Charter Boat: Marlin
Newly refurbished boat for speed and comfort. latest electronic navigation equipment to make finding the marks that hold the fish that much easier.
Boat charters for groups or individuals- competitively priced all inclusive.
Also available for sight seeing, Hen / Stag parties , scattering of ashes or anything you fancy on the water.
Bait / quality tackle and food and drinks. (rods are either Diawa TDU / TDX or Conoflex ) and either ABU mulitplyer reels or fixed spool for freshwater fishermen who are more used to these.
Beginners welcome / youngsters welcome- tuition given if required.
Top quality bait included in price - live bait whenever possible to obtain - This is LIVE peeler crab and hermit crab in the summer months and blow lug in the winter.
Skipper - Current Post Office National boat angling champion, 3 time regional Civil Service champion .
Fished numerous locations around the globe and have caught fish to 130lb
RYA / MCA trained and certified.
Fishing fanatic. ... Nothing gives me more pleasure than my anglers catching the fish of a lifetime.
Over 80 Personal bests have been caught on my boats in the 5 years of running my charter business
If it swims I will try to catch it !!
Received " Top Skipper " award Nov 2016 from Sea Angler magazine
- CBUK Catch Log: 15 Species have been caught onboard Marlin, including: Anchovy | Bass | Cod | Dab | European Eel | Lesser Spotted Dogfish | Mackerel | Red Gurnard | Smooth-hound (Common) | Sole (Common) | Starry Smooth-hound | Stingray (Common) | Thornback Ray | Turbot | Whiting
- CBUK Catch of the Month Winner: November 2010, 10 lb 8 oz Thornback Ray
- 1 lb Sole (Common) by Unknown
- 20 lb Starry Smooth-hound by Ryan monteith charter
- 20 lb Stingray (Common) by Aaron
- 5 oz Anchovy by Oliver lucking
- 2 lb Red Gurnard by Oliver lucking
- 10 lb Thornback Ray by Steve
- 14 lb Starry Smooth-hound by Gareth howlett
- 17 lb Starry Smooth-hound by Sarah bovington party
- 12 lb 8 oz Starry Smooth-hound by Oliver lucking
- 11 lb 2 oz Smooth-hound (Common) by Brian Forsyth
- 6 lb Thornback Ray by Oliver lucking
- 4 lb Starry Smooth-hound by Oliver lucking
- 3 lb Bass by Oliver lucking
- 8 lb Thornback Ray by Lance
- 8 lb Cod by Skipper Ray Martin
Latest Fishing Reports
01/07/2017 Fishing Report by Ray Martin on Marlin (Southend-On-Sea, Essex)
1 Jul 2017 by Ray Martin
Been mad busy for past couple of months.
Fishing has been brilliant with loads of good hounds and bass
21/04/2017 Fishing Report by Ray Martin on Marlin (Southend-On-Sea, Essex)
21 Apr 2017 by Ray Martin
Skate skate and more skate.
First hounds and small bass , plenty of life in river.
17/04/2017 Fishing Report by Ray Martin on Marlin (Southend-On-Sea, Essex)
17 Apr 2017 by Ray Martin
Fishing is superb at the moment with monumental amounts of skate.
We are now starting to see bass and had lots of whiting and dogs plus a bonus large gurnard.
Best skate this weekend was at 15lb plus loads over 10lb.
08/04/2017 Fishing Report by Ray Martin on Marlin (Southend-On-Sea, Essex)
8 Apr 2017 by Ray Martin
Had a party of fathers and children at weekend and the weather and fishing were spot on.
Around 40 skate some dogfish and nice large whiting for a bit of variety came over the side.
I will start hunting for hounds this weekend and have been stocking up with hermits the past few months so bait won't be an issue.
01/04/2017 Fishing Report by Ray Martin on Marlin (Southend-On-Sea, Essex)
1 Apr 2017 by Ray Martin
The skate have arrived in biblical numbers, takes less than 30 mins to get to fishing grounds and pretty much non stop fish.
If weather remains kind the bass and hounds will be around shortly.
I have a pretty full diary but have a couple of walk on spaces and whole boat Easter weekend (Sunday) if you fancy a day at sea.
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George Gardiner (14/08/2017)
Great day out, will definitely come again from the boys at rm chelmsford
Callum Lagden (06/08/2017)
Absolutely blinding day with Ray on the Marlin. Steady flow of fish and a lot of laughs. Ray is always on hand with knowledge for those who aren't experienced. The tea and pies are bloody tasty. Great day can't wait to get back out there.
Kam Randhawa (05/11/2016)
Had a great day out with Ray and Gareth..no cod unfortunately but plenty of good size whiting and a few thornbacks. Ray made loads of cups of tea and the Puka pie was a nice touch...will book again soon.
Skippers Reponse: Lovely to see you again ... hope cod show up soon !! Food was lovely , many thanks.
Scott Holmes (09/10/2016)
We had a great day out on the Marlin with Ray and Gareth on Sunday. They made us amateurs feel very welcome and helped us with bait and tackle on the boat.
Skippers Reponse: Thank you. Shame weather was a bit breezy and fishing hardwork . Hope to see you again :)
David Pollard (23/07/2016)
We had a cracking day out on Marlin - steady flow of smooth hounds, thornback Ray and bass. Ray and Gareth are top combo and passionate about fishing and putting you on the fish - both always on hand with advice and help during the day. As others have commented Ray provides a steady flow of hot drinks, the sausages rolls and pies are a bonus! Looking forward to the next trip with Marlin.
Skippers Reponse: Many thanks, look forward to seeing you again :)
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