Charter Boat: Seawatch1

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Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: MCA CAT 2 ( 60 MILES)
Hours: 9hr Trips
Contact: Lester Baker
Map: Location & Directions
Type of Fishing: UPTIDE FISHING FOR BASS,ROKER,SMOOTHOUNDS,TOPE,COD.OFFSHORE BASS AND TOPE TRIPS
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: SEAWATCH IS A 10 METRE BLYTH CATAMARAN WITH TWIN IVECO 280HP ENGINES , TOP SPEED OF 24 KNOTS AND CRUISING AT 18 KNOTS
Facilities: SEPARATE HEATED ANGLERS CABIN WITH SEATING FOR 10 WITH TV/DVD PLAYER.FULL SIZE DECK ENTRY TOILET AND WASHROOM,GALLEY FACILITIES INCLUDING MICROWAVE OVEN .HUGE DECK AREA WITH SIDE GATES FOR EASY BOARDING AND WHEELCHAIR ACCESS. ROD AND TACKLE HIRE, TUITION AND PACKED LUNCHES AVAILABLE.
Additional Description:

A FULL TIME PROFESSIONALLY RUN CHARTER BOAT OPERATING FROM BRIGHTLINGSEA 7 DAYS A WEEK ALL YEAR ROUND. SEAWATCH IS A PURPOSE BUILT FAST ANGLING BOAT AT 33FT LONG AND 16FT WIDE SHE IS A VERY LARGE AND COMFORTABLE ANGLING PLATFORM,CAPABLE OF GETTING TO OFFSHORE MARKS QUICKLY AND SAFELY, HER SIZE AND ABILITY IN ROUGH SEAS KEEPING CANCELLATIONS DUE TO BAD WEATHER TO A MINIMUM
SEAWATCH CATERS FOR PARTIES AND INDIVIDUAL BOOKINGS
BOARDING AT BRIGHTLINGSEA IS EASY FROM THE HARBOUR JETTY WITH NO TIDAL RESTRICTIONS AND A CAR PARK WITHIN 100 METRES

Seawatch1 Skipper Lester Baker's Photo
About the Skipper:

AS A PROFESSIONAL SKIPPER FOR OVER 30 YEARS FISHING HAS BEEN MY PASSION,, I STARTED ANGLING AT A YOUNG AGE AND CAUGHT MY FIRST COD WHEN I WAS 7 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN OBSEESSED WITH FISHING SINCE THAT DAY. I AM A FULLY QUALIFIED SKIPPER, HOLDING RYA OFFSHORE YACHTMASTER AND BOATMASTER LICENCES, FULLY TRAINED IN FIREFIGHTING,SURVIVAL AND FIRST AID
I HAVE WORKED IN THE THAMES ESTUARY FOR OVER 30 YEARS RUNNING MY OWN SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIAL FISHING BOATS FROM THE PORT OF HARWICH.



This Charter has been listed as Wheelchair Accessible. Contact the Skipper for full details.
This Charter has been listed as Suitable for Diving Trips. Contact the Skipper for full details.

Catch Stats

Latest Fishing Reports

  • 06/2014 Fishing Report by LESTER BAKER on Seawatch1 (Brightlingsea, Essex)

    Jun 2014 by LESTER BAKER

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    Just back from a fantastic carp fishing holiday in France so I thought I'd give you a quick update on the first couple of trips since getting back.Smooth hounds making up the bulk of our catches with fish to fourteen pounds hopefully the bigger females should be putting in an appearance in the near future ,still several rays and bass being caught on most trips.The Mackerel fishing has taken a turn for the worse since the water coloured up a bit after a few days of northerly winds but should improve as the water clears up again. Special summer deals to get you fishing with us on Seawatch at www.seawatchcharters.co.uk

  • 05/2014 Fishing Report by LESTER BAKER on Seawatch1 (Brightlingsea, Essex)

    May 2014 by LESTER BAKER

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    Been a while since my last report and the transition from spring to summer fishing is well under way in our area,still plenty of rays which have been joined by bass in numbers to worm baits in the right places mainly schoolies with the odd better fish..Smoothounds beginning to show here and there with the signs looking good for the summer fishing even had one or two small tope showing inshore already so looking forward to finding a few bigger ones in the next few weeks.

  • 31/03/2014 Fishing Report by LESTER BAKER on Seawatch1 (Brightlingsea, Essex)

    31 Mar 2014 by LESTER BAKER

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    With the codling thinning out a bit we decided to target the Rays over the weekend and found them in some serious numbers,Saturday the best day with fifty five Thornbacks up to eleven pounds, the guys keeping a few for the table but the majority returned to spawn and fight another day.We also had a few codling to four pounds and the first Bass of the season on Seawatch at three pounds ( also returned alive).The Ray and Bass fishing should keep improving over the next few weeks,so if you fancy it give me a ring.

  • 03/2014 Fishing Report by LESTER BAKER on Seawatch1 (Brightlingsea, Essex)

    Mar 2014 by LESTER BAKER

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    At last the weather relented and we have managed to put a few trips together in the last couple of weeks.The large shoals of Herring in our area have affected the cod fishing and given us the odd quiet day but the better days still seeing us catch up to thirty Codling in the two to three pound bracket with a good showing of Thornbacks to sixteen pounds.Over the next few weeks the Thornbacks will increase in numbers and be joined by the other summer species Bass,Smoothounds etc,so some good fishing to look forward to

  • 16/02/2014 Fishing Report by LESTER BAKER on Seawatch1 (Brightlingsea, Essex)

    16 Feb 2014 by LESTER BAKER

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    At long last a break in the weather and we managed to get out and although a big tide kept us fishing inshore Lee and his mates shared a good catch of approximately forty codling up to four pound and a handful of Roker .The weather looks like it may be settling down a bit now so hopefully we can get out and enjoy some good spring fishing.

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  • 5-star Tony Eatherton (18/07/2014)

    Tony again, out with Seawatch 1 and Les again on our monthly booking anchored on mark, straight away Chris our rapidly improving novice angler boated a smoothound about 3-4Lb safely returned, then one or two hounds every half hour or so plus Geoff managed two small skate then went quiet for a fair while but we decided not to move and await the flood this proved the right move as other boats around us had caught very little if at all, it then went with a bang and fish came to the boat on all but one rod among six of us ending with a total of around 28 smoothounds and two small skate not bad for the conditions, blinding again Les another very enjoyable trip, looking forward to August, normally scratchy around the Essex coast but we'll see Cheers Les, Tony Eatherton

  • 5-star Dave Smith (20/06/2014)

    I 2nd that Tony.

  • 5-star Tony Eatherton (20/06/2014)

    Apologies for late posting of review, crew of seven today including one second trip novice all caught fish several moves by Les to locate resulting in approx 30 Smoothhounds biggest 13LB by Dave and five Roker, and a few LSD's, another excellent day afloat perfect weather great Skipper and plenty of banter which is what it is all about, sorry to embarras you again Les, if you want to introduce anyone to sea Angling this is the boat and the skipper, very stable fishing platform, and not one new angler sea sick, give Seawatch a try you won't regret it, cheers Les see you in July

    Skippers Reponse: Not really embarrassed by your praise Tony but right chuffed you think I'm getting it right,see you soon Les

  • 5-star tom may (26/05/2014)

    yet another greatday out

  • 5-star Tony Eatherton (29/04/2014)

    Tony Eatherton I am not being paid by Les to submit reviews honest just reporting again on a very enjoyable day afloat on Les's boat two or three new friends on this trip and all caught fish and thoroughly enjoyed the day especially the tea and coffee all day and the sausage rolls 25 or more thornbacks to 14.1/2Lbs and loads of LSDS now booked through the year and looking forward to the next trip. if you are thinking of fishing the Essex coast do give Les a try you won't regret it ,super boat and a great skipper, highly recommended,from someone with 42 years boat fishing experiences.

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Tony it's nice to be appreciated,looking forward to your next trip

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