Charter Boat: Shy-Torque III

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Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60 Miles CAT 2. Visit PBA for COP information
Hours: 8hr / 9hr / 10hr / 11hr / 12hr / 24hr / Multiple Days Trips
Contact: Rich Ward
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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.

This 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 2020 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:

Fully qualified commercial yachtmaster. 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. We are always there to assist you throughout the day to try and make your day as enjoyable as possible. Willing to go the extra mile (or 10!!) to find the fish.

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

Latest Catches

  • 3 lb Cod by Dave Sharp. 3 lb Cod by Dave Sharp.
  • 3 lb 8 oz Cod by Rich Ward  (Skipper) 3 lb 8 oz Cod by Rich Ward (Skipper)
  • 6 lb 2 oz Cod by Richard Hirst. 6 lb 2 oz Cod by Richard Hirst.
  • 4 lb 5 oz Cod by Chris. 4 lb 5 oz Cod by Chris.
  • 3 lb 10 oz Cod by Dave Sharp. 3 lb 10 oz Cod by Dave Sharp.
  • 4 lb Cod by Will Kelsey. 4 lb Cod by Will Kelsey.
  • 14 lb 10 oz Ling (Common) by Dave Sharp. 14 lb 10 oz Ling (Common) by Dave Sharp.
  • 4 lb 15 oz Cod by Simon England. 4 lb 15 oz Cod by Simon England.
  • 4 lb 5 oz Cod by Paul. 4 lb 5 oz Cod by Paul.
  • 3 lb 14 oz Cod by Billy Hobson. 3 lb 14 oz Cod by Billy Hobson.
  • 5 lb 5 oz Cod by Rich Todd. 5 lb 5 oz Cod by Rich Todd.
  • 2 lb 8 oz Cod by Pete. 2 lb 8 oz Cod by Pete.
  • 2 lb Smooth-hound (Common) by Rich Askew. 2 lb Smooth-hound (Common) by Rich Askew.

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Reviews

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  • 5-star Peter Bural (27/08/2020)

    Im only begginer (just couple times in the charter boats) , but in one trip i got many advices how to start sea fishing. Rich was always able to help and give some advices. I had nice 10 hours trip and already booked couple more in next months...

    Skippers Reponse: Hi Peter,
    Always enjoy advising my customers with anything to help them improve their fishing skills. Look forward to seeing you again real soon.
    Cheers
    Rich

  • 5-star Grzegorz Lisner (11/08/2020)

    Great day out with Rich, caught a decent ling which was my biggest sea fish ever caught. A lot of help and advice from skipper.

    Skippers Reponse: Hi Grzegorz,
    Thanks for the comments. I always strive to make the day as pleasurable as possible for you guys. Advice and assistance is always there. The weather certainly helped us too!
    Cheers and hope to see you again sometime.
    Best regards
    Rich

  • 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