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: 13-Nov-2018

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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 366 photos uploaded


1 lb Garfish

Wayne Smith

21 lb 12 oz Undulate Ray

Steve Brewer

2 lb Plaice


2 lb 8 oz Plaice

Keith Slater

1 lb Red Gurnard

Colin Harding

22 lb 8 oz Blonde Ray

Albion SAC enjoying plenty of Plaice

3 lb Plaice

Keith Trim

1 lb 12 oz Plaice


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


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 28/10/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    28 Oct 2018 by Philip Higgins

    The last 3 days fishing have been in strong North West then North and today in North East winds with some gusts up to 28 kts over the cliffs but the fishing has been exceptional for the time of year with 50 plus Plaice every day along with loads of big Garfish, Gurnards and a few Black and Gilthead Bream. The conditions under the cliffs with the wind in these directions affords us plenty of shelter and the anglers have enjoyed the fishing although breezy and cold the closeness to shore means it is calm. Once the weather settles our attention will turn to Cod and Whiting so wrap up warm and come and join us.

  • 21/10/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    21 Oct 2018 by Philip Higgins

    This week has been a bit unpredictable the early part of the week the water was so coloured that it affected the fishing but as the week progressed the water cleared and normal fishing was resumed with some quality fish inc a superb 21lb 12 ozs Undulate Ray for new angler Wayne. Yesterday we went offshore and found plenty of Tope ,Eels , small Pollack and a few Bream which unlike previous years were smaller than expected. Today we ventured out to try something new and found plenty of quality Plaice and some early Channel Whiting. Since the Bass restrictions have been lifted we have not landed one over the boat imposed size of 46cms so their have been a few lucky fish returned. It has been refreshing to see the Whiting come in early and the size has been better than usual for the start.
    More updates to follow

  • 26/09/2018 Fishing Report by Philip Higgins

    26 Sep 2018 by Philip Higgins

    Plaice fishing today was phenomenal with over 150 being landed by 5 anglers. The average size was just about legal landing size but only 14 fish over 33 cm were kept many lucky Plaice exceeding that size were released as the lads enjoyed the fishing but did not want to take anymore home

  • 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