Ferryman's Notes


Bird Spotting Notes

Date: 16 July 2014

Bird life around the Castle is a little quiet, the rock pipits being our major success, but other bird life is suffering from the attention of the ravens.

Boat News

Date: 15 July 2014

The main change to the Castle and Ferry life is the opening of the new shop in Milford. We hope this will attract a larger awareness of the castle and boats and make purchase of tickets easier.

Everything is now busy, with Wild Rose mostly based in Hythe helping out the Southampton Ferry and Solent Rose has been at Cowes for the Isle of Wight Festival. The RIB has been running from Gosport to the Nab Tower for Trinity House.

The ferry fleet: The custom is to name boats with names of monarchs or consorts from the period whilst the castle existed.

Wild Rose

Fishy News

Date: 21 April 2014

No major reports from beach fishing but with the water temperature quite high the anglers are expecting good results.

Fishing Trips:
Hurst Ferries do not operate angling or mackerel trips but if interested in trips from Keyhaven go to www.raypittseafishing.co.uk