Charter Boat: White Maiden II

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60 miles / C.O.P. Cat 2
Hours: 2hr / 3hr / 4hr / 5hr / 6hr / 7hr / 8hr / 9hr / 10hr / Multiple Days Trips
Type of Fishing: Offshore and Inshore Bassing,Wrecking,Breaming, Rays, Tope, Hounds, Pollock, Ventnor Plaice, Needles Winter Cod, Reefs, Wrecks, Uptiding
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: BWSeaCat SPEED 11
Facilities: Onboard Toilet, Free Marina Parking, Tuition, Rigs, Leads and Rods available, Tea and Coffee
Additional Description:

White Maiden II is a cracking boat, capable of carrying high loads at high speed in open waters. Fishing trips are my main bookings but I am also booked for sight seeing, race support and family days.

White Maiden II Skipper Les Jones's Photo
About the Skipper:

I have been a sea angling boat owner, since I was sixteen, mainly in and around the Solent and Needles area. I have chartered my licensed boats since January 2006 as a Professional Yachtmaster. I also hold a Certificate of Education and am a qualified communications engineer having spent a full career in the industry.

This Charter has been listed as Wheelchair Accessible. Contact the Skipper for full details.

September 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: 23-Sep-2018

Sat 1st Sep Booked
Sun 2nd Sep Booked Mon 3rd Sep Booked Tue 4th Sep Booked Wed 5th Sep Booked Thu 6th Sep Booked Fri 7th Sep Booked Sat 8th Sep Booked
Sun 9th Sep Booked for jobs and test trip. Mon 10th Sep Test day. Tue 11th Sep Booked -1600 Phil Williams. Wed 12th Sep 1000-1300 Half Day Individuals £40pp Thu 13th Sep 0800-1630 Individuals £50pp ColinStaples+2 AdrianCaswell PeteNight+1 Bryn, Graeme Fri 14th Sep 0800-1630 Inshore Bryn Sat 15th Sep 0800-1630 Inshore CrookhamSAC+5, JamesNewb, 1 space.
Sun 16th Sep Booked Mon 17th Sep 0800-1630 Rob Hawthorn Tue 18th Sep Booked Wed 19th Sep 1130-1300 Engines first service. Evening Charter for Bob/Pat Thu 20th Sep Offshore Bank for Rays, Tope, Bass, Flats Individuals £50pp PeteH/Rod,IanH,TonyCr 4 spaces. Fri 21st Sep 0800-1630 Inshore Chris Wollam Sat 22nd Sep 0800-1630 Inshore Trident
Sun 23rd Sep 0800-1630 Inshore Dave Extance Mon 24th Sep 0800-1630 Inshore John Gurney Tue 25th Sep Booked Wed 26th Sep 0800-1630 Day Charter Individuals £50pp Liam/Andy 6 spaces. Thu 27th Sep 0800-1630 Inshore, Individuals £50pp Bream, Rays, Bass,Huss and Flats just out of the tide near St Catherines, John/Graham, Pete/Rod, JohnWard, ChrisStricl 2 spaces Fri 28th Sep Old School House Sat 29th Sep Old School Cotswolds
Sun 30th Sep Old School Cotswolds

Last Minute Bookings

Reviews

Summary:

5-star 6
4-star 0
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1-star 0
Reviews Unaccepted: 1
  • 5-star Alan Pitt (09/08/2018)

    Fantastic trip out with Les. We had a really enjoyable day with good company all round and will be back sometime for sure. The fresh mackerel tasted superb on the BBQ the same evening!

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Alan. I like the fillets panfires in chilli infused oil, skinside down until a tad pink on flesh side. Salt pepper and honey on that side, flip them dor another few minutes. Great on toast for breakfast, or with new potatoes etc dor lunch or dinner. They keep in the fridge for a few days once gutted.

  • 5-star Graham Burgess (07/08/2018)

    Having been out with Les several times I knew were in safe hands for organising an evening trip with work colleagues, some who had never fished before. We had a fantastic evening, with some great tuition for the newbies and everyone catching fish including undulates, smoothhound, bream, crabs and mackerel. I can't blame Les for my cold cup of tea, it came out hot, we were just too busy catching fish! Must get another date in the diary!

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Graham. Amazing how close to home the fish are at certain times of year and on some tides.

  • 5-star Rob Chandler (21/07/2018)

    As always a great Trip with Les. We lost count of how many Tope were caught and a new PB for for a UK water fish. Les is knowledgeable and a great skipper and always a pleasure to fish with. I have and would always recommend him.

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Rob. Tope, Turbot and Blonde Rays always makes for a good Saturday!

  • 5-star Ian Hurley (19/07/2018)

    Excellent day, plenty of fish and well looked after by Les and Andy.

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Ian, hope to see you all again. Andy may not always be about to help out but I can always ask him!

  • 5-star alan camp (23/06/2018)

    Fantastic two days fishing off the needles iow plenty of fish caught lots of coffee you made a 89 year old very happy see you next year. Kind Regards Alan Camp

    Skippers Reponse: Hi Alan, thank you for your kind words. Yes see you next year. Booking early now for next year puts you on my list and I will sort out my diary in August September. I have some crews that have been coming with me every month dor 14 years... must be doing something right ��.

Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 63 photos uploaded

Clive Painter

31 lb Tope

20-Jul-2018
Kevin Marchant

29 lb 8 oz Blonde Ray

20-Jul-2018
Ian Hewett

17 lb Undulate Ray

8-Feb-2018
Mike Callus

23 lb Blonde Ray

8-Feb-2018
Peter Hellyar

10 lb 2 oz Bass

8-Feb-2018
Peter Hellyar

29 lb Blonde Ray

8-Feb-2018
Bruce Reboule

11 lb Cod

26-Jan-2018
Peter Hellyar

12 lb 8 oz Undulate Ray

11-Jan-2018
Steve Miller

10 lb 2 oz Pollock

11-Jan-2018
Jack Sillence

14 lb Pollock

14-Jan-2018
Peter Hellyar

25 lb Cod

16-Dec-2017
Clive Webb

16 lb Spurdog

15-Nov-2017
Andy

21 lb Cod

19-Nov-2017
Phill Huggins

10 lb Ling (Common)

19-Nov-2017
Neil

14 lb 8 oz Turbot

5-Oct-2017
Guy Strange

13 lb Undulate Ray

21-Apr-2017

Latest Fishing Reports

  • 20/07/2018 Fishing Report by Les Jones

    20 Jul 2018 by Les Jones

    This is Rob from last Saturday with one of the Turbot. Other notable catches this week were tope to 31lb and a boat record 29.5lb Blonde Ray. I run my own website and occassionally update this one with reports but needless to say the fishing has been so good I have been out on the boat alot and not thinkng about marketing. There are still a few spaces and dates in August so get a space or book a date when you can with me and try Lymington as your fishing port. We have a great home port fishing the grounds south of the Isle of Wight, The Solent, The Needles, St Catherines and Hengistbury Head. I also pickup from Yarmouth on the Island.

  • 08/02/2018 Fishing Report by Les Jones

    8 Feb 2018 by Les Jones

    If you like a lot of weight on your rod then this was the trip to be on. On Thursday I rounded a crew of hopefuls that were on standby. We were fishing in a small tide which meant the lead weights never went over a pound but the fish were feeding extremely well. And they were all big and weighty. Nearly all of them went back to do their spring thing. Peter Hellyar caught a superb 29lb specimen Blonde Ray, a feisty 38lb Conger, a specimen 10lb 2oz Bass and a 10lb Thornback plus Whiting and more Congers. All these fish were returned except for the small Whiting which made very good live baits. Ian Hewett caught this lovely 17lb Undulate Ray plus a 12lb Blonde Ray and Congers. Mike Callus caught the cracking 23lb Blonde Ray and a 30lb Conger plus another Blonde Ray and smaller Congers. Devon caught the first and best Small Eyed Ray at around 7lb. There were also more Whiting, Eels and Rays caught by the rest of the crew. I was pretty knackered at the end of it because of all the weight lifting plus the sea state continued to build gradually throughout the day, before we made a run for the Solent to finish off in comfort.

  • 14/05/2017 Fishing Report by Les Jones

    14 May 2017 by Les Jones

    Three days of wind, rain and sunshine. It's still spring and the inshore fishing is waking up slowly as our sea temperatures begin to rise. Below is Paul from yesterdays trip with a cracking Black Bream of 4lb 4ozs that came along very early in the tide. The big Bream was spent and completely empty. The day was breezy and a bit lumpy with very few other boats deciding to go but the experienced Hopp Inn lads fished well for the best Black Bream of the season so far. Other catches were more Black Bream, a 4lb Bull Huss, Wrasse, Dogs and Pout.

    On Saturday a crew of marine biologists really enjoyed their day despite the wet start and then breezy conditions, all fished in comfortable inshore waters to catch some good fish. Nick started with a well marked Undulate Ray at 9lb 8oz. We tested for mackerel and caught Garfish. In the afternoon we found Smoothounds feeding well in the ebb. Nick below caught a nice double before being upstaged by Matt with his cracking 14lb'er. All fish were returned to fight again

  • 19/04/2017 Fishing Report by Les Jones

    19 Apr 2017 by Les Jones

    Sorry for the late report on my website. One just can't get enough PR staff on the pay role.... I wish!

    Due to some time tiday I have also copied the report with some recent catch photos to CBUK.

    This weeks report from 'sea-fishing.net';The weather, crews and fishing have been really good over the last week with five trips, starting with an Individuals trip, last Wednesday. The lads found some nice Black Bream to 3lb 5oz, before a drift for Turbot where Pete tricked our target fish. We then had a go for a Plaice but lost the tide. On Friday the lads found a few Plaice on the drift (needs clear water, which we had) plus a bonus 13lb Undulate Ray on Plaice gear, at anchor, for Guy. In the second Friday short session trip, the crew from Devizes caught our first Mackerel of the year and some useful inshore Pollock. On Saturday the Sebastien and Simon crew patiently fished very well for Mackerel and Herrings on a stunning day at the Needles before attempting to clear a big wreck of large Pout. They had no chance of doing that. On Sunday we found a few more Mackerel and Herring plus some nice Bream. Here's some pictures of our excursions:

  • 18/02/2017 Fishing Report by Les Jones

    18 Feb 2017 by Les Jones

    Glorious February sunshine! What in the UK? You can't beat that right at the end of the season on a new boat! The lovely weather also coincided with two booked winter fishing trips, which makes a change too. On both days we tested further off-shore in the calm seas and small tides.

    Saturday was the warmest sunniest day. We had plenty of time and ventured further off-shore where we had a surprise species for February, a cracking 32lb Tope, caught by Steve Banks. I thought this was going to be the biggest Spurr Dog ever seen at the net as just before this fish I netted a target 16lb Spurr Dog for Bob Clack! Between Conger Eels I also netted a nice 12lb Undulate Ray for Mark Kellett, as well as a Whiting and a Dogfish. These came along with three target Blonde Rays and a couple of Thornbacks plus twenty Conger Eels to 27lb.

    Saturday was also the day I learned how useful the AIS feature was for me, while out in the Channel, as displayed on the RADAR. This is a feature I have never had before on a boat. I also tested the auto pilot properly on the way back to the Light in ideal conditions. The oldish but trusty Raymarine Classic (non-touch screen) Navigation equipment was, in thick fog, first thing Saturday morning, an absolute joy to have. 'White Maiden II' is definitely my ideal vessel for this job and I have no regrets so far. She is a proper upgrade, for both skipper and passengers. I'm very well set now and really looking forward to the new season.

    On Friday the Devizes lads also did well for this time of year, on a closer bank, on a the shorter six hour trip with two Blonde Rays, a Small Eyed Ray plus eighteen Conger Eels to 26lb