Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire

Trawler Road
Swansea, United Kingdom

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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Boat Specs

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

33 ft
12 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species

Gilt-head (Seabream)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain 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
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.