Charter Boat: Mistress

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Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60 Miles Visit PBA for COP information
Hours: 2hr / 3hr / 10hr / 12hr / Multiple Days Trips
Contact: Rich Cope
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(Please tell the skipper that you found this information on CBUK)
Type of Fishing: Inshore & Offshore Wreck (Drifting and Anchoring) & Reef, Winter Uptiding, Shark Fishing, Species Hunts & Evening/ Night Trips
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: Fast Offshore 105
Facilities: Toilet facilities avaialble
Additional Description:

Mistress has been sponsored by Daiwa from the beginning of 2013. Daiwa have kindly given us a selection of their excellent, quality tackle for our anglers to try.

Mistress is a Fast Offshore 105 powered by a large Sabre Turbo Diesel engine. Giving her a top speed of nearly 20 knots. Therefore we can get to all those fishing marks inshore fast or push offshore if we really need to.

Mistress & Skipper Rich are licensed and Insured to carry 12 passengers and 2 crew, allowing us to operate within 60 miles of Whitby, all year round.

There is plenty of space onboard Mistress and ample seating is provided for our anglers’ comfort whilst cruising. There is a large bait & filleting station fitted which will also hold up to 12 fishing rods. Rod rests are also fitted to the rails for our anglers use.

Mistress has been fitted with the absolute very latest navigation equipment. She has a fully integrated Raymarine navigation network system & new for 2015 a Maxsea TZ 3D plotter, Giving pin-point accuracy when locating wrecks or prominent fish holding features on the many reefs we fish here at Whitby.

Trips are generally 10 hours in length,
The shorter 2 & 3 trips will be catered for during the evenings throughout the summer, with us offering specialist light gear trips and will require a minimum of 6 anglers.

Mistress Skipper Rich Cope's Photo
About the Skipper:

I Have been boat angling since I was 7 years old, and I'm keener now than I ever have been! I have over 20 years of local knowledge and experience of the wrecks, reefs and fishing grounds here at Whitby, I am 100% committed to my charters and give 110% effort every time. Im friendly & patient and always at hand to give guidance, assistance and advice.

I take a pride in my boat and the service I provide. All hire tackle is top quality Daiwa multipliers filled with braid line coupled to matching well balanced Daiwa rods.

*** Whitby Charter Skippers Association 2018 Competition Dates ***
Spring Competition - 7th - 22nd April 2018
Summer Festival - 23rd June - 15th July 2018
Late Summer Competition - 15th - 30th September 2018

These events are extremely popular, please book early and get the best tides!!!!

Follow Mistress on Facebook - Mistress Sea Angling Charters &
Twitter @MistressFishing

Contact me by
PHONING 07977 436903 or
E-MAIL for bookings, - All the best, Rich


This Charter has been listed as Suitable for Diving Trips. Contact the Skipper for full details.

Latest Catches

  • 9 lb 12 oz Cod by Unknown 9 lb 12 oz Cod by Unknown
  • 8 lb Cod by Tony Barret from Doncaster 8 lb Cod by Tony Barret from Doncaster
  • 4 lb 8 oz Cod by Niki-lee McCourt - Whitbu 4 lb 8 oz Cod by Niki-lee McCourt - Whitbu
  • 5 lb Cod by Mark dyer 5 lb Cod by Mark dyer
  • 6 lb Pollock by Alex Leadley from Whitby 6 lb Pollock by Alex Leadley from Whitby
  • 9 lb 14 oz Cod by John Harman from Wakefield 9 lb 14 oz Cod by John Harman from Wakefield
  • 18 lb Ling (Common) by paul mason 18 lb Ling (Common) by paul mason
  • 18 lb 8 oz Ling (Common) by Rich - Skipper 18 lb 8 oz Ling (Common) by Rich - Skipper
  • 18 lb 8 oz Ling (Common) by Paul Hodgkinson 18 lb 8 oz Ling (Common) by Paul Hodgkinson
  • 18 lb 8 oz Cod by John Harman 18 lb 8 oz Cod by John Harman
  • 13 lb Ling (Common) by Jonny - Ackworth 13 lb Ling (Common) by Jonny - Ackworth
  • 13 lb 5 oz Ling (Common) by Chris Moyses - oxford 13 lb 5 oz Ling (Common) by Chris Moyses - oxford
  • 12 lb Ling (Common) by Martin Hoole - Ackworth 12 lb Ling (Common) by Martin Hoole - Ackworth
  • 15 lb Ling (Common) by Keith Collins 15 lb Ling (Common) by Keith Collins

Last Minute

  • 14 July 2018
    9 Places. 10 Hours. Call For Price.


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  • 5-star Stu Lambert (08/04/2018)

    Been out with Rich on Mistress before, it was with my 11 year old son and it was his first time, Rich couldn’t help my son enough and he caught fish. Was out with him again today with my son and it was hard going but Rich still managed to get us a bag full of keepers (cod)
    Would recommend to anyone from beginner to professional angler.
    Thanks Rich

  • 5-star Andrew Pisnyy (18/02/2018)

    It was our greatest fishing trip so far! We traveled a long way from London to Whitby with a hope to catch our first cod. We arrived a day before to ensure we're on time, it was definitely worth the effort. What a truly great skipper Rich is! Friendly, helpful and most importantly - a real fishermen. Also, have to mention his assistant too, who was helping during the day, was well experienced, patient and polite. There was no time wasted on a slower marks - Rich was very prompt in relocating the boat and trying to put us on the fish all the time.

    It was even better to see him fishing too . We had a good day and a good catch. I could have caught even more if I was more experienced angler, I had missed about 5 good baits. We had 31 ( 29 codlings + 2 whitings) between 3 of us and I believe I had the biggest one (1.5kg), but all fish was of a good size. The only regret is that the time was going fast and when we arrived to the last mark, where cod start baiting very actively - we had to leave and make our way back just after abut 30 minutes .

    The boat was quite tight for 11 anglers and 2 crew in total. Rich deserves a much better and bigger boat.
    Well done Rich!
    Look forward to fishing with you again.

    Best wishes,

  • 5-star tony barrett (10/01/2018)

    managed to get out today tide did not look good only 5mts but you have to be in it to win it . Only 2 of us plus rich on the boat after a couple of no shows but all credit to rich for taking us out knowing he not going to make any money for the day. We started out close to the harbour fishing over kelp and had a good hour taking small codling putting a lot back just in size , Had a move when tide got going then had a couple of good hours putting about 12 good size fish in my box from 3 to 8lb . Was quiet for a couple of hours at slack water then back on them for last hour don,t know what final count was but we had a great day cheers rich. ps you guys who didn,t get out missed a cracking day.

  • 5-star Francis Brannigan (05/12/2017)

    Sailed with rich for a 6hr trip once again he put us on a good number of decent sized cod...not bad for my first uptiding experience a good day had by all

  • 5-star tony barrett (31/10/2017)

    Got out yesterday only managed 6 hours as weather turned bad but still managed 13 keepers and 10 put back all in size great day out cheers rich another good day at sea be back next week .