Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire

Some say that Welsh fishing is the best in Britain, and Capt. Mark Thomas will be inclined to agree. Not only is the coastline around Swansea stunning, with its sandy beaches and rocky outcrops, the sea offers a great fishing experience with a variety of species available not far from the shore. When you fish aboard Blue Thunder you can leave the sandy beaches behind you as you head out into the Bristol Channel and up to 20 miles offshore into the Celtic Sea in search of Cod, Whiting and other delicious species.

Blue Thunder is a 33 Cygnus Cyfish, a premium sea fishing vessel that has been operating out of Swansea its entire life. It has a large, safe flat deck area that offers plenty of room for up to 12 anglers to fish at once. The large cockpit provides protection from the elements, while the developed shines and spray deflectors give the boat a very stable and dry ride. Powered by a 400 HP Iveco engine, the boat can reach the fishing grounds with ease, and a range of navigational electronics will ensure you’re in the best position for catching fish.

Capt. Mark Thomas has been fishing since he was a boy and is one of the longest running charter operators in Swansea. He has 28 years experience as a charter captain and has clocked up about 12,000 sea miles over the years. He regularly runs charter trips from the south of Wales, and he and his boat are licensed to fish any area of the UK up to 20 miles offshore. During the winter he usually fishes for Cod and Whiting, while Spurdogs (large Dogfish Shark) are more common in the spring. In the summer a greater variety of fish are available, with Mackerel, Bream and Flatfish all regularly caught by Mark.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private Charter
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $426
    up to 12 persons
    Have the vessel to yourself and fish for Winter Cod and Whiting or Summer Mackerel, Spurdogs, Bream and Flatfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private Charter
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $304
    up to 12 persons
    Have the vessel to yourself and fish for Winter Cod and Whiting or Summer Mackerel, Spurdogs Bream and Flatfish.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Shared Charter
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $43
    per person
    10 persons minimum
    Share a charter to fish for Winter Cod and Whiting or Summer Mackerel, Spurdogs Bream and Flatfish.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cod
Dogfish
Gilt-head (Seabream)
Whiting

Boat Specs

Cygnus cyfish (Deck boat) originally built in 1993. Powered by a 410HP Iveco engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

About the Captain

Mark Thomas
Swansea, United Kingdom
Member since November 2015
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Mark Thomas started fishing as a young boy and never stopped. He's been a charter captain for 28 years and has vast experience fishing all over the UK. He's accumulated about 12,000 sea miles over the years and is one of the longest running skippers in Swansea.
Response time: 12 hours
Response rate: 82%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Half day with Captain Mark
Half day with Captain Mark
Angler Rating
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Ieva M.
Northampton, England
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 9, 2019
Ieva M. recommends Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire
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Alexander H.
San Diego, CA
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   October 22, 2018
A brilliant time catching lots of fish.  Mark was wonderful and very helpful.
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Ihab E. G.
London, ENG
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 18, 2019
Ihab E. G. does not recommend Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire
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