Charter Boat: Brigand

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Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60 miles
Hours: 9hr / 10hr / 12hr / Multiple Days Trips
Contact: Kev McKie
Map: Location & Directions
Type of Fishing: Wrecking, Rough Ground, Banks. Specialised Charters for Summer Tope Fishing & Winter Cod Fishing.
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: AquaStar ProFisherman 32.5ft, 15 knots.
Facilities: Toilet, Gas Cooker, Heated Cabin.
Additional Description:

Here on Brigand Charters we cater for all levels of experience, from the beginner to the seasoned veteran. Brigand can hold a maximum of 12 people, 2 crew members plus 10 fishing. We welcome individuals, small groups, and full charters.

Fishing equipment is available on Brigand, and may be used at no extra cost, though you can bring your own. However, if equipment is lost or broken, we expect to be reimbursed the cost to replace it. Bait is also available to purchase.

Upon booking the charter, if there is a certain species of fish you would like to target, and you require rigs made and/or bait ordered, let Kev know and he will arrange this. Alternatively, you can bring your own tackle & bait and Kev will assist with rig making if necessary,

The types of charters we offer are as follows:

Off-shore wrecks, banks and rough ground
These charters consist of 10 to 12 hours at sea, fishing mainly for Rays, Huss, Tope, Cod, Ling, Conger Eel, Pollack, Gurnard and all manner of deep water species.

In-shore
In the Spring and Summer, we mostly target Smooth-hounds, Rays, Plaice, Flounder and Dabs. These trips usually last around 8 to 10 hours, but it has been known for us to stay out for up to 13 hours if the fishing is especially good and at no extra cost!

Winter Cod Fishing
Beginning mid-October and running through till the end of February. Due to fishing in the River Mersey, we are limited to the tides we can fish. Brigand Charters does not fish any tide higher than 28.5 feet as this causes problems with presenting your bait correctly on the bottom due to strong currents and keeping the line free of vegetation. These trips will last from 8 to 10 hours, with the possibility of staying out longer and at no extra cost.

Tackle & Bait
Brigand has on board 10 Shimano Rods, each accompanied by a Shimano Reel loaded with top-quality PowerPro braid. We also carry a wide selection of high quality hooks, leaders, weights, and end tackle.

Baits available:
•Peeler Crab
•Black Lug
•Mackarel
•Squid

Brigand Skipper Kev McKie's Photo
About the Skipper:

Kev is a commercially endorsed offshore yacht master and has been fishing his entire life, from the pond in the back garden of his parents, to battling Black Marlin off the coast of Kenya. With close to 30 years fishing experience, Kev has been a member of several sea angling clubs and was a regular on the North West shore fishing match circuit. On an international level, Kev represented England in the Junior World Championships at the age of 16 in Dieppe, France.

From the age of 16 to 21, Kev worked at Tasker’s Angling on Utting Avenue as a Sales Assistant, offering advice on the rig set-ups for different species, and the best areas, tides and times to fish. Kev also wrote catch reports for the North West which were submitted and appeared weekly in The Angling Times.

Taking a break from competitive fishing, Kev travelled the world for 3 years in search of new angling techniques to increase his knowledge, catching various species of Shark, Tuna, and other large pelagic fish in places such as Cuba, South Africa and Indonesia. Not content with just a two week holiday, Kev has lived and fished in both Australia and Canada for long periods of time, landing jobs working on pearl boats and hand-line commercial fishing boats on the Great Barrier Reef.

Kev owned his first fishing boat before his first car, a Warrior 150 moored at Pwhelli Marina, Wales, where he chased Tope, Bass, and Black Bream around Cardigan Bay. With his travelling days limited, Kev is now pursuing his lifelong dream of owning and chartering his own Charter Boat.

Before owning Brigand, Kev fished from a smaller boat (Bayliner Trophy) in 2012 from Liverpool Marina. Kev did 11 trips in total with friends throughout the year, catching 31 different species of fish, the largest being a 67lb Tope. From this experience, and having fished the area all his life, Kev has recognised certain hot-spots and uses these among his charter destinations.

Kev is friendly, approachable, and always happy to share his knowledge and experience… and will no doubt bore you to tears with the tales of the one that got away.

Latest Fishing Reports

  • 08/2015 Fishing Report by Kev McKie on Brigand (Liverpool, Merseyside)

    Aug 2015 by Kev McKie

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    Managed to get a charter out yesterday, I took 9 novices Tope fishing. They landed three Tope 45lb, 42lb and 35lb, they losed four and caught plenty of Bullhuss to 10lb, Gurnard, Dogfish and Mackerel.
    I have availability this
    Thursday 20th,
    Friday 21st,
    Monday 24th,
    Wednesday 26th,
    Thursday 27th,
    Friday 28th,
    Give me a call if you would like to book any of these dates.
    07999628511.
    Cheers
    Kev

  • 08/2015 Fishing Report by Kev McKie on Brigand (Liverpool, Merseyside)

    Aug 2015 by Kev McKie

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    Just finished 9 charters in a row, the weather gods have been on our side for once. It's been a very strange few days, we had to call the coast guard for assistance as one of my customers had a suspected hart attack. The rescue helicopter come to the rescue and took the man to Aintree hospital, thank god he is ok and a big thank you to all the lads onboard for your help. On a brighter note I had a customer a few days ago telling me he had the best bait in the world for sea fishing, now this man has been fishing for over 40 years. When he showed me the bait it was wood pigeon breast, I had fresh crab, lug, mackerel, squid, rag and he still insisted on using it all day to catch nothing. The same man was using a pirk and muppets in the Mersey!!! God give me strength ha ha!! On the fishing, we have caught Tope to 49lb, Bullhuss to 14lb, Thornback ray to 13lb, Ling to 8lb, Pollack to 7lb, Cod to 6lb, Ballan Wrasse to 3lb and many more.
    Here is a list of all the available dates I have in August.
    Friday August 21st, 8 places.
    Monday August 24th, 6 places.
    Wednesday August 26th, 7 places.
    Thursday August 27th, 2 places.
    Friday August 28th, 9 places.
    Call me on 07999628511.
    Cheers
    Kev.

  • 08/2015 Fishing Report by Kev McKie on Brigand (Liverpool, Merseyside)

    Aug 2015 by Kev McKie

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    As we all know the weather this year is very bad, you get out one or two days then you can not get out for over a week. When you do get out there is some good fishing to be had, catching 12 to 18 species a day. Here is a list of dates I have available this month.
    August 6th 2 places available,
    August 11th 9 places available,
    August 12th 6 places available,
    August 13th 2 places available,
    August 20th 3 places available,
    August 24th 7 places available,
    August 27th 4 places available,
    August 28th 9 places available,
    Give me a call or text if you would like to book any of these dates.

    Cheers
    Kevin Mckie
    Brigand Charters
    07999628511

  • 25/07/2015 Fishing Report by Kev McKie on Brigand (Liverpool, Merseyside)

    25 Jul 2015 by Kev McKie

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    The weather this year is the worst I have ever known, just cancelling charter after charter due to the constant west and north west winds. When we can get out, the fishing onboard Brigand is very good at the moment.
    Tope to 48lb, Thornback ray to 12lb, Bullhuss to 11lb, Smoothhound to 8lb, Pollack to 8lb 6oz, Cod to 7lb 9oz, Ling, Whiting, Pouting,
    Tub Gurnard, Gray Gurnard,
    Red Gurnard, Scad, Mackerel, Herring, Launce, Waver, Flounder, Dab, Plaice, Silver Eel and Dogfish.
    Here is a list of available dates in August,
    5th 5 places available.
    11th 24 hour wrecking trip depart at 10pm return at 10pm on the 12th,
    4 places available.
    13th 8 places available.
    17th 9 places available.
    20th 9 places available.
    24th 4 places available.
    27th 7 places available.
    Call me on 07999628511 or send me a message.

    Cheers
    Kevin Mckie
    Brigand Charters

  • 06/2015 Fishing Report by Kev McKie on Brigand (Liverpool, Merseyside)

    Jun 2015 by Kev McKie

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    The fishing onboard Brigand in Liverpool Bay has been very good over the last few weeks, plenty of Cod to 8lb 4oz, Pollack to 7lb 8oz, Bullhuss to 15lb, Thornback ray to 14lb 8oz, Smoothhound to 13lb 12oz, Bass, Ling, Gurnard, Plaice, Flounder, Dab, Scad, Mackerel, Whiting, Pouting, Dogfish and pack Tope.
    Here is a list of available dates,
    July 21st 1 place available.
    July 23rd 4 places available.
    July 24th 1 place available.
    August 5th whole boat available.
    August 7th 7 places available.
    August 10th 8 places available.
    August 13th 8 places available.
    Give me a call on 07999628511 if you would like to book any of these dates.

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  • 5-star Sarah Devaney (24/08/2015)

    Absolutely loved this.. Our first time sea fishing.. Kev is fantastic..but not as good as his dads curry!! Really knowledgable, nothing too much trouble.. Laid back!! Can't wait to get out again.. Don't think about doing it - book it!! Great day out.. Thanks Kev (and dad)!! Sarah & Jan

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks for the review Sarah, hope to see you onboard again soon.
    Cheers
    Kev

  • 5-star andrew wallace (30/06/2015)

    brigand charters will give you one of the best days out fishing in liverpool

    Skippers Reponse: Cheers Andrew see you next time

  • 5-star damien daniels (26/05/2015)

    fantastic day out with the trusted pirate really kev go down as my best birthday to date 8 very happy anglers 53 cod and 20 Thornback Rays and so close to summer unbelievable thanks a million laaaa

    Skippers Reponse: Happy birthday mate, we had a very good day. Glad you and the lads enjoyed the day, see you on July 21st.
    Mad for it ha ha.

  • 5-star peter lee (27/02/2015)

    Good day all round, I myself got no fish but still had a good day, all others on trip had 2 or 3 each and little Wills had 5 good size cod. A bit cold on the day but we had hot drinks on tap all day. I have booked again for May and am looking forward to that.

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Peter, we finished the day with 27 cod to 4lb 8oz not too bad for the end of February.
    See you on May 16th for your next trip.
    Cheers
    Kev.

  • 5-star David Law (13/02/2015)

    1st time on the bigand and a great day had by all thanks to kev the skipper nothing was to much trouble baiting & casting , tea/coffee just kept comin the curry was spot on and he even filleted all the fish so there oven ready when you leave the boat top man who really knows his stuff so from myself and all the lads cheers kev we will see you very soon .Dave

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Dave, hope to see you and the rest of the the lad onboard again soon.
    Cheers Kev

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