Charter Boat: Patricia Rose
Boat and Skipper Details
Bespoke trips based on finance and customer requirements. Boat capable of 26 knots comfortably getting you to the marks quickly and safely with her twin 280 Hp diesels. Acres of deck space to reduce tangles, rod hire and instruction available, we can even show you how to prepare your catch for the pot. Special rates for clubs fishing multiple days/matches. Crew able to score fish to match standards. High quality rigs and tackle available at reduced prices. Fast and stable for wildlife spotting, filming, research work or sentry vessel. New for 2020, 3 and 5 day channel islands trips.
Andy has over 40 years experience taking people fishing. He fishes himself for fun and up to match standard to UK Armed Forces level. His is a commercially endorsed Yacht Master and member of the Professional Boatman's Association. The Patricia Rose is Andy's first full size charter boat as his long military career draws to a close, he is able to spend more time with old friends and new doing his primary hobby. Andy is an instructor and a maritime specialist by trade and has gained his experience fishing all over the world landing some memorable specimens. As well as standard offshore reef, wrecking & shark trips, discuss your requirements and he will take into account weather, your budget and the time of year and design the perfect day out for you and your crew. From being at anchor in the river using the extensive stainless rod holders to fishing in 70 metres of water over WW 1&2 wrecks, you are the customer so we design the package best for you. We also cater for individuals.
N.B. Not all Skippers keep this dairy up-to-date. Always check with skippers before making any plans. Last calendar update: 17-May-2021
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|Sun 16th May More... Sunday Reef trip||Mon 17th May More...||Tue 18th May More...||Wed 19th May More...||Thu 20th May More...||Fri 21st May More... Evening trip only 1700-2200||Sat 22nd May More...|
|Sun 23rd May More... Tom Sim||Mon 24th May More... Mid-Channel Wrecks||Tue 25th May More...||Wed 26th May More...||Thu 27th May More...||Fri 28th May More...||Sat 29th May More...|
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Upcoming Individual Spaces on Patricia Rose
|Fri 21/05/2021||5 Spaces||5 Hours||£40.00pp||
Evening trip only 1700-2200
|Sat 22/05/2021||4 Spaces||10 Hours||£60.00pp||View details|
|Wed 26/05/2021||5 Spaces||10 Hours||£60.00pp||View details|
|Wed 09/06/2021||6 Spaces||
Mid-week offshore wrecks
|Fri 11/06/2021||5 Hours||£40.00pp||
1200-1700 - 4 places 1700-2200 - 8 spaces
|Sun 13/06/2021||View details|
|Wed 07/07/2021||5 Spaces||5 Hours||£40.00pp||
Half day on the reef 1200- 1700
|Fri 09/07/2021||5 Spaces||5 Hours||£40.00pp||
Half day on the reef 1200 - 1700 1700- 2200
|Sat 24/07/2021||2 Spaces||£120.00pp||
Blue Shark Tag & Release
|Sun 25/07/2021||View details|
|Thu 29/07/2021||6 Spaces||£70.00pp||View details|
|Sat 21/08/2021||View details|
Silvia Bota (14/04/2021)
We had a fantastic experience going fishing with Andy on Patricia Rose. As we are beginners, he was so helpful explaining to us about the techniques, the fish, the bait and guiding us along the entire time. Andy is certainly a great skipper and a fantastic host and we’ll be returning for more fishing trips soon. I highly recommend him and his services to anyone, experienced or less experienced!
Skippers Reponse: Thanks again for your custom and the fantastic review. I look forward to hosting you both again soon. Enjoy the rest of your stay, best wishes Andy and all the Patricia Rose Charters team.
Peter Hill (02/09/2020)
Fishing with Andy on Patricia Rose has been an absolute breath of fresh air. Gave up boat fishing out of Plymouth a few years ago as I was completely fed up with some of the grumpy and inconsiderate skippers. Not with Andy and his wife Trish. Nothing is too much trouble, with their knowledge of the waters and fishing knowing no bounds. If you're uncertain about your 1st trip or indeed want a skipper to further your skills then this is the team for you - you will not be disappointed.
Skippers Reponse: Cheers Benny, we are happy to make a difference and glad you enjoyed your trip with us. See you again soon aboard Patricia Rose
George Graham (11/08/2020)
I have had several trips out on Patricia Rose commencing this year. I can honestly say I have never had a better skipper, guiding all standards of angler from never fished before to seasoned expert, in such a professional and friendly manner. The boat is spacious, fast and has an on-deck toilet. Andy’s experience shines through and his expert knowledge is always imparted in a joyful friendly way. His wife Trish is also very knowledgeable and provides more than enough refreshments throughout the trip. I have now found my perfect boat, skipper and crew after having paid for many charter boat trips over very many years. Andy and Trish’s raison d’etre is customer satisfaction, and If you book a trip on the Patricia Rose you will be well looked after, being guided through your fishing experience by a passionate, dedicated family team who provide a great fishing experience combined with value for money. I have booked several more trips now with Andy including a full boat charter with my friends.
Skippers Reponse: Thanks George we aim to please and your kind words are truly humbling. Thank you for a great review and we look forward to hosting you, your family and friends again soon. It is our pleasure, best wishes Andy, Trish & Star ;-)
Carla Williams (17/06/2020)
Fabulous fishing experience! As a “lady of certain years” I was a bit nervous about going out on a boat with experienced anglers but I need not have worried. Andy is an amazing skipper and Trish is just fabulous too. They make the whole trip the best it can be with patient explanations, help with tackle, bait and getting the fish into the boat and off the hook! The boat is really stable, it’s fast in the water and, importantly for me, is clean and very well maintained, including the loo. There was plenty of room on board and little extras like hot drinks and snacks too. Can’t wait to go again. Thank you
Skippers Reponse: Thank you Carla, we look forward to seeing you again soon
Mark Belamarich MBE (20/06/2020)
I've been fishing on Patricia Rose with Andy and Trish for a year now, and had over 25 trips, his knowledge of boating and angling is outstanding, the boat is fast, extremely spacious, and has the creature comfort required for an enjoyable day fishing afloat. Refreshments are provided all day which you don't get from all charter boats, nothing is to much trouble and it's definately about the anglers enjoyment. Book a trip with Andy and you will realise not all charter boats are the same.
Skippers Reponse: Thank you Mark , kind words indeed. It's always a pleasure to host you and any of your fishing mates. A true sports angler and an accomplished fisherman from boat and shore.
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- CBUK Catch Log: 32 Species have been caught onboard Patricia Rose, including: Ballan Wrasse | Bass | Bib (Pouting) | Black Sea Bream | Blonde Ray | Blue Shark | Bull Huss | Coalfish (Coley/Saithe) | Cod | Conger Eel | Couch's Sea Bream | Cuckoo Wrasse | European Squid | Garfish | Grey Gurnard | John Dory | Lesser Spotted Dogfish | Ling (Common) | Mackerel | Monkfish | Plaice | Pollock | Red Band Fish | Red Gurnard | Spotted Ray | Spurdog | Thornback Ray | Tope | Trigger Fish | Tub Gurnard | Turbot | Whiting
Latest Catches 70 photos uploaded
Latest Fishing Reports and News
Fishing Report by Andy Bridson
Dec 2020 by Andy Bridson
DEC REPORT - LOCKDOWN TWO AND PLYMOUTH WINTER FISHING
Following the first lock down and the subsequent travel restrictions, the great British 'Staycation' did us proud and here at Patricia Rose Charters we were able to welcome many new customers from a wide range of backgrounds. We have introduced lots of families to the joys of fishing both inshore and offshore and our lady anglers have also produced some very memorable fish including 20lb plus Blonde Rays. As is common when the Blonde Rays come onto the banks, you find yourself , as with most of the year, in competition with those commercial boys who will happily take everything for profit leaving nothing for sport. Our anglers respect the fish and frequently return most big females. As a skipper, I am constantly trying to find the exact mark to drop the anchor to avoid commercial nets and deliver results for the anglers. This often means dropping, setting and resetting several times to find the fish. Just before LD2 we managed to find a patch of good fish producing lovely double figure cod. I took the boat out towards the end of LD2 to give the engines a good run and checked the same mark fishing it with a slow pitch 60 gram jig. Despite the depth and the tide I managed to land a 9lb and 11lb Cod as well as a nice Red Couches Bream. The next time I returned post LD2 with a party of paying anglers it was no surprise that the mark was netted probably taking every last decent fish off it. The start of Dec seen me pick up a SWAF SAC booking and despite the time of year we hit every mark with our target fish and more. On one drift we hit 6 different species. What a day hitting Cod, Black Bream, Ling, Coalfish, big chubb Mackerel, Pollock, Whiting, Scad, Cuckoo and Ballan Wrasse, Squid, Poor Cod, Pout, Pilchard. The weather has forced us into the Sound recently but we continue to get out and are looking forward to getting offshore again to see what the commercial boys have left us. Thanks for your support in 2020, tight lines, merry Christmas, stay safe and here's to a better 2021.
Fishing Report by Andy Bridson
1 Oct 2020 by Andy Bridson
Thanks for the support over the Summer months, we have managed some very memorable trips and it is has been our pleasure to host old friends and new and share in your memories of your visit to Britain's Ocean City. Trish and I have worked very hard thru the COVID-19 restrictions to ensure we and our customers have stayed safe and we have still been offer you a level of customer service you have all come to expect aboard the Patricia Rose. Lot's of our new customers have opted for the half day exclusive package and enjoyed being spoilt with individual coaching, free rod hire and the usual refreshments and good banter. In September we tried the Skerries again and the fishing didn't live up to the expectation but it was still nice to watch a huge Bluefin Tuna breaching at the back of the boat over slack water and those that persisted were rewarded with some nice tasty Plaice. The dolphins and tuna have been pretty consistent on most trips and even turned up recently as we anchored up on the banks for our first annual Blonde Ray hunt at the back end of Sep. This was new to many of the anglers on the boat that day and watching their smiles after a 20 minute tussle with these fantastic sporting fish was pleasure enough for us. It demonstrates the fragility of the mark though, that as we arrived in our first chosen area, a commercial netter had lost his net over that mark and this ghost fishing tackle has been reported to Ghost Fishing for their removal. We will try again this next small set of tides and see what scraps we have been left behind for our sporting anglers who might take the odd male fish while choosing to return most after a photo and especially those big females. You gotta love a big female Blonde !
We operate all year around but go slightly into tick over mode after half term and are very much at the mercy of the weather but it won't be long before we are up the river Cod hunting as we have picked up a few on the reefs while they wait for the water temperature to drop before coming up river. Finally a reminder to all that the tides are out for next year already and some of the better tides are already getting snapped up by clubs and whole boat bookings. We will of course continue to support our many individual anglers, but remember to book early to avoid disappointment. Tight Lines friends and fellow fisherman.
Fishing Report by Andy Bridson
Jul 2020 by Andy Bridson
Well, that was certainly entertaining! After squeezing in one job a month for Jan & Feb 'LOCKDOWN' a word that will be the highlight of this year. The story of our lockdown went something like fighting for some parity of govt support while trying to keep the boat in good working order ready for now. Sincere thanks to my very close mates who helped keep the boat running over the lockdown period. We did fish while running the boat, I have not hidden that fact but you cannot leave a 38 foot boat against the wall and expect to turn the key after who knows how long and expect it to work. The picture is Alan with a lovely 16lb Common Ling taken from the side of a wreck we visited on one of our extended engine running periods. As the lockdown eased, we received some light from local govt and started to operate at 50% of our coded maximum, 2 metres socially distanced with a slightly higher prices to be able to sustain our costs. We are now operating at 75% of our maximum for mixed groups so 9 in total and have dropped our prices back down again. Clearly if you come with your large extended family group we can stretch this to 12 as required. Since we have started trading again, we have a lot to catch up but the fishing has been good with a couple of trips to the Skerries producing lots of lovely tasty Plaice as well as a surprise Tope. We've had some great Spurdog and there is a British Record out there for anyone who wishes to claim it. Additionally we've had Turbot, Bass, Pollock, Cod, big Whiting, Blue Sharks and Ling as well as the usual suspects. August's bookings are looking healthy so book early to avoid disappointment and don't forget our club and and multiple day booking discounts, call Andy or Trish for full details. Once again thanks for your support over this difficult period and see you soon.
Fishing Report by Andy Bridson
28 Dec 2019 by Andy Bridson
Well December is always a bit hit and miss with the weather but we have managed a few trips. We've had a couple up the river but the Cod have eluded us so far. Mates have had more success from the shore so maybe time to dust off my Centurys. We were fortunate on 7 Dec to deliver a cracking mixed day for a whole boat booking. Most recently and to finish off the year we ran an individual places reef trip on Sat 28 Dec. We had anglers travelling as far as near Preston, way up North. This dedicated pair were rewarded were some hard fighting Pollock on light gear. Dale G had the best fish of the morning with a near 8lb fish. On the ebb the fish quality dropped off but stayed consistent around the 4-6lb mark mixed with a few clunky Whiting. Enough to keep everyone busy. To book search Patricia Rose Charters on most social media platforms
Fishing Report by Andy Bridson
7 Dec 2019 by Andy Bridson
As well you all know, this time of year you fish the weather not the tides. Yesterday we had a poor tide but a small break in the horrendous weather of late so we were fortunate to welcome another new crew aboard Patricia Rose. The crew travelled down from London for a corporate team building day out and needed 8 rod hires, bait and some instruction. I picked up some good quality rag worm from Sea View Angling and added some squid and mackerel to the mix. I also added crab scart and chunked sandeel to a rubby dubby bag and we avoided the worst of the wind over tide in the morning by putting the anchor down on the river in the hope of a codling or few. While action was constant, the novice crew had mostly Whiting which happily went well into keeping size. Lunchtime came and we went for a change of tactics hitting the species around the famous Plymouth drop-off. They bagged some lovely live baits and other species and then we pushed out into the building sea state to an offshore reef. Big quality white fish were in short supply but they were kept busy until the drive home beckoned and we steamed back in.