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.

August 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: 07-Aug-2018

Wed 1st Aug Room for 10 anglers. Empty boat. Individuals very welcome. Good tide. Thu 2nd Aug Room for 1 angler. Excellent tide.

Martin Ward 5.
Nigel Hall 1.
Jim Arthur 2.
Mike Tootle 1.
Fri 3rd Aug Sat 4th Aug
Sun 5th Aug Mon 6th Aug Tue 7th Aug Wed 8th Aug Thu 9th Aug Fri 10th Aug Sat 11th Aug
Sun 12th Aug Mon 13th Aug Tue 14th Aug Wed 15th Aug Thu 16th Aug Fri 17th Aug Sat 18th Aug Graham Colville. Boat 8.
Sun 19th Aug Excellent wrecking tide!!

Glen Hodgson 4.
Paul Maltby 1.
Paul Edwards 5.
Mon 20th Aug Room for 1 angler. Excellent tide!!!

David Houghton 1.
Dermot Faye 1.
Chris Stevenson 1.
Tony Porter 4.
Bill Barraclough 1.
Jez Lester 1.
Tue 21st Aug Room for 4 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide.

David Houghton 1.
Paul Burnit 3.
Gordon Yates 2.
Wed 22nd Aug Excellent tide !!

David Houghton 1.
Thu 23rd Aug Room for 3 anglers. Excellent tide. Individuals very welcome.

Our Martin 1.
Tom Scotland 1.
Martyn Fielden 1.
Steve Koro 2.
Jim Arthur 2.
Fri 24th Aug Excellent tide.

Pete Robinson 2.
Graham Stansfield 2.
Jerry Petch 4.
Sat 25th Aug Excellent tide.

Bob Hislop 3.
Neil Wadsworth 3.
Steve Bulliment 2.
Simon England 1.
Alan Sutcliffe 1.
Sun 26th Aug Good tide.

Craig Giddings. Boat. 5.
Mon 27th Aug

Phil Dexter 5.
David Storey 1.
Geidrius 4.
Tue 28th Aug Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Will sail with just 4 anglers. Wed 29th Aug Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Will sail with just 4 anglers. Thu 30th Aug David Hale. Boat. Sharking. Fri 31st Aug Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Good tide. Will sail with just 4 anglers.

Last Minute Bookings

Reviews

Summary:

5-star 18
4-star 1
3-star 0
2-star 0
1-star 0
Reviews Unaccepted: 1
  • 5-star Ivan Davey (25/06/2018)

    Had a days wreck fishing on Shy Torque with Rich Ward during the summer festival. I’ve fished from Whitby on and off for over 40 years on a number of different boats and there is some very good and knowledgable skippers there but after seeing Rich at work he is certainly at the top of the list , his boat is kept immaculate, and there is lots of space to fish as you can use the full length of the boat whereas on other boats only the rear is fishable Rich worked hard sailing from wreck to wreck to find fish , to be honest the fishing was slow but everyone on board caught some fish for the table. I highly recommend anyone who’s into wreck fishing to try Shy Torque you won’t be disappointed.

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks for the review Ivan. Sadly, the fishing the other day was a little slow but we always put 110% effort in at all times as you know. Always a pleasure to sail with you mate. See you next on the 2nd July.
    Thanks
    Rich

  • 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.

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

  • 08/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Aug 2018 by Rich Ward

    COD GALORE!!!!!!

    Yesterdays team was made up with a mixed group of lads from Middlesborough, Blackburn, East Cowton and Bedale in North Yorkshire.

    We started the day gathering the bait on the Whitby rock where the lads were straight in to strings of good size mackerel. After just a couple of minutes we had enough on the boat for the day.

    We then started work for the white fish on the ground on the 5 mile which was steady to say the least with just a half dozen taken although they were a reasonable stamp of cod and ling. Cod to around the 4 to 6 lb mark and a ling of 9 lb.

    This wasn't quick enough so we moved a little further to the 8 mile ground where the lads started picking away straight from the off. For the rest of the day we hardly moved at all as the cod was coming to the boat in really good numbers. At one point just after slack water it really was like winding the clock back 25 years!!

    At the end of the day the 7 of them had a good 30 stone of fish between them. The better fish were taken on the fresh mackerel and squid bait but the majority of the catch were taken on the shads.

    A bonus for Jim Arthur from Blackburn was a belting lobster of 5 lb 8 oz!!! Jim was snagged in the bottom and when his line came free he hauled him up on the old braid which it was tangled up in. Get your lottery ticket bought mate!!!

    The lads are pictured with a few of their fish.

    Tight lines as ever,
    Rich

    07733 233352
    07747 848406
    01947 603472
    www.shy-torque2000.com
    richardward384@yahoo.co.uk

  • 31/07/2018 Fishing Report by George Ho

    31 Jul 2018 by George Ho

    No fear!!!! The Bozs are back in town...After the disappointment of our last trip being cancel due to high winds. The Tuesday on the competition period, and then finding out the £5 k winning fish was caught the very next day !!! We wasn't looking forward to catching anything big as this would put us even down more. Anyway first off mackerel for baits which took 10 minutes to catch 50 of big mackerels. Then 30 minutes steam out to first wreck producing cod, ling,coley and 3 Pollock to all. Rough grounds was better on shags, but bigger fishes were nail on baited muppets. Cod range from 1-3lbs size with the biggest cod 7-8lbs. Lost personally 12 sets of weights and end tackle, so a big Thank you, rich for putting me on the side of boat where the rig would hook the wreck...If it wasn't for your son Adam the swear words would defo put the fishing off!! Looking forward to competition day in September. Armed with more Weights.....GeorgieO

  • 08/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Aug 2018 by Rich Ward

    Some quite superb fishing on the boat this last few trips.

    George Ho and his mates from Manchester landing on a belter of a trip yesterday.

    We worked a wreck to start the day taking around 40 fish from it with cod to around the 8 lb mark and ling to around 10 lb.

    The rest of the day we worked the rough ground and they ended up with in excess of 140 fish for the day. One of our best days so far this year!!

    The lads are pictured inset with some of their catch.
    Cheers for a cracking day lads and see you next time.

    07733 233352
    01947 603472
    richardward384@yahoo.co.uk
    www.shy-torque2000.com

    Tight lines
    Rich

  • 07/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Jul 2018 by Rich Ward

    Some lovely plump codling knocking about at the moment here at Whitby.

    My good mate Nigel Hall and my lad Adam knocking a good box out between them the other day. Most of the fish falling to the shads.

    The ground around the 3 to 5 mile producing a reasonable amount of fish so plenty of fishing time too!!

    Check the calendar for any availability and as ever we will sail with a minimum 4 anglers. Individuals are always welcome on the boat as well as any newcomers to the game.
    We will sharpish get you into the swing of it!

    Cheers for now,
    Rich

  • 21/07/2018 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    21 Jul 2018 by Rich Ward

    Dave Coppins team from Staffordshire joined us over the weekend for their annual trip to Whitby. Beautiful weather and some decent fishing.

    The lads enjoyed their day with some good size fish caught. The best fish falling to Jon with a lovely cod of 12 lbs 7 oz.

    Cheers lads and see you again in 2019.

    Regards
    Rcih