Charter Boat: Nova Stella.

Photo of Charter Boat Nova Stella.
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Skipper: Barry Ratcliff
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Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 6 passengers
Code Of Practice: 20mile/cop
Hours: 4hr / 8hr / 12hr Trips
Type of Fishing: Down/uptiding for smoothound,Bass,Roker and Cod and anything else that"s hungry
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Facilities: Hot-cold drinks,/ midweek available..
Additional Description:

There is great fishing most of the year as the catch pictures show on the many wrecks and sand bars in the thames estuary ,steaming from historic queenborough,within an hour YOUR FISHING/seal and bird watching trips,visit's to Montgomery wreck,world war gun towers ,geocache location trips along with safety boat duty's and film crew services also available.

Nova Stella. Skipper Barry Ratcliff's Photo
About the Skipper:

Born to fish,holding ALL relevant paper work to comply,20 yrs local experience,nothing makes me more happy than a bend in that rod,available to fish seven days a aim is for you to have the best day possible. several years commercial fishing so your catch can be prepared for the table -NO PROBLEM. EMAIL.stella.spei@Google mail. Com.

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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: 28-Oct-2017

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  • 5-star Nick Wheeler (31/05/2017)

    Superb day out, great guy, thank you for the extra help with the kids, highly recommended

  • 5-star colin tyrrell (17/04/2016)

    Great day aboard the stella spei :>) with a variety of baits from bluey herring and peeler crabs we headed out to our spot .With a fresh breeze and the sun shining we had a steady flow of nice thornback rays and doggys n the odd whiting thrown in .The best ray of the day went 9 n half pound .Think i can say for everyone on board that a great day was had ...cheers baz and cya again soon

  • 5-star Richard Diedo (02/04/2016)

    Fantastic skipper, friendly, enthusiastic and patient. Quick to help or offer advice when required. Supplied plenty of fresh bait and worked hard to get us on the fish. Sizeable thornbacks were the reward. Plenty of tea and coffee, hot dogs were very nice too! Will definitely use again.

    Skippers Reponse: Cheers Richard ,the cheque is in the post for the comments ,pleasure to have you all aboard,look forward to next time, all the best to you all Baz.

  • 5-star Chris Jenner (31/10/2015)

    2nd time out on this boat and will be booking again soon

  • 5-star Keith Pilbeam (14/11/2015)

    Great Day out again in difficult conditions lots of small stuff but did manage the target species of cod in the end. Looking forward to the next trip with this great skipper.

Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 60 photos uploaded


17 lb 7 oz Starry Smooth-hound

Garry douglass

3 oz Bass


9 lb Bass


8 lb Bass


1 Kg Red Gurnard


11 lb Smooth-hound (Common)


5 lb Bass


23 lb Smooth-hound (Common)


3 lb Bass


16 lb Starry Smooth-hound

Ian cozens

15 lb Starry Smooth-hound


11 lb Smooth-hound (Common)

Ian cozens

14 lb Starry Smooth-hound


6 lb Starry Smooth-hound


10 lb Thornback Ray


8 lb Thornback Ray


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 04/2018 Fishing Report by Barry Ratcliff

    Apr 2018 by Barry Ratcliff

    After a long spell of unsettled weather and fresh cold water in the estuary things are finally looking good now with the arrival of the rays. I've had a few days drifting on the herrings so I can offer these on the day for prime baits. If temperatures remain on the up it will only be a couple of weeks before the first run of small hounds start.
    I will take this opportunity to wish you all tight lines and rodbenders. BAZ..

  • 06/2017 Fishing Report by Barry Ratcliff

    Jun 2017 by Barry Ratcliff

    June has got of to a great start with the nice weather so we started having a go on the wrecks for bass and weren't disappointed with results,fish to 8lb coming up mainly to crab or shrimp ,I can supply these on the day. Good hounds to 15lb so far . Early morning sessions proving to be more productive .
    Enjoy. BAZ....

  • 05/2017 Fishing Report by Barry Ratcliff

    May 2017 by Barry Ratcliff

    Packs of larger hounds showing now with fish into double figures being landed,mainly to crab and prawn baits which I can supply on the day. Some nice bass showing on some days to so if your lucky with the weather there's some good sport .
    4or more we're going.
    All the best Baz..

  • 04/2017 Fishing Report by Barry Ratcliff

    Apr 2017 by Barry Ratcliff

    First run of smoothound showing now amongst the rays mainly to prawn and crab baits,first run of fish are normally 3/5lb males but we have had some females up to with some more warm weather in the next week or so should see some doubles.some bass showing too so happy days ahead.
    Fishing 7 days a week. 4or more and we go.
    Fresh baits available..

  • 03/2017 Fishing Report by Barry Ratcliff

    Mar 2017 by Barry Ratcliff

    After a slow couple of months first run of spring Fish are now here,rays showing in good numbers with 60 odd Fish being landed in just a couple of sessions,most Fish caught on fresh herrings which I can supply on the day .