Charter Boat: Spot On!

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60Miles COP Cat 2
Hours: 2hr / 3hr / 4hr / 5hr / 6hr / 7hr / 8hr / 9hr / 10hr / 11hr / 12hr / 24hr / Multiple Days Trips
Type of Fishing: Wrecking, Reefs, Gullies, Sand banks, skerries banks, channel islands, Shark fishing.
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: SPOT ON! is a BRAND NEW state of the art 10m Cougar Catamaran built by DP Marine and is Brixhams and the south wests premier angling boat with every need thought about and catered for. Ultimate charter boat offering speed, comfort, space and stability.
Facilities: Hot Drinks, on deck toilet, undecover seating and space for all on board, Tuition and advice given, Rod and tackle hire available.
Additional Description:

Spot On is Brixham's premier Charter boat and the only CATAMARAN to operate from Brixham as well as being Brixham's fastest charter boat!
Brand new 10m Cougar Catamaran built to a high specification by DP Marine and is powered by twin yanmar 315hp engines making her the fastest charter boat in Brixham, Torbay, Dartmouth and Exmouth, with a top speed over 30knots.
Seating undercover for 10 and heaps of room to have everyone under cover so no more getting wet and cold!
Latest electronics and safety equipment carried.
Spot On is fitted with 6 berths consisting of 2x single bunks and 2x twin bunks.

Located in Brixham means 'Spot On' has fishing grounds very close by like the famous skerries banks for plaice and rays etc,
Accompany this from the wrecks of Lyme bay to the deep water wrecks off start point means Brixham in my mind is the home of wreck fishing, also still being the current World record holder of the ultimate sport fish in British waters the Conger Eel.
Channel island trips in comfort and bespoke offshore trips offered including shark trips, south west multiple days, Scilly Isles, Falmouth etc, and new for 2014 multiple day trips east to fish Portland race, shambles and poole.
Hot Drinks on board.
Beginners welcome.
Due to the great location of Brixham Spot on can pick you up from Paington, Torquay or Dartmouth as well as Brixham. (Prior arrangement for this option).
So for a great superb value for money day out and to fish where others simply dream of why not try 'Spot On' the ultimate charter vessel.

*** NEWS UPDATE!! SPOT ON is officially winner of the Dartmouth Pub angler of the year 2013 competition which took place on Friday 12th July (Wrecking) with a Cod of 17lb 9oz***


*** Spot On! is now taking bookings for 2016 & 2017 including channel island trips, 3,4,5,6,7 day trips available. Plus Weymouth multi day trips along with Cornish shark fishing trips.***

*** Check out or on Facebook, search spot on charters Brixham.***
As you will see the pictures and reports speak for themselves.

*** skerries trips are just £375 for the whole boat ***

*** Spot On entered the Torbay festival in 2014 & 2015 with great success being the number one charter boat and taking more trophies than any other charter boat during the festival and winning its anglers some great prizes. ***

*** Please note all PHOTOS on here are added when they are caught and are not old photos, as I think it's good to see real up to date catches ***

Spot On! Skipper Ross Parham's Photo
About the Skipper:

Ross Parham has been on the sea and invovled in fishing and boats from as far back as he can remember.

Ross worked on the lochin 33, the original 'C cheetah' out of Plymouth.
He is a very keen angler and enjoys catching fish and helping others, his knowledge of tackle and tactics is very useful and he is always keen to share this knowledge with the anglers.

He has fished in many waters of the uk so has a large knowledge from offshore wrecking to inshore reefs and banks.
Having boats moored and fishing from Plymouth, Dartmouth,Teignmouth, Brixham, Weymouth and Watchet so he has gathered valuable and useful knowledge along the way.

He has achieved the following qualifications:

Department of transport marine directorate full skippers certificate with commercial endorsement.
BML passenger licence up to 250 passengers.
RYA Day skipper for both power and sailing craft (Shore Based).
RYA Yachtmaster for both power and sailing craft (Shore Based).
RYA Competent first aid.
NUCO First aid.
Seafish/MCA Commercial First aid.
RYA VHF radio telephony.
Seafish/MCA Commercial SEA SURVIVAL FULL.
Boatmasters up to date Medical.
RYA National Power boat Certificates levels 1&2.
RYA National Sailing boat Certificates levels 1&2.
RYA National Dinghy Sailing Certificate Level 3.
BCU Kayaking Certificate 2 star.
Seafish/MCA Commercial watch keeping and Navigation.
Seafish/REHIS Commercial Hygiene Certificate.
Seafish Care of the catch Certificate.
Seafish/MCA Health & Safety Certificate.
Seafish/MCA Fire Fighting Certificate.
Seafish/MCA Stabilty Certificate.
NPLQ Pool Lifeguard qualification.
ASA Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher.
ASA Level 2 Full Swimming Teacher.

As you can see Ross is very well qualified and enjoys the water and the sea.

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

May 2019

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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-Mar-2019

Wed 1st May More... Trevor Milman 5 day Alderney
full boat
Thu 2nd May More... Trevor Milman 5 day Alderney
full boat
Fri 3rd May More... Trevor Milman 5 day Alderney
full boat
Sat 4th May More... Celtic X7
Sun 5th May More... Brian Weston
full boat
Mon 6th May More... Pete Matthews
full boat
Tue 7th May More... Wed 8th May More... Thu 9th May More... Fri 10th May More... Chas merett
full boat
Sat 11th May More... Urmston SAC
full boat (skerries)
Sun 12th May More... Urmston SAC
full boat (skerries)
Mon 13th May More... John Simpson
Full boat
Tue 14th May More... John Simpson
Full boat
Wed 15th May More... Thu 16th May More... Milnrow SAC
full boat
Fri 17th May More... Milnrow SAC
full boat
Sat 18th May More... Peanut
full boat
Sun 19th May More... Winston X4 Mon 20th May More... Tue 21st May More... Wed 22nd May More... Thu 23rd May More... Jay
full boat
Fri 24th May More... Jason Owen
full boat
Sat 25th May More... Jason Owen
full boat
Sun 26th May More... Crediton SAC
full boat
Mon 27th May More... Pete Matthews
full boat
Tue 28th May More... Wed 29th May More... Thu 30th May More... Fri 31st May More... Wrecking
Winston X4
Terry James X4

Upcoming Individual Spaces on Spot On!

Fri 31/05/2019
Wrecking Winston X4 Terry James X4
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Mon 10/06/2019
Gareth dorset X4
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Tue 11/06/2019
Gareth dorset X4
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Wed 12/06/2019
Gareth dorset X4
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Fri 14/06/2019
Wrecking Terry james X4
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Sun 23/06/2019
Winston X4
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Fri 26/07/2019
Wrecking Winston X4 Terry james X4
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Fri 02/08/2019
Wrecking Terry James X4
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Tue 03/09/2019
Winston X4 4 day guernsey
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Wed 04/09/2019
Winston X4 4 day guernsey
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Thu 05/09/2019
Winston X4 4 day guernsey
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Fri 06/09/2019
Winston X4 4 day guernsey
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Fri 13/09/2019
Wrecking Terry James X4
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Mon 23/09/2019
Skerries Winston X4
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Fri 04/10/2019
Wrecking Terry James X4
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Fri 25/10/2019
Skerries Winston X4
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  • 5-star Nick Matthews (07/07/2018)

    A great day out with Ross and Spot On. Ross is able to teach anglers new and old to catch more fish, his knowledge of sea fishing is top notch. To top it all, a 20lb was landed using light gear. Picture uploaded hopefully. A big thanks Nick

    Skippers Reponse: Hi Nick,
    Thank you for your review, and a big well done for battling that big fish on very light and fun tackle.
    See you soon.

  • 5-star Karl Wykes (04/07/2018)

    Chartered spot on for 3 days 4th 5th 6th July . First day Ross asked us are wishes for next 3 days . We said drift wrecks for pollock day 1 .conger day 2 .plaice rays day 3 . Well what can we say outstanding skipper and boat put us on the fish right from the off ! day 1 caught 4 boxes pollock 1 cod large coalie !48 conger day2 ! Plaice , blonde rays , spotted rays , guernard ,day 3 am ling conger day3 pm ! Boat is purpose built charter boat very fast and comftable ! Skipper and deck hand couldn’t help us anymore than they did very nice guys and very knowledgeable! Cleaned all are fish at end of every day and put on ice ! Thanks Ross and Sam for the best 3 days fishing we have ever had can’t wait till next year all the best Karl and the other lads from Suffolk and Norfolk

  • 5-star Colin Johnson (05/07/2017)

    Great Day on Spot On last Wednesday with Ross\ My first trip to the Skerries Bank. Caught 14 pllac Great Skipper and Boat. Regards Colin (Northampton)

    Skippers Reponse: Thank you for choosing Spot On Colin, really happy you had a great day out in the banks.

  • 5-star marcin skora (11/12/2016)

    Thanks Ross for BEST FISHING on your boat Happy Christmas and new year marcin

    Skippers Reponse: Hey Marcin, thanks for your support over the last few years and glad you enjoy catching lots of fish with Spot On, happy Christmas and hope you and family have a lovely time.

  • 5-star Brian Baverstock (22/07/2016)

    Great day out, fish didn't want to play but Ross tried very hard all day to get us into fish and had great fun with the congers.Hopefully when we come down in October the wrecks won't be saturated with mackerel as they were this time.Thanks also to Phil for the hard work he put in, shame about the bucket!! Look forward to seeing you both in October, Mike and Brian, Portsmouth

    Skippers Reponse: Hi Mike and Brian, thanks for joining us on board spot in and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Bait & Tackle

Latest Catches 1,088 photos uploaded

Alan Chattaway

12 lb 4 oz Bass

Mike Sutton

6 lb 6 oz European Squid


5 lb 15 oz Black Sea Bream


57 lb Conger Eel

Nick Matthews

20 lb Ling (Common)


26 lb Blonde Ray


53 lb Conger Eel


70 lb Conger Eel


19 lb 6 oz Turbot


15 lb Turbot


6 lb 2 oz Brill


17 lb 2 oz Undulate Ray


17 lb Undulate Ray


3 lb 10 oz Black Sea Bream


4 lb 10 oz John Dory


5 lb 4 oz Ballan Wrasse


Latest Fishing Reports and News

  • 26/02/2019 Fishing Report by Ross Parham

    26 Feb 2019 by Ross Parham

    Spot On has had her scrub and clean and 'NEW' coding complete and it was back to work straight after.
    With the wrecking difficult earlier this year it was great to get back out for another go and what a day we had.
    Plenty of prime double figure pollock hitting the net from the off with every drift.
    This is what this time of year is all about on the south coast and is simply some of the best fishing you can experience in the UK.
    A bonus 12lb 4oz bass for local angler Alan which took a sidewinder lure.
    A new PB for him and what a start to 2019 that's for sure.
    Bass safely returned.

    Big thanks to boat sponsors sidewinder lures and Top Rigs for there support.

    Spot On has a busy year planned and new ventures lay ahead.

    Pictures is the monster bass 12lb 4oz

  • 24/12/2018 Fishing Report by Ross Parham

    24 Dec 2018 by Ross Parham

    A big Merry Christmas from myself and Spot On

    Once again 2018 has been a very successful year and with 2019 looking 'stacked' it's going to be a good one.

    So many amazing moments including the biggest turbot caught in the Channel Islands from a visiting English boat.
    Out right winner of the Torbay festival along with many other great prizes and also TOP CHARTER boat once again.
    Witnessing amazing thresher shark leaps and White beaked dolphins along with the blue fin tuna.

    Some new pioneering ventures planned. Let's hope the weather is on our side.

    Diary is pretty much full so a big thank you to all customers and friends old and new and I look forward to seeing you all in 2019.

    Once again a big thank thank you to SIDEWINDER lures and TOP RIGS for there continued support.

    Brixham is fast becoming the place to be and with the amazing fishing that is on offer you can see why.

    The next few months is one of the best times to go wrecking as the winter pollock fishing for these 'big' hard fighting fish is second to none.
    Don't forget that the blonde ray boat record is also held around the corner on the skerries bank so if you want the chance of a big ray then this is worth a go too.

    Happy Christmas once again

  • 06/2018 Fishing Report by Ross Parham

    Jun 2018 by Ross Parham

    Just finished an exhilarating 2 days fishing with MILNROW SAC.

    Day 1 was spent fishing for blonde Ray's and Plaice.
    A mixture of uptiding and downtiding for this and it wasn't long before the first bite and a cracking blonde ray of 26lb hit the net.
    The action was soon fast and furious with upto 3 Ray's on at once and the size and quality of the fish was also very good.
    A total of 24 blonde Ray's boated with 6 of them over the 20lb mark and only 4 under 10lb.
    Anchor up and on the drift for the plaice, again some good action at times with the biggest plaice being 2lb 4oz.
    Speicies caught on day 1 were blonde Ray, plaice, dogfish, tub gurnard, grey gurnard, red gurnard, whiting and mackerel.

    Day 2 and the sun was out again and it was off to get some mackerel for bait for conger and Ling.
    After a couple of hours we had enough bait and we steamed out to the choosen wreck, anchor down and baits set, first action was a nice ling and then the eels came to feed along with the Ling, biggest conger landed was a cracking eel of 53lb for Jim (not bad for a 20lb class rod and 30lb braid mainline).
    Anchor up and on the drift. Pollock and cod coming to the net straight away and continued every drift until the steam home.
    Conger to 53lb, Ling to 15lb, pollock to 15lb and cod to 5lb.
    Species caught on day 2: conger, Ling, cod, pollock, pouting and mackerel.

    A stunning 2 days weather wise and as you can see the fishing wasn't bad either!

    Pictured is father and son Mark and Cameron holding a brace of blonde Ray's.

    Still a few 2018 dates available and now taking bookings for 2019.

    Spot On does what the name suggests, Brixhams premier charter boat and the only catamaran. Speed, space and stability.

  • 05/2018 Fishing Report by Ross Parham

    May 2018 by Ross Parham

    With a decent run of good weather Spot On has been all over the place from fishing inshore on the skerries bank to deep water wrecks in search of conger to mid channel wrecking for cod and pollock along with the first trips to the Channel Islands.

    In May 2018 We have caught:
    Pollock to 16lb 8oz
    Ling to 27lb
    Cod to 13lb
    Turbot to 19lb 6oz
    Brill to 6lb 2oz
    Undulate Ray to 17lb 2oz
    Ballan wrasse to 5lb 4oz
    Conger eels to 70lb
    John Dory to 4lb 10oz
    Black bream to 3lb 10oz
    Plaice to 2lb 14oz

    As you can see there are some truly amazing catches of fish of lifetime let alone in just one month!

    Still some dates for 2018 and now taking bookings for 2019.

    Why not try Spot On, Brixham's and the south wests premier charter boat. I think you'd have a job to beat these types of catches anywhere else!


    Pictured is John Gibson from Bristol with his fine specimen Turbot of 19lb 6oz.

  • 02/2018 Fishing Report by Ross Parham

    Feb 2018 by Ross Parham

    A break in the weather meant that we managed to get out mid channel wrecking 4 days in a row.
    Glorious weather all days and accompanied by lots of dolphins which is always great to see.
    Again wrecking proved to be very good with lots of prime pollock being caught every day, plenty of double figurerd fish around up to the high teens.
    We also managed a lovely specimen grey gurnard of 1lb 8oz along with ling, our first cod of the year, pouting, whiting and some bass. (Returned alive quickly)
    This fine fishing should be set to continue for the next month or so.

    Top lures over the 4 days were the skerries Sandeel by Sidewinder.

    Dates are filling fast so if you want a trip on board Brixham's premier charter boat and only catamaran then feel free to contact me.