Charter Boat: Brigand
Incredibly stable 10m Blythe Workcat with a massive 5m beam powered by twin 280hp Iveco engines.
Cruises at 15kn and sprint speed of 26kn
Upgraded Raymarine Navionics running lighthouse software
Acres of space onboard, vacuum flush toilet, inverter, microwave, tea boiler
3/4 canopy to keep you dry whilst fishing
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We are very fortunate to have a huge variety of great fishing off the Sussex Coast and target different species depending on the time of year. A broad overview of more common species;
COD - Winter from October - Feb inshore
BASS - Spring & Summer May - September inshore
BREAM - Spring May - July inshore
TURBOT - Summer August - September offshore
PLAICE - Spring & Summer May - September inshore
POLLACK - All year offshore wrecks
CONGER - All year offshore wrecks and inshore marks
They are many factors which influence fish movement, we react to these and I will do my best to put you in the best location and will advise of what you are likely to catch and what tackle & bait to use.
We also head further afield in the Summer/early Autumn to the Channel Islands. These are 3-5 day trips scanning dozens of wrecks on the 100 mile trip over, only stopping at those which light up the fish-finders. We fish the Channel Island banks for Turbot & Brill, the races for big Bass and then head back again over dozens of different wrecks. We only run 3-5 of these trips/year with max of 10 anglers so you will need to book early in order to secure a place.
Our aim is to make your trip safe and successful. Whether you are a seasoned expert or a novice it is our job to do the best we can for you.
Before making a payment, please ensure that you have called first to confirm availability. If you make a payment without doing this we cannot guarantee that there will be spaces on the day you require. When making your payment ensure that you select the date of your trip and accept our terms and conditions, so that that there will be no confusion as to what days deposits are for when booking multiple trips.
Individual Bookings£30 Deposit Only
Full Boat Bookngs
£250 Deposit Only
Boats and fishing have been a fixture of my life. Learning to sail at the age of 11 racing lasers and 420's moving up to bigger boats and competing in International regattas from Sardinia to Cape Town as professional race crew, culminating in winning the Rolex World Cup. I have several transatlantic crossing under my belt on Superyachts (both sail & power) and have logged over 40,000 miles at sea.
My father taught me to fish and my skills were honed spending summer holidays on my Uncle's charter boat out of Portrush, Northern Ireland. I had the benefit of 40 years charter skipper knowledge handed down and my uncle continues to fish on Brigand regularly. I have fished out of most ports from Folkstone to Weymouth over the last 30 years and have first hand experience of some excellent and some not so excellent skippers, I have learnt something from them all.
Yachtmaster Ocean (unlimited)
Commercial Yachtmaster offshore Sail
Commercial Yachtmaster offshore Power
MCA Approved Engineering Course
Advanced Medical care
Advanced Ships Firefighting
All STCW elements
One of the most experienced skippers operating out of Brighton
- 14 lb 2 oz Pollock by Unknown
- 17 lb 4 oz Pollock by John
- 1 lb 10 oz Whiting by Unknown
- 26 lb Conger Eel by Unknown
- 8 lb 3 oz Turbot by Sam
- 25 lb 6 oz Blonde Ray by Sam
- 1 lb 2 oz Red Gurnard by Del
- 4 lb 2 oz Tub Gurnard by Steve
- 4 lb 10 oz Turbot by Del
- 1 lb 10 oz Black Sea Bream by John
- 8 lb 4 oz Thornback Ray by Unknown
- 1 lb 4 oz Scad by John
- 1 lb 4 oz Mackerel by Del
Latest Fishing Reports
08/2017 Fishing Report by Steve Green on Brigand (Brighton, East Sussex)
Aug 2017 by Steve Green
Well - we left early, came back late, moved around the banks and put in the miles but it was not a great day by our standards. Just four Turbot landed in very trying conditions - Fishing a Spring tide, on the flood with a building Westerly was always going to be tough. On the upside; a cracking Tub Gurnard taken by Frank, more monster Mackerel, some beautiful Turbot and great company who I look forward to welcoming back in a couple of weeks for an improved outcome - you guys were great!
08/2017 Fishing Report by Steve Green on Brigand (Brighton, East Sussex)
Aug 2017 by Steve Green
Another day out on the banks today in search of the mighty Turbot. Had a great crew who are regulars and of mixed experience, 5 fishing and 1 mostly sleeping! Love fishing these offshore areas of mixed ground, they offer up so much variety as today illustrated;
Pic of Jamie who fished really well all day for his personal tally of 5 Turbot to 8lb whilst helping his mates out with their rigs - top bloke.
August is now full but 3 days still availble in September if you would
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07/08/2017 Fishing Report by Steve Green on Brigand (Brighton, East Sussex)
7 Aug 2017 by Steve Green
Been a while since we have been out and very pleased to report that we picked up where we had left off with Turbot all the way! Just 7 anglers onboard on a short trip but still managed to boat 14 Turbot to 7lb, a nice 6lb Brill & huge mackerel topping the 2lb mark. Everyone caught and particularly pleased that Peter's 70 year wait for a Turbot came to an end today.
If you want to get out for some quality Turbot fishing give me a call.
19/07/2017 Fishing Report by Steve Green on Brigand (Brighton, East Sussex)
19 Jul 2017 by Steve Green
Another great crew aboard today and whilst the conditions were not perfect, they were most certainly safe and fishable. Crew managed to land double figure Undulate & Thornback rays, plenty of Bream, 3lb Plaice and of course an abundance of Dogfish & Mackerel. Something big took off with half a mackerel very smartly....... and that particular fishy tale ended there!
Thanks to Malcom and his crew (Paul & Les too) for making the day so enjoyable - look forward to welcoming you all back in August for some offshore work.
17/07/2017 Fishing Report by Steve Green on Brigand (Brighton, East Sussex)
17 Jul 2017 by Steve Green
Great day out today with a top group of Anglers. 15 Turbot boated in calm conditions with Sunshine all the way - doesn't get much better and a huge thanks to the crew today for making it an absolute pleasure.
Barry had the best fish of the day early on, it wasn't weighed but a deep fish around 7lb.
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Calvin Lee (07/08/2017)
What a brilliant skipper, a great day out with my mates. We caught what we wanted TURBOT & BRILL, as soon as the bait hits the bottom, fish on! I have caught my first whooper 7lb turbot and 6lb brill. We can't recommend him enough! Thank you Steve
Skippers Reponse: Thanks Calvin, pleasure having you aboard - you fished very well for your Turbot and Brill, hope you enjoy them and look forward to seeing you again soon.
steve brewis (01/07/2017)
12 of us had a blinding day out with steve and nick 9 adults well bigger kids and 3 young kids one of them was 11 and had never fished before has had a massive smile on his face since all thank to steve who worked with him patiently to get him on the fish unlike his dad who only caught a starfish lol. Thanks once again steve n nick the freezers are full of mackerel bream skate gurnard
Skippers Reponse: Thanks for taking the time to write Steve,
great to see the kids (big and small!) getting into fish and having fun. A pleasure having you all aboard and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Rohit Gupta (24/05/2017)
Absolutely amazing experience, couldn't recommend it more!!
Skippers Reponse: An absolute pleasure having you aboard Rohit, a sentiment which I know is shared by your fellow anglers on the day - will of course keep you posted on availability as requested.
Andrew Stearn (17/05/2017)
There are some good boats and some very good skippers in Brighton I have used most of them over the past ten years but Steve and the new Cat Proteus are really raising the standard! Out yesterday and what was looking like a days scratching about turned into a day to remember! 30 plus Pollack all a good size and all down to Steves desire to put you on the fish. Well done Steve yet again! Some Brighton skippers say the wrecking ain't worth the bother any more I suggest they try a little harder!!!!
Skippers Reponse: Thanks for taking the trouble to post your review Andy, much appreciated. A pleasure having you and your crew aboard - great banter, great fish and an action packed day, perfect! Looking forward to Taking you all to France.
Paul Bowen (11/03/2017)
Excellent days fishing Caught two great Pollock one just over 10lb and minutes later another Pollock of 13lb, both Jay and I had a great day would definitely recommend, Steve the skipper knows his stuff to get you on the fish and is very knowledgeable and a great guy as are his crewmen,may go out again in June/July time and Steve will be the first I call to book with maybe for Turbot/Plaice, thanks again Steve great day with you. Paul and Jay
Skippers Reponse: Thanks Paul, a real pleasure having you both aboard. Kept your head up when tackle was going down and I appreciate not always easy to keep the faith when losing gear - Turbot next!
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