Charter Boat: Seawatch1
SEAWATCH IS THE FIRST CATAMARAN CHARTER FISHING FROM THE PORT OF BRIGHTLINGSEA.A FULL TIME PROFESSIONALLY RUN CHARTER BOAT OPERATING 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
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.
- 9 lb 4 oz Thornback Ray by Al
- 12 lb Thornback Ray by Kelvin Ellis
- 15 lb Thornback Ray by Rob Staras
- 3 lb Cod by Mark and Chris
- 3 lb 8 oz Cod by Kelvin Mark and Chris
- 8 lb Thornback Ray by Unknown
- 7 lb 8 oz Cod by Unknown
- 2 lb Lobster by Grant
- 8 lb Cod by Roger Chase
- 2 lb Cod by Colin,Pete and Phil
- 25 lb Stingray (Common) by Unknown
- 4 lb 8 oz Cod by Unknown
- 6 lb Cod by Chris
- 6 lb Bass by Keith
- 7 lb Thornback Ray by Bill
Latest Fishing Reports
10/03/2015 Fishing Report by LESTER BAKER on Seawatch1 (Brightlingsea, Essex)
10 Mar 2015 by LESTER BAKER
The fishing in March has carried on much the same as February with some good catches of codling to four pounds in our area,the last set of spring tides saw them push back up the river Blackwater giving some sport on the windier days for some of the boats.With the weather turning a bit more like spring there have been a few more Thornback rays being caught,these will increase all the time now and with the codling should provide some excellent sport in the next few weeks before winter finally gives way to summer.
All the best Lester
15/02/2015 Fishing Report by LESTER BAKER on Seawatch1 (Brightlingsea, Essex)
15 Feb 2015 by LESTER BAKER
It's a couple of months since my last report and after an excellent start to the new year with some good catches of codling we had a some large shoals of spats show up in the Thames estuary and the codling gorged themselves for a two weeks, consequently they ignored our baits and we had a few quiet trips.However the spats seem to have dispersed a bit now and with the weather being kind to us we have had a few good trips with up to ninety codling up to four pound being caught in a day and one or two Thornbacks to double figures.
All in all it looks like things are shaping up for some very good spring fishing,so if you want to fill the freezer and have some fun at the same time give me a call.
All the best Lester
15/12/2014 Fishing Report by LESTER BAKER on Seawatch1 (Brightlingsea, Essex)
15 Dec 2014 by LESTER BAKER
Only ten days until Christmas and I can't believe we are approaching the end of another years fishing,where does the time go? The winter weather has finally arrived with one or two sharp frosty mornings and some strong winds forcing us to cancel a couple of trips.
When we have been fishing the codling have been keeping us very busy with some excellent catches of fish to four pound and still several Thornbacks to double figures.
I would like to thank you all for your support during 2014 and wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Looking forward to seeing you on Seawatch in 2015,
All the best Lester
20/11/2014 Fishing Report by LESTER BAKER on Seawatch1 (Brightlingsea, Essex)
20 Nov 2014 by LESTER BAKER
Fishing in November has continued to provide some excellent sport with some very good catches of codling up to 3lb with the odd better fish,lugworm and squid cocktails attracting the most attention. Several rays ,whiting and dogfish helping to keep the rods busy all day. Check out the website or give me a call for some great Christmas deals.
29/10/2014 Fishing Report by LESTER BAKER on Seawatch1 (Brightlingsea, Essex)
29 Oct 2014 by LESTER BAKER
The fishing has been steady on Seawatch over the last few weeks with good numbers of codling up to 2lb with the odd bigger fish to 8lb,still good numbers of Thornbacks a few whiting and the ever present spotty dogs(love them) Today saw Colin ,Peter,Phil and Berni shared a catch of sixty plump codling and five rays plus a few quality whiting.so some good fishing on offer and the weather is still pleasantly warm.
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Ian Kenyon (21/03/2015)
Top class days fishing with Lester on Sat, plenty of cod caught even by the likes of me!!. Seawatch makes for an excellent fishing platform which is what was required on this trip and Lester local knowledge was again shown when he moved us at slack tide, moved out of the strong tide and moved us inshore but still put us over the fish. Altogether a brilliant day out and looking forward to some bass with Lester this summer.
Skippers Reponse: Glad you all enjoyed your day Ian,see you next time Lester
Dean Moss (31/08/2014)
our 2nd trip with Lez and a very good one at that. 7 out of 8 (me being the odd one lol) had caught. there was skate and dogs comeing out with the odd whiteing so all very happy lez was allways there to help and to get to the best spots for is to have the best chance to catch so would like to say thank you to Lez from all of us and cant wait to get out again.
Skippers Reponse: Glad you enjoyed it Dean,let's hope you have better luck next time
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
Dave Smith (20/06/2014)
I 2nd that Tony.
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
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