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.

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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: 22-Jan-2019

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Upcoming Individual Spaces on Mistress

Fri 22/03/2019 5 Spaces 6 Hours £30.00pp
Eveniñg trip 5pm-11pm 5 places available
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Sun 14/04/2019 10 Spaces 10 Hours
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Wed 12/06/2019 10 Spaces 10 Hours
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Sun 23/06/2019 10 Spaces 10 Hours
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Sat 06/07/2019 5 Spaces 10 Hours
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Sun 14/07/2019 10 Spaces 10 Hours
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Sat 10/08/2019 9 Spaces 10 Hours
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Sat 24/08/2019 7 Spaces 10 Hours
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Sun 15/09/2019 10 Spaces 10 Hours
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Sun 06/10/2019 10 Spaces 10 Hours
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Sun 03/11/2019 8 Spaces 8 Hours
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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 712 photos uploaded

Mick Metcalfe

8 lb Cod

Will Gunn from Nottinghamshire

15 lb Cod

Neil Eglon from Whitby

4 lb 8 oz Cod


4 lb Cod


5 lb Cod

Kieth Pickering from helmsley

4 lb Cod

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


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 13/02/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    13 Feb 2019 by Rich Cope

    Absolute red letter day today for the 4 of us here at Whitby on Mistress

    The flood fished steady away, but once the ebb pulled through it went ballistic!

    Best angler had well over 30 codlings himself
    Everyone had 15 plus fish with many returned.

    Best bait was black lug worm tipped with unwashed squid.

    We have spaces available friday and then next week. Trips are £5 per person per hour.
    Top quality Daiwa hire tackle and bait available if required.

    Give me a call or text on 07977 436903 if you fancy a run out with me.

    Tight lines Rich

    Pictured is Mistress regular Ken from Malton woth his best two fish today

  • 26/01/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    26 Jan 2019 by Rich Cope

    We managed to sneak a couple of trips in on Saturday here at Whitby.

    We got onto a few spots that started out well with the rods bounching only for seals to show up and start stealing fish. Everyone managed a few fish with a few better ones coming over gunnels too. Managing around 40 fish each trip.

    Best baits we're black lug and unwashed squid.

    It looks like theres a window in the weather on tuesday and wednesday this week and by the looks of it, that will be it for at least a week.

    We only need a minimum of 3 people to sail on on our longer trip of 9 hours, for £45 per person, or
    4 people on the shorter 7 hour trip at £30 per person.
    If you fancy a night trip due to work commitments, I can put a 6 hour night trip in the dark, together for £30 per person.

    Bait and hire tackle can provided at cost if required.

    Give me a call on 07977 436903.

    Tight lines Rich

    Pictured is graham from burnley with one of fish around 5lb on the night trip.

  • 21/01/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    21 Jan 2019 by Rich Cope

    We've been very lucky with a small settled spell of weather here at Whitby this weekend, we managed to get to sea everyday and an added bonus night trip.

    We've managed steady fishing but not as good as it has been, saturday and sunday day trips averaged 30-40 cod for the boat plus throw backs, but saturday night and monday we manged 50-60 cod for the boat.
    Seals were a problem, with us losing a good few fish to them.

    Mondays best angler took just shy of 20 codlings himself keeping about a dozen.

    Theres a gap in the weather on thursday at the minute and we'll be running a day and a night trip if we get the interest. Its £5 per hour per person for the trips.
    If youre on a budget we can put a deal together to suit you.

    Thursday 24th - 10 places

    Saturday 26th
    Day trip: 0715- 1600, 5 places
    Night trip: 1700-2300, 6 places

    Sunday 27th - 10 places

    Hire tackle and bait can be provided if required at cost.

    If youre interested in a trip out with me, give me a call on 07977 436903

    Tight lines Rich

    Pictured is Andrea from Middlesbrough, she jumped aboard on monday with her partner stephen, beers were on him I think!

  • 18/01/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    18 Jan 2019 by Rich Cope

    Hi guys, we've had a couple lads book on for monday, so we'll need at least one more angler to make up numbers to sail. The fishing has been very very good again this winter.

    This trip is 9 hours long and £45 but I do offer a shorter trip for £30 too, which has been popular and allows us a fast turn round and do a night trip which are also £30 per person.

    We're also taking bookings for the WCSA 2019 festivals now, we are usually among the prizes, and won the last event.
    The dates are
    Spring 13th-28th April.
    Summer 22nd June - 14th July
    Autumn 7th-22nd September

    If youre interested in a trip with me give me a call on 07977 436903,

    Tight lines Rich

    Pictured is local lad and Mistress regular Niki-Lee McCourt with a recent fish around 8lb in weight.

  • 08/01/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Cope

    8 Jan 2019 by Rich Cope

    A very windy #Whitby today. This big northerly system looks to be set in for the next few days.

    We're taking booking still, we fish all year round, as this sea drops away there will be plenty of cod inshore.

    Keep an eye out for updates on my page, we do trips for as little as £30 for a days fishing and we're the only boat in whitby to offer night uptide trips, also only £30 per person.

    We have the best quality #Daiwa hire tackle available loaded with braid. Bait can also be arranged if required.

    If youre interested in a trip with me give me a call on 07977 436903

    Tight Lines Rich

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