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.

Feeling Adventurous? Read on........
We run 2 and 3 day trips to France fishing the mid & far channel banks for Turbot & Brill in the Summer months (June-Sep) and when weather permits hitting those offshore wrecks that are just that little too far off to exploit on a days charter trip (Oct - May). These trips offer EXCELLENT value starting at £200 for two 12hr days fishing and include hotel accommodation. Our best day last year saw us boat over 100 (Oover ONE HUNDRED) Turbot & Brill on one of these trips and we averaged over 50 per trip. Whether you want to book the whole boat for your party or come along as a small group or even if you are an individual, you will receive the same warm welcome.

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We want to put you on the fish every time you step aboard and we are pretty good at doing just that! We want to be fishing, not doing admin and recognise that it is far easier on us to deal with one contact and groups of experienced anglers. We appreciate loyalty and the efforts that those organisers put into organising trips with us........ We want to give something back;

Brigand Charters are proud Partners with and with their fantastic support are pleased to be able to offer the following deals;

1. Book and complete 5 whole boats bookings in a 12 month period and you will receive £300 of Tronix vouchers

2. Book and complete 10 whole boat bookings in a 12 month period you will receive a whopping £1000 of Tronix vouchers

We already offer the best value fishing in Sussex and regularly top the catch reports in terms of quality and volume of fish so you have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

We are not the type to be tied by strict policy Terms and Conditions, we are good people who will be flexible and reasonable with you to ensure you reap the benefits of this fantastic deal.

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...... it's a commitment we take seriously.


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

The most highly qualified and experienced skipper 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.

December 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: 10-Dec-2018

Sat 1st Dec More...
Sun 2nd Dec More... 2 Spaces - Cod fishing Mon 3rd Dec More... Tue 4th Dec More... Wed 5th Dec More... Thu 6th Dec More... Fri 7th Dec More... 6 spaces - Offsore Wreck fishing Sat 8th Dec More...
Sun 9th Dec More... Mon 10th Dec More... Tue 11th Dec More... 3 places - Finally a break in the weather so we are offshore wrecking for Pollock. Wed 12th Dec More... Thu 13th Dec More... Fri 14th Dec More... Sat 15th Dec More...
Sun 16th Dec More... Mon 17th Dec More... Tue 18th Dec More... Wed 19th Dec More... Thu 20th Dec More... Fri 21st Dec More... Sat 22nd Dec More... Offshore wrecking Polllock and Bass - 4 Spaces
Sun 23rd Dec More... WHOKLE BOAT BOOKING ONLY Mon 24th Dec More... Tue 25th Dec More... Wed 26th Dec More... Thu 27th Dec More... Fri 28th Dec More... Sat 29th Dec More...
Sun 30th Dec More... Mon 31st Dec More...

Upcoming Individual Spaces on Brigand

Tue 11/12/2018 8 Spaces 8 Hours £65.00pp
3 places - Finally a break in the weather so we are offshore wrecking for Pollock.
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Sat 22/12/2018
Offshore wrecking Polllock and Bass - 4 Spaces
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Sat 12/01/2019
6 spaces offshore wreck fishing
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Sat 19/01/2019
4 spaces offshore wreck fishing
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Sat 26/01/2019
4 spaces Cod trip
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Sun 27/01/2019
5 spaces Cod & Pollock wrecking trip
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Sun 03/02/2019
6 spaces Cod trip
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Sat 09/02/2019
4 spaces Offshore wreck fishing
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Sun 10/02/2019
6 spaces Offshore wreck fishing Cod & Pollock
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Sat 16/02/2019
Wreck fishing Cod
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Sun 17/02/2019
Wreck fishing Cod
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Sat 02/03/2019
6 spaces Wreck fishing Cod & Pollock
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Sat 09/03/2019
4 spaces Offshore Wreck fishing
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Sun 10/03/2019
6 spaces Offshore wreck fishing
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Sat 23/03/2019
6 spaces Offshore wreck fishing
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Sun 24/03/2019
6 spaces Offshore wreck fishing
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Fri 12/07/2019
8 places offshore Turbot trip
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Fri 27/09/2019
Long distance Turbot trip - 16hr day 8 spaces
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  • 5-star Daniel Canaan (15/11/2018)

    I normally do Lure fishing with Brighton Inshore fishing but fancied doing some turbot fishing and Robin Howard recommended Steve who owns and runs Brigand. Due to the weather not playing ball Turbot got cancelled and ended up doing offshore wreck fishing, to tell you the truth I was a bit apprehensive as I have never done this type of fishing but Steve communicated with me throughout from my booking to advising on gear and what not to get. On the day Steve and fellow anglers made sure I had right rigs and if I did’nt have I was given rigs. Steve works hard to put you on the fish ,watching him work shows his passion because he Grafts . I throughly enjoyed myself and will be booking again with Brigand Brighton Charters. Thank you for a wonderful Experience

    Skippers Reponse: Hi Danny, it was a pleasure having you aboard and thank you for taking the time to post a review. Looking forward to getting you amongst the double figure Pollock as wrecking builds, sure to put a big smile on your face ��
    Best wishes

  • 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 Nick Nikolov (08/07/2017)

    Another amazing day fishing with Steve and Nick, The weather was great and plenty of fish. Thank you very mush for the great day abord Proteus.

  • 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


Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 24 photos uploaded


7 lb 10 oz Brill


8 lb 7 oz Brill


10 lb 6 oz Turbot


5 lb 6 oz Tub Gurnard


5 lb 10 oz Turbot


3 lb 9 oz Tub Gurnard


6 lb 4 oz Brill


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


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 09/2018 Fishing Report by Steve Green

    Sep 2018 by Steve Green

    The excellent run of Turbot & Brill has continued throughout the Summer and we continue to see up to 40 fish/day being boated. With a few Cod appearing inshore we will soon be focusing our attention on them as we build toward the wrecking season.

  • 08/2018 Fishing Report by Steve Green

    Aug 2018 by Steve Green

    Cracking day out yesterday - Turbot to 10lb 6oz and Brill to 7lb+. 40 flatties in total for the day.

  • 07/2018 Fishing Report by Steve Green

    Jul 2018 by Steve Green

    Offshore fishing is really hotting up; Bass (C&R only), Cod, Turbot & Brill in good numbers with plenty of decent mackerel out there for bait and some specimen size fish for the table.

  • 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