Charter Boat: Mistress

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60 Miles
Hours: 2hr / 3hr / 10hr / 12hr / Multiple Days Trips
Type of Fishing: Inshore & Offshore Wreck (Drifting and Anchoring) & Reef, Winter Uptiding, Shark Fishing, Species Hunts & Evening/ Night Trips
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: Fast Offshore 105
Facilities: Toilet facilities avaialble
Additional Description:

Mistress has been sponsored by Daiwa from the beginning of 2013. Daiwa have kindly given us a selection of their excellent, quality tackle for our anglers to try.

Mistress is a Fast Offshore 105 powered by a large Sabre Turbo Diesel engine. Giving her a top speed of nearly 20 knots. Therefore we can get to all those fishing marks inshore fast or push offshore if we really need to.

Mistress & Skipper Rich are licensed and Insured to carry 12 passengers and 2 crew, allowing us to operate within 60 miles of Whitby, all year round.

There is plenty of space onboard Mistress and ample seating is provided for our anglers’ comfort whilst cruising. There is a large bait & filleting station fitted which will also hold up to 12 fishing rods. Rod rests are also fitted to the rails for our anglers use.

Mistress has been fitted with the absolute very latest navigation equipment. She has a fully integrated Raymarine navigation network system & new for 2015 a Maxsea TZ 3D plotter, Giving pin-point accuracy when locating wrecks or prominent fish holding features on the many reefs we fish here at Whitby.

Trips are generally 10 hours in length,
The shorter 2 & 3 trips will be catered for during the evenings throughout the summer, with us offering specialist light gear trips and will require a minimum of 6 anglers.

Mistress Skipper Rich Cope's Photo
About the Skipper:

I Have been boat angling since I was 7 years old, and I'm keener now than I ever have been! I have over 20 years of local knowledge and experience of the wrecks, reefs and fishing grounds here at Whitby, I am 100% committed to my charters and give 110% effort every time. Im friendly & patient and always at hand to give guidance, assistance and advice.

I take a pride in my boat and the service I provide. All hire tackle is top quality Daiwa multipliers filled with braid line coupled to matching well balanced Daiwa rods.

*** Whitby Charter Skippers Association 2018 Competition Dates ***
Spring Competition - 7th - 22nd April 2018
Summer Festival - 23rd June - 15th July 2018
Late Summer Competition - 15th - 30th September 2018

These events are extremely popular, please book early and get the best tides!!!!

Follow Mistress on Facebook - Mistress Sea Angling Charters &
Twitter @MistressFishing

Contact me by
PHONING 07977 436903 or
E-MAIL for bookings, - All the best, Rich


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

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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: 25-Feb-2018

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Last Minute Bookings



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  • 5-star Andrew Pisnyy (18/02/2018)

    It was our greatest fishing trip so far! We traveled a long way from London to Whitby with a hope to catch our first cod. We arrived a day before to ensure we're on time, it was definitely worth the effort. What a truly great skipper Rich is! Friendly, helpful and most importantly - a real fishermen. Also, have to mention his assistant too, who was helping during the day, was well experienced, patient and polite. There was no time wasted on a slower marks - Rich was very prompt in relocating the boat and trying to put us on the fish all the time.

    It was even better to see him fishing too . We had a good day and a good catch. I could have caught even more if I was more experienced angler, I had missed about 5 good baits. We had 31 ( 29 codlings + 2 whitings) between 3 of us and I believe I had the biggest one (1.5kg), but all fish was of a good size. The only regret is that the time was going fast and when we arrived to the last mark, where cod start baiting very actively - we had to leave and make our way back just after abut 30 minutes .

    The boat was quite tight for 11 anglers and 2 crew in total. Rich deserves a much better and bigger boat.
    Well done Rich!
    Look forward to fishing with you again.

    Best wishes,

  • 5-star tony barrett (10/01/2018)

    managed to get out today tide did not look good only 5mts but you have to be in it to win it . Only 2 of us plus rich on the boat after a couple of no shows but all credit to rich for taking us out knowing he not going to make any money for the day. We started out close to the harbour fishing over kelp and had a good hour taking small codling putting a lot back just in size , Had a move when tide got going then had a couple of good hours putting about 12 good size fish in my box from 3 to 8lb . Was quiet for a couple of hours at slack water then back on them for last hour don,t know what final count was but we had a great day cheers rich. ps you guys who didn,t get out missed a cracking day.

  • 5-star Francis Brannigan (05/12/2017)

    Sailed with rich for a 6hr trip once again he put us on a good number of decent sized cod...not bad for my first uptiding experience a good day had by all

  • 5-star tony barrett (31/10/2017)

    Got out yesterday only managed 6 hours as weather turned bad but still managed 13 keepers and 10 put back all in size great day out cheers rich another good day at sea be back next week .

  • 5-star tony barrett (20/07/2017)

    Cheers rich no matter what the final result got my name at the top of the leader board been a good teacher over the last 3years

Bait & Tackle

Latest Catches 697 photos uploaded


9 lb 12 oz Cod

Tony Barret from Doncaster

8 lb Cod

Niki-lee McCourt - Whitbu

4 lb 8 oz Cod

Mark dyer

5 lb Cod

Alex Leadley from Whitby

6 lb Pollock

John Harman from Wakefield

9 lb 14 oz Cod

paul mason

18 lb Ling (Common)

Rich - Skipper

18 lb 8 oz Ling (Common)

Paul Hodgkinson

18 lb 8 oz Ling (Common)

John Harman

18 lb 8 oz Cod

Jonny - Ackworth

13 lb Ling (Common)

Chris Moyses - oxford

13 lb 5 oz Ling (Common)

Martin Hoole - Ackworth

12 lb Ling (Common)

Keith Collins

15 lb Ling (Common)

John Turner

15 lb Ling (Common)

Steve from Rotherham

11 lb 12 oz Ling (Common)


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 19/02/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    19 Feb 2018 by Rich Cope

    The fishing remains steady here at Whitby as it has done all winter. Sorry this report is a bit late in còming for last weekend. We were busy all weekend from friday through to sunday.

    Each day averaged 50/60 codlings to keep with 20-30 chuckbacks too so the rods were nodding away steady all the time.

    Best baits remain unwashed squid and black lug.

    As long as the weather stays settled we will be starting to venture out to wrecks in the next week or so. I have a mini break booked in so charters will resume from Tuesday 27th Feb.

    If youre interested in a trip with me on Mistress here at Whitby, give me a call or text on 07977 436903. Prices start at £5 per hour per person. Tackle and bait can be supplied at cost.

    Tight Lines Rich

    Pictured is Mistress regular Mark Dyer with a couple of his dozen Cod bag

  • 13/02/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    13 Feb 2018 by Rich Cope

    Good morning folks. A gap in the weather has appeared for friday 16th feb. Currently got space for 7 on the day trip 730am-430pm, £45 and 8 places on the night trip 5pm-11pm, £30.
    Tackle and bait can be provided if required.
    If youre interested give me a call on 07977436903
    Cheers Rich

  • 14/01/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    14 Jan 2018 by Rich Cope

    This reports a bit late in coming, it covers last friday and sunday.

    Fishing has remained fairly good. Friday we got among the fish again boating 60-70 keepers, with lots of chuck backs.

    Sunday we had a slow start with a lift in tides i tried a few other spots ive not visited for a while, but with it being slow i moved for the start of the flood with 4 hours of the trip remaining, we didnt have to move again. We took a steady picking of codlings keeping around 40 and returning the smaller ones.

    Best baits continue to be a mixture of dirty squid, black lug and cart.

    The weather looks to be coming back off the land for next week, we only need 3 to sail folks, so if youre interested give me a call or text on 07977 436903 to confirm your place.

    Tight lines - Rich

    Pictured is Mistress regular with a few out of his 20+ codling haul

  • 10/01/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    10 Jan 2018 by Rich Cope

    Cracking day on the Cod here again at Whitby. With a perfect forecast and only two lads I sailed as I didnt want to let them down.

    The tides were quite small and thought we were in for a slow day, but it looks like that south easterly motion got the fish fired up in a few places.

    We finished up with 60-70 keepers upto 8lb with quite a few throw backs. Best bait was dirty squid and black lug. With a bit of Tonys secret additive!

    The best angler caught around 30 codlings himself, the best of the day of 8lb went to Tony from Doncaster.

    If you fancy a trip with me, give me a call or text on 07977 436903

    Tight lines - Rich

    Pictured are Dave from Bradford & Tony from Doncaster with a few of their fish.

  • 03/01/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    3 Jan 2018 by Rich Cope

    Good evening guys! Heres an update from Whitby

    We've been lucky enough to get to sea a couple of times this week. Both days have been breezy and conditions not perfect but we've still managed to get amongst the fish!

    Best fish this week so far was a shade under 10lb, but we've seen plenty in 4-5lb bracket.
    And loads of 2-3lbers.
    Best bait continues to be black lug, dirty squid and crab cart.

    We have 6 spaces tomorrow (thursday 4th jan) and completely free for friday 5th jan. We only need 3 lads to sail. Trips are £5 per person per hour. Bait and tackle can be supplied at cost.

    If you're interested please give me a call or text on 07977 436903

    Tight lines Rich

    The best fish this week, a shade under 10lb