Charter Boat: Vanishing Point-2

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Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60 Miles
Hours: 8hr / 10hr / 12hr / 24hr / Multiple Days Trips
Type of Fishing: Uptide and downtide
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: 51 ft x 17ft - Powered by 2 x 450 iveco engines..
Facilities: Heated fully enclosed wheel-house 14 seats, full size toilet with electric flush, large fridge, 4 burner gas hob, domestic electric kettel, George Forman Grill, and Domestic Microwave oven.
Additional Description:

Vanishing Point-2 was built at a cost of £700,000.00 and is one of the fastest large Catamaran in the UK at 28 knts.
She was built to a very high standard, for a duel roll, Fishing, and some Wind farm transfer work, but with a specification to be envied by any Charter boat operator…!!
She seats 14 inside her large wheel-house, on fully sprung CAB seats with safety belts and headrests, with the door closed and inside temperature in winter kept to around 70 degrees, so very comfy for all..
We have a large fridge, George Forman Grill, 4 burner gas hob, and a Micro wave oven, domestic electric kettle, and for summer time we have a new boat BBQ, which Nicola cooks fresh Mackerel, for the parties as you catch them, and she cooks fresh Cod in winter if anyone wants fish for lunch..!! Or bring sausages and bacon and just have a fry up..!!!
This boat is unrivalled for charter fishing,…. it’s got a cruising speed of 22 knts and a top speed of 28!!, Tons of room inside, and this new vessel includes a drying room heated to 80 degrees for any wet clothing and storing you fishing tackle, and outside, great cooking facilities, aircraft type toilet, and shower, heating for those cold days at sea, and lovely rest area to take a well-earned break for lunch in the warm..!!! and at no more cost per head than our old boat Cacheflow…!!!!

About the Skipper:

I have been charter fishing for over 30 years now, and like others that operate from our port, we all have a wealth of knowledge to put you over the fish.
I am not one of these skippers that try to rubbish my colleges to make out I am so much better than the rest, that kind of thing makes me quite angry, and really makes you look unprofessional..! That comment is not aimed at other Pro skippers like myself, but those who would operate outside the law. the cowboy skippers!, unlicensed that make our fishing sport, which we have to be licensed to the hilt to operate, makes a nonsense of it all, and it's only members of the public that value their lives so little to save a few pounds, go with these guys that do not have the experience and that's when the accidents happen.
So stay safe, go with a Po skipper, and enjoy your sport and return home safe to fish another day..!!!

We (Nicola and I) have been working in the North West of England for the last 5 years, and we have gained a lot of experience as skipper and crew, in really harsh weather conditions that only the Irish sea can throw at you, and off the Cornish coast, where you get those huge Atlantic swells off the Doom bar, and also the seas around Wales, I think to become a seasoned marina you need to work outside your comfort zone, to really get a grip of what nature can truely throw at you, then, and only then, are you equipped mentally to take people safely 60 miles off-shore, many who do advertise trips of 60 miles endurance off-shore have rarely gone more than 25 to 30 miles from a safe haven, and hence when things go wrong, they are not equipped to deal with the situation.!!!.
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I am extremely lucky!! in as much as my wife Nicola, is also a fully licensed Skipper and in an emergency could take full control of our vessel and bring her home safely, and she knows exactly what I require as my right hand man (so to speak) without me having to ask, she really is the best crew I have ever had, which clearly shows through on our fishing charters, if Nicola is not on board..... (rare) but the guys are all disappointed, and ask where she is, she is a breathe of fresh air on the boat, and nothing is ever too much trouble for her, from helping inexperienced anglers bait up, cast out, gutting and skinning their catch, as well as cooking there bacon, sausages, burgers...ect, and laughing all the way through the day,... !!
Tight lines..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

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Reviews

Summary:

5-star 31
4-star 0
3-star 0
2-star 0
1-star 0
Reviews Unaccepted: 2
  • 5-star bob franks (01/04/2018)

    Had a family day out me and my three sons plus 3 friends, rick, Cyril and Gary, The skipper terry never fails, straight onto the fish as usual nice steady flow of fish all day. These trips just keep getting better , plenty of banter from the A team as they weren’t catching much,rick you’ve got all the gear and no idea, hows your whiting ( lol). Looking forward to the rematch on the 15th July . The smooth hounds have my name all over them (bob) Terry and Nicola certainly know how to look after there customers and work very hard all day carnt wait to see you again in July.

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Bob always a good laugh with your family and friends look forward to the smooth hound trip

  • 5-star larry mcdonald (25/03/2018)

    Top class boat and a smashing couple, everyone agreed it was the beat day out fishing we have had, nothing was too much trouble, with terry finding the fish and Nicola cooking the bacon and sausages the day was always going to be a good one, looking forward to the next day out, thanks again from the Skoda lads

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Larry it was A pleasure to have you boys on board vanishing point we look forward to seeing you on the next trip ..... Tight lines

  • 5-star Martin Jewson (22/04/2017)

    What a fantastic day, great boat,great crew, great fishing, get on this boat if you want a good days fishing

    Skippers Reponse: Thank you Martin, we are glad you enjoyed your dsy..!!
    snd thank you for taking the trouble to write a review

  • 5-star Chris Mitchell (13/05/2017)

    Superb boat, easily the best appointed UK charter boat I’ve been on in over 30 years of fishing. Terry and Nicola looked after us and did their best to ensure we had a good day, which we did. Clearly fishing is in their blood and they are keen to pass on their knowledge and experience to their customers. How they do it for the money they charge is beyond me.

    Skippers Reponse: Hi Chris, what a lovely review, that means the world to us to hear our customers have had a great experience and share that with everyone... just means me and Nicola have done our job well .... see you on the next adventure on Vanishing Point-2

  • 5-star Jeremy Spencer (08/04/2017)

    As usual a wonderful day afloat aboard Vanishing Point 2. Terry put us straight on the fish and we caught skate all day long. Thank you especially to Nicola for cooking our food, helping with landing the fishing and also for providing some tips and tuition on filleting our fish. This is why we will come again. The service is second to none

    Skippers Reponse: Thank you so much Jeremy, it was our pleasure to have you chaps on board our vessel VP-2 and look forward to seeing you all again for another fishing adventure... tight lines...!!!

Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 61 photos uploaded

Les Wake

16 lb 4 oz Spurdog

9-May-2018
Nigel Farage

19 lb 10 oz Spurdog

9-May-2018
Terry Batt (Skipper)

21 lb 8 oz Spurdog

9-May-2018
Nicola Batt

21 lb Spurdog

9-May-2018
Gadget

4 lb Cod

Feb-2018
Gaget

6 lb Bass

23-Sep-2017
Tom

5 lb Bass

23-Sep-2017
Dave Barham

6 lb Bass

22-Sep-2017
Dave Barham

5 lb Bass

22-Sep-2017
Paul Charsworth

7 lb Bass

23-Sep-2017
Nicola Batt

6 lb Bass

22-Sep-2017
Terry batt

5 lb 2 oz Plaice

8-Jun-2016
Mark

14 lb 6 oz Starry Smooth-hound

5-Jun-2016
Delboy

10 lb 3 oz Starry Smooth-hound

16-May-2016
Vere

14 oz Cod

16-May-2016
Peter

10 lb Starry Smooth-hound

17-May-2016

Latest Fishing Reports

  • 09/05/2018 Fishing Report by TERRY BATT

    9 May 2018 by TERRY BATT

    Well the weather was perfect last Wednesday 9th May and along with myself, Nicola (my wife) good pal John Rawle Les Wake, and my dear friend Nigel Farage we set of from Bradwell marina early doors.. departing at 0530 to head out offshore to grounds that John knew well..!

    After an Hour and a half of steaming at 22 knts we arrived on the selected fishing ground which John had carefully steered Vanishing Point-2, and after a few minutes of going back and fourth gave Nicola the thumbs up to shoot the anchor away, ...
    (" I must say the after doing this job for 30 odd years and watching the man who taught me all those years ago to become a successful charter boat skipper, watching him once again working his magic...!! it was a rare treat for me to learn another lesson..... Thanks John your still the greatest in my book even though you are retired")

    We got to the mark perfectly, the ebb tide was just about to start and with almost instant results Nigel's rod bent hard over and the fight was on..!! the first of what must have been a 50-60 fish catch of superb Spur-dog adventure.

    I personally had a 21.5 lbs Spur, Nigel had many Spur's best one for him was 20 lbs we all had fish bubbling around the 19-20 lbs mark and of course Nicola (great female angler) was cashing my ass and came in with a 21 lbs Spur just beat her by half a pound ...Phew...!!!! I would never have lived that one down if I hadn't beaten her because like me, John has taken Nicola under his wing and showed her many fishing methods and trick that make you have the edge and he loves Well the weather was perfect last Wednesday 9th May and along with myself, Nicola (my wife) good pal John Rawle Les Wake, and my dear friend Nigel Farage we set of from Bradwell marina early doors.. departing at 0530 to head out offshore to grounds that John knew well..!

    After an Hour and a half of steaming at 22 knts we arrived on the selected fishing ground which John had carefully steered Vanishing Point-2, and after a few minutes of going back and fourth gave Nicola the thumbs up to shoot the anchor away, ...
    (" I must say the after doing this job for 30 odd years and watching the man who taught me all those years ago to become a successful charter boat skipper, watching him once again working his magic...!! it was a rare treat for me to learn another lesson..... Thanks John your still the greatest in my book even though you are retired")

    We got to the mark perfectly, the ebb tide was just about to start and with almost instant results Nigel's rod bent hard over and the fight was on..!! the first of what must have been a 50-60 fish catch of superb Spur-dog adventure.

    I personally had a 21.5 lbs Spur, Nigel had many Spur's best one for him was 20 lbs we all had fish bubbling around the 19-20 lbs mark and of course Nicola (great female angler) was cashing my ass and came in with a 21 lbs Spur just beat her by half a pound ...Phew...!!!! I would never have lived that one down if I hadn't beaten her because like me, John has takeit when she now kicks my butt...lol

    But after 6 hours of wall to wall magnificent fishing it was time to head off home and 1 hour 40 minutes we were once again slipping Vanishing Point-2 back into her birth in Bradwell Marina for a well earned rest.

    We all new that we could travel all that way only to find the Spur-dogs had all gone..! as they are by there very nature are very nomadic as we knew to boats with very experienced skippers for our area were out 2 days before us and didn't find a single Spur-dog, so was it once again John spinning his uncanny knowledge as I recon he thinks like a fish..!! that put us over the fish, where other's had failed..

    Well the general fishing is really good at the moment, lots of Thornback Rays, Hounds started to show and will get better as the month goes on, we are picking up a few Bass (must be returned) plenty of dogfish ...

    If you want to get in on the action just call me or Nicola on 07768306646 to book your slot..and I have to say the Clay pigeon shooting is now so hugely popular with our customers that a new hi-tec multi carousel clay trap has been ordered..!! if you think your good enough come and have a go...!!

    Tight lines, and hot guns.

  • 04/2018 Fishing Report by TERRY BATT

    Apr 2018 by TERRY BATT

    Shed load of Skate this weekend we still have some weekend dates available phone for details..

  • 06/04/2018 Fishing Report by TERRY BATT

    6 Apr 2018 by TERRY BATT

    With lots of big Rays coming out at the moment and good weather forecast for the weekend... we still have 2 spaces or this Saturday 14th just call 07768306646

  • 07/04/2018 Fishing Report by TERRY BATT

    7 Apr 2018 by TERRY BATT

    Fishing is red hot at the moment...!!! some really big fish being boated at this time so if you want to get on the Vanishing Point-2 and have a day to remember just call me :07768306646
    Inset photo of a 16 lbs Thornback Ray caught yesterday..... and returned alive to have her young.....!!! it was one of 50 Rays caught yesterday (7/4/18)

    Next Sunday has just been cancelled annoyingly...!!! so if you fancy a tip ..... call me..

    Tight lines.

  • 25/03/2018 Fishing Report by TERRY BATT

    25 Mar 2018 by TERRY BATT

    Well the fishing drought is over, as the usual; marks start to produce fish once again, and in good numbers..!!!

    We fished off-shore on Sunday with a new party for us, a chap called Larry organised the trip (you can read his revue) although it was lovely to see the boys, it was tainted with a little sadness that we only got the party because one of our other top skippers has recently passed away...... Lester Baker who run a very nice boat out of Brightlingsea called Sea-Watch.

    But life goes on, and I think Lester would have been proud of his lads not only were they a fantastic crew, but the banter never stopped from start to finish and once they got stuck into the fish they landed 42 good Thornback Rays up to 13 lbs so very busy most of the day, and they brought enough bacon, sausages, and burgers to sink a battleship...lol but with the weather being flat calm it was a most enjoyable day...!!! and the boys got off the Vanishing Point about a stone heavier than they got on.... ha ha ha ..!! we will see you on the next adventure lads with Terry Batt Sports Charters..!!

    If any of you out there would like to experience this truly amazing sport's charter boat call : 07768306646

    Tight lines and Hot & Guns.....!!