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This has to have been the greatest year a British Charter Boat has seen for a long time

Well if there was ever a year for a charter boat, 2018 was definitely Size Matters year.

We had the biggest fishing article feature in Sea Angler Magazine for over 10 years and managed two front covers!!!

Sponsorship from Shimano UK with a full range of new tackle to be used in 2019.

During 2018 we helped our anglers catch some truly amazing fish in UK waters.

Six Gill Sharks to 512lb ( Unofficial British record),
Blue Fin Tuna to 366lb (Accidental Catch). 
Porbeagle Shark to 300lb. 
Common Skate to 220lb. 
White Skate to 160lb (Unofficial British record), 
Blue Shark to 130lb,
Blue Skate to 40lb (Unofficial British record).

All this in just the space of five months!!!

That’s Six different species of fish in UK waters over 100lb, we also are the only boat in the UK to have ever caught all 3 species of Giant Skate!!!

You may be wondering how the hell we can better this next year, well we sure are going to try. We have now changed our code of practice, we can now stay at sea for up to four days at a time, fully insured. We now have a fully fitted shower with hot fresh water onboard, Satellite phone, all new safety equipment, three different appliances have been fitted for cooking meals, sleeping accommodation for four anglers and two crew. It was costly to do this but we know this is going to be the future of UK charter fishing.

The charters we have planned over the next two years are going to push UK charter fishing to its limit!!! All we need to make these charters happen is good weather and a bit of luck on our side.

Please note we do not target for Blue Fin Tuna and do not offer Blue Fin Tuna fishing charters.

We are still heading up to Scotland in spring 2019 to catch some more beasts. If you are joining us in Plymouth this summer prepare yourselves for some fantastic fishing!

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

Fishing in Norway

Surely every anglers dream destination!? Kev joins Sportquest holidays SportQuest

No Worries

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

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Contact Kev on Size Matters

phone: 07999 628 511

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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