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Size Matters Charter Fishing has established some amazing records and continues to push the envelope for UK charter boat fishing!

2019 has once again been one hell of a year for Size Matters fishing from three ports around the UK.

Here is how the year unfolded onboard Size Matters.


The Skate fishing from Scotland was truly outstanding at times, we totaled 641 Skate for a total weight of 80,617lb!!!

We averaged 9 Skate a day with the average weight of 125lb 8oz!!

At times we would have four Skate on at once, trying to get them all to the boat in over 600ft of water was challenging at times but we managed it.

442 Skate were female and 199 were male, we caught 44 over 200lb and 359 over 100lb!!

The biggest Skate was caught by Wirral angler Mick Walsh a cracking fish of 232lb!!

Bert Willams from the Wirral caught the first ever Blue Skate in Scottish waters all 22lb of it, this is an exceptional catch in UK waters.

The most Skate we caught in one day was 37 for a total weight of 2790lb, by Garry Streeter and his lads from South Wales.

The Liverpool A Team consisting of Phil Riley, John Owan, John Mcbride and Paul Hendrick, had the most weight in one day with 20 Skate for a massive total weight of 3590lb!!

The best part about this is all the Skate are out there swimming around to be caught again in the future.

We did manage to get two the wrecks a few times and some of the wrecks held massive shoals of Pollack to 9lb, we will be doing much more wrecking in Scotland in the future.

2020 is fully booked in Scotland but we do have dates available for 2021.


When we arrived in Plymouth around mid-June we did our first trip of the year to Jurassic Park, catching no less than 12 Six Gill Sharks to around 500lb, the biggest we boated measured and released was 410lb and the smallest was 145lb!!!

That was definitely a trip to tell the grandkids about in the future and a trip that we will try to beat in the next few years.

The wreck fishing on the drift was good from June to the start of August, catches of conger and ling kept anglers busy when we were anchored.

The best day of shark fishing totaled 19 Blue Sharks on a 23 hour trip and 11 Blue Sharks on a 12 hour trip.

We managed to pull it out the bag catching three Thresher Sharks to 150lb, pulled the hook on two more and missed one!!

This was the 7th species over 100lb caught onboard Size Matters in UK waters.

2020 is fully booked from Plymouth and we only have a few individual places available in 2021.


We arrived in Liverpool around mid October, we decided to target the offshore wrecks when the weather allowed and fish the Mersey as a back up.

The wrecking was fantastic catching plenty of Pollack to 11lb 8oz, most where 4lb to 7lb.

The Mersey in October to the end of November was full of Rays to 10lb, Whiting to 1lb 8oz and up to 20 Cod per trip to 9lb.

As we went into December most of the Rays and Whiting moved offshore, this increased the Cod catches up to 39 per trip.

We have available dates in 2020 for the Mersey and Wrecking.

Once again we have some very big plans for 2020, so watch this space.

Once again we had some great features in Sea Angler Magazine, so keep your eyes peeled there for our latest adventures and be sure to follow us on our Facebook page.

Sponsorship continues from Shimano UK with a full range of new tackle ready to use on board.

Tight Lines and Screaming Reels!!!


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Size Matters, a familiar sight in south west waters, is available for charter from Plymouth. This fishing vessel originates from Canada and is a regular visitor to the Channel islands and beyond.

Size Matters is one of the biggest charter boats in the country and the only one of its kind operating in UK waters. We are very proud to be sponsored by Okuma, Savage Gear, Imax and Water Wolf. We cater for all levels of experience, from the beginner to the seasoned veteran. Size Matters can hold a maximum of 12 people plus 2 crew members. We welcome individuals, small groups, and full charters.

From March to October Size Matters will operate from Plymouth.

From October to March Size Matters operates from Liverpool.

The Skipper – Kevin McKie

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Kevin is a mad keen angler as well as a fully qualified charter skipper and has been fishing for over 30 years. He has built up a vast knowledge of all types of fishing not just in the UK but from all over the world at an international level.

He knows a thing or two about hooking and landing big fish, he has caught hundreds of sharks to 1700lb, tuna to 800lb and halibut to 290lb. This is thought to be the biggest halibut ever landed by a UK angler and the list just goes on and on.

Kevin started off his boat fishing days back in 1995, he then owed his first boat in 1998 before he could even drive a car. Since then Kevin has moved on to owning and running his own successful charter boat Brigand from Liverpool.

Check Out Some of This Summers Best Catches on-board SIZE MATTERS

Wreck Fishing

Size Matters is a specialist wreck fishing vessel built to get you there fast and comfy

General Fishing

Shark fishing, reef fishing, bass fishing, multiple day charters you name it!

Extended Trips

Multiple day charters to Guernsey for Bass, Brill and Turbot. Really good fishing, really good fun

Summer Season

Size Matters fishes the amazing boat fishing grounds out of Plymouth some of the UK’s best

Winter Season

We move up to fish for cod in the Mersey river, where the weather has little effect

Expert Advice

Kev is always ready to dish out the best tips for bait, tackle and tactics

Tackle Hire

Top quality OKUMA fishing tackle available

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No Worries

Licenced & insured for 60 miles from safe haven. Cruise 14-16 knots. Top speed 20 knots.

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Summer Season

From March to October Size Matters will operate from Plymouth.

Size Matters operates from a secure walk-on walk-off marina berth in the most accessible part of Plymouth’s historic Barbican where long-stay car parking is close by. We sail out under the towering walls of the great Citadel built in the reign of Charles 11, the backdrop for over fifty years of charter angling at its finest level.

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Winter Season

Size Matters will arrive at Liverpool marina on October 20th ready for the winter cod season on the river Mersey.

Charter’s will start on October 22nd and will finish on March 7th. Please be aware we can only fish neap tides in the Mersey so dates are limited to when you can fish. If you want weekend dates you need to book ASAP, there are only a few weekend dates available.

Happy Fishermen & Fisherwomen

Tom Burke July 12, 2016

I went out with Kev from Liverpool and we fished the Mersey. Even though conditions weren’t great Kev made sure we were on fish all the time, moving about if needed and keeping us informed on the best tactics. We had brews and and a curry that I would have been happy ordering from a take away too! Not only was he such a attentive and funny skipper I ended up with the biggest fish of the day so I was well happy.

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