Ferryman's Notes


Bird Spotting Notes

Date: 02 January 2014

All winter visitors now in place. Brent Geese in large numbers and around 20 Little Greebe in the river mostly in Short Reach. Turnstones again in residence on the low tide pontoon at Hurst. A few Eider Duck at the river entrance Sheld Duck everywhere. On the mudflats Curlew and Dunlin everyone as fed up with the weather as I am.

Boat news

Date: 02 January 2014

Solent Rose now ashore for winter refit all new stern gear to be fitted this year. Two of the small boats have completed their refits but running almost a mounth late with the weather. Haven Rose having a very busy time in her workboat role and the RIB busy to and fro to Needles lighthouse. New addition to the fleet is the ex Yarmouth harbour taxi now renamed Rose Petal.

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: 02 January 2014

Very little to report on the fishing front constant gales stopping much activity.

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