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.

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 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.

April 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-Apr-2018

Sun 1st Apr Room for 9 anglers. Individuals very welcome.

Jamie Sutcliffe 1.
Mon 2nd Apr Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Tue 3rd Apr Room for 3 anglers. Individuals very welcome.

Tony Watson 4.
Roger Henderson 3.
Wed 4th Apr Good tide.

Sam Gunnell.
Thu 5th Apr Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Fri 6th Apr Room for 8 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent wrecking tide! Will sail with just 4 anglers.

Pete Robinson 2.
Sat 7th Apr Spring competition starts. Excellent wrecking tide!

Andy Spillman 1.
Nigel Hall 1.
Adrian Smethmust 2.
Richard Wakefield 1.
Mark & Steve Bradbury 2.
Artur Karbarz 3.
Sun 8th Apr Excellent wrecking tide.

Simon England 1.
Bill B 1.
Nigel 1.
Wakelin 1.
Graham Soloman 1.
Richard Todd 2.
Mark & Steve Bradbury 2.
Alan Sutcliffe 1.
Mon 9th Apr Spring competition. Room for 3 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!

Mr Hummel 5.
Pete Robinson 1.
Dermot Faye 1.
Tue 10th Apr Spring competition.

George Ho. Boat.
Wed 11th Apr Spring competition. Excellent tide!

Mr Flont.
Thu 12th Apr Spring competition. Excellent tide !!

Ralph Bradford 1.
Pete Tamms 2.
Ben Holdsworth 3.
Tim Smethurst 3.
Chris Williamson 1.
Fri 13th Apr Spring competition. Room for 2 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!

Richard Horobrov 3.
Mark Woodward 2.
Olegs 1.
Ralph 1.
Rob Lucas 1.
Sat 14th Apr Spring competition.

Rich Reynolds 1.
Pete Kisby 6. Notts Sea Specimen Group.
Ahmed 1.
Gordon Yates 1.
Ralph 1.
Sun 15th Apr Steve Roebuck. Boat 8. Mon 16th Apr Spring competition. Room for 10 anglers after cancellation. Will sail with just 4 anglers.

Tue 17th Apr Spring competition.

George Ho. Boat.
Wed 18th Apr Spring competition. Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Thu 19th Apr Spring competition. Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Fri 20th Apr Spring competition. Room for 1 angler. Good tide.

Pete Tamms 2.
Rich Horobrov 2.
Olegs 1.
Gordon Yates 1.
Pete Callahan 1.
Mark Errington 1.
Alan Sutcliffe 1.
Sat 21st Apr Room for 1 angler after a cancellation. Excellent tide.

Ralph Bradford 1.
Rich Spencer 1.
Steve Smith 2.
Paul Maltby 1.
Paul Lonsdale Bfd 1..
Simon England 1.
Jeff McNeil 2.
Sun 22nd Apr Spring competition ends. Room for 1. Excellent wrecking tide.

Simon England 1.
Bill Barraclough 1.
Adrian Gal 4.
John Rylance 1.
Richard Todd 2.
Mon 23rd Apr Room for 6 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!

John Swabie 4.
Tue 24th Apr Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Will sail with just 3 anglers. Excellent tide! Wed 25th Apr Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Will sail with just 3 anglers. Excellent tide!
Thu 26th Apr Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Will sail with just 3 anglers. Excellent tide! Fri 27th Apr Excellent tide.

Michael Joyce.
Sat 28th Apr Robert Pudge Boat.
Sun 29th Apr P. Symonds. Boat. Mon 30th Apr Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome.

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

  • 04/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Apr 2018 by Rich Ward

    13.04.2018.

    Unbelievably crappy weather for this years Spring competition which started last weekend. We managed to get last Saturday, Sunday & Monday sailing on some lovely "flat calmers"
    Since then, nothing but Easterlys with no-one moving anywhere.

    We managed a couple of daily prize winners last weekend. A 1st and a 2nd which was ok. Both winners were pollack. One just over 7 lb caught by Adrian Smethurst from Huddersfield and the other just over 8lb caught by Tony Kingsley from Morcambe.

    We are attempting tomorrow and hopefully we'll come across something to take over the leading fish which is a ling around 11 lbs .

    We still have room on a couple of days next week and will sail with just 4 anglers.

    Tony Kingsley is pictured inset.

    Tight lines
    Rich 07733 233352 07747 848406 01947 603472

  • 26/03/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    26 Mar 2018 by Rich Ward

    26.03.18.

    Tried a couple of inshore marks to start the day just in case things had changed for the better, but sadly the water was still very cloudy. A couple of drifts for nothing and straight away the lads were all agreeing that the move to our "old faithful" bit of ground offshore was in order.

    We set off and arrived at the grounds around 9.0 am and again were straight in to the fish. Nothing in double figures on the day but enough fish for everyone's table.

    Father and son team and first time on the sea, Simon & Dan ended up with around 10 fish between them. The best codling of the day going to Rick (Dolf) from Hull at 8 lb.

    The water certainly clearing nicely out on the more distant ground marks with a good few fish falling to the artificials.

    Rick is pictured.

    The Spring competition starts very soon on April 7th. We still have some days with room. If you fancy having a go for the £1000.00 1st cash prize, give me a ring on any of the numbers below or drop me a mail.
    07733 233352
    07747848406
    01947 603472

    Cheers and tight lines as ever
    Rich

  • 26/03/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    26 Mar 2018 by Rich Ward

    26.03.18.

    Tried a couple of inshore marks to start the day just in case things had changed for the better, but sadly the water was still very cloudy. A couple of drifts for nothing and straight away the lads were all agreeing that the move to our "old faithful" bit of ground offshore was in order.

    We set off and arrived at the grounds around 9.0 am and again were straight in to the fish. Nothing in double figures on the day but enough for everyone's table.

    Father and son team and first time on the sea, Simon & Dan ended up with around 10 fish between them. The best codling of the day going to Rick (Dolf) from Hull at 8 lb.

    The water certainly clearing nicely out on the more distant ground marks with a good few fish falling to the artificials.

    Rick is pictured.

    The Spring competition starts very soon on April 7th. We still have some days with room. If you fancy having a go for the £1000.00 1st cash prize, give me a ring on any of the numbers below or drop me a mail.
    07733 233352
    07747848406
    01947 603472

    Cheers and tight lines as ever
    Rich

  • 25/03/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    25 Mar 2018 by Rich Ward

    25.03.18.

    A mixed group of lads aboard the boat last Sunday from as far afield as Birmingham to Burnley.

    After the days fishing before we decided that we were going straight back to the offshore marks and save some time. We started fishing around 9.0 am after a couple of hours steam and on arrival we were straight into fish.
    "Sammy" the bull seal decided that he would join us and start pinching fish from our lines which was so annoying. Several pinched fish later we moved a mile or so up the ground and found another steady fishing. Like a few trips ago, he followed us up and down the drift spoiling the fishing for the rest of the day. We did end up with a half decent show but the fish that stood out from all the others was a cracking whiting which touched 2 lb 14 oz.

    Orimus from Birmingham taking the whiting and pictured inset.

    Cheers
    Rich

  • 24/03/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    24 Mar 2018 by Rich Ward

    24.03.18.

    Sad to say that the big Easterly blow we had 2 or 3 weeks ago is still taking its toll on the fishing here at Whitby.

    We are having to travel the distance at the moment to find the clearer water and to stand a chance of getting the lads a picking of fish.

    Tom Laing and some of his mates chartered the boat last Saturday and after dropping on a couple of spots fairly local, for nothing, we steamed out to the place that nearly always saves the day. A strip of ground well offshore that doesn't get touched that often. The fishing there wasn't exceptional but compared to what was being caught elsewhere inside us we didn't do too bad, all things considered. Only codlings to around 5 lbs but everyone taking a few fish home for the table. Lovely weather helping the day and with more sightings of dolphins all in all a very nice day.

    Cheers and tight lines as ever.
    Rich