Charter Boat: Valkyrie

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: Cat 2 - 0 to 60 Miles
Hours: 8hr / 10hr / 12hr / Multiple Days Trips
Type of Fishing: Wreck - Channel Islands
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Facilities: Tea & Coffee
Additional Description:

Valkyrie 6 is a modern 36ft southcat,fitted with twin 330hp iveco engine a total of 660hp we will cruise comfortably fully loaded at 18 knots, onboard we have a crew cabin with your own galley area and seating for ten people around two tables so everyone can come in the dry while steaming to the marks. Skippered by Zac Cairns

Valkyrie 7 launched in 2013, she's an 11mtr BWSEA CAT powered by twin 270hp Nanni Diesels, cruising comfortably at 18 knots, onboard we have a crew cabin with your own galley area and comfortably seating six people and two more seats under a large roof overhang keeping you nice and dry. Skippered by Glen Cairns

Our aim is to make your fishing & boating experience as enjoyable as possible.

Valkyrie Skipper Glen Cairns's Photo
About the Skipper:

Glen has fished out of langstone Harbour since he was old enough to hold a rod, now he enjoys taking people fishing so he can share his passion with others.
From the dedicated serious angler to the beginner just looking for a nice day at sea, all are welcome.

This Charter has been listed as Wheelchair Accessible. Contact the Skipper for full details.

April 2018

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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: 04-Apr-2018

Sun 1st Apr Two boats available Mon 2nd Apr Two boats available Tue 3rd Apr Two boats available Wed 4th Apr Two boats available Thu 5th Apr Two boats available Fri 6th Apr ONE BOAT AVAILABLE Sat 7th Apr places available wrecking £75
Sun 8th Apr ONE BOAT AVAILABLE Mon 9th Apr one boat available Tue 10th Apr Two boats available Wed 11th Apr 1 boat available Thu 12th Apr Two boats available Fri 13th Apr Individual wrecking for new season Pollack. £75 Sat 14th Apr BOOKED
Sun 15th Apr Places available inshore banks and early black bream £50 pp fishing with the hayling island sac Mon 16th Apr places available inshore, rays and hounds £50 Tue 17th Apr *****PREMIUM DAY, MAX 8 ANGLERS ******Places available, drifting for the Pollack and maybe a Cod, £95 These are 12 hr trips 45 miles at least Wed 18th Apr Two boats available Thu 19th Apr Two boats available Fri 20th Apr individual trip for Black bream, this is a nice easy trip . light table required £50 Sat 21st Apr booked
Sun 22nd Apr booked Mon 23rd Apr Places available, drifting for the Pollack and maybe a Cod,then spend some time at anchor £75 Tue 24th Apr *****PREMIUM DAY, MAX 8 ANGLERS ******Places available, drifting for the Pollack and maybe a Cod,then spend some time at anchor £95 These are 12 hr trips 45 miles at least Wed 25th Apr Two boats available Thu 26th Apr inshore bream and hounds £50 Fri 27th Apr *****PREMIUM DAY, MAX 8 ANGLERS ******Places available, drifting for the Pollack and maybe a Cod,then spend some time at anchor £95 These are 12 hr trips 45 miles at least Sat 28th Apr Full
Sun 29th Apr booked Mon 30th Apr 1 boat available

Last Minute Bookings

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  • 5-star amir bashir (14/11/2017)

    love to go again its been a really good fishing day with glen

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Amir, it was a pleasure to take you all fishing

  • 5-star James Wolfendale (07/09/2015)

    Another great day out on the boat with glen, this time for a trip at anchor over a wreck....mackerel conspicuous in their absence, but a great day had nonetheless, lots of ling, conger, and bream, as well as pout, bullhuss and a great sun tan :P good banter on board as always, and glen seriously knows his stuff, couldnt reccommend him highly enough :)

  • 5-star Lee Rossie (27/03/2015)

    Top day's fishing with Zak, for the first time. Plenty of mid-channel wrecks fished, some produced while other drew a blank. Glen was out and fishing some of the wrecks together. Zak soon picked up the pace and put us on the fish. Between wrecks we were treated to a pod of Dolphins chasing the bow wave. People pay good money for such trips and here we were with a value add. The sun shone, the wind dropped, and the fish just kept coming, credit to Zak. With the 2nd ice box, so many fish, in use by the end of the trip, top Day, Recommended.

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Lee, im sure Zac will appreciate your kind words,

  • 5-star Jim Bater (11/07/2014)

    another cracking day, this time out on valkyrie 7 with Glen. cod, pollock, bass and ling on the boat. as usual Glen worked hard to put us on the fish. can't recommend valkyrie enough, looking forward to my next wrecking trip. but I hope glen leaves his Johnny cash cd at home!

    Skippers Reponse: Got to have Johny Cash on..

  • 5-star MICKY PLEDGE (14/06/2013)

    cracking day !!! bent rod most of the day. Stable boat, plenty of room and help and advice from Glen. Can;t wait to go again. MICKY PLEDGE.

    Skippers Reponse: Well thanks Micky it was nice to have you onboard, did you get the photo ?

Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 41 photos uploaded


10 lb Pollock


14 lb Pollock


9 lb Pollock


10 lb Pollock

Peter Thatcher

9 lb Pollock

Dave Harper

13 lb Pollock

Dave Harper

15 lb Pollock

stuart cross

12 lb Pollock

James Wolfendale

23 lb Ling (Common)

Dean White

11 lb 8 oz Pollock


1 oz Cod


9 lb 14 oz Bass


14 lb Pollock


27 lb Cod


17 lb Cod


40 lb Sunfish


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 01/04/2016 Fishing Report by stuart cross

    1 Apr 2016 by stuart cross

    Fishing report by Stuart Cross on Valkerie

    Me my Dad and my son Andrew [aka mini me] had a good bash at some Pollock on Friday with Zac. He had a very sore throat, so Dave the crewman had to sing for him as the wreck came up. Its only Andrews second time wrecking so I showed him once more how to drop retrieve and drop again. Second wind up one 12lb Pollock to Andrew followed by a massive grin. When the score sheet read Bri 4 Andrew 4 me 0 I was getting twitchy. ‘Can I have a go with your rod?’ Andrew asked. Now they were on identical reels and I stupidly opted for the faster retrieve reel due to the low neap tide. ‘He’s got 4’ I thought ‘this will let me catch up’. Stupid me - 2 doubles on two drifts to Andrew and I’m still fishless. Zac is now grinning just as much as Andrew and Bri - its not going well. Andrew then topped it off with telling me [so that everyone could hear] that ‘I could reel in the next one he caught’ which by the way was a bass [returned] the only one of the day.
    The fish were high on slack 30 -40 turns coming right down to the bottom as the tide was in mid flow. Scores Bri 7, Andrew 7 plus the bass including 4 doubles. I came third, stop laughing Glen it’s not funny. All in all it was a great day with a nice bunch of chaps, I’m now taking up knitting- until next time!

  • 16/06/2013 Fishing Report by Steve L

    16 Jun 2013 by Steve L

    Many thanks to Glen & his Son for a cracking days wreck fishing Weather was a little choppy to start with but thanks to the great training from his dad Zack had us bang on target , With all of us making great catches of bass, Pollock, & odd pouting,
    This was only my second trip out & I thoughly enjoyed every minute of my day & am looking forward to my next trip. rest assured we all will be visiting Glen & the boys again, Many thanks . Steve

  • 16/06/2013 Fishing Report by Peter Stotesbury

    16 Jun 2013 by Peter Stotesbury

    Great day on Valkyrie7 with Glen on the wheel. At the first wreck a steady catch rate of Pollack falling to brighter coloured sidewinders and shads. The last of the ebb tide we tried hard for a cod or two but just came up with Pollack 6lb to 10lb. Having had some practice even the less able where catching. Glen then moved us to a small wreck again looking for cod but this wreck was also full of Pollack. With a few fish pushing 12lb it was time to move on again looking for cod. We hoped to find some Mackerel for bait but these were absent the fish were coughing up a mixture of Spratt, Herring and cuttlefish. Conditions became brighter and the lure colours with yellow and orange worked best. Glen tried a third wreck this finally produce 3 cod two too hopping with twin tails and 1 to feathers. There was a bonus bass and a ling. The fish were feeding high in the water up to 60 turns up which was good as with slow retrieve and a bit of care some went back for another day.
    We ended up with about 20 fish per rod with 12 fishing. I switched to using 8" lures trying to find a bigger fish and was rewarded with one of 14lb, the best until a 15lb fish surfaced.
    Even the weather behaved for a change with the forecast doing as it said the wind decreasing all day.
    Valkyrie 7 had plenty of room for 12 and is very dry and stable even at 18knotts. There was a swell and steady chop on the sea but unlike most cats does not lift up in bows but remains level cutting through rather than over the sea. The tea making is good with constant hot water from the water boiler. Highly recommened for a great day out!

  • 04/2013 Fishing Report by Glen Cairns

    Apr 2013 by Glen Cairns

    Sunday 21st April - Hayling - Valkyrie 6 (Zac Cairns)

    The first wrecking trip for the club this year. The first trip with Zac at the helm.

    At seven o'clock with ten members aboard and we headed out to the banks to try for a few mackerel.
    The north side of the bank produced a few mackerel for bait, as did the south side but we only ended up with a dozen or so.
    The next stop was a small wreck well inside french waters where we were soon into good sized pollack on sidewinders and storms of various colours.
    After a few drifts that just produced pollack and the occasional pout the activity seemed to stir the ling into action as well so we tried using baits. The ling proved to be unfussy, as besides artificials, they took fresh and frozen mackerel as well as cuttle and squid.
    Not wanting to take too much from one wreck we then went off to a larger one a few miles away where we had more pollack and ling and lost a lot of lures bravely trying for cod (unsuccessfully).
    The fourth stop was just a couple of drifts over another wreck which also had pollack and ling and then we headed back toward Hayling.

    Some of us opted to just gut their fish on the way in, others also removed their heads as well, and some actually filleted theirs.

    A great trip. Well done Zac!. A flat sea, little wind, a bit of sun and everybody had ling (up to 22lb) and most had pollack (up to 15lb) to take home.

    Biggest fish was a Nigel Cross's ling of 22lb and Roy Hebburn and Mick Doody shared the honours for most species with 4 each.

    [Report by Jim]

  • 08/12/2012 Fishing Report by RICHARD SAXBY

    8 Dec 2012 by RICHARD SAXBY

    Sorry for late report.
    fished on Valkyrie on 8-12-12.
    lots of whiting, pout, doggies, thornbacks, spotted rays, poorcod and a lunker cod of 31lb 8oz to Paul.
    another great trip in perfect winter conditions.
    cheers Glen.