Discovery Charters: Fishing, Seal and Wildlife Trips

Discovery Charters offers fishing and seal watching wildlife trips leaving from Wallasea Marina in Essex

Our trips offer you the chance to get up really close to nature as we explore the remote and deserted creeks and inlets of the Crouch and Roach estuaries. This area is simply one of the best places to view our fantastic estuary wildlife. Late summer, We have regular sightings of Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Merlin and even Short-eared Owls. Waders seen regularly (in March, April, September and October) Brent Geese, Avocet, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Grey and Golden Plover, Lapwing, Redshank, Greenshank, Knot, Dunlin, and Oystercatcher among others. Wildfowl include: Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Mallard and Shelduck. On some of our trips we have a guide from the local RSPB that will be able to point out the birds for you and also give you a lot of information on our seals.

Fishing Trips
Book us for you Fishing trips: The fishing consists of mainly uptideing or downtiding we fish in 10-15m of water with light lines and normally 8oz breakaway weights. Because the Thames estuary is made up of sand banks and gullies, we get quote a lot of different species, with cod, whiting, thornback rays, dogfish, bass, smoothhounds and tope. We do drift fishing in the summer for mackerel and bass. We cater for individuals ,novices or season anglers and parties.

Contact Details: Steve Barker Skipper of Discovery 07748 653 900. Email:

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