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

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.
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: 19-Sep-2018

Sat 1st Sep Bournemouth Air show and BBQ
Sun 2nd Sep Bournemouth Airshow and BBQ Mon 3rd Sep Tue 4th Sep Wed 5th Sep 1 space Plaice and Trigger Fish are the targets Thu 6th Sep Fri 7th Sep Sat 8th Sep
Sun 9th Sep Mon 10th Sep Trigger Fish and Plaice Tue 11th Sep Spaces available for Trigger Fish and Plaice Wed 12th Sep Trigger Fish and Plaice Thu 13th Sep Trigger Fish and Plaice Fri 14th Sep Trigger Fish and Plaice Sat 15th Sep
Sun 16th Sep Mon 17th Sep Offshore fishing for those Big Black Bream Tue 18th Sep Offshore fishing for Big Black Bream Wed 19th Sep Thu 20th Sep 2 spaces fishing offshore for Bream Fri 21st Sep Sat 22nd Sep Plaice and a Trigger Fish 1space available
Sun 23rd Sep Mon 24th Sep 4 spaces available Tue 25th Sep Wed 26th Sep Thu 27th Sep Fri 28th Sep Sat 29th Sep
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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 358 photos uploaded


1 lb Black Sea Bream


4 lb Cod

Chris with a triple shot of Plaice

3 lb Plaice


1 lb Black Sea Bream


5 lb Pollock

Not a bad 1st Sea fish to catch

1 lb 6 oz Trigger Fish

Harriets 1st Dogfish

1 lb Lesser Spotted Dogfish


12 lb Undulate Ray

Jamie Burns

1 lb 1 oz Red Gurnard


6 lb Undulate Ray


12 lb Undulate Ray

Fireman Andy

10 lb Undulate Ray


2 lb 12 oz Plaice

Jamie Burns

5 lb Small-Eyed Ray

Kim Burns

15 lb 5 oz Undulate Ray

Charlie with another Bream

1 lb 3 oz Black Sea Bream


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 25/08/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    25 Aug 2018 by Philip Higgins

    The last few days have seen the Mistress Linda fishing in the Swash Channel and along the beaches, the results have been excellent with plenty of Bream up to 1lb 12ozs and small to medium Plaice. On a short evening trip the Sunseeker team were treated to a couple of hours full on Bream fishing with over 50 being landed along with a few Mackeral. Excess weed has restricted fishing the Swash for most of the tide but if you time it to miss the weed the results are worth it. Local club Albion SAC decided to try for a Trigger Fish to no avail but fishing along the beaches landed lots of Plaice, Bream, Gurnard and a few Red Mullet the best weighing in at 1lb 6ozs caught by Keith Trim.

  • 16/08/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    16 Aug 2018 by Philip Higgins

    what a change to the weather today, earlier in the week it was all sunshine today it was full waterproofs and boots but the fishing continued to be steady. Over the past few days because of the big tides we choose to stay inshore and enjoy the good Plaice fishing with the best touching 3lb 4ozs, in amongst the Plaice some good size Bream have been landed including a few Giltheads. There seems to be an abundance of small Tub Gurnards along the beaches and the usual pesky baby bream.
    On the banks some good ray action has kept people busy with Kim B again out fishing hubby Jamie and landing an Undulate of over 15lb and after a few trips dogfish free they have returned, for us Mackeral have been very patchy and on a couple of days we did not see any so if you do find them make sure you get some for the coming winter months.
    For the next few weeks my main focus turns to Trigger Fish as I love catching these incredible fighting fish and many of my anglers have also become hooked (pardon the pun) and enjoy chasing them.
    all the best

  • 24/07/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    24 Jul 2018 by Philip Higgins

    Apologies for the long gap in reports, all of my attention lately has been focused on the proposed MCZs that could affect fishing in my area. Just a quick catch up with more to follow soon
    What a spell of weather we are having with blue skies and calm seas, off to sea there are plenty of Tope and good size Bull Huss to play with, we seemed to be pestered with small strap eels as well which bodes well for the future. Closer to home some excellent Plaice have been landed along with plenty of Gurnards and pesky little bait robbing Bream.
    Back soon

  • 01/07/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    1 Jul 2018 by Philip Higgins

    To all Anglers and Skippers
    if you want to protect the right to fish for Bream within the Southbourne Rough, Poole Rocks and from Old Harry to Ringstead Bay areas (poss up to 6k from the shore) you need to respond to the DEFRA MCZ consultation paper, trying to fill the online version does not allow you enough space to voice your thoughts please send in letters before 20th July 2018 re socio economic looses to the areas and what it would mean to you to not fish these areas.
    It all helps as the data presented is not accurate and no stock level assessments have been carried out so they have no point from which to start the Bream recovery or any idea to where it end, other areas are set to follow.
    thank you for your support

  • 17/06/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    17 Jun 2018 by Philip Higgins

    The last few days have been frustrating with the strong winds and big tides we have endured but we have still manged to find fish for the anglers mainly Bream, Tope, Rays and Dogs. it has been good to see Mackeral starting to be caught on a regular basis. Inside the harbour as evening sets in some good smoothhound fishing has been had not big fish but plenty of fun in shallow water.

    More next week