Charter Boat: PLAN B

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 10 passengers
Code Of Practice: 25
Hours: 8hr / 10hr / 12hr Trips
Type of Fishing: Uptide casting for Bass,skate, tope and hounds in summer and cod in winter
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: 10m offshore 105 with deck access flushing toilet.
Facilities: Hot food and drinks and bait and tackle included in price. Boat licenced and insured with all safety kit.
Additional Description:

New boat for speed and comfort. latest electronic navigation equipment to make finding the marks that hold the fish that much easier.
Boat charters for groups or individuals- competitively priced all inclusive.
Also available for sight seeing, Hen / Stag parties , scattering of ashes or anything you fancy on the water.
Bait / quality tackle and food and drinks. (rods are either Diawa TDU / TDX or Conoflex ) and either ABU mulitplyer reels or fixed spool for freshwater fishermen who are more used to these.
Beginners welcome / youngsters welcome- tuition given if required.
Top quality bait included in price - live bait whenever possible to obtain - This is LIVE peeler crab and hermit crab in the summer months and blow lug in the winter.

PLAN B Skipper Ray Martin's Photo
About the Skipper:

Skipper - Current Post Office National boat angling champion, 3 time regional Civil Service champion .
Fished numerous locations around the globe and have caught fish to 130lb
RYA / MCA trained and certified.
Fishing fanatic. ... Nothing gives me more pleasure than my anglers catching the fish of a lifetime.
Over 80 Personal bests have been caught on my boats in the 5 years of running my charter business
If it swims I will try to catch it !!
Received " Top Skipper " award Nov 2016 from Sea Angler magazine

April 2019

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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: 15-Apr-2019

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Sun 14th Apr More... Mon 15th Apr More... Tue 16th Apr More... Wed 17th Apr More... Thu 18th Apr More... Fri 19th Apr More... Sat 20th Apr More... Plenty of skate being caught plus early hounds and bass
Sun 21st Apr More... Mon 22nd Apr More... Plenty of skate, early hounds and bass Tue 23rd Apr More... Wed 24th Apr More... Thu 25th Apr More... Fri 26th Apr More... Sat 27th Apr More...
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Upcoming Individual Spaces on PLAN B

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  • 5-star Nigel Bolton (24/03/2018)

    Me and 8 mates had a great trip out on Sat 24th, only 2 fish caught but all of us had a great day thanks to Ray & Keith plenty of advice and laughs all day will be booking again for sure
    Thanks again ��

    Skippers Reponse: Lovely day, the fish are still hiding farther down river. See you again soon :)

  • 5-star George Gardiner (14/08/2017)

    Great day out, will definitely come again from the boys at rm chelmsford

  • 5-star Callum Lagden (06/08/2017)

    Absolutely blinding day with Ray on the Marlin. Steady flow of fish and a lot of laughs. Ray is always on hand with knowledge for those who aren't experienced. The tea and pies are bloody tasty. Great day can't wait to get back out there.

  • 5-star Kam Randhawa (05/11/2016)

    Had a great day out with Ray and cod unfortunately but plenty of good size whiting and a few thornbacks. Ray made loads of cups of tea and the Puka pie was a nice touch...will book again soon.

    Skippers Reponse: Lovely to see you again ... hope cod show up soon !! Food was lovely , many thanks.

  • 5-star Scott Holmes (09/10/2016)

    Had a great day on the Marlin Sunday with myself and my dad, we are both amateurs but were made to feel very welcome amongst all the fishing celebs onboard. We were helped with bait and tackle from the well stocked captain Ray and his second in command for the day Gareth. We caught whiting, skate and dog fish and were given a lesson on how to handle and de-hook the fish safely. The pies, sausage rolls and teas were well received on a chilly day. Thanks for a top day and hope to see you again.

Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 102 photos uploaded

Alex muddy fletcher

12 lb 6 oz Thornback Ray

Slim shady

1 lb Sole (Common)

Ian Hewett

17 lb 8 oz Starry Smooth-hound

Keith greenward

9 lb Bass

Lance turner

2 lb Tub Gurnard


16 lb Thornback Ray


1 lb Sole (Common)

Ryan monteith charter

20 lb Starry Smooth-hound


20 lb Stingray (Common)

Oliver lucking

5 oz Anchovy

Oliver lucking

2 lb Red Gurnard


10 lb Thornback Ray

Gareth howlett

14 lb Starry Smooth-hound

Sarah bovington party

17 lb Starry Smooth-hound

Oliver lucking

12 lb 8 oz Starry Smooth-hound

Brian Forsyth

11 lb 2 oz Smooth-hound (Common)


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 12/04/2019 Fishing Report by Ray Martin

    12 Apr 2019 by Ray Martin

    Loads of Thornback Rays now in river and first hounds now starting to show.
    Weather is improving :)

  • 24/03/2019 Fishing Report by Ray Martin

    24 Mar 2019 by Ray Martin

    Fished a lower river mark on Sunday with a group of youngsters and hit a large number a Thornback Rays. These were mainly large females and smaller males. All taken on fish baits on short rigs presented uptide in shallow water..
    Despite what people say they fight well on light gear and and are fun to catch.
    From now on the numbers will increase and we should soon see the first of the hounds plus bass.

  • 15/03/2019 Fishing Report by Ray Martin

    15 Mar 2019 by Ray Martin

    Loads of Thornback Rays are now invading the Thames estuary.
    Only short trip from mooring.
    Weather improving

  • 12/2018 Fishing Report by Ray Martin

    Dec 2018 by Ray Martin

    Wind has stopped play past few weeks so not much to report.
    I have heard a few codling showing and plenty of whiting, dabs and dogfish to keep the interest.
    Vouchers available for xmas presents ...
    happy xmas

  • 01/09/2018 Fishing Report by Ray Martin

    1 Sep 2018 by Ray Martin

    The fishing has been pretty slow in August and should improve from now till xmas.
    Plenty of bass about and still a few hounds.