Well respected skipper Richard Cope had previously been running boats part time for the past ten years but last year enjoyed a very successful first year as a full time skipper.
Mistress is a Fast Offshore 105 powered by a large Sabre Turbo Diesel engine. Delivering a top speed of nearly 20 knots, cruising comfortably at around 12 knots, Mistress can get to all those inshore fishing marks fast or push offshore when needed.
Richard explains how it all came about - "I was looking for something a bit extra or special for my Charter operation and thought that maybe working alongside a major tackle company would be just the ticket. With help from Martin at Whitby Sea Angling Supplies we made approaches to Daiwa. After some promising discussions and demonstrating how active I was at reporting and promoting the fishing, my boat and services it was a tense time waiting for the approval."
"Finally I got the go ahead from Daiwa, which was highly satisfying news, knowing all the hard work I have been putting in, was finally beginning to payoff. Thank you for the opportunity you're giving me to use and promote Daiwa."
"Most of my anglers know I love my fishing and I get a big buzz catching and seeing anglers catching fish. Its great seeing people beating their PBs on board, but the icing on the cake has to be juniors doing well, especially if they follow advice then do well as a result, their smiles say it all."