Charter Boat: Shy-Torque III

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60 Miles CAT 2.
Hours: 8hr / 9hr / 10hr / 11hr / 12hr / 24hr / Multiple Days Trips
Type of Fishing: Wreck - Rough Ground - Uptiding, Cod, Haddock, Ling, Pollack, (Red Gilling) - Shark ( Porbeagle )
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: Bullet DS38 Islander. Twin Engine ( 750HP )
Facilities: Heated Anglers Cabin. Tea/coffee (on request)
Additional Description:

WINNER OF 2011 SUMMER ANGLING COMPETITION WINS OVER £5000.00! WINNER OF 2012 SEPTEMBER ANGLING COMP WINS £1050.00 IN CASH! 2ND OVERALL WINNER IN SUMMER 2014 COMP, WINNING £1000.00 IN CASH. 3RD OVERALL WINNER IN SUMMER 2014 COMP. 4TH OVERALL WINNER IN 2014 COMP. HEAVIEST COD IN 2014 SUMMER COMP, WINNER TAKING OVER £1000.00 IN CASH. 2ND HEAVIEST COD IN SUMMER 2014 COMP, WINNER TAKING £500.00 IN CASH. OVERALL WINNER 2015 SPRING COMP. WINNER TAKING £1050.00 IN CASH, WINNER OF 2017 SEPTEMBER ANGLING COMP WINS £1050.00 IN CASH! PLUS DOZENS OF OTHER COMPETITION WINS BEFORE THESE DATES!!!!

Whitby's only TWIN ENGINED charter boat. She is Whitby's most popular, powerful and fastest angling boat winning more angling competitions and daily prizes over the last 30 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.


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 (which covers you as an angler) does become null and void. It's a good idea to check in case of any eventualities!!!
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.

Next year’s dates have now been sorted for the competitions here at Whitby in 2018
The Spring competition dates are April 7th to April 22nd INC. Big cash prizes!!
The Summer competition dates are June 23rd to July 15th INC Get yourselves a trip booked to have a chance of winning a prize worth up to £5000.00 in pound notes!!
The late Summer competition dates are September 15th to September 30th INC You can book any places as from now. 07733 233352. 01947 603472.

When you consider that some of the other charter boats in Whitby are charging on average around £50.00 for a day’s fishing (this includes the slow boats!) then the £53.00 that we charge for individuals for the day is more than worth it. We can give you so much more time fishing than the others!!!

The boat is just under 40ft in length and fitted with the "Islander" style wheelhouse. There is oodles of space per angler (unlike some of the boats in Whitby) as we can fish right around the boat from stem to stern! 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.
REMEMBER, if you are paying less than what we charge there WILL be a reason for it!!! Individuals are welcome on the boat. Gift vouchers are available for trips every year and would make an excellent gift / birthday / Xmas present.
The full 2018 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"



Shy-Torque III Skipper Rich Ward's Photo
About the Skipper:

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. I have been working as a charter skipper longer than any other charter skipper in Whitby. 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 crewman when we are taking newcomers to the sea angling game. Both Adam (my son) and myself will be there to assist you throughout the day to try and make your day as enjoyable as possible.

You are welcome to give me a ring to discuss your trips anytime between 8AM & 8PM.
Look forward to sailing with you soon. Rich.

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

January 2018

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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: 19-Jan-2018

Mon 1st Jan Tue 2nd Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Wed 3rd Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Thu 4th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Fri 5th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Sat 6th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome.
Sun 7th Jan

Craig Mc Donald 5.
Adrian Gal 3.
Mon 8th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Tue 9th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Wed 10th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Thu 11th Jan Room for 8 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide.

Adrian Gal 2.
Fri 12th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Excellent tide! Will sail with just 4 anglers. Sat 13th Jan Room for 2 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!!

Simon England 1.
Craig McDonald 5.
Alan Sutcliffe 1.
Gordon 1.
Sun 14th Jan Room for 9 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!! Will sail with just 4 anglers.

Adam 1.
Mon 15th Jan 8 hour trip.
Room for 5 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide.

Dean Wright 4.
Adam 1.
Tue 16th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Wed 17th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Good tide. Thu 18th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Good tide. Fri 19th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Good tide. Sat 20th Jan FULL.
Gordon Yates 1.
Jim Ireland 4.
Craig McDonald 5.
Sun 21st Jan 8 hour trip. 7 am till 3 pm. Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Good tide. Mon 22nd Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Tue 23rd Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Wed 24th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Thu 25th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Fri 26th Jan Sat 27th Jan Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!! Will sail with just 3 anglers.
Sun 28th Jan Room for 5 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!

Pete Kisby 4. Notts Sea Specimen Group.
Simon England 1.
Mon 29th Jan Tue 30th Jan Wed 31st Jan

Last Minute Bookings

Reviews

Summary:

5-star 17
4-star 1
3-star 0
2-star 0
1-star 0
Reviews Unaccepted: 1
  • 5-star Dave K (06/11/2017)

    Thanks for another great day out rich great fishing on a lovely boat once again you proved your still the best skipper in Whitby

    Skippers Reponse: Hi mate. Thanks for the review. Always nice to know that you are being appreciated. I'm looking forward to your next trip with us early December. Let's hope for another cracking day!
    Tight lines!
    Rich.

  • 5-star Haydn Geldard (04/11/2017)

    Excellent as always. Rich shows his experience when he has taken us out. each trip he doesn't disappoint and never has, Always made our lines fish heavy, my partner Janine had the heaviest of the day. was tempted to push her overboard but relised we couldnt shout MAN overboard!! :). Anyway to cut a long story short Rich Ward is highly recommended by myself and my friends alike

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Haydn. Really pleased you and Janine enjoyed your day. Fingers crossed for similar fishing next time. Thanks for the top tip with the car too mate. Much appreciated!! All the best to you.
    Rich.

  • 5-star Craig Giddings (04/11/2017)

    Rich has got to be the best skipper in Whitby (if not the UK in my opinion) I have been going with rich for going on 10years not and have never had a bad day. Went out with rich on sat and yet had a free at days fishing started on a few wreks to start with with not much success so moved on to rough ground where the fish came thick and fast no monsters but good sport all the same.

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks very much Craig. Always nice to know you're being appreciated for the hard work. It was a very good day indeed. Nice to see that amount of Cod again. Long may it continue!
    Rich.

  • 5-star Paul Cookson (20/06/2017)

    Cracking days fishing Rich, with lots of good sized cod to 8lb and ling to 14lb. Son Lee caught the biggest fish and it's the best day he's ever had!! We'll be back!!

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks very much Paul. Yes, considering the sea was a bit lively it turned in to a great day. Thanks very much for sailing with us and we'll see you soon hopefully. Cheers. Rich.

  • 5-star Dave K (11/01/2016)

    Fantastic days fishing inshore at anchor a great boat with loads of deck space and even a heated cabin for the anglers everyone had loads of nice sized cod i had thirty six my self up to 7lb and better still it was only £25 per man how good can it get

    Skippers Reponse: Cracking day as ever with you guys Dave. Good company and great fishing! Looking forward to next trip on 25th. Cheers. Rich.

Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 1,250 photos uploaded

Ken Buckingham from Nottingham.

45 lb 8 oz Cod

Mar-1997
Ken Buckingham from Nottingham.

45 lb 8 oz Cod

Mar-1997
Paul Vankunas from Bolton.

7 lb Cod

Nov-2017
Lee from Bolton.

4 lb 2 oz Cod

Nov-2017
Dave Patterson from Coventry.

4 lb 5 oz Cod

Nov-2017
Janine Potts from Leeds.

9 lb 2 oz Ling (Common)

Nov-2017
Mike Hopkinson from Bolton.

5 lb 12 oz Cod

Nov-2017
Ricardas "Dolf" from Stoke on Trent.

16 lb 1 oz Ling (Common)

Nov-2017
Tony Porter from Stoke on Trent.

16 lb 15 oz Ling (Common)

Nov-2017
Pat Armstrong from Cayton Bay.

12 lb 9 oz Ling (Common)

Oct-2017
Gordon Yates.

5 lb 3 oz Ling (Common)

Oct-2017
Ian Rimmer.

10 lb 10 oz Ling (Common)

Oct-2017
Pete Robinson from Lincs.

7 lb 8 oz Ling (Common)

Oct-2017
Gary from Lincs.

4 lb 8 oz Cod

Oct-2017

Latest Fishing Reports

  • 01/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Jan 2018 by Rich Ward

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

    Let's hope we all have a really great 2018 up and down the country. Health and happiness to one and all.

    Rich.

  • 12/2017 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Dec 2017 by Rich Ward

    After a very steady days fishing yesterday, the lads today absolutely creamed it !!

    Perfect conditions for working a couple of wrecks just 45 minutes from the harbour, the lads couldn't believe their eyes when the fish started coming aboard in doubles and even trebles at one point !!

    Glen Nichols from Nottingham used a "Hartlepool horror" baited with squid and had us all amazed with double hook ups on several occasions (that's doubles on one lure) Glen ended up with a slack box of fish for himself.

    Top rod on the boat today was regular Shy-Torque angler Simon England who had a good box of fish ( 7 stone ) himself, working the shad all day long.

    Young William Thompson (11) and his Dad Richard from Oxfordshire had a great day too and with our team of 4 from Norfolk, Malc, Steve, Andy and mad Jacko adding a good box and a half to the count I reckon we would have a combined 120+ Cod boated with loads of smaller fish returned too.

    A fun filled day for all with plenty enough fish to keep them going over the Xmas period.

    Tight lines as ever
    Rich

  • 12/2017 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Dec 2017 by Rich Ward

    Pete Kisby from Nottingham and 4 of his mates joined us today for their pre Xmas offshore trip.

    We started on the ground on the 9 mile to see if there was any action for us but sadly there wasn't !! After the last couple of big Northerly storms I'm guessing the water below is very murky indeed. Even the bait wasn't attracting them.

    We decided that a little run to a couple of offshore wrecks was in order to see if the water was any clearer. Fortunately it was a little better and once the tide bent round after slack the fishing wasn't too bad at all. Pollack to just under 9 lbs and Cod to just over 6 lbs. The lads ended up with around 35 fish between them, so all in all, an ok sort of day. Weather was a real bonus too. Chilly but nice and calm for a change!

    We have room for a few more anglers this coming Wednesday if anyone is interested. The forecast is very good.

    Tight lines.
    Rich

  • 12/2017 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Dec 2017 by Rich Ward

    Some good fishing for the lads on today's uptiding (anchor) trip. Well, on the mornings ebb tide anyway!
    Somewhere around 40 fish in the morning with lots of throw back Codling too.

    The afternoon flood tide didn't fish very well at all. I think we only managed about 5 fish in total on the flood so we decided to call it a draw at 3 pm and returned to the harbour to get the high water bridge.

    Bryan Stanton and his son Steve fished the best out of the group. They had a mini competition between themselves and had around 25 fish. I never did find out who caught the most but it was quite intense at times!!

    No big fish today, the best fish only just over 4 lb but some lovely plump codling amongst them.

    A few trips in the diary next week with some room left if you fancy joining us for some Xmas cheer.

    Tomorrow :- Room for 5. Offshore trip.
    Wednesday :- Room for 6. Offshore trip.
    Thursday :- Room for 2. Offshore trip.

    I'd like to wish all our anglers, both old and new, a very happy Xmas and a Happy New Year.

    Cheers and tight lines
    Rich

  • 12/2017 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Dec 2017 by Rich Ward

    After the last week of strong Northerly winds here at Whitby we were fully expecting that the uptiding (inshore anchor fishing) would be very good indeed and we weren't wrong!!

    We had bookings for the boat over the weekend and Monday, but sadly we missed the days due to a strong wind warning from the NW which never came (so annoying!!!) We did however manage to get the lads away on Tuesday and what a day they had.
    Steady fishing right from the off in "Sandsend" corner working in the shallows (60ft of water) Great sport all day for the lads with the majority of the fish coming up on the squid and lug worm. The crab cart attracted a few fish but not as many as the other baits. Every day is different inshore just as it is when working offshore which is why it's always good to have a varied selection of baits.
    Great banter, Hot tea & coffee flowing all day with lovely weather too. Perfect.

    Ben Kitchingman landed the best fish of the day. A lovely cod of 8 lbs. When he was told it would have won the recent competition here at Whitby and £1000.00 he nearly fell over!! His Dad Dave landing the most fish with around 30 fish himself!

    We have a few dates still free on the lead up to Xmas when the boat is empty and if you fancy an inshore trip I will sail with just 2. Booking calendar fully updated at all times.

    We also have a few dates with lads already booked on.
    They are :-
    Mon 18th Dec (Room for 7) Offshore trip.
    Wed 20th Dec (Room for 6) Offshore trip.
    Thur 21st Dec (Room for 2) Offshore trip.
    Individuals very welcome as always.

    Tuesdays lads are pictured with some of their catch.

    Tight lines
    Rich