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:

WHITBY'S LONGEST TIME SERVED CHARTER SKIPPER.
WHITBY'S ONLY TWIN ENGINED BOAT.

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! WINNER OF SPRING COMP 2018. WINNER TAKING £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 available for filming with television companies or for private hire too. We can hire the boat out to the council and also any diving groups.

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.

This year’s dates have now been sorted for the competitions here at Whitby.
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!!! Plus with the added advantage of staying completely DRY in wet conditions.

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.

June 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: 18-Jun-2018

Fri 1st Jun Room for 3 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide.

Steve Hibbard 2.
Olegs 1.
Mick Constable 2.
Fergus 1.
Mike Alves 1.
Sat 2nd Jun

Kenny Winters 3.
Amy Parker 3.
Alan Harvey 2.
Chris Booth 2.
Sun 3rd Jun Room for 1 angler after cancellation. Excellent wrecking tide!

Alan Harvey 2.
Paul Hough 1.
Steve Bulliment 1.
Cliff Crichlow 2.
Andy Horn 3.
Mon 4th Jun Excellent wrecking tide!


Rick Butler. Boat.
Tue 5th Jun Room for 6 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent wrecking tide!

Bill Barraclough 1.
Chris Dalby 3.
Wed 6th Jun Room for 3 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent wrecking tide!

Paul McSparron 1.
Mick Allison 2.
John Swabie 4.
Thu 7th Jun Room for 1 angler. Excellent wrecking tide!

David Noakes 1.
Bryan Stanton 1.
Chris Dalby 1.
Bill Barraclough 1.
Alan Blackburn 1.
John Swabie 4.
Fri 8th Jun Excellent tide!

Steve McCreery. Halibut trip.
Sat 9th Jun Room for 1 after cancellation. Excellent tide!!

Steve Bulliment 2.
Dave Patterson 3.
Jim Ireland 2.
Iminants Kinduris 3.
Sun 10th Jun Empty boat after LAST SECOND CANCELLATION!!!!!!!!! Will sail with 4 anglers. Excellent tide. Mon 11th Jun Room for 4 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide.

Dave Bowman 3.
Jez Lester 1.
Ken Wood 1.
Mr Johnson 1.
Tue 12th Jun Room for 2 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Good tide.

Derek Wiggins 1.
Mick Allison 2.
Mick Walker 1.
Peter Callahan 1.
Andrew 3.
Wed 13th Jun Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Thu 14th Jun Zarek Ometa 8. Fri 15th Jun Pete Devonland. Boat 10. Sat 16th Jun V Walker.
Sun 17th Jun V Walker. Mon 18th Jun Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Tue 19th Jun Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Good tide. Wed 20th Jun Excellent tide!

Alan Poskett 2.
Jez Wilson 4.
Jim Gough 4.
Thu 21st Jun Excellent tide!

Kevin Saunders 5.
Chris Williamson 1.
Alan Sutcliffe 1.
Mark Woodwards 3.
Fri 22nd Jun Excellent wrecking tide!

Kevin Saunders 5.
Graham Stansfield 2.
Paul Edwards 2.
Brian Towle 1.

Sat 23rd Jun Summer comp starts.
Excellent wrecking tide.

Andy Spillman 1.
Rich Fretwell 3.
Guy 1.
Sam 1.
Nigel 1.
Steve & Marc Bradbury 2.
Simon England 1.
Sun 24th Jun Summer competition.

Guy 1
Sam 1.
Nigel 1.
Bill 1.
Simon England 1.
Richard Todd 2.
Steve & Marc Bradbury 2.
Dave Laine 1.
Mon 25th Jun

Nigel 1.
Ralph Bradford 1.
Ivan Davey 3.
Derek Wiggins 1.
Alan Bull 1.
Staurt Robinson 1.
Ian Steadman 2.
Tue 26th Jun Excellent tide.

Steve & Rich Furness.
Over night sharking trip.
Wed 27th Jun Excellent tide.

Steve & Rich Furness.
Over night sharking.
Thu 28th Jun Competition. Excellent tide.

Paul Armstrong. Boat.
Fri 29th Jun Summer competition.

Nigel 1.
Andy Turner 4.
Gordon Yates 1.
Rich Horobrov 3.
Dave Laine 1.
Sat 30th Jun Summer competition. Big cash prizes !!!

Rich Reynolds 1.
Nigel 1.
Tony Sykes 4.
Chris Webb 4.

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 1,314 photos uploaded

Keith.

6 lb 4 oz Cod

14-May-2018
Brian Robinson.

4 lb 14 oz Cod

14-May-2018
Dave from Doncaster.

5 lb 2 oz Cod

14-May-2018
Mike from Norfolk.

6 lb 12 oz Pollock

14-May-2018
Paul from Bradford.

4 lb 5 oz Pollock

14-May-2018
Mike from Norfolk.

5 lb Pollock

14-May-2018
Dave Kitchingman.

7 lb Cod

14-May-2018
Steve from Bradford.

4 lb 8 oz Cod

14-May-2018
Mr Wong.

7 lb Cod

13-May-2018
Dennis.

5 lb 5 oz Cod

13-May-2018
George Ho.

3 lb 3 oz Cod

13-May-2018
Mr Wong.

4 lb 15 oz Cod

13-May-2018
Mr Wong.

7 lb Cod

13-May-2018
Nabeel.

5 lb 1 oz Cod

12-May-2018
Tony from East Cowton.

3 lb 1 oz Pollock

12-May-2018

Latest Fishing Reports

  • 06/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Jun 2018 by Rich Ward

    Pete Devonland from Warwickshire and his 6 mates joined us yesterday for their 1st trip of the year.

    A nice gentle offshore breeze welcomed us on the morning so we decided a run to a couple of offshore wrecks was in order to start the day.

    First stop didn't produce much at all to be honest with just a couple of codling and a dozen mackerel coming up.

    The second mark however proved to be a good move with fish coming aboard from the off. The lads took around 50 fish from it which pretty much saw us through to the end of the day as we had a good distance to run back home.

    The fish of the day was this beauty caught by Terry from London weighing in at 17 lb 14 oz. My lad Adam reminded me that the Summer competition starts next weekend and it would have been great to catch him then! We will be chasing his bigger brother then!!!!!!

    Great to see you all again lads and we look forward to sailing with you again.

    Terry is pictured inset.

    *LOOK* ------------ JUST 2 DAYS LEFT WITH ROOM IN SUMMER COMPETITION.
    TUESDAY 4TH JULY. ROOM FOR 2 ANGLERS.
    THURSDAY 12TH JULY. ROOM FOR 2 ANGLERS.
    INDIVIDUALS WELCOME AS ALWAYS.

    1ST PRIZE OF £5000.00 IN CASH AGAIN THIS YEAR.!!!!!!

    Tight lines
    Rich

  • 06/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Jun 2018 by Rich Ward

    A few good days, a few not so good days on the boat this last week.

    The weather has been the main problem here on the East coast and has taken the edge off what was extremely good fishing a week ago. I would say the last few trips we have averaged around 30 to 40 cod per trip, which is a drop on the catch rate a week ago.
    A Northerly swell has also hindered us a bit too, colouring the water up a bit on the more inshore marks. It will clear again soon though hopefully.

    The summer comp starts here at Whitby on Sat 23rd June.

    We only have 2 days left now with any room.
    They are :-
    Thursday 12th. Room for 2. Individuals very welcome.
    Sunday 15th. Room for 2. Individuals very welcome.

    Tight lines
    Rich

  • 06/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Jun 2018 by Rich Ward

    Ricky Butler, big Alister and their mates from Leeds joined us on Monday for the first of their trips this year.

    I'd explained that we'd been working in very shallow water lately and they would be getting literally a full days angling in their 10 hour trip as we didn't have to travel very far at all.

    We started off on the rock top just outside the harbour where we grabbed a few jumbo mackerel and a few codling to start the day.

    We then proceeded back to where we had been for the past 2 days and the lads were quite amazed at just how close to the shore we were when we stopped. Through the binoculars you could see rabbits running around on the side of the cliffs!! From the very start the lads were in to the cod catching on both the shads and the hokkai traces. A good number of double ups coming aboard on the multi hook traces.

    At the end of the day the lads ended up with well over 100 cod from the grounds.

    On the way back to port we had a stop at the "Bell bouy" to see if the mackerel were still there. They were. They bagged a further 70 -80 in just 2 drifts to take for the barbecue and friends.

    All in all a cracking day for the boys.

    Remember, the summer comp starts on the 23rd June. £5000.00 cash 1st prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Days left with room are :-

    Mon 25th. Room for 4.
    Thurs 12th July. Room for 6.
    Sun 15th. Room for 6.
    Individuals are welcome to join us as always.

    Cheers & tight lines as ever
    Rich

  • 06/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Jun 2018 by Rich Ward

    Some quite superb fishing on the Shy-Torque III over the last 4 days with catches of cod exceeding the 100 mark !!!

    The great thing too is that we are working literally 1/4 mile from the shore and even closer at some times, so stacks of fishing time for you. !!

    The water is like gin inside at present and the fish are in a feeding frenzy taking anything you throw at them.

    Come and grab a bag full whilst they are there!!

    PS!!!!! Just 3 dates left with room in this years summer competition which starts 23rd June. They are :-
    Monday 25th June. Room for 4.
    Thursday 12th July. Room for 6.
    Sunday 15th July. Room for 4.

    Tight lines
    Rich

  • 01/06/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    1 Jun 2018 by Rich Ward

    31.06.2018.

    A nice day at sea yesterday with a mixed party of lads.

    A steady days fishing on the ground with cod to 14lb 12 oz caught by Jim Binns from Halifax.

    Top rod for the day was my old friend from Leeds, Derek Wiggins who managed 15 cod for himself.

    Places available next week are as follows :-

    Tuesday 5th June --------- 6 places.
    Wednesday 6th June------ 3 places.
    Thursday 7th June---------9 places.

    As always individuals are most welcome and we offer a full professional service to both seasoned anglers and total beginners. Tides next week are also perfect in the "neap" range.

    Tight lines as ever

    Rich