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 (35 yrs)
WHITBY'S ONLY TWIN ENGINED BOAT.
NB. DO NOT MAKE BOOKINGS YOU CANNOT HONOUR. ONLY BOOK DEFINATE PLACES.
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! WINNER OF SPRING 2019 COMP, WINNER TAKING £1050.00 IN CASH! WINNER OF SEPTEMBER 2019 COMP, 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 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.

Next years dates for the competitions here at Whitby below.
The Spring competition dates are April 18th to May 3rd INC. Big cash prizes!!
The Summer competition dates are June 27th to July 19th 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 August 29th to September 13th INC You can book any places as from now. 07733 233352 / 07747 848406 / 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 2019 tide table for Whitby is now available. Please call for details or visit the site.
"We are totally committed in providing an unrivalled 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.

February 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: 03-Dec-2019

Fri 1st Feb More... Excellent tide!

Joe Blackham. Boat.
Sat 2nd Feb More... Excellent tide!

Bryan Naughton. Boat.
Sun 3rd Feb More... Excellent tide!

Gareth Young 2.
Alan Greenwood 2.
Olegs 1.
Rich Todd 2.
Bill B 1.
Gordon Yates 1.
Si England 1.
Mon 4th Feb More... Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Good tide! Tue 5th Feb More... Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Wed 6th Feb More... Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Thu 7th Feb More... Mr Flont. Boat. Fri 8th Feb More... Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Sat 9th Feb More...

Richard Hirst 3.
Terry Rollins 2.
Simon England 1.
Paul Dann 2.
Mick Smith 2.
Sun 10th Feb More... Excellent tide!

Mike Jervis 4.
Dermot Faye 1.
Martin Carrick 4.
Steve Knott 1.
Mon 11th Feb More... Room for 1 angler. Excellent tide!

Graham Keeping 4.
Rich Horobrov 3.
Steve Knott 1.
Bill B 1.
Tue 12th Feb More... Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide! Wed 13th Feb More... Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide! Thu 14th Feb More... Boat available after last minute cancellation. Will sail with just 3 anglers. Fri 15th Feb More... Boat available after last minute cancellation. Will sail with just 3 anglers. Sat 16th Feb More... Excellent tide!!

Rich Clarkson 4.
Terry Rollings 1.
Gordon Yates 1.
Bill B 1.
Russ Naylor 2.
Graham Stansfileld 1.
Sun 17th Feb More... Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Mon 18th Feb More... Tue 19th Feb More... Wed 20th Feb More... Thu 21st Feb More... Fri 22nd Feb More... Room for 6 anglers.

Simon Blenkin 6.
Ron 1.
Sat 23rd Feb More... Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome.
Sun 24th Feb More... Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Mon 25th Feb More... Room for 4 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Very good tide!

John Clarkson 4.
Olegs 1.
Steve Knott 1.
Tue 26th Feb More... Room for 6 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!

John Allinson 3.
Alan Sutcliffe 1.
Wed 27th Feb More... Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide! Thu 28th Feb More... Room for 10 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!

Upcoming Individual Spaces on Shy-Torque III

Mon 09/03/2020 9 Spaces 10 Hours
Room for 9 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Will sail with just 3 anglers. Alan Keys 1.
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Wed 15/04/2020
Room for 9 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!! Nigel Lake 1.
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Sat 18/04/2020 9 Spaces 10 Hours
Spring competition starts. Room for 9 anglers. BIG CASH PRIZES!!! Excellent tide!! Si England 1.
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Sun 19/04/2020 7 Spaces 10 Hours
Spring competition. Room for 7 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Martyn Leck 1. Craig Giddings 2.
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Mon 20/04/2020 9 Spaces 10 Hours
Spring competition. Room for 9 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Martyn Leck 1.
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Sun 26/04/2020 8 Spaces 10 Hours
Spring competition. Room for 8 anglers. BIG CASH PRIZES!!! Individuals very welcome. Very good tide!! Richard Todd 2.
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Thu 30/04/2020 9 Spaces 10 Hours
Spring competition. Room for 9 anglers. BIG CASH PRIZES!!! Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!! Pete Tamms 1.
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Sat 02/05/2020 3 Spaces 10 Hours
Spring competition. BIG CASH PRIZES!! Room for 3 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Martyn Leck 1. Si England 1. Reuben,Griz,Joe 3. Dave Shay 2.
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Sun 03/05/2020 6 Spaces 10 Hours
Spring competition ends. BIG CASH PRIZES!! Room for 6 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Martyn Leck 1. Gary Townend 1. Richard Todd 2.
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Sun 14/06/2020 9 Spaces 10 Hours
Room for 9 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Will sail with just 3 anglers. Darren Bradley 1.
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Sat 27/06/2020 2 Spaces 10 Hours
Summer competition starts. Room for 2 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. BIG CASH PRIZES!!!! Martyn Leck 1. Gary Townend 4. Si England 1. Dave Shay 2.
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Sun 28/06/2020 6 Spaces 10 Hours
Summer competition. Room for 6 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. BIG CASH PRIZES!!!! Martyn Leck 1. Si England 1. Richard Todd 2.
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Thu 16/07/2020 9 Spaces 10 Hours
Summer competition. Room for 9 anglers. BIG CASH PRIZES!!! Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!! Pete Tamms 1.
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Mon 03/08/2020 8 Spaces 10 Hours
Room for 8 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Will sail with just 3 anglers. Alan & Paul Keys 2.
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Sat 29/08/2020 5 Spaces 10 Hours
Autumn Competition starts. Room for 5 anglers. Individuals very welcome. BIG CASH PRIZES!! Rich Todd 2. Dave Shay 3.
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Sun 06/09/2020 8 Spaces 10 Hours
Autumn Competition. Room for 8 anglers. Individuals very welcome. BIG CASH PRIZES!! Rich Todd 2.
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Sat 12/09/2020 4 Spaces 10 Hours
Autumn competition. Room for 4 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!! Martyn Leck 1. Si England 1. Richard Hirst 1. Dave Shay 3.
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Sun 13/09/2020 8 Spaces 10 Hours
Autumn competition ends. Room for 8 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide!! Martyn Leck 1. Pete Fearn 1.
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Thu 08/10/2020 9 Spaces 10 Hours
Room for 9 anglers. Individuals very welcome. Excellent tide. Will sail with just 3 anglers. Pete Tamms 1.
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Reviews

Summary:

5-star 21
4-star 1
3-star 0
2-star 0
1-star 0
  • 5-star Paul Tillen (13/11/2018)

    Had a great day out on the Sky-Torque yesterday, Rich kept us on the fish all day, listening to the radio chatter others weren't so lucky. First time out in Whitby for me and my lad David, but both enjoyed it and will be back soon highly recommended

  • 5-star Simon Blenkin (05/11/2018)

    Brilliant day out with rich the fushing was hard but he managed to put us on the fish he was really helpfully with my two boys it was jorgeys (aged 10) first sea fishing trip and he caught the biggest of the day I would highly recommend using rich for any trips out of Whitby

    Skippers Reponse: Cheers Simon. Really enjoyed the day myself too. I love watching the kids catching fish and their smiling faces. You have a couple of class anglers there mate! See you again soon hopefully.
    Best regards
    Rich

  • 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.

Bait & Tackle

Latest Catches 1,630 photos uploaded

Haydn Geldard.

4 lb 9 oz Cod

11-Nov-2019
Unknown

3 lb Cod

10-Nov-2019
Unknown

3 lb 8 oz Cod

11-Nov-2019
Richard.

9 lb 14 oz Cod

10-Nov-2019
Peter Kisby.

5 lb 2 oz Cod

10-Nov-2019
Unknown

4 lb 3 oz Pollock

10-Nov-2019
Unknown

3 lb 2 oz Cod

10-Nov-2019
Unknown

3 lb 15 oz Pollock

10-Nov-2019
Simon England.

3 lb 2 oz Cod

10-Nov-2019
Gareth.

2 lb 15 oz Cod

24-Oct-2019
Gareth.

1 lb Lobster

24-Oct-2019
Gareth.

4 oz Cod

24-Oct-2019
Harry Munge.

4 lb 2 oz Cod

22-Oct-2019
Chris Russon.

6 lb Cod

22-Oct-2019
Paul Richard Cross.

6 lb 3 oz Cod

22-Oct-2019
Paul Richard Cross.

5 lb 14 oz Cod

22-Oct-2019

Latest Fishing Reports and News

  • 18/11/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    18 Nov 2019 by Rich Ward

    A slow start to the fishing yesterday for the lads. However, after a move out to an offshore wreck, they started picking a few fish up. Nothing big landed but a nice picking at the end of the day. Squid and mackerel baits doing the business again.

    "Possibility" of another window in the weather tomorrow so if you fancy a day out give me a ring on 07733 233 352.

    Cheers
    Rich

  • 11/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    Nov 2019 by Rich Ward

    Sunday just gone was a half decent day for the mixed group we had on board.

    We focused on the ground/reef fishing as the tides had taken a jump overnight. The lads worked hard for their efforts and all managed a few cod/ling each. The water still being a bit cloudy after the recent Northerly , all the fish fell to the squid and mackerel baits.

    We are lifting the boat from the water on December 2nd for some overdue work, a new deck and a few other small jobs. Hoping to have her sorted for the end of January. If you fancy a run with us befor then give me a call.

    Cheers for now.

    Rich

  • 09/11/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    9 Nov 2019 by Rich Ward

    After a fairly stiff Northerly for a day or two nothing too startling yesterday for the lads.

    We fished around the 5, 7 and 9 mile areas. A sprinkling of codling between them with the best fish going just shy of 10lbs for Richard from Knaresborough. Enjoyable day never the less although a tad chilly!!

    All the fish boated were to the baited rigs, mainly falling to the squid.

    Cheers

    Rich
    07733 233 352

  • 03/11/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    3 Nov 2019 by Rich Ward

    A steady day at sea yesterday with a group of lads from Nottingham and a mate from Barnsley.

    A mixture of fish over the day with cod, pollack, gurnard, whiting, mackerel and coaley.

    Simon England with the best bag of fish on the boat.

    Cheers for now

    Rich

  • 24/10/2019 Fishing Report by Rich Ward

    24 Oct 2019 by Rich Ward

    Last day of their 3 days today for Joe, Bernie, Chris, Paul and Gareth from the South East, London area.

    We decided to stay and fish the inshore marks again, anchored and uptiding/ downtiding. A much slower day than yesterday with only around 20 keepers boated and a further 15 or so returned.

    The lads were fishing peeler crab, squid and lug worm again. A few Bull seals were hampering our efforts for the best part of the day and probably hampered the catch rate. A bonus lobster today for Gareth which was returned as it was a female carrying eggs.

    Cheers for now.

    Rich
    07733 233 352