Charter Boat: Portia

Photo of Charter Boat Portia
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Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60
Hours: 8hr Trips
Type of Fishing: Bass, Cod, long distance wrecking, anchored ground fishing, Varne, Ridge, and Goodwinbanks. There are many species of fish we catch from Dover through the seasons, these are Cod most of the year, Bass, Plaice, Turbot, Pollock, Bream, Mackerel, Whiting, Skate, Blonde Ray and Dogfish. £50pp incl rods and tackle.
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: 11m Commercial catamaran, purpose built for charter fishing, the largest and most stable of the range
Facilities: Onboard toilet, tea and coffee supplied, livebait tank and fish wash, seating inside heated wheelhouse
Additional Description:

Purpose built with many extra features, island wheelhouse giving all round fishing positions, Cummin's engines providing 900HP, cruise 18-20 knots top speed of 30 knots, fully silenced exhaust's, sound insulated engine rooms, flexible mounts on engines and shafts - all giving a smooth quiet ride. Engine intakes funneled through wheelhouse roof eliminating engine noise and smells onto deck area, moulded fins between hulls giving greater stability at speed, comprehensive electronics package including Simrad sat compass giving the most accurate position available on the market, making wreck fishing spot on! Only charter boat in the harbour to have this. Commercial vessel built to seafish certification and part 1 registration, 10 watertight bulkheads throughout making an extremely safe and strong vessel.
Both the Portia and Royal Charlotte are in constant contact with each other, increasing their scope of fish finding capabilities. Both boats can be hired for competitions and corporate events, scattering of ashes and filming work.

The price is £50 per person and this includes rods and tackle, this is for a full day charter (8hrs). The whole boat can be hired for £500 upto 10 people, and £50pp upto 12.

The vessel is also available for safety boat duties and survey contracts, and is now fitted with Olex 3D seabed mapping. We have recently undertaken filming duties for the BBC and Sky News.

About the Skipper:

Run by father and son Mick and Matt Coker, Mick has been a charter skipper for over 40 years since a boy, Matt has been chartering for 16 years since the age of 18, they both have extensive knowledge of fishing and have fished the English channel area all their lives. Mick, became renowned for his big catches, and was the only boat to set the port record at folkestone, many times, with his latest set at 4462 lb of cod and pollock in 5hrs (404 cod and 40 pollock). He has been nominated for Sea Angler ‘Top Skipper’ and Boat Angler ‘Super Skipper’ awards and his boat has been presented a plaque by Sea Angler Magazine “In recognition of running a first class charter boat that gives both service and value for money to our readers” They also run the well known charter boat Royal Charlotte.

Upcoming Individual Spaces on Portia

Sorry, there are currently no Individual Spaces at present.



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  • 5-star Stephen Woodman (06/05/2019)

    Fantastic days fishing with family on the Portia last Monday. Matt is a great host, very knowledgeable and attentive, nothing to much trouble. My Dad and boys loved the day out and the boat is amazing! Thanks so much, hopefully do this again soon

    Skippers Reponse: my pleasure stephen

  • 5-star Daniel Boden (31/03/2019)

    Had a fantastic day fishing aboard portia. Matt is an excellent skipper, very helpful and attentive. Lovely boat to fish from. Highly recommend to everyone

  • 5-star Leo Kronenberg (30/09/2016)

    Another awesome daywith the Coker boats yesterday. Mick gave us a masterclass turbot fishing !

  • 5-star kristian walker (17/01/2016)

    Fished with Matt yesterday starting off east of Dover Harbour before moving offshore to the Varn. Caught lots of fish includinmg plenty of Dogfish, Pouting and Whiting. As always it was a good day made by an excellent skipper who put us on the fish.

    Skippers Reponse: Very kind of you Kristian, thank you

  • 5-star kristian walker (23/11/2015)

    Had a good days boat fishing with Mathew Coker on the Portia today. Fished in Shore off Folkestone as it was to rough to get out to the Varn. Bait was Black Lug , Squid, Herring and Cuttle. Had fish all day including channel Whiting around 1.5 - 2lb each along with Pouting and Dogfish. Overall a good day made by the excellent skipper.

Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 148 photos uploaded


13 lb Thornback Ray


3 lb Tub Gurnard


8 lb Turbot


2 lb Black Sea Bream


2 lb Black Sea Bream


1 lb Red Mullet


3 lb Ballan Wrasse


5 lb Brill


4 lb 4 oz Plaice


2 lb 8 oz Black Sea Bream


21 lb Blonde Ray


25 lb Blonde Ray


6 lb Cod


8 lb Brill


7 lb Brill


6 lb Turbot


Latest Fishing Reports and News

  • 01/2015 Fishing Report by Jon Cudworth

    Jan 2015 by Jon Cudworth

    cracking days fishing with matthew coker very hard fishing that day,but matt worked really hard still to put us on the fish. matt and mike are cracking skippers and both work hard. cant wait for my next trip the 28th feb sat. really looking forward to it

  • 28/11/2014 Fishing Report by Petr Vondras

    28 Nov 2014 by Petr Vondras

    Hi Matt!
    Thanks for great day out fishing last Friday!
    Beautiful boat, very experienced and helpful skipper, will definitely recommend to friends!