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.

November 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: 21-Nov-2018

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Upcoming Individual Spaces on Mistress

Sat 24/11/2018
2 places available
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Sat 01/12/2018
4 places available
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  • 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.

  • 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

Bait & Tackle

Latest Catches 706 photos uploaded

Graham Jones from Ackworth

4 lb Bull Huss

Mark Ladds from Whitby

10 lb 4 oz Cod

Mark Geen from Norfolk

13 lb Ling (Common)

James bacon from retford

9 lb Cod

Dennis bromage

2 lb 8 oz Ballan Wrasse

Jeff from york

6 lb Cod

Shaun from hull

7 lb Cod

Rich - Skipper

15 lb 6 oz Cod


13 lb Cod


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)


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 06/11/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    6 Nov 2018 by Rich Cope

    Good morning folks, the whitby sea anglers uptide festival is in full swing here at Whitby

    The first couple of days of the festival have seen some bumper catches of cod aboard Mistress with us seeing around 90 cod for the boat each day, many bags over 30lb in weight, were also leading the competition with very nice fish just 1/2 an ounce short of double figures, and a best bag of over 50lb!

    Crab cart has been the bait causing the most damage, but black lug and unwashed squid has also acounted for lots of fish.

    We have a few spaces left next week
    Wednesday 14th 9 places
    Thursday 15th 7 places
    Friday 16th 8 places
    Sunday 18th 2 places

    If you fancy jumping on and trying for £1000
    Drop me a call or text on 07977 436903

    The price is £50 if you have your own tackle, which includes your entry fee into the competition. If you havent got the tackle i have everything available for hire and can supply bait on request.

    Tight Lines Rich

    Pictured is Mistress regular Damien Townsend with the current leading Cod of 9lb 15 1/2oz

  • 25/10/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    25 Oct 2018 by Rich Cope

    The Uptiding season is upon us here at Whitby.

    I get back from from my annual holiday on October 28th. I can see by the weather forecast theres a huge northerly due this week which will bring the uptiding on.

    As I've done the last 5 years, ill be offering night uptiding trips again. Boat is limited to 8 people, and 6 hour trips are offered at £30 per person.
    Bait can be supplied if required, black lug £3.50 a wrap, unwashed loligo squid £3.50 per lb and cart stick £24 per kilo wrapped into baits.

    Spaces available through November, unfortunately there are only 6 spaces left on the 18th November all other weekend dates are full. So I would imagine we'll be offering night trips on the weekends.

    Nov 1st and 2nd totally free,
    5th 10 places
    6th 9 places
    7th 8 places
    8th 3 places

    12th to 16th all empty with 10 places

    I only need 3 people minimum to sail.

    If youre interested give me a call or text on 07977 436903

    Tight lines Rich

  • 18/10/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    18 Oct 2018 by Rich Cope

    Morning guys, I've just updated my calendar with available spaces through November.

    We still have plenty of midweek spaces available on the uptide competition. 3rd to 18th November.

    Entry is £5 on top of your charter fee (£45)
    Ive limited it to 10 spaces on the boat again this year.

    Theres a huge £1000 up for grabs for 1st prize, then there also cash prizes for the top 10 heaviest Cod, heaviest bag of cod and heaviest any other species plus a special junior prize.

    Tight Lines Rich

  • 10/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    Oct 2018 by Rich Cope

    Hi guys, finally we're taking our annual break, we're back on the 28th October when we will resume our charters 7 days a week.

    The winter uptide festival starts on the 3rd of November for 2 weeks entry is £5 per person on top of your charter.
    We still have plenty of mid week places available.
    We have best technology fitted to any charter boat in whitby and totally dominated the last uptide competition.

    Please text or mail any bookings, over the next 12 days and ill get back to you as ill be checking my phone twice a day. 07977 436903.

    Bon voyage Rich

  • 06/08/2018 Fishing Report by peter mccullagh

    6 Aug 2018 by peter mccullagh

    Another good day on the Mistress with Rich, set off on a lovely morning from port first stop mackeral for bait, then up the coast to the first mark a cuople of fish taken, cod and ling, on to the next mark.
    We covered wrecks and rough ground for quite a busy day every body getting fish on shads , hokkias and bait and I got my usual bleggs (pouting) (one of these days I'll get the record) Rich as usual netting fish and giving advice everyone went home with plenty of fish.