Charter Boat: Shy-Torque III
WINNER OF 2011 SUMMER ANGLING COMPETITION. WINNER RECEIVING OVER £5000.00 IN CASH!!! WINNER OF 2012 SEPTEMBER ANGLING COMP. WINNER RECEIVING £1050.00 IN CASH!!!
Whitby's most popular and fastest angling boat winning more angling competitions over the last 25 years than any other boat in Whitby. Sponsored by the top name in sea angling "SHIMANO" Shy Torque III is the best known of all the charter boats in Whitby and probably the North East coast and has a track record second to none.
We recommend Whitby "ANGLING" Supplies for all your tackle needs. Whitby "ANGLING" Supplies can be found in between Mr Chips fish and chip shop (sponsor ) and the Endeavour pub (sponsor) Both are at the far end of the car park. Whitby "ANGLING" Supplies has the best gear at the very best prices. We do ask that you use Whitby "ANGLING" Supplies and NOT the shop at the entrance to the car park as Whitby "ANGLING" Supplies sponsor all our competitions here at Whitby. ( Loyalty and all that !! ) They also stock a far greater range of gear than the other shop with all the "branded" names in sea angling tackle. No cheap imitations!!!
Whitby "ANGLING" supplies has the RED panel over the shop.
The boat is fully licensed and insured and has a code of practice " Category 2 " with the RYA allowing us to travel up to 60 miles !! ( please ask to see certificate if required ) Only a handful of Whitby charter boats hold this category of license and insurance. If you sail beyond the boats designated area of work then the insurance for that boat does become null and void. It's a good idea to check!!!!
For your best chances of a great days fishing from Whitby the Shy Torque III is your best option by far. If you want to book the boat as a club we do a special rate for teams of 8 or less. Please ensure that you have the full money for the places you have booked ( whether it be full boat or individual bookings ) as we will have been turning people away on the strength of your booking.
This years dates have now been sorted for the competitions here at Whitby in 2013.
The Spring competition dates are April 6th to April 21st INC ( a few days left )
The Summer competition dates are June 22nd to July 14th INC ( these are going fast!! )
The late Summer competition dates are September 14th to September 29th INC ( these are also going quick!! ) Get yourselves a trip booked to have a chance of winning a prize worth up to £5000 !!!!! You can book any places as from now. When you consider that most of the other charter boats in Whitby are charging on average around £45.00 for a days fishing ( this includes the slow boats! ) then the £50.00 that we charge for the day is more than worth it. We can give you so much more time fishing than the others!!!
REMEMBER, if you are paying less than what we charge there WILL be a reason for it!!! The ANGLERS CABIN also ensures that you can arrive at the fishing areas DRY and arrive back home DRY. There are no other charter boats in Whitby ( in our size range ) that can offer a full team TOTAL cover like we can. Individuals are welcome on the boat. Gift vouchers are available for trips this year and would make an excellent gift / birthday / Xmas present.
We are already taking bookings for 2014 and the full tide table for Whitby is now available. Please call for details or visit the site.
"We are totally committed in providing an unrivaled service every day we sail"
Started going to sea with my Dad when I was just 5 years of age !! Started working as a charter skipper full time at the age of 18. Over 40 years experience at sea!! This is my full time job ( not just working on weekends ) working every day the weather permits 12 months of the year. Over the last 25 years we have won more angling competitions than any other boat in Whitby ! Very proud of the boat keeping her in immaculate condition at all times. We also have a regular crewman Malcolm when we are taking newcomers to the sea angling game. Both Malcolm and myself will be there to assist you throughout the day to try and make your day as enjoyable as possible.
Give me a ring to discuss your trips anytime between 8AM & 8PM.
Look forward to sailing with you soon. Rich.
- CBUK Catch Log: 19 Species have been caught onboard Shy-Torque III, including: Bib (Pouting) | Coalfish (Coley/Saithe) | Cod | Flounder | Grey Gurnard | Haddock | Halibut | Ling (Common) | Mackerel | Plaice | Pollock | Porbeagle | Short-spined Sea Scorpion | Spurdog | Thornback Ray | Tope | Tub Gurnard | Whiting | Wolf Fish
- CBUK Catch of the Month Winner: September 2010, 50 lb Halibut | July 2010, 23 lb 5 oz Ling (Common)
- 4 lb 5 oz Cod by Craig Giddings and his mate.
- 7 lb 2 oz Cod by Graham Stansfield from Leeds.
- 4 lb 6 oz Cod by Mick Jones from Chesterfield.
- 5 lb Cod by Harry from Leeds.
- 9 lb Ling (Common) by Dave from York.
- 19 lb Ling (Common) by John Walker from Barnsley.
- 18 lb 7 oz Ling (Common) by Stuart Hutchinson from Barnsley.
- 20 lb Ling (Common) by Paul Siddle from Patrington, Hull.
- 18 lb Ling (Common) by Pat May from Loftus.
- 16 lb 7 oz Ling (Common) by James Verrill from Whitby.
- 7 lb 12 oz Ling (Common) by John from Barnsley.
- 14 lb 15 oz Ling (Common) by Chris Richardson from Hovingham, N Yorks.
Latest Fishing Reports
04/12/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Ward on Shy-Torque III (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
4 Dec 2013 by Rich Ward
On our last trip out I forgot to take my camera with me. The lads have kindly sent me a picture to download to the site.
The lads from Southport are pictured with a few of their 50 or so fish.
Left to right are :- Geoff, Matt, Tomo, Mark and John. A great days winter sport.
We have 3 trips going in the near future. Please click the availability calendar for reference.
29/11/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Ward on Shy-Torque III (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
29 Nov 2013 by Rich Ward
Whilst the boat is high and dry for her maintenance work we have the use of another boat.
Five lads from Southport joined us for a trip off yesterday, which for me was a very pleasant change indeed after over 2 weeks of work on mine in the boatyard!
We had a steady cruise out to the 7 and 9 mile ground where the lads had a picking of codlings pretty much all day. The water is still crystal clear out there and the artificials are still doing the business as well as the baited lures. Best lad taking around 12 codling himself, best weight around 7lb.
The relief boat we have is fuelled and ready to go anytime so keep an eye on the weather and if you fancy a run off from now up until Xmas feel free to give me a ring.
19/11/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Ward on Shy-Torque III (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
19 Nov 2013 by Rich Ward
Well, the work on the boat is running to schedule with both engines now out of the boat. The clean and paint up in the engine room is now in progress!!
If the weather doesn't get too bad for us we should be able to work on her every day. Tarpaulin's at the ready if it does change!!
I will keep you updated as we go along lads. The availability calendar is showing blue throughout November to give me chance to get well on with the work on the boat, but please feel free to give me a call at the end of the month if you fancy a run off as I do have the use of a mates boat. I will sail with a minimum of 4 anglers.
A massive well done to Mick Leonard on AVANTE for winning the inshore competition here at Whitby. A mate and work collegue of mine here at Whitby. Congratulations Mick and also to Ken Lydell (winner)
Last years inshore competition was won by the Never Can Tell. Seems these are the boys who know the inshore marks better than anyone else here at Whitby!!
Cheers for now lads
13/11/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Ward on Shy-Torque III (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
13 Nov 2013 by Rich Ward
Just a quick note to let you know that I had confirmation today that I could use a mates boat for any work we get from now till our boat is ready in the new year.
I will be focusing primarily on ours for a week or so, getting things prepped for the first of the 2 new engines arriving. After that we can have a crack back out there. If you fancy a run off please feel free to give me a ring. We will as always need a minimum of 4 anglers to sail.
11/11/2013 Fishing Report by Rich Ward on Shy-Torque III (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
11 Nov 2013 by Rich Ward
The boat was lifted out of the water this morning for a re-fit for 2014.
Amongst many of the jobs we have to do, we are fitting two new propulsion units for the start of next season.
Hopefully we will be back up and running before the end of January next year.
If anyone wants to have a trip whilst we are working on the Shy-Torque I'm hoping to have the use of another boat whilst we are high and dry, so please keep in touch and we'll try and get you all some cod for over the Xmas period!! I will gladly take a couple of days off to get you out there. It will be a nice break from the spanners!!
Just before we finished for the year we managed to get away on Friday and Saturday last week.
A mixed group on both days saw some steady fishing out on the 9 mile ground. Best angler taking a dozen or so fish away each day. The boat taking around 60 - 70 fish both days.
Graham Stansfield from Leeds is pictured.
Cheers for now
12 December 2013
2 Places. 9 Hours. Call For Price.
14 December 2013
3 Places. 9 Hours. Call For Price.
19 December 2013
6 Places. 9 Hours. Call For Price.
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Dick Beddows (23/09/2013)
beautiful weather, sunshine and light winds. Steamed out to the wall,watching some pilot whales and seals on the way out, (an added bonus) Once at the wall we soon were picking off a few ling here and there as we moved between marks. Everyone caught something, including an edible crab, and what more can you ask for.No monster ling this time but a few fish suppers worth. great day, discussing next trip with the west cumbrian lads
Skippers Reponse: Thanks for sailing with us Dick. A very enjoyable day indeed. Good weather always makes for the better days.
Hope to see you again in the future. Regards. Rich.
Mark Kirby (19/09/2013)
Thanks for an interesting days fishing yesterday Rich. With us all sopping wet by 12noon and fish extremely thin on the ground, I really did think a large mackerel was going to be the heaviest fish of the day. Thanks to your knowledge and continually moving marks until we found the "biggies", you managed to get us a 1-2-3 on the daily prizes (I was very happy with my 2nd place, PB 10.5lb ling!). I'd like to book better weather next time but it will definately be on Shy Torque.
Dermot Faye (08/10/2012)
I've not fished out of Whitby before, but had a fantastic day with Richard, he couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful if he'd tried . Lots of fish , great skipper , good weather and whale watching thrown in! Couldn't have wished for more, we will defiantly be back for more. Cheers Richard .
mark appleyard (08/10/2012)
A brilliant days fishing with Rich on Shy-Torque today , had a very pleasant steam out to a rough ground mark known as the wall some 28 miles offshore,the weather was spot on with only a very slight breeze and a flat sea.Once we arrived at the mark some 2hrs after leaving the port of whitby we had the chance to view a couple of pilot whales which seemed to be their to greet us.We then quickly and eagerly set up our tackle whilst Rich positioned the boat for our first drift,we then heard the magic words ''Down you go boys'' no sooner had we hit bottom most of the the rods keeled over as we lent into the fish,it didn't seem to matteeither you were bait fishing or shading the result was the same either a nice plump cod or a ling was on the end of the line.This action continued for most of the day not monsters but quality fish all around the 6 to 11 lb mark....just right for the dinner table.All in all we had a great days fishing with the added bonus of the weather and the whales showing up...So again its hats off to Rich for putting us over the fish and making our long day really worthwhile...Cheers Rich.
Skippers Reponse: Great company, great weather and great fishing. What more could we ask for !!!
Cheers Mark and hopefully see you again soon.
mark appleyard (08/10/2012)
A brilliant days fishing with Rich on Shy-Torque today , had a very pleasant steam out to a rough ground mark known as the wall some 28 miles offshore,the weather was spot on with only a very slight breeze and a flat sea.Once we arrived at the mark some 2hrs after leaving the port of whitby we had the chance to view a couple of pilot whales which seemed to be their to greet us.