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Sophie Lea Fishing Charters

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Coppras Road, Brightlingsea, England
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Brightlingsea Fishing Charter

November morning, overcast, bumpy sea. We are two middle age Ladies who go out on a small yacht... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Liz F
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Days fishing trip

I wouldn't recommend this guy, we had no safety talk upon boarding the vessel. We paid for hire if... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
farrowsd
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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Coppras Road, Brightlingsea, England
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

November morning, overcast, bumpy sea. We are two middle age Ladies who go out on a small yacht often with our rods and never catch a thing ! Decided it would be a good idea to learn how to do it properly. 8am we boarded...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I wouldn't recommend this guy, we had no safety talk upon boarding the vessel. We paid for hire if his equipment and basically it was all old gear, line was bad, rusty hooks, the reels had seen better days with the bail arm on a...More

1  Thank farrowsd
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I personally wouldn't recommend this guy for a great days fishing he was not very helpful and I wish I'd bought a flask because he served tea and coffee twice in dirty cups. He sat in his cab playing games rather than helping the new...More

2  Thank Dylan M
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Wouldn't recommend this guy for a days fishing. Not very helpful and I wish I'd bought a flask. Served tea and coffee twice in Manky cups but noticed that he gave his local customer a nice clean cup. Don't begrudge the local getting a clean...More

6  Thank peter w
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Out today whilst we all were novices Lea was very helpful and made every effort to help us with catching Having been on a few boats it was the first time that anyone has raised health and safety issues prior to leaving. Which is reassuring...More

2  Thank neil s
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

not one of us hd a clue about sea fishing at the start of the day ..i dont think skipper Lee was too impressed at first , but he persisted and and our fishing skills improved ..we didnt catch much execpt sunburn ,but we all...More

1  Thank diggerdan68
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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic day out, I don't go fishing that often and didn't think I was going to catch, the skipper took us out and gave me a few tips a few minutes later I was landing a nice size ray in total I got 7 fish...More

1  Thank Chris T
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

I am a regular on the Sophie the reason being it is a lovely boat to fish from stable fast and lots of room . the skipper Lea is very reliable ,knowledgable and works hard to put you on the fish, he is helpful and...More

1  Thank Kenneth P
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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

What a great day out weather great , fantastic boat and lea the owner a legend thanks for all your help and loads of coffee , and to cap the day we witnessed a record fish caught .

3  Thank Drew H
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

Great Skipper who always does his best to make sure every angler has a good day out. Makes tea/coffee for everyone throughout the day and if you get a good fish photo's it for the web page. I've been a regular with Lee for a...More

2  Thank Andrew P
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Pauline T
9 April 2016|
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Response from Andrew P | Reviewed this property |
Sadly not, never been to the Maldives. I'm not Lee by the way, he's the Skipper of the boat, I'm a fisherman who regularly goes out on his boat. Great boat to go fishing if you're into sea fishing, I'm going on Wednesday... More
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