Charter Boat: Grey Viking
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Winning Charter Boat of the Brighton Pollack Competition 2010 and 2012 sponsored by Daiwa and featured on Sky Sports TV, Talksport and Boat Fishing Monthly. Countless personal bests for our anglers including Cod to 34lb, Pollack to 19lb 8oz, Bass to 11lbs, Conger to 90lbs, Bream to 5lb 4oz and Ling to 22lb
Wreck Fishing specialists for Cod, Pollack, Bream, Conger, Ling and Bass. In winter we fish for decent sized Cod further inshore, with winter wrecking trips on some tides too. Species Hunts for Ray's, Tope, Plaice, Turbot, Brill and more.
In addition to full boat charter bookings I run Individuals Days most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and try to offer some weekend dates for Individuals too. Please check my calendar for availability, which is updated daily. More information and recent catch reports can be found on my own website www.brightoncharterfishing.co.uk (link is above). I'm also on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook as I strongly believe in communicating with my anglers.
Experienced anglers and novices are welcome with full tuition and all the help you need to catch fish or improve your skills. If you don't have your own gear I have top quality Shakespeare Ugly Stik rods with Penn reels for hire with end tackle included.
I also run "PREMIUM DAYS" for individual anglers with their own gear who don't want to share the boat with beginners and appreciate loads of extra room having a MAXIMUM of 6 to 8 ANGLERS on board (depending on type of trip) . These days are scheduled on optimum tides for the intended quarry or Species Hunt and are longer days too. Call me on 07850 171722 for more details.
Hi, I'm Ray, a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Offshore with an MCA Commercial Endorsement, First Aid and Sea Survival Certificates. I'm therefore licenced to skipper commercial vessels up to 200 gross tonnes and 150 miles from any safe haven.
I've been fishing for nearly 40 years now and I work VERY hard to put you on the fish and always go the extra mile to find a good catch or a personal best for my anglers. I get a real buzz from the job and enthusiastically communicate with and help beginners and experienced anglers alike to improve their skills and catches. It probably explains why Grey Viking is one of the busiest charter boats in Brighton Marina!
- CBUK Catch Log: 16 Species have been caught onboard Grey Viking, including: Bass | Black Sea Bream | Brill | Bull Huss | Coalfish (Coley/Saithe) | Cod | Conger Eel | John Dory | Ling (Common) | Plaice | Pollock | Smooth-hound (Common) | Starry Smooth-hound | Tub Gurnard | Undulate Ray | Whiting
- CBUK Catch of the Month Winner: March 2012, 16 lb 12 oz Pollock | February 2011, 18 lb Cod | January 2011, 30 lb 4 oz Cod | December 2010, 34 lb Cod
- 3 lb 3 oz Black Sea Bream by Hamid Fotouhi
- 11 lb 8 oz Starry Smooth-hound by Dan Dice
- 15 lb 8 oz Smooth-hound (Common) by Nick Gent
- 15 lb Undulate Ray by Ali Fotouhi
- 17 lb 2 oz Pollock by John Poynton
- 11 lb Pollock by John Poynton
- 12 lb Pollock by Rupert Harris
- 15 lb 3 oz Pollock by Unknown
- 14 lb Pollock by Unknown
- 12 lb 2 oz Pollock by Brian Green
- 12 lb 4 oz Pollock by Jimmy Laban
- 16 lb 12 oz Pollock by Richard Warren
- 12 lb Pollock by Unknown
Latest Fishing Reports
04/2013 Fishing Report by Ray Burn on Grey Viking (Brighton, East Sussex)
Apr 2013 by Ray Burn
Well the weather has been frustrating with this unprecedented cold spell and more windy days than usual for this time of year. The good news is that we've been on the Pollack since before Christmas and when we are able to get out the fishing has generally been better than the last few years with more Pollack about. They are bigger too with double figure fish commonplace and 8lb is the new small! All good stuff!! We've had at least one personal best on each trip and you can't ask for much more than that.
Looking ahead to April and beyond I think the cold water temperatures will extend the season for big Pollack by at least a month - certainly into May (the May Rot will be late) Cod will be showing on the wrecks soon too.
Inshore the Plaice fishing was good in February and will be back on top form as soon as this cold spell ends. We normally start Bream fishing mid April but again I suspect they will be late and May/June will be the time to target them this year.
As soon as the Mackerel show we will be doing plenty of mid-channel Turbot trips. These will be longer 10 to 11 hour days and limited to 7 anglers with their own tackle (braid essential). We will mix these day's up with some wreck fishing too.
Give me a call and we'll get you booked up on a trip soon.
07/12/2012 Fishing Report by Ray Burn on Grey Viking (Brighton, East Sussex)
7 Dec 2012 by Ray Burn
Well the winter Cod season here in Brighton is hotting up so just a quick report to keep you up to date. The weather has been kind and we've been out 8 days of the last 10, almost unheard of in winter!
A few Cod are putting in appearance most days but as always some days are better than others. Most of the fish are good doubles with some smaller ones too, in fact I can't recall a winter throwing up so many different year classes of fish, which has to be good for the future!
Highlight of the week has to be the 27lb 8oz fish caught by Chris Mitchell last Friday, one of 5 landed that day. We also did well yesterday landing 5 good doubles to 17lb 8oz and unfortunately losing 3 more! This to a charter of 2 lads so quite a result!
You stand a VERY good chance of seeing a personal best so pick up the phone and book a trip, you'll catch nowt sat indoors!
Call Ray on 07850 171722 to book a trip.
11/2012 Fishing Report by Ray Burn on Grey Viking (Brighton, East Sussex)
Nov 2012 by Ray Burn
The Cod came inshore from the wrecks quite early this year and we've been catching consistently since the third week in October, with most of the action only 4 to 8 miles from the Marina. So the Winter Cod season is well under way!
We've had a fair few mid doubles in the 14lb to 16lb class and the best so far was caught on by Mike Pile on the 11th November, a proper "mud pig" of 24lbs. So if you are seeking a personal best Cod now is the time!
There are also some smaller Cod about in the 6lb to 8lb class which we've not seen this last couple of winters and that's a good sign for the future.
Our normal winter tactics of fishing big cuttle baits on 8/0 pennel rigs has been working well but this year we've also found scaling down works better some days. This means using black lug tipped with a strip of cuttle on a 6/0 hook.
In addition to Cod there are still a fair few decent Plaice and Bass around plus Whiting, Gurnard, Pout and the like. The other day we had a specimen Tub Gurnard of 4lb 2oz so you never know what might turn up!
If you fancy a crack at a personal best give me a call on 07850 171722
08/2012 Fishing Report by Ray Burn on Grey Viking (Brighton, East Sussex)
Aug 2012 by Ray Burn
Well we are now getting longer stints at sea with periods of settled weather at last, which is just as well as the wreck fishing is in good form at the moment. Cod and Pollack are still responding to lures on the drift but the best action is at anchor with bait, Cuttle and Mackerel flappers are doing the business. In the last few weeks we've seen more Ling than anyone can remember in recent years with one day alone producing 12 on the boat. The best went 22lbs and there are bigger still about. Plenty of summer Cod about in the 4lbs to 10lbs class but this week saw a cracking specimen of 24lbs on the boat, which is exceptional for a summer Cod. The Congers are playing too with specimens up to 65lbs so far but there are plenty of bigger ones down there. Pollack are taking bait too with doubles still being landed and baited feathers are producing very good Black Bream too, the best just over 4lbs in recent weeks. So, if you want to book a trip wreck fishing get in quick, I have a handful of dates left this year on suitable tides and they are going fast!
02/2012 Fishing Report by Ray Burn on Grey Viking (Brighton, East Sussex)
Feb 2012 by Ray Burn
Well the weather is getting much more settled and the fishing is better than this time last year with some good Pollack on the wrecks to upper doubles and many in the 8 to 10lb class. If you want a personal best Pollack now is the time to go, before they spawn in April. I've not got to the Cod wrecks yet as the weather has been wrong when the tides are right but we'll get there soon! Another surprise is how good the Plaice fishing is already, it could be a vintage year for Plaice following on from last years bumper catches. Looking ahead as the weather warms up we have Bream fishing to look forward from late April and I'm also doing a lot more PREMIUM DAYS limited to 7 anglers with own tackle only. These trips will be on the very best tides either wrecking offshore or species hunts in the general direction of Selsey - see my calendar on CBUK for details and dates.
Hope to see you soon !!
20 June 2013
4 Places. 8 Hours. £55.00
25 June 2013
4 Places. 8 Hours. £55.00
08 July 2013
3 Places. 8 Hours. £80.00
09 July 2013
8 Places. 9 Hours. £60.00
10 July 2013
6 Places. 9 Hours. £60.00
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chris marley (02/03/2013)
great skipper put us on the fish had my pb pollock.Very helpfull, knowledge of ground is amazing ,cant wait till next trip thanks ray.
Skippers Reponse: Hi Chris, well done on the personal best and thanks for the kind words!
nigel hunt (30/05/2011)
Another great day out, topped off with my son catching the biggest pollack. Thanks Ray
lee johnson fbii (19/03/2011)
mojo back !!!!!! after two trips that left me puzzled as to how i managed to blank whilst others caught i had a much better day 2 cod 4 pollock thats better and the sun was out but the best thing of all the skipper made tea !!!! lol cheers for a great day out
lee johnson fbii (14/03/2011)
tried every lure in my arsenal even tried squid heads nowt nothing nadda zilch blank thems the breaks with fishing
lee johnson fbii (05/03/2011)
i turned up i fished i lost two fish into the wreck i broke up 5 times i had a top day though as usual on grey viking skipper plonked us over the fish --- i blanked very rare but it wasnt my day wont stop me booking again though those are the breaks with rod n line fishing
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