Essex Sea Fishing – BRIGHTLINGSEA
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ESSEX AND THAMES CHARTER FISHING BOAT TRIPS

General Fishing Trips ….  anchored uptide/downtide – up to 10 or 12 miles offshore. 

 During the winter, general fishing trips produce mainly ….  COD – WHITING

 In the summer months  ….  BASS - TOPE – THORNBACK RAYS - SMOOTHOUNDS      

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Offshore Safaries  ….  anchored / drifting -up to 30 miles offshore

Bass …. Although in this area we are  lucky to catch Bass on the inshore grounds some of the most exciting and spectacular fishing for Bass can be found on the offshore sand banks and wrecks of the Thames Estuary.  We fish both at anchor and drifting with baits and lures – from May to  October – with the lure fishing at its best during June & July – when the water is at its clearest.

Tope …. From June through to August – Tope can be found on the offshore sandbanks of the Thames Estuary.  Fish  up to 35lb are common and fish up to 70lb are caught quite regularly.  Fishing can be fast and furious and even the smaller fish will test your tackle to the limit.  You will require a 25lb class boat rod and multiplier reel. It is law that all Tope have to be returned to the water alive. …. This area holds the record for TOPE at 82.5lbs

OffshoreThere are numerous offshore wrecks, which at times, can hold large shoals of Cod. During my time in commercial fishing I also caught several Congor eels and Ling whilst i was working these wrecks …. So if you fancy something different call me and I will see what can be  arranged at the time of your enquiry.       

             . …Our offshore trips can be up to 30 miles offshore.  These trips are slightly more expensive due to the distances and the extra fuel required - please see Prices page for details. 

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