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The Ocean Warrior III is a modern spacious twin engined AQUASTAR 38 Sports Fisherman wreck fishing boat for Brighton fishing trips and trips into the English Channel. This boat has been fitted out with the very best in the latest electronic equipment for finding fish. The following systems have been installed:
FURUNO 10inch screen RADAR DAYLIGHT DISPLAY 24 miles
FURUNO FCV292 - COLOUR VIDEO SOUNDER 10inch screen
FUSO COLOUR SOUNDER
2 x 160M 1cM127 SHIP TO SHORE RADIOS
LORRANCE GLOB NAV 2A GPS SYSTEM WITH PLOTTER
GARMIN GPS CHART PLOTTER
RAYSTAR GPS SYSTEMS are fitted with two differentials, to make the boat's position more accurate when wreck fishing.

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Ocean warrior cockpit view Ocean warrior exterior cockpit view
Plenty of power from two engines Ocean Warrior III's engines with twin 250 horsepower commercial Mermaids, with speeds over 22+ knots.
A comfy cabin for your english channel fishing trips wreck fishing days with kitchen facilities  Needed for those long trips into the english channel 
A canopy cover at the back of the wheelhouse keeps the anglers dry while steaming along. The sides 'roll up' when wreck fishing, to give maximum fishing space. Boxes are available to keep fish fresh and a deckwash to gut and clean fish.

This boat is fitted with stainless steel American rod holders. There are also rod holders in the gunnels to save you having to hold on to your rod whilst fishing.

On-board Safety Equipment

Life Raft for 12 people | Life jackets for 12 people | Flares and offshore kit | Fist Aid Kit | Extinguishers and gas alarms | 2 VHF ship to shore radios and a telephone

HISTORY

Dave Elliott has been wreck fishing the English Channel out of Newhaven for over 25 years. My first fishing boat was 'Ocean Warrior', which was a 31ft Mitchell with a single 120hp engine. I then upgraded to 'Ocean Warrior 2', which was an Aquastar 33 with twin engines, this is when I started chartering in the 1990's.

I enjoyed fishing the offshore wrecks off of Newhaven so much I decided to make it a business instead of just for pleasure. I wanted to be able to share my knowledge with anglers about the deep water wrecks and the joy of fishing them.

We now have 'Ocean Warrior 3', which is an Aquastar 38 with twin engines; this gives me the ability to get anglers out to the deep water wrecks in the English Channel off Newhaven, Eastbourne and Brighton areas. This gives us additional speed and comfort while travelling out to the wrecks.

There are thousands of wrecks in the English Channel off the Sussex coast; submarines, planes and also coasters. My favourite wreck is two big ships that collided and sunk together, making one big wreck. The deepest wrecks we fish are at approximately 200ft deep.

There are many ways of fishing on the deep wrecks lying in the English Channel, the most popular being 'gilling'. Anglers enjoy catching Cod and Pollack this way and we drift over the shipwrecks using 'lures and pirks'. Another way is to anchor the boat up tide of the wreckage and fish baits, such as; cuttlefish for Cod and Mackerel flapper baits for Conger, Pollack and Bass.

It depends on the strength of the tide whether you can anchor or not. You really need a small ebb tide for anchoring as you can use less lead to hold the bait on the sea bed. These days a lot of anglers use braided line to cut the tide especially on the deep water wrecks.

Each skipper will have their favourite wrecks in the English Channel they have preferred to fish on over the years, but are always willing to try new ones to catch those big fish! I still enjoy meeting new anglers from beginners to experienced fisherman to take them out deep sea wreck fishing, to share the enjoyment and pleasure of this type of angling.

In 2017, the boat was moved to Brighton marina.


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