Charter Boat: Mistress Linda

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60 mile from a safe haven
Hours: 3hr / 4hr / 5hr / 6hr / 7hr / 8hr / 9hr / 10hr / 11hr / 12hr / 24hr / Multiple Days Trips
Type of Fishing: Wreck for Cod /Pollack, Offshore banks for Bass / Rays, Turbot / Plaice drifting, Autumn Sole, Bream /Whiting and winter Cod, species hunts and comps are a favourite, Photography and Corporate trips tailored to your needs
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: Bullet DS38 twin engine charter special with a comprehensive electrionics package and back up systems, MCA Approved CAT 2
Facilities: Red hot kettle ( once the 1st fish comes aboard) H/C fresh water, ladies facilities, toilet/shower. Heated wheelhouse, cooking facilities to heat your food
Additional Description:

Operating from Poole Dorset on a DAILY BASIS 364 days a year for all types of sea fishing trips. Mistress Linda is available for angling from the 1st time budding angler to the most competitive competition angler with expert tuition always on hand, photography / corporate (Buffet food can be provided on request) and that special day be it Stag / Hen parties or BBQ afloat watching the famous Bournemouth Air Show (full Ladies facilities on board) Family fun days are tailored to your requirements to maximise your day afloat. We have the facilities on board to keep your catch in pristine condition for your journey home. Come and join us on a trip to the wrecks to catch Cod, Pollack, Ling and Congers or drift the banks for Turbot and Plaice, enjoy the sport of Bream on ultra light tackle, catch a Tope again on light gear, 'live bait' for Bass or just enjoy a general day out fishing viewing the superb scenery surrounding Poole.
A Catch and Release policy is encouraged aboard and only fish above the minimum legal landing size may be kept.
A strict Safety Policy is operated on the Mistress Linda and all those aboard are requested to Read the Policy before leaving the confines of Poole Harbour. T&Cs can be viewed on our website www.mistresslindacharters.com

Mistress Linda Skipper Philip Higgins's Photo
About the Skipper:

Boyhood fanatical angler started fishing in 1968 then moved into chartering and still enjoying fishing along with passing my skills onto the next generation of anglers. I love species comps and scratching days as well as offshore wreck fishing each has their own enjoyment
Long serving Professional Boatmans Association Director and Chairman
I have many years experience fishing the offshore wrecks and inshore marks around Poole and will go the 'extra mile' to find fish .

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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: 23-Apr-2019

Mon 1st Apr More... Tue 2nd Apr More... Singles Day, general inshore fishing Wed 3rd Apr More... Thu 4th Apr More... Fri 5th Apr More... Singles general inshore Sat 6th Apr More...
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Sun 21st Apr More... Mon 22nd Apr More... 3 hr morning trip only Tue 23rd Apr More... Wed 24th Apr More... 3hr morning trip only Thu 25th Apr More... Fri 26th Apr More... Sat 27th Apr More...
Sun 28th Apr More... Mon 29th Apr More... Bream and Plaice are the main targets Tue 30th Apr More...

Upcoming Individual Spaces on Mistress Linda

Tue 30/04/2019 3 Spaces
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Tue 07/05/2019 4 Spaces
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Tue 14/05/2019 4 Spaces
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Tue 21/05/2019 4 Spaces
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Tue 28/05/2019 4 Spaces
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Tue 24/09/2019
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Tue 01/10/2019 5 Spaces
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Reviews

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  • 5-star anthony beckham (12/07/2016)

    First time out on Mistress Linda today, with skipper Philip Higgins. Skip kept us on fish all day, out of the weather and the kettle was constantly on. Undulates to 20lb, plaice, smooth hounds and mackerel. Would recommend this boat if any is looking to go out of Poole harbour.

  • 5-star Mark Laing (31/03/2016)

    Had a cracking day out with Phil (skipper) and Carl (deck hand) today. Phil really tried to put us on the fish which resulted in a 15lb (approx) undulate. Totally recommend this boat, loads of room and great facilities. Will definitely be using this chapter and skipper again. You won't be disappointed.

  • 5-star Rob Mortimer (29/03/2016)

    First outing in 20+ years with my son, first time with Phil and with Mistress Linda, Top Skipper, friendly, with extensive local knowledge, sadly the fish weren't playing but its not always about getting the fish, had a great time and my son enjoyed the experience too. Cheers Phil, will be seeing you ... best Rob and Darragh

  • 5-star paul quarterman (29/12/2015)

    First time out on Mistress Linda in difficult conditions, but skipper Philip managed to get us on the fish

    Skippers Reponse: Thank you Paul, as you stated the conditions were challenging thanks to the constant series of bad weather we have suffered but we did manage a few fish, overall catch was below my expectations.

Bait & Tackle

Latest Catches 407 photos uploaded

Unknown

1 lb Black Sea Bream

22-Apr-2019
Young Lady

2 lb 4 oz Black Sea Bream

22-Apr-2019
Gee

1 lb 12 oz Black Sea Bream

17-Apr-2019
Chris

1 lb 12 oz Black Sea Bream

17-Apr-2019
Peter

1 lb 8 oz Black Sea Bream

17-Apr-2019
alan

1 lb 8 oz Black Sea Bream

17-Apr-2019
David

1 lb Black Sea Bream

16-Apr-2019
Unknown

1 lb Black Sea Bream

9-Apr-2019
Iggy

1 lb Black Sea Bream

9-Apr-2019
Jayne

1 lb Mackerel

9-Apr-2019
Tony

1 lb Black Sea Bream

3-Apr-2019
Keith Trim

1 lb Black Sea Bream

3-Apr-2019
Keith Trim

1 lb Plaice

3-Apr-2019
Mark

12 lb Pollock

30-Mar-2019
Steve

13 lb 8 oz Bull Huss

30-Mar-2019
Ian GT

10 lb Pollock

30-Mar-2019

Latest Fishing Reports and News

  • 17/04/2019 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    17 Apr 2019 by Philip Higgins

    Great day on the bream with over 60 being landed and mostly returned, the trial with barbless hooks is going well with NO fish lost and all easily unhooked, the fish are very finicky and in tight pockets which involve several moves to locate them but well worth the effort for Gee it was a fantastic trip when he landed his 1st Black Bream and broke a couple of PBs for other fish. If you fancy a bream trip please give me a call.
    Phil

  • 09/04/2019 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    9 Apr 2019 by Philip Higgins

    The last 2 days have seen plenty of Bream being landed and returned, Monday was fished in perfect conditions but lacked fish in good numbers , Tuesday forecast was one of easterly winds and heavy rain fortunately the wind was not as fresh and the rain held off until late afternoon but the Bream fishing was the best this season with everybody on board in double figures not big fish the best may have been 2lb but plenty of sport for all. We also landed a very rare species for Poole a Mackeral along with Bass, Plaice, Wrasse, Dogs overall a couple of good days. Glad to see the Bream are starting to feed as last year they did not arrive until 19th April. Early for us and very welcome.
    Phil

  • 20/03/2019 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    20 Mar 2019 by Philip Higgins

    As the spring equinox is upon us and the tides are massive we choose to go Plaice fishing and what a result that was with everyone catching lots of small to medium sized Plaice, we decided that we would only have 4 drifts in anyone spot to see if there were any better concentrations of plaice but everywhere we stopped we were immediately into the same sized fish. It was also the start of our season long barbless hook experiment in conjunction with a local authority and the initial feelings are it went well with 16 fish landed and no fish lost all with easy release even when deeply hooked. Next test will be Bream and over the season all species will be targeted and recorded.

  • 27/02/2019 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    27 Feb 2019 by Philip Higgins

    Philip Butler, after taking Phil fishing last week and posting a report which included him I was informed that on that date it was his 86th birthday and the one thing he wanted was to catch a specimen size fish, well congratulations on reaching such a fine age and still fishing and congratulations again on catching a specimen Spurdog.

  • 27/02/2019 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    27 Feb 2019 by Philip Higgins

    Stunning Spurdog weather
    Yesterday was one of the best February days I have ever had at sea, the weather was superb with flat calm seas and beautiful sunshine, we ventured out to fish for Spurdogs enjoying the smooth journey. We arrived just as the ebb tide was easing and once at anchor were quickly into small eels and the odd Spur as the tide eased and we thought it should get better the bites stopped completely as though a switch had been turned off, my colleagues to the west were still catching so a move was in order, as we were steaming I noticed a few contour lines on the chartplotter ahead of us so I slowed and came across a bank I had never fished before which was showing plenty of life. We set the anchor and started fishing which proved slow just as we were thinking of moving the fish gods turned the switch back on and all hell broke loose with spurs everywhere and the sizes were awesome with a total of 39 spurs landed and 30 of them over the Wessex specimen size the best falling to James at 23lb 4ozs.
    In amongst the Spurs were some nice size Tope around the 30lb mark and a few straps. In all considering it is February and 18 degrees warmer than this time last year we had an excellent day including getting a bit of an early tan as a bonus.