Newhaven charter fishing boat Venture


John Webster is the proud owner and skipper of charter boat Venture, a 10 metre Cornish built wooden charter boat with loads of desk space and a cabin. She is licensed for 12 anglers and there is ample room for your tackle and sandwiches.  Venture is also fitted with a toilet.

Venture is licensed for use up to 20 miles from port and is fitted with all the safety equipment needed including Life Jackets, First Aid Kit, Life Raft, Fire Extinguishers and 2 VHF radios. To find the fish we have the latest navigation equipment including GPS Plotter and Colour Fish Finder.

John has been sea fishing, fly fishing and coarse fishing for over 50 years and has been lucky enough to turn his hobby into a living!

The fishing charter boat skipper is a keen angler himself, and his favourite species is the legendary Bass! However, John also loves ground fishing and loves the expectation of what he is going to catch next!  Charter boat Venture is ideal for all type’s of fishing as she has a large desk space and is very stable at anchor.  Charter skipper John has caught many double figure fish including a monster 28lb Cod aboard his previous large charter boat, Kingfisher.  John is also known to find plenty of Mackerel and a few Skate, Tope and Black Bream along the way!

Charter boat skipper John enjoys sharing his many years of sea angling experience assisting those new to sea fishing, juniors, ladies and those a little older.  The skipper is also delighted to learn from more experienced sea anglers!

Newhaven charter fishing boat Venture is suitable for all types of boat sea fishing trips.  Venture is available for both Ground fishing and in season Bass fishing. Venture is ideally suited to this type of fishing due to her design. She sits very comfortably at anchor and there is seating on both sides for everyone, thus allowing you to fish in some comfort.

Venture can be hired for all types of sea angling including Sea Bass boat tripsdeep sea ground fishing and Mackerel boat fishing trips.  For full information on each of these different types of boat trips that Venture can be hired for, please click on the link above which will take you to our website.

Ground Fishing Trips

Ground fishing is the perfect choice for those wanting to catch monster Cod during the winter months or who wish to target species such as Skate, Tope, Conger Eel, Smoothound plus the many more that are found off the Sussex coast.

The most effective method for ground fishing is the use of dead baits such as Mackerel and Squid and placing on a one or two hook rig.  If in doubt charter skipper John will be only too happy to offer assistance.

If required, charter boat skipper John is able to hire you the latest rods and reels which are perfect for ground fishing.  For further information about the rods and reels for hire aboard Venture, please click here.

Mackerel Fishing Trips

These fishing boat trips last 2 hours & are great for those wanting to do a spot of boat fishing & go home with fish! Mackerel fishing is really exciting, and when you hit a shoal of Mackerel the water looks as though it is boiling as there are so many!

These trips are especially ideal for those with children who wish to introduce them to the world of sea fishing.  Charter skipper John will be on hand to assist novices, children and women the techniques to catch their first Mackerel.

Our Mackerel fishing trips are seasonal due to the Mackerel preferring the warmer water.  The best times of the year are the months of May through to September.

The cost of the two hour Mackerel fishing trip aboard Newhaven Charter boat Venture is £20 per person.  Non anglers are welcome but the cost is the same.  Rods and reels can be loaned at no extra charge.  The minimum number of people per trip is four and the maximum is ten.  To book a Mackerel fishing trip please visit our website.

Sea Bass Fishing

Venture is fitted with a live bait tank, suitable for keeping line caught Mackerel in perfect condition for live baiting, which as we all know is the No 1 method for catching the Sea Bass.  However, other popular methods for catching Sea Bass is the use of soft lures Shads, Red Gills and Jelly Worms plus the many different types of hard bait lures on the market today.