United Kingdom Fishing Charters

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United Kingdom: 10 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Brighton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $317
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Ramsgate
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trips from US $101
Hayling Island
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $634
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
Ramsgate
trips from US $317
Amble
trips from US $32
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(66 reviews)
Ramsgate
trips from US $63
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(7 reviews)
Inverness
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Cornwall
trips from US $32
Lowestoft
trips from US $63
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Plymouth
trips from US $70

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in United Kingdom

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in United Kingdom are: Full list of top fishing charters in United Kingdom

The average price for a private 4 hour United Kingdom fishing trip is US $437, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $447 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in United Kingdom that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in United Kingdom are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in United Kingdom are:

The top 3 types of fishing in United Kingdom are:

Many fishing charters in United Kingdom provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in United Kingdom are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in United Kingdom are:
  • Extended fishing trips – US $4,000
  • 1-hour fishing trips – US $194
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $25
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $346
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $237
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $295
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $361
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $1,000

Fishing in United Kingdom

The United Kingdom comprises of two main islands, four countries, and hundreds of prime fishing spots. Located between the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, each coast offers a different variety of fish. Fishing UK waters has to be on your bucket list, and not just for the variety of species and locales. The rich history and stunning landscapes will capture your imagination, too, just like they have for so many legendary artists and writers.

There are three main types of fishing you can do around the UK: coarse fishing, sea fishing, and game fishing. While game fishing is focused on Salmon and Trout, coarse fishing is focused on other freshwater fish, such as Barbel, Bream, Carp, Chub, Perch, Pike, Roach, Rud Trench, Zander, and almost the entire Carp family. Coarse fishing is popular with anglers in England, whereas in Scotland it’s all about the game fishing. 

Sea fishing trips in the UK occur off the coast of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. You’ll target different species depending on where you are, but top catches include Dogfish, Wrasse, Pollack, Strap Conger, and Thornback Ray. A guide is recommended, as these choppy waters can be hazardous to those who don’t know them well.

Fishing Spots in the UK

Each country that makes up the United Kingdom, and each region in them, specialises in something different. This ranges from the gear and tackle used, the species targeted, and even the preferred techniques. This gives you plenty of options when fishing in the UK to find your niche.

England

England is the best place to go for coarse fishing, which is more popular here than anywhere else in the UK. Head along the River Severn, and you’ll find almost every species of coarse fish available! The river Avon and Trent also offer excellent coarse fishing. You’ll find the native Carp as well as the non-native Barbel and Zander in these waters. After a hard fight, it’s standard to release your catch to fight another day. This makes coarse fishing more challenging, so be ready to adapt your techniques at the drop of a hat. Big Carp fishing holidays are popular in the UK.

On the west coast, you’ll find warmer waters, affected by the Gulf Stream (whereas the east coast is colder due to the North Sea). This makes the waters around the Isle of Man, between England and Ireland, a fantastic fishing spot.

Accomplished anglers visiting England should show off their skills and try match fishing. This sport is popular here – the English team has won more medals than any other nation. The main difference to other tournaments? Catch as many fish as you can in five hours, to be weighed at the end of the time.

Scotland

In Scotland, it’s all about the game fishing. There are great numbers of Atlantic Salmon and Brown Trout to catch between March and October. Fish along the Spey for the best Salmon run in Scotland and perfect the ‘Spey’ cast (a casting technique for targeting game fish made famous here). When you’re done for the day, you can swing by the famous Speyside whiskey distilleries.

The Scottish coastline is bordered by the North Sea, Irish Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean. Where you choose to cast off will have a drastic impact on what you catch. The waters of the Solway Firths will have you hooking Dogfish, Wrasse, Pollack, Strap Conger, and even a Thornback Ray if you’re lucky. Fishing off the islands that make up the Hebrides in the north of Scotland is your best chance of catching a Halibut.

Wales

With over 750 miles of beach to choose from, there are ample opportunities to go sea fishing in Wales. The Bristol Channel is the hot spot for sea fishing there. For almost the whole year, Ray fishing is highly productive. You can also catch Ling, Conger Eel, and Bass a short 20-mile ride out. Head north out into the Irish Sea for record-breaking Bass, as well as Flounder. Top spots to head out from include Bangor, Conway, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, and Rhos.

Northern Ireland

One of the most productive places in Northern Ireland for anglers is the River Erne, the second longest river in Ireland. There are ample opportunities to go coarse fishing, as many of the locals are solely focused on game fishing instead. Ride into the North Atlantic Ocean off the Irish coast to target Shark, Ray, Tope, Skate, Monkfish, and more.

Fishing Tips

  • You won’t be using outriggers or downriggers in England. Methods instead include downtiding, uptiding, and drifting with heavy pirks up to 1 kilogram! These can be baited or not.

  • Try out methods that were first coined in the UK. These include ‘The Sheffield’ (you might know it as the ‘fine and far off style’), Nottingham style, and London style (aka tight lining/pêche à l'anglaise).

Need to Know

Dress for the weather – you’ll want to bring extra layers! The temperature can change quickly, and rain is likely to strike – raincoats should always be packed.

Regulations

All rivers are closed for coarse fishing in England and Wales between March 15 and June 15. Spring is the quietest time for fishing in the UK due to this and the low levels of saltwater fish across the islands.

Anyone over 13 will need a rod licence for fishing in England and Wales. On top of this, when game fishing, you’ll need a permit for targeting Salmon and Trout across the UK. Throughout the UK, each area has different bylaws and regulations for permits needed – these are for each species rather than an area and need to be researched before heading out.

Sea fishing in the UK does not require a licence.

In Scotland, different stretches of river are owned by different people or organisations. These ‘beats’ can have varying prices for permits to fish there too, depending on the stocked level of fish and the season.

Budget

Sea fishing trip prices are marginally more expensive than trips inland. Overall, around the UK, you can expect to pay between £250–£300 for a four-hour trip, and up to £500 for a full day trip.

The United Kingdom might not have Mediterranean weather, but by golly, fishing in UK waters is varied. Grab your tea thermos and sandwiches and come see why!

United Kingdom Fishing Seasons

January

Celebrate the life of Robert Burns with the Burns Supper tradition in Scotland. Cod is biting great this month.

February

In England, the whole family can join in the Coastival Festival. For those itching to get out on the water, Cod and Whiting will still be productive now.

March

There’s nowhere better to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than in Ireland! Remember to plan your fishing trip the day before instead of the morning after.

April

On land, celebrate Shakespeare's birthday (April 26) with a visit to the Globe Theatre or in his hometown. Brown Trout is hot now.

May

In Wales, pop along to the Hay-on-Wye festival for a great day out. By the end of May the waters are heating up, and a lot of fish are becoming active!

 
June

Blue Sharks are arriving around the UK. Expect them to stay until October. On land, don’t miss Glastonbury festival.

July

The music continues with the British Summer Time Hyde Park music festival. All eyes are on the UK for Wimbledon.

 
August

In Scotland, it’s all about the Edinburgh Fringe festival, and in Wales, everyone is talking about The Eisteddfod. This is a great month for fishing all over the UK.

 
September

The finals of the Scottish National Stillwater Championship are usually held in September or October. Do you have what it takes to win big?

October

October is all about the Fish’O’Mania in England, a coarse fishing tournament. October is a great month for Salmon and Flounder.

November

Winter waters are perfect conditions for the British Pike Championship. This is the largest predator competition in Europe.

December

Head up to Scotland for their legendary Hogmanay celebrations. In London, the Winter Wonderland will keep the whole family entertained for hours.

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What anglers said about fishing in United Kingdom

It was our first time, so would recommend going out on the Skerry Belle. It was a great experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was our first time, so would recommend going out on the Skerry Belle. It was a great experience!
Ramsgate Fishing Charters
Ramsgate Fishing Charters Herne Bay, England
Get to the boat on time. Don’t treat the fishing trip like a booze cruise. Respect the captain and his equipment. Take sunscreen, a hat and sea sick tablets if you’re prone to motion sickness. Be realistic about your expectations and enjoy the experience. Catching fish is a bonus!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get to the boat on time. Don’t treat the fishing trip like a booze cruise. Respect the captain and his equipment. Take sunscreen, a hat and sea sick tablets if you’re prone to motion sickness. Be realistic about your expectations and enjoy the experience. Catching fish is a bonus!
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate New Malden, England
Wrap up warm with lots of layers and don't forget the legs need to keep warm as well.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Wrap up warm with lots of layers and don't forget the legs need to keep warm as well.
Bonwey Charters
Bonwey Charters Rochester, England
Definitely go earlier in the season. September is a little late in the season and the fishing seems to be slow.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely go earlier in the season. September is a little late in the season and the fishing seems to be slow.
Fish Loch Ness
Fish Loch Ness Inverness, SCT
Would highly recommed this skipper and deckhand, Made the day a good experience, being helful and knoledgeable. I cannot wait to book up another trip in October.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Would highly recommed this skipper and deckhand, Made the day a good experience, being helful and knoledgeable. I cannot wait to book up another trip in October.
Bonwey Charters
Bonwey Charters Ramsgate, England

How did anglers rate fishing charters in United Kingdom?

Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Had a lovely day fishing with Bob and Alan, had a good variety of fish. Doggies, soft hounds, bass, plaice and mackerel. When things went quiet Bob moved us from spot to spot to give us the best chance. Great day, thanks Bob
David  P.
David P.
Kestrel Warrior Fishing Trips
Kestrel Warrior Fishing Trips
Fishing charter in Brighton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Great afternoon out with Captain Anthony, who was really friendly and helpful. We caught enough fish for dinner for next 2 weeks!
Jo  C.
Jo C. Balham, England
Kestrel Warrior Fishing Trips
Kestrel Warrior Fishing Trips
Fishing charter in Brighton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
We had a relaxing 4 hrs on the sea fishing and enjoying the beautiful weather. The kids had fun watching how the dads are catching the fish.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Ilford, England
Kestrel Warrior Fishing Trips
Kestrel Warrior Fishing Trips
Fishing charter in Brighton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Captain Anthony and Luke are amazing people and the trip was great fun. They know the spots and are extremely welcome and friendly. Fully equipped with great gear and just a smooth, wonderful experience overall. Highly recommend.
Michael  F.
Michael F.
Kestrel Warrior Fishing Trips
Kestrel Warrior Fishing Trips
Fishing charter in Brighton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
My friend and I had a great time even though the fish was not biting as much. We will definitely go again as soon as the weather improves and recommend anyone who enjoys fishing or just tag along
Gelu  M.
Gelu M. Watford, England
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
A great day with a brilliant captain and an amazing crew hand would highly recommend
Mick  R.
Mick R. London, England
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
All 8 of us on this trip had the most wonderful time. We all caught lots of fish each (some in the first 5 mins)! The weather was perfect and so were our host Captain Bob and Alan who made everyone feel comfortable when teaching us how to fish. I’d recommend this trip to everyone and I just can’t wait to do it all over again….🎣
Gemma  S.
Gemma S. Herne Bay, England
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Great day, captain Bob was a great host, the rock cakes were a real winner (thank you Mrs captain Bob) we just are our mackerel for dinner; can't beat fresh fish. Our kids loved the experience, it'll remain a fond memory.
Darren  H.
Darren H. Ramsgate, England
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Had a great time fishing! Captain and Skipper were friendly, helpful and made the day thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you for a wonderful day!
Martin  J.
Martin J. Ashford, England
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
All trip is was amazing ! The crew is really friendly and professional! We do some nice catch . Really we just enjoy the fishing. Bob and Alan just look after us. I strongly recommended ! Thank you the nice day ! We definitely cone back! Regards Viktor
Viktor  N.
Viktor N. Harlow, England
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
We had a great trip with Bob and Alan. It was my son's first trip, and he's already asking when the next one is. We're complete novices, but the guys were great and it wasn't long before we felt quite at home. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning, and we have a lovely Sea Bass for dinner. I'd happily recommend the Duke IV, and thanks again to the Captain for a great trip.
Simon  B.
Simon B. Chelsea, England
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Bob and Al were very helpful and friendly! We had very little experience fishing and they were very accommodating and we ended up going home with some great fish! Many thanks Bob and Al!
Rich  D.  C.
Rich D. C. United Kingdom
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Wicked day out with Bob and his mate Allan both men are a good laugh look formers to booking again
Tommie  T.
Tommie T. Cumbernauld, Scotland
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Amazing day thanks to Bob and Alan. They kept us well baited up and the results showed so many variety of fish and ill be going back some time very soon. Thanks again
Darren  I.
Darren I. Sittingbourne, ENG
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Great trip, we caught loads of fish. I think about 35/40 between 6 of us. Bob and Alan were brilliant, really helpful!
Luke  P.
Luke P. Hernhill, England
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
If you thinking going out for fishing then Bob is the right person to take you out,very professional, on time, ready with everything you need on board. Highly recommended.
Bogdan  O.
Bogdan O. United Kingdom
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Loved our time fishing. Excellent help from the staff, will definitely be coming back.
Alvaro  V.
Alvaro V. Earls Court, ENG
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
We were on holiday from California and had a great time fishing with Captain Bob and first mate Alan on the Duke IV out of Ramsgate. The boat was solid, handled the water well, and Bob found us some decent action. Everyone with a rod in the water caught multiple fish. As a bonus, he also makes a great pot of tea! My wife loves to cook and served the family fresh mackerel for dinner that evening. Highly recommend a fishing trip with Captain Bob Marshall on the Duke IV.
Paul  M.
Paul M. Houston, TX
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Charteboat Hussler at Ramsgate
Fishing charter in Ramsgate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
We were 8, 5 of whom were novices. Great instructions and everyone caught something. Perfect.
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. Deal, England

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