THAMES ESTUARY AND ESSEX CHARTER FISHING BOAT TRIPS DAWN TIDE - QUESTIONS & INFO
Dawn Tide Charters - DAWN TIDE II CHARTERS IS THE ULTIMATE CHARTER FISHING EXPERIENCE
 
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    
 
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ?

PLEASE BRING WARM WATER PROOF CLOTHING AND SUN CREAM AS CONDITIONS ARE NOT THE SAME AS BEING ASHORE. WE SUPPLY TEA AND COFFEE BUT IF YOU REQUIRER MORE FEEL FREE TO BRING AS MUCH  FOOD AND SOFT-DRINK AS YOU LIKE
 
IS THERE A TOILET ONBOARD?

YES WE HAVE A FULLY OPERATIONAL TOILET ONBOARD    

DO YOU HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY LICENCE / INSURANCE AND REQUIREMENTS?

YES THE SKIPPER AND VESSEL ARE FULLY INSURED / LICENSED AND HAS ALL THE NECESSARY LIFE SAVING SAFTEY EQUIPMENT      

DO YOU SUPPLY THE BAIT ?

YES WE SUPPLY THE BAIT FROZEN SQUID, MACKEREL AND HERRING. DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF YEAR OTHER BAITS CAN BE REQUIRED SUCH AS RAG AND LUG WORM OR PEELER AND HERMIT CRABS. THEASE CAN BE SUPPLIED AT EXTRA COST SPEAK TO THE SKIPPER WHEN BOOKING ABOUT WHAT BAIT IS NEEDED THE TIME OF YEAR DEPENDS ON THE BAIT WE USE 
 
CAN YOU SUPPLY RODS AND TACKLE ?

YES £5.00 per person includes rod reel and tackle 
PLEASE LET THE SKIPPER KNOW WHEN YOU BOOK
any damage or loss to the rod and reel will have to be paid for 
 
WHAT TIME DO WE LEAVE AND RETURN ?

WE AIM TO LEAVE THE MARINA ROUGHLY AROUND 0700 AM AND RETURN FOR AROUND 17.00 PM ON ANGLING CHARTERS BUT TIMES CAN BE CHANGED TO SUIT YOU
FOR OTHER TRIPS CALL FOR DETAILS 

 Alcohol and Drugs ?

NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS ARE PERMITTED ONBOARD SAFTEY IS PARAMOUNT!
 SPEAK TO THE SKIPPER ABOUT THIS   

 HOW FAR DO WE HEAD OUT ?

AVERAGE BETWEEN 10 TO 30 MILE IN THE THAMES ESTUARY OR NORTHSEA  (depending on time of year depends on how far we need to go to find the fish)
SEAL AND RIVER TRIPS ARE WITHIN THE RIVER CROUCH/ROACH 
 
WHAT TYPE OF FISH CAN WE CATCH ?

 COD, BASS, TOPE, SPURDOGS, RAYS, HOUNDS, MACKEREL, HERRING, WHITING, DOG FISH, SOLE, DABS, PLAICE, TURBOT AND MANY MORE

CAN WE BRING HOME WHAT WE CATCH ?

YES AS LONG AS THEY ARE OVER THE  MINIMUM SIZE LIMIT THATS FINE 
SOME FISH ARE PROTECTED AND TO BE RETURNED 
 LIMITS TO BE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIME THE SKIPPER WILL INFORM YOU AT THE TIME
OR YOU CAN CHECK WITH THE KENT AND ESSEX FISHERIES LINK BELOW
https://www.kentandessex-ifca.gov.uk/im-interested-in/angling/  
 
WHAT TYPE OF FISHING DO WE DO ?

 MAINLY UPTIDING AND DOWNTIDING MOST OF THE TIME 
BUT WE DO LURE FISH ON THE RIGHT TIDES ALSO
 LIVE BAITING WRECK FISHING AND BOTOM DRIFTING AT TIMES
 
HOW LONG ARE WE OUT FOR ?

 FISHING FROM 9 TO 10 HOURS, LONGER and SHORTER TRIPS CAN BE ARRANGED
OTHER TRIPS CALL FOR DETAILS  
 
DO YOU HAVE COOKING FACILITIES ?

 YES WE HAVE A MICROWAVE AND KETTLE ONBOARD IF NEEDED
 
IS THER PARKING ?

 YES THERE IS FREE PARKING AT THE MARINA  



 

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