Charter Boat: Brigand

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: Cat 2 60 Mile
Hours: 2hr / 4hr / 6hr / 8hr / 10hr / 12hr / Multiple Days Trips
Type of Fishing: Wreck, Reef, Banks, - Bass, Bream, Cod, Pollack, Ling, Conger, Turbot, Brill, Plaice, Mackerel
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: Blythe 10m Workcat
Facilities: Live bait tank, Ice chests, flushing toilet, free Tea & Coffee, 2 X colour fish-finders, 2 X colour GPS, 18 mile High Definition radar, 2 X VHF, inside seating for 10 in heated cabin, outside seating for 10, protective awning, LED deck lighting, full safety package including comfortable horse shoe self inflating life-jackets, fully insured.
Additional Description:

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


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
  • Enter date of trip

  • I confirm, I have read and understood the terms and conditions above.

Full Boat Bookngs

£250 Deposit Only

  • Enter date of trip

  • I confirm, I have read and understood the terms and conditions above.

About the Skipper:

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

This Charter has been listed as Suitable for Diving Trips. Contact the Skipper for full details.
This Charter has been listed as Wheelchair Accessible. Contact the Skipper for full details.

March 2018

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N.B. Not all Skippers keep this dairy up-to-date. Always check with skippers before making any plans. Last calendar update: 23-Mar-2018

Thu 1st Mar Fri 2nd Mar Sat 3rd Mar
Sun 4th Mar Mon 5th Mar Tue 6th Mar Wed 7th Mar Thu 8th Mar Fri 9th Mar 8 places - offshore wrecking for Pollock
Sat 10th Mar
Sun 11th Mar Mon 12th Mar Tue 13th Mar Wed 14th Mar Thu 15th Mar Fri 16th Mar Sat 17th Mar 2 places available on 2 day Offshore wrecking trip with overnight in Dieppe France - approx £200 all in
Call to reserve - 07572065543
Sun 18th Mar 2 day Offshore wrecking trip with overnight in Dieppe France - 3 PLACES AVAILABLE approx £200pp including hotel Mon 19th Mar Tue 20th Mar Wed 21st Mar Thu 22nd Mar Fri 23rd Mar Sat 24th Mar
Sun 25th Mar 2 places available due to late cancellation; 10hr wrecking trip 07572065543 Mon 26th Mar Tue 27th Mar Wed 28th Mar Thu 29th Mar Fri 30th Mar Sat 31st Mar

Last Minute Bookings



5-star 18
4-star 0
3-star 0
2-star 0
1-star 0
Reviews Unaccepted: 1
  • 5-star Andrew Pisnyy (09/09/2017)

    Thank you very much Steve and the crew for a great day at sea! We've had the best sailing experience ever so far! and regardless how many and what kind of fish we caught - we all felt very well looked after throughout the day and had noted your hard work of trying to locate the fish. Excellent service and support during fishing session, unforgettable sailing thrill in a rough weather conditions on a way back. Your skills are undeniably the world's top class. Highly recommended skipper! Well done Brigand! A+++

    Skippers Reponse: Hi Andrew, thank you for taking the time to write and really pleased you had such great time,despite some bumpy conditions! Looking forward to our next trip being a little more calm so we can target those fish in comfort.
    Best wishes

  • 5-star 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.
    Best wishes

  • 5-star 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.
    Best wishes


  • 5-star 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.
    Best wishes

  • 5-star 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.
    Best wishes

Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 17 photos uploaded


2 lb 10 oz John Dory


14 lb 2 oz Pollock


17 lb 4 oz Pollock


1 lb 10 oz Whiting


26 lb Conger Eel


8 lb 3 oz Turbot


25 lb 6 oz Blonde Ray


1 lb 2 oz Red Gurnard


4 lb 2 oz Tub Gurnard


4 lb 10 oz Turbot


1 lb 10 oz Black Sea Bream


8 lb 4 oz Thornback Ray


1 lb 4 oz Scad


1 lb 4 oz Mackerel


1 lb 4 oz Mackerel


2 lb 4 oz Greater Weever


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 30/10/2017 Fishing Report by Steve Green

    30 Oct 2017 by Steve Green

    A lovely day out today with a wonderful crew. We lost some big fish (Almost certainly Tope on one occasion & Bass on the other), landed a total of 12 species including Brill, Bass & John Dory and yet still have a nagging feeling we could have done better.
    Weather looks settled for the next week and Cod appear to be present in sufficient numbers to actually target them so we have a little of that planned in the coming week.
    A couple of places Thursday for a Cod & Bass trip 0757206543.

  • 14/10/2017 Fishing Report by Steve Green

    14 Oct 2017 by Steve Green

    Been super busy of late so not the usual updates.

    In summary - we’ve been putting in the miles and hitting offshore marks at every opportunity targeting Turbot & Brill whilst the wrecks are not yet up to speed. Had some amazing days and even the slower days have seen us boating around a dozen keepable flatties each trip.
    Latter part of the season has seen an abundance of cuttle snaffling baits before the flatties can get to them - the upside of that is a discovery that cuttle seared in pepper & chilli is quite special!
    Water temps remain very high which is holding the summer species so I expect we will continue on the Turbot/Brill/Bass trips for the next few weeks at least.
    Big rays are becoming more frequent with Big Blondes really testing the 12-20lb class gear and we are averaging 9 species of fish per trip so plenty to keep us guessing what’s putting the bend in the rods.

    This month is full, opened up some new dates for 1st week of November so if you would like to get out drop me a line.

    Best wishes


  • 08/2017 Fishing Report by Steve Green

    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

    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;
    Blonde Ray
    Thornback Ray
    Red Gurnard
    Tub Gurnard
    2lb+ Mackerel

    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
    like to have a go - 07572065543

    Best wishes

  • 07/08/2017 Fishing Report by Steve Green

    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.

    Best wishes