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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  • 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 705 photos uploaded

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)

Rich - Skipper

18 lb 8 oz Ling (Common)


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 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.

  • 06/08/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    6 Aug 2018 by Rich Cope

    It's been a cracking week again here at Whitby on Mistress.

    The highlight has been a 21lb ling but we've also seen a few in the lower teens upto mid teens and another very big fish lost off again yesterday.
    It's the time of year where we start seeing the big ling starting to move.

    Plenty of cod also being caught by our anglers on a mixture of shads hokkai and bait rigs.

    We're still taking booking for our 2 hour tuesday evening slots for parents and children.

    We have a few spaces remaining this week,
    Wednesday 8th 5 places
    Thursday 9th 2 places
    Friday 10th 8 places.

    If you fancy a trip with us give me a call on 07977 436903.

    Tight Lines Rich

    Pictured is our best fish this week, Jason King from Hull - 21lb ling

  • 22/07/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    22 Jul 2018 by Rich Cope

    As predicted the fishing improved massively as the tides dipped here at Whitby on Mistress

    we've seen some excellent fishing this week with cod to just shy of double figures, ling to mid teens and pollock to just under 10lb, and plenty of mackerel too.

    The better anglers have been managing bags of 15-20 fish with throw backs.

    This week we're quite busy but we have Spaces on the following days,

    Thursday 26th - 3 places
    Monday 30th - 12 places
    Tuesday 31st - 12 places
    Thursday 2nd - 12 places
    Friday 3rd - 3 places.

    We only need 3 people minimum to sail,
    If you fancy a trip with me give me a call or text on 07977 436903 to get booked in

    Tight Lines Rich

    Pictured is James Bacon from Redford with a nice cod around 9lb

  • 17/07/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    17 Jul 2018 by Rich Cope

    Well that's another summer festival done, we didn't win this time but we got some final placings on the table with many daily prizes under our belts too!

    The fishing was hard the last couple of days with the tides being enormous, yesterday though with the first drop we managed a sready 40 codlings on our inshore 6 hour trip along with a few mackerel too.

    The best fishing has been over the neap tides and with the tides dropping out this week i would imagine the fishing will pick up with it.

    We have places available
    Thursday 19th - 7 places
    Saturday 21st - 1 place
    Sunday 22nd - 1 place
    Thursday 26th - 10 places
    Friday 27th - 10 places

    We only need 3 people minimum to sail, so if youre interested in a trip with me on the Mistress here at Whitby prices start at £5 per hour per person.

    Give me a call on 07977 436903

    Tight Lines Rich

    Pictured is local angler and mistress regular
    Mark ladds with his daily 1st prize and new pb cod

  • 26/06/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    26 Jun 2018 by Rich Cope

    What an absolutely fabulous day today here at Whitby on Mistress

    West Cliff School chartered the whole boat to run a number of trips for year 6.
    We ran 3, 3hour trips so we could get everyone to sea for the chance of a few fish.

    We found plenty of fish for the 1st time anglers totalling 50-60 codlings and around 20 mackerel everyone had an awesome time.

    Heres a big thank you to West Cliff for booking me again for the 3rd year running and giving me chance to put a smile on the kids faces.

    If anyone's interested in running a similar group trip with large numbers of anglers I can source extra boat if needed too.
    Give me a call on 07977 436903 or e-mail

    Tight lines Rich

    Pictured is Alanah Ingles with her best fish today!