Whitby Fishing Trips – All You Need To Know About Fishing Trips At Whitby

If you’ve arrived at this page then its likely you are thinking of taking a fishing trip from Whitby, but you’ve been met by a mass of information and are unsure of what to do next. This page is designed to help boat anglers decide which charter boat is going to best meet their needs.

Primarily you must ask yourself how long you want to be at Sea ? A majority of the Whitby Charter Skippers offer 10 or 12 hour fishing trips.

However for those not wanting to be away from dry for too long some of the boats do take 3 and 4 hour charters. The best source of information regarding trip lengths can be found on our Whitby charter boat page – or by asking a direct question in our boat fishing forum.

Another consideration when booking a Whitby Fishing Trip is obviously going to be skipper choice. Again a good source of information on the best charter skippers can be found by asking direct questions in the boat fishing forum, or alternatively you could read our site poll of the Best Whitby Charter Skippers.

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Talk To The Skipper

Once you have found a boat that suites your needs you may wish to speak to the skipper. The contact details for all the Whitby Charter Boats are on our Whitby boat fishing page. Amongst the many things you may wish to discuss are :

  1. You may wish to enquire about the price of a trip.
  2. Are there any places available for the days you wish to fish.
  3. What can expect to catch (Remember there are never any guarantees).
  4. Do you need to send a deposit.
  5. Is tackle provided.
  6. How long you would be out for.
  7. What clothing to bring ie wet weather gear etc.
  8. Will they able to freeze your catch – ie if you are on holiday.
  9. Should you bring any lures or bait and how many or what of each do I need.
  10. What terminal tackle to bring – rigs, hook sizes, lead sizes and types.
  11. What speed does the boat do and how long will we steam out for.
  12. Will the skipper fish himself.
  13. Will the skipper be on hand to help me fish.

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In Summary

The key to a successful fishing trip is to research your skipper, boat, tackle hire/type gear etc. You may wish to view his/her webb site, ask around, phone him up is he helpful ? is he licensed ? enthusiastic? If he can’t answer your questions then may be you should ring around the other skippers.

Hopefully we have provided you with enough information for you to be able to book and take a successful fishing trip from Whitby.

For more information and to ask any questions please visit the Whitby fishing trips topic in our boat fishing forum.

On The Day Of Your Whitby Fishing Trip

Always check in with your skipper on the night before the trip. Check if the trip is still on and if you need to bring any special baits or lures that have been taking fish in the past few days.

On the day of your trip make sure you have packed everything you require, maybe a tick list could be helpful, especially if your memory is like mine – useless. Make sure you know where you are going and what time you need to set off to get to Whitby in good time.

Most anglers aim to be in Whitby for roughly 90 minutes before their trip departs. This will allow for a visit to Arbuts cafe for one of their legendary bacon sandwiches. Then you can also call into Whitby angling supplies to stock up on any bait or tackle you may require.

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Directions To Whitby Charter Pontoon.


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If you use a sat nav then enter YO22 4AS for directions to the charter pontoon. Alternatively use the same postcode on the AA route planner site

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Above : (Left) Whitby Charter Boat Pontoon (Right) The Whitby Charter Boats sailing out of  the harbour.