boat and its a peach. Beamy, well equipped would be an understatement. Comfortable on the cruise out, fast , she averaged 17 knots at 2000 rpm. We spent a few hours steaming for distant wrecks. First wreck had a lot of fish on it, with multiple fish coming on each drift for the party on board, which included Sean Heath skipper of Great White 2. Rattle back white eels were doing the trick , I had five fish on the first wreck with a sprinkling of good double figure fish to other anglers.

    When the action slowed down a bit, Ian moved off a few miles to another wreck and we were straight back into a good stamp of fish, blue and white red gill evolution accounting for the better fish, the fish box was filling up and when action started to slow we set off for another wreck, with the tide starting to slow down the fishing dropped off but we were still taking the odd fish or two, so Ian moved to another close wreck and I managed to winkle one more Pollack out on a red gill pilchard fished very slowly.

    All in all a great days fishing, had 10 Pollack with the biggest knocking the double figure mark. Went home with a lot of fish, very tired, and happy knowing Ian's trips give great value for money if you fish hard.

  • 15/01/2017 Fishing Report by Ian Dale

    15 Jan 2017 by Ian Dale

    Hi Guys,

    Happy New Year to you all, hope you all had a good Christmas, and have managed to eat the last of the cold Christmas meats and mince pies that were left over.
    Well it certainly has been a funny few weeks since we wrote our last blog, we seem to have gone from a very mild winter to a freezing one in less than a couple of days, “Brrrrr”!!
    It seems that for us the cod fishing has slowed up somewhat, we have gone from our best day this season of 4 cod boated in a day to scratching around to find one lucky one, in saying that thought, the lone cod we have been finding have been a better size and better quality of fish.
    One of the good points of the inshore ground fishing, is that the congers seem to have declined, I know they keep the rods nodding, but they do get a pain when you aren’t fishing for them and some of the anglers were losing quite a bit of gear with them. Shouldn’t moan really as it keeps them catching!
    We have landed some nice size whiting over the winter this year, some reaching near on 4lb. The whiting fishing this year has certainly blossomed compared to the last few years of many pin whiting. Whiting was on the menu 90% of the time over the last few weeks, YUM!
    Now, the other funny thing this winter, it seems the water temperature hasn’t dropped as much as normal, meaning that our wrecking season has kicked off a little earlier than expected. We have managed to find some nice Pollack out there so far, and we do hope that this will continue well into the wrecking season.
    Come the end of January our winter cod competition will be ending, the leader at the minute is Mark Lennox, with a cod of 18lb. The winner will receive one space on our inshore trips and £100 tackle voucher for Allans Marine.
    We still have some spaces left to be in with a chance of beating this, they are:
    Jan 19th: 4 spaces
    Jan 27th: 4 Spaces
    Jan 30th: 6 spaces
    These trips are £50 each. Please get in touch for details and booking.
    On the 1st of February, our new competition will be starting, this will run until 31st August. This will be for the biggest Pollack caught on board Kelley’s Hero. Likewise to the cod competition, the prize will be a space on one of our wrecking trips for the next season and a tackle voucher worth £150 for Allans Marine.
    The spaces for wrecking over February are:
    Feb 5th: 6 spaces
    Feb 13th: 4 spaces
    Feb 17th: 6 spaces
    Feb 22nd: 7 spaces
    Feb 25th: 5 Spaces
    These trips are £75 each, and again please get in touch for details and booking.
    Our Alderney trips are now filling up, available dates for these are:
    May 4th-7th: 1 space
    May 22nd-25th: 1 space
    June 19th-22nd: 5 Spaces
    July 3rd-6th: 6 spaces
    July 14th-17th: 5 spaces
    Aug 3rd-6th: 4 spaces
    Prices for these trips are £375 per person, Plus your accommodation, you will also be required to pay £100 deposit
    If you would like any more information on any of the trips we have here, please contact us on 07795 538933.

    Tight Lines


  • 04/12/2016 Fishing Report by Ian Dale

    4 Dec 2016 by Ian Dale

    Sorry we haven't written a blog for a while guys, but there has been a lot going on at Kelley's Hero. Since we last blogged, as many of you know we have bought a new boat. We now have a 11m South Catamaran, and we can carry 12 passengers. She is now back home in Southsea Marina and has already been put to work.

    On the first trip since the last blog, we had a small group book the boat, they hadn't been out fishing for a few years and they were really excited about getting out on the water. The only fault we could have picked with the day is that we nearly ran out of bait by 2pm. Thankfully we caught enough live bait to keep us going. We ended the day with nearly 300 whiting upto 3lb, and 3 cod up to 12lb. It was certainly a great day with some great weather to go with it.
    The trip after that one wasn't as successful, and after staying out and trying for 10 hours, our patience wore a bit thin and we ended up going back in with no cod.

    The new boat had to come down from Hartlepool, which is 375 nautical miles, this should have taken 24 hours non stop. As it was, it took 3 days over a week due to the weather, We arrived back into Southsea Marina at 0130 in the morning, and we had a trip going out at 8. So it was all hands to deck, getting the new liferafts on, and all the gear swapped over.
    We did manage to get out at 0800, but the fishing wasn't the greatest, with only whiting, pout, dogfish and a conger to be seen, but at least our anglers got out and were able to test the new boat out.

    We had a few evening trips booked in over the month, no cod caught, just a few colds, whiting congers, rays and the usual dogfish. These night trips are very popular and are becoming a regular thing.

    Many of you may know that we have a competition running for the biggest cod of the season, which runs from October to January 31st. The winner receives a free inshore trip aboard Kelley's Hero, and £100 voucher for Allans Marine. The last weekend we managed out, we had a new leader, this was Gerry, with his first ever cod, weighing 16lb 7oz.
    One that competition ends, we will then have one for our wrecking season, with the biggest Pollack winning a similiar prize.

    Things have been very busy, with the new boat arriving, and christmas coming up etc etc. But we are now sorting our bookings out for next year. We are doing Alderney trips, Weymouth Trips, and 2 day trips to Brighton. As well as all our normal wrecking and inshore trips.

    If anyone would like any information on any dates etc please feel free to text or email with what you are after
    07795 538933

    We look forward to seeing you soon,


  • 04/11/2016 Fishing Report by Ian Dale

    4 Nov 2016 by Ian Dale

    The weather has definitely been a little bit kinder to us this month, we haven’t managed all of our trips but the ones we have, we have had to head up The Solent. As before this paid off on most of our trips.

    Not only have we been busy with day trips, but the nights trips are also getting popular.
    We have managed a few of these now, not all productive but still nice to get out there and try.
    We produced a lot of whiting, pout and a few dogfish, with the smallest dogfish we have ever seen i think.

    We had a run of nice weather last week, and we managed to find a few nice fish, with the biggest one around the 12lb mark. The whiting have been in in numbers, and we have also seen a bass or two and a few nice rays as well.

    We are running a competition for this Cod season which runs until January 31st, that is, the biggest cod caught aboard Kelley’s Hero wins one free individuals spot on the boat and £100 voucher for Allens Marine.

    If you would like to take part in the competition, please feel free to contact us and book on to one of our individuals days. They are filling up fast so be sure to get in and have a chance at our winter giveaway.

    Call or text: 07795 538933


  • 14/10/2016 Fishing Report by Ian Dale

    14 Oct 2016 by Ian Dale

    So the plaicing season has just about come to an end for us now, and it's time to start looking some of those winter cod. The plaice weren't as prolific as previous years but the fish that we were getting were in better condition and a lot of them were better sizes. The biggest place we had on board was a 3lb 12oz fish. During our place trips, we had a nice number of brill come up, the biggest being 4lb. Normally we only see around one or two a year on these but this year we had near on 20.
    On the 17th September we headed out on our first evening trip for sole. It was hard work but we managed to find a few. With the biggest weighing in at 2lb 4oz. The rest were smaller. We had red mullet, bass, bream, silver eels, dogfish, pout and whiting as well that night. The fish didn't stop biting all night.
    The first weekend that we started for cod, we definitely found them, we landed 4, up to 13lb. There wasn't a quiet spell all day and we ended up with conger eel, silver eel, pout, whiting, dogfish, bullhuss, smoothound and of course, cod. It sure is nice to see them this time of year and makes a nice change to all the rushing around done in previous months. Lets hope this is the start to a good cod season.
    Monday evening saw another one of our evening trips for sole. Unfortunately we didn't see a sole, but we had lots of activity including cod whiting and pout.
    Lots has been happening at Kelleys Hero, for those of you that don;t know, the boat will be getting upgraded to an 11m South catamaran. This will be able to fish 12 comfortably. It will then allow us to do Alderney runs and Weymouth runs next year. If anybody would like any any information on these trips please feel free to contact me.
    So lets hope we manage to get out and find some more cod, and some more pb's.
    Don't forget if you want to get out fishing, call 07795 538933
    Tight Lines