Kelley’s Hero Charters started with Ian in 2011. Ian had Kelley’s Hero which was an Osprey 26. This was licenced for 6 anglers. Natural progression took place, and Kelley’s Hero II was bought in 2013. This was a bigger boat and started with the ability to carry 8 anglers, which was shortly upped to 10 anglers.
In 2015, Bex joined Ian to form Kelley’s Hero Charters LTD. Again, the company progressed, and Kelley’s Hero II was sold and Kelley’s Hero III joined the team.
Kelley’s Hero III was bought as a more stable platform than the previous 2 monohulls, with the ability to venture further afield. She can carry more fuel, more anglers comfortably, and has better facilities. Including 5 bunks, fully functional toilet, shower, microwave, hob and oven etc.
Being based in Southsea marina, Portsmouth, meant that having Kelley’s Hero III wasn’t practical for our berthing facilities, and a move to Northney Marina on Hayling Island happened in March 2017.
Covid came in 2020, and things became tough during lockdown. However, once we were allowed back out to fish, we didn’t stop from June through to September from Days to evenings.
September 2020 came and we added Kelley’s Hero IV to the fleet. She is very similar to Kelley’s Hero III, apart from she is a walk-around cabin instead of a sports cabin.
We were based at Northney Marina until March 2021, when the marina decided it wasn’t going to have big charter angling boats there anymore.
In April 2021, Kelley’s Hero Charters relocated to Haslar Marina, Gosport. We added an office to our business. This added great benefits to Kelley’s Hero Charters.
August 2022 saw us buying a company called “Ashes at Sea” and our business expanded.
If you would like to know any more information about Kelley’s Hero Charters or if you would like any more information about the trips that we offer, then please feel free to contact us by calling our office 02392 524568, our mobile 07795 538933 or click the button below to send us a message.Get in touch