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 & 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. I also offer a 6 hour trip on a Tuesday and also 6 hour night uptiding trips in winter.

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 2019 Competition Dates ***
Spring Competition - 13th - 28th April 2019
Summer Festival - 22nd June - 14th July 2019
Late Summer - 7th - 22nd September 2019

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.

May 2019

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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: 13-May-2019

Wed 1st May More... 4.7m tide Thu 2nd May More... 5.0 m tide Fri 3rd May More... 5.2m tide Sat 4th May More...
Sun 5th May More... 5.4m tide. 8 places available Mon 6th May More... Tue 7th May More... Wed 8th May More... 5.4m tide 8 places available Thu 9th May More... Fri 10th May More... Sat 11th May More... 4.9m tide 6 places available
Sun 12th May More... 4.7m tide - 6 places available Mon 13th May More... Tue 14th May More... Wed 15th May More... 3 places available Thu 16th May More... Fri 17th May More... 6 places available Sat 18th May More...
Sun 19th May More... Mon 20th May More... 5.6m tide. 7 places available Tue 21st May More... 7 places available - 6/8 hour trip - 930am start Wed 22nd May More... Thu 23rd May More... Fri 24th May More... Sat 25th May More... 4.7m tide. 2 places available
Sun 26th May More... 4.5m tide - 4 places available Mon 27th May More... 4.3m tide - 1 place available Tue 28th May More... 4.3m tide - 6 places available Wed 29th May More... 4.5m tide - 6 places available Thu 30th May More... Fri 31st May More...

Upcoming Individual Spaces on Mistress

Mon 20/05/2019 7 Spaces 10 Hours £50.00pp
5.6m tide. 7 places available
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Tue 21/05/2019 7 Spaces 8 Hours
7 places available - 6/8 hour trip - 930am start
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Sat 25/05/2019 4 Spaces 10 Hours
4.7m tide. 2 places available
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Mon 27/05/2019 1 Space 10 Hours
4.3m tide - 1 place available
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Tue 28/05/2019 6 Spaces 10 Hours
4.3m tide - 6 places available
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Wed 29/05/2019 6 Spaces 10 Hours
4.5m tide - 6 places available
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Sun 02/06/2019 2 Spaces 10 Hours
5.2 m tide - 2 places available
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Wed 05/06/2019 8 Spaces 10 Hours
5.5 m tide - 8 places available
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Wed 12/06/2019 10 Spaces 10 Hours
10 places available
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Sat 15/06/2019 4 Spaces 10 Hours
5.1m tide - 4 places available
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Sun 16/06/2019 5 Spaces 10 Hours
5.2m tide - 5 places available
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Wed 19/06/2019 8 Spaces 10 Hours
4.9m tide - 8 places available
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Tue 25/06/2019 11 Spaces 10 Hours £55.00pp
4.6m tide. 11 places available
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Wed 26/06/2019 11 Spaces 10 Hours £55.00pp
4.5m tide. 11 places available
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Thu 27/06/2019 9 Spaces 10 Hours £55.00pp
4.5m tide - 9 places available
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Wed 10/07/2019 8 Spaces 10 Hours
4.9m tide - 8 places available
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Fri 12/07/2019 11 Spaces 10 Hours
4.7m tide - 11 places available
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Sun 21/07/2019 4 Spaces 10 Hours
5.2m tide - 4 places available
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Tue 23/07/2019 2 Spaces 10 Hours
4.9m tide - 2 places available
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Thu 25/07/2019 6 Spaces 10 Hours
4.6m tide 6places available
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  • 5-star Alex Murray (19/03/2019)

    THE best charter out of Whitby. There is no one else I would go with. Rich never fails to put us on the fish.

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Alex, always a pleasure having you fish with us, see you again soon mate.

  • 5-star Keith Robinson (03/04/2018)

    Went out with Rich 3/4/2018 only the 2 of us as one did not turn up but what a great day as usual Rich found the fish good sport all day plenty to take home looking forward to the next trip with the Mistress.Cheers Rich Keith

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks kieth lovely day to be out mate. Good company and a few fish. See you soon. Rich

  • 5-star Stu Lambert (08/04/2018)

    Been out with Rich on Mistress before, it was with my 11 year old son and it was his first time, Rich couldn’t help my son enough and he caught fish. Was out with him again today with my son and it was hard going but Rich still managed to get us a bag full of keepers (cod)
    Would recommend to anyone from beginner to professional angler.
    Thanks Rich

  • 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.

Bait & Tackle

Latest Catches 734 photos uploaded

Cieran Eady

6 lb Cod

Abid from Keighley

7 lb 8 oz Cod

Neil Eglon from Whitby

6 lb Cod


200 lb Porbeagle


200 lb Porbeagle

Nigel dunkley

4 lb Cod

Alan Ward from Whitby

4 lb Cod

Rich skipper

6 lb Ling (Common)


13 lb 7 oz Ling (Common)

Jon harman

12 lb Cod


12 lb Cuckoo Wrasse

Rudy Cope - skippers son age 2

12 oz Flounder

Sue Edwards from Chesterfield

15 lb Ling (Common)

Fergus Powell from whitby

12 oz Red Gurnard

Alex Murray from Leeds

5 lb Cod

Ian Vickers from Middlesbrough

6 lb Cod


Latest Fishing Reports and News

  • 12/05/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    12 May 2019 by Rich Cope

    I only managed a few photos today, its was a steady day, best angler kept a dozen with a couple of throw backs.

    A count up at the end of the day saw around 50 keepers for our efforts.

    We have spaces all week, we only need 3 minimum to sail.

    Give me a call or text on 07977 436903 with any enquiries

    Tight lines Rich

  • 11/05/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    11 May 2019 by Rich Cope

    A really great day at sea yesterday, nice weather, nice group of anglers and of course a few nice fish too!

    Mistress regular Jeff McNeil from York smashed his PB cod with a cracker topping out at 16lb on the boat scales,

    We also saw our 1st moggy of the year to Bryn redfern, a 1st for him too!

    All fish taken on either bait or shads, the jungle drums have started that there may have been a few mackerel caught locally too, so summer is definitely on it's way.

    We've plenty of spaces next week if you fancy joining us for a trip, give me a call or text on 07977 436903

    Tight lines Rich

  • 01/05/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    1 May 2019 by Rich Cope

    Another good day on the wrecks here at whitby, it's not been hard and fast but we've picked away steady all day getting a mix of cod, Pollock and ling.

    The lads amassed over 80 fish today between them. Best angler getting 14.

    The weather is turning now for a few days, but we'll be picking up trips again as soon as its fit to sail,

    If your interested in a trip with us, give me a call or text on 07977 436903,

    Tight lines Rich

  • 29/04/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    29 Apr 2019 by Rich Cope

    We've had an absolute belter here at whitby today, all on shads, it's starting to clear out at last! Best angler had over 30 cod himself today!

    We've spaces tomorrow and Wednesday over these neap tides before the weather comes away crappy again.

    If you fancy getting in on the action drop me a call or text on 07977 436 903

    Tight lines Rich

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  • 30/04/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    30 Apr 2019 by Rich Cope

    Another cracker on the wrecks again today, with the cod smashing the shads!
    Biggest cod around 8lb, numerous anglers getting double figure bags.

    Spaces still available tomorrow, with a good forecast and small tides, the weather changes after tomorrow for a few days.

    Give me a call or text on 07977 436903 if you fancy it,

    Tight lines Rich