Boat name: Jean-K Port: Whitby, North Yorkshire
Samantha Jackson’s experiences as a first-time angler prompted her to nominate Whitby skipper Kevin Marsden as our award winner.
“This was my first time fishing, Kevin knew this and kept a close eye on me, as well as the rest of the people on the boat,” said Samantha, from Cantley, South Yorks.
“If anyone’s lines got tangled, he would help straight away. He would tell us exactly when to drop the lines, and if none of us caught anything for a few minutes or so, he would find a better spot if everyone agreed on the move.
“When I caught a cod, I struggled to reel it in. My partner helped me, and Kevin was there with the net. I see Kevin as a great skipper. I would have no hesitation to fish with him again and recommend him to anyone.”
Kevin’s boat, Jean-K, is billed as the best value-for-money sea fishing charter in Whitby, with his website offering a price of £47 a person for a 10-hour trip. Jean-K has plenty of room for 12 anglers, and has a 60-mile Code of Practice certificate.
Contact: Jean K, Kevin Marsden, tel: 01709 z371071 or 07885 09030.