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Most parties for a comfortable days fishing are between eight and ten anglers but we can cater for up to twenty anglers please telephone us for more information. We leave harbour at 8am returning to port at aprox 4.00 pm or earlyer if you wish .We can rent you quality rods & tackle and organise all your bait needs.Also available for wind farm duties survey and crew changes.
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Fully licensed with maritime and coastguard agency code of practice for ten plus two including a brown workboat code, safety is assured, ladies and individuals welcome with free tuition if required. Twenty five years working fishing charters from Brightlingsea Essex the longest established commercial charter boat & skipper from this harbour.

The Thames Estuary is a vast expanse of shoal and sandbanks holding a large variety of fish species including; Bass, Smooth Hound, Mackerel, Tope and Skate in summer months with Cod and Whiting etc in the winter months.

Often when south coast charter boats are in harbour due to strong winds Thames Estuary boats are still able to find sheltered fishing, thus often avoiding cancellations and costly wasted journeys. Most fishing is anchored ground fishing, Uptide/Downtide, and wrecking trips and Tope trips by special arrangement dependant on weather conditions.

Rods and fishing equipment can be hired and bait can be supplied, any live bait ordered must be paid for in full and no refund can be given on any live bait ordered. We depart port at 8am returning to harbour at approximately 4.30 to 5.00pm.

A £100 pound deposit is required to confirm any booking payable on our web site home page by Paypal, if weather conditions prevent safe sailing we will reschedule your trip for another date.

Hot tea and coffee or soft drinks are on offer all day while on board the boat.

Floating jetty enabling safer access to the boat, so anglers with impaired movement can now fish aboard the Sophie Lea!

Superb on-board luxury with heated out of the weather seating area
for anglers, also on deck toilet plus new configuration
seating & space in stern of boat & bait station.