From time to time we get nice letters and emails from happy customers and we have a selection below. Also, check out our reviews at Trip Advisor.
Thank you for a truly brilliant experience. From the first to the last moment, we had a wonderful morning of fishing as a family. Skipper Jake and Cy were really courteous and polite and were wonderfully attentive (I'm not very confident at "dispatching" fish!); their cups of coffee just the ticket and how they interacted with the children was perfect. Our children (8yrs boy & 10 yrs girl) had a wonderful time; life vest kitted and rods in hand, they ventured for their maiden "voyage" on seafaring vessel to catch their tea! We all caught more than 3 fish each and collectively caught enough whopping mackerel for our supper, Grandparents and freezer.
Unbelievably the children HAPPILY gutted (!) their fish (under my supervision obviously) salted, cooked and ate theirs for themselves - YUM! Now that's life enhancing!
Philippa Richardson - August 2015
Just need to let you know that I had a great time fishing. The weather was near to perfect, great choice of fishing ground, absolutely fun fishing (never have I seen my fishing rod bend that often) and great company! I think we all had that "angler's smile!" on our faces!
Top marks for KLFB (Katie Louise Fishing Boat) crew.
Downside: Should have brought a bigger cooler box!
Angelo Bales, August 2015
Both my son and I were really well looked after. Both our fishing trips were fun and informative and only increased our need to go back! My son Louis, had never been sea fishing before and has now got the sea fishing bug! We experienced the 3 and half hour mackerel trip and then two days later a 8 and half hour tope trip. Both were great days but the longer trip surpassed all expectations with the boat landing 3 decent sized tope, one of which was on our rod! A big thank you to those involved as we had a superb time. I have and will continue to recommend you to those interested.
Charlotte Covell, August 2015
All you do as a group adds up to a good time for all on the boat, carry on!
Richard Hammond, August 2015
A great day out with my 2 boys. It was their first time sea fishing and they had the time of their lives. We will do this again, but probably the longer session to get longer fishing time.
The mackerel was a big hit at tea that evening.
Chris Baty-Symes, August 2015
The crew were very helpful and professional and my Dad and I had a great day out. Will hopefully get another trip arranged in the future.
Mark Grimson, July 2015
Fantastic day's fishing. Modern craft & two excellent crew members. Thoroughly recommended.
Howard Brunt, June 2015
Since 2011, I have been on several trips aboard Katie Louise, both summer and winter. I can honestly say they have all been enjoyable. I think this can be attributed to the crew members using their knowledge and experience to make the event a relaxed, enjoyable experience, even when fish are less than cooperative and weather far from ideal. During the past four years the crew has changed a couple of times, but the "spirit" of Katie Louise fishing trip still remains, the goal is to have a nice day at sea, meet some like-minded folk and even catch a fish or two into the bargain, and of course not forgetting some very nice food!
Roger Brown, June 2015
Hi I’d just like to say this weekend I was fortunate to take part in two sea fishing trips on two different boats, the latter being the Katie Louise out of Brancaster so I feel best place to offer my thoughts.
From start to finish I can’t compliment Guy and Robin enough for their dedication and professional manner in which they dealt with the people on board and their care an attention afforded to the Katie Louise, they are indeed employees to saviour, and represent your company at its best.
Through the provision of all the kit needed, bait supplied and even a lunch just to complete the day, the facilities on your trip are far superior than most on the market, who provide nothing except the transport to and from the fishing ground at the same pricing you offer.
I hope to be taking many more trips on the Katie Louise in the years to come and I recommend all interested in sea fishing to at least give you a try, as they won’t be disappointed.
Good luck and best wishes
Andrew Maclaren, 1/6/14 Trip date.
Just wanted to say a very big thank you for taking us out on the mackerel trip today.
My son, Luis, really enjoyed himself as did us adults too. Nothing was too much trouble for the men on the boat (sorry we got Chris' name but not the other guy), their patience and hospitality were second to none and a great asset to your company.
What a great way to spend 3.5 hours and we cannot wait to do it again.
Amanda, Colin & Luis and Paul
Hi Chris & Robin
How can I and our customers thank you for the 2 fantastic days you gave us this year.
At first the weather was kind to us but then you both started to pull rabbits out of the hat for us.
What a result, first fish was 60lbs, a definite record for our trips and one that will take a bit of beating this year and it just got better and better.
Day 1 was good but day 2 was superb when we checked up and went through it, we had ended up with 21 tope on the boat and several losses. We have not got a photo of every one, as it all got so hectic, that after a while the smaller (30lb fish !!!!! ) got forgotten about (not really) well in terms of photo's, as there was another one pushing it out of the tagging area.
You both worked so hard to make the day such a success. For my part I now have lots of happy customers who were really impressed with you both and wished me to pass on their thanks for all your hard work.
As for me many, many, thanks without your enthusiasm and expertise we could not have had the day we had this season, it has been our best trip yet.
Sorry Adam, but you should be proud of them and pleased you picked the right team to run the Katie Louise.
Once again many thanks regards
Hi Adam, this email is just to thank you and your skipper Chris and mate for such a nice trip yesterday. They were very helpful and good company.
Unfortunately we did not catch any sea bass, but were very happy with the mackerel, two we will be eating this evening.
Both me and my pal Alex Stewart hope to have another trip in the future.
All best wishes
Thank you for a fantastic trip today. This was a special day as it was our daughter’s 12th birthday and we all four had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Chris and the young lady (unfortunately we never got her name!) were brilliant hosts and their enthusiasm and knowledge made the fishing extremely successful. The guests mingled well and we all had a great time. All 43 Mackerel we brought home were cleaned and gutted and our neighbours were most grateful for the extra meal this week!
We will be saving up for the 8 hour trip next year to celebrate a joint 16th and 13th birthday!
Gary and Tracy Barnes
Just a quick line to say thanks for a great day on Saturday 02/07 all of my party said how much they enjoyed it and really impressed with boat and facilities. We will be booking again, thanks for making my birthday weekend a great success.
All the best and tight lines.
Nene Rubber and Plastics Sales Ltd
Hi Adam, Second mate Chris and the star of the show Tammy,
Many thanks to you all, for 2 super days in the Wash.
I still cannot believe how lucky we have been with the weather given the forecast (not all my gambles come off) 6 tope day 1 the biggest 44lbs which beats our previous record. 1 skate 10lbs and 2 tope, day 2 and some where in the region of 150 Mackerel overall, not forgetting my small bass, plus other specimens. All of my clients were delighted with the days and are still talking abut them. Chris, Adam will be a hard act to follow but you seemed to be in control, just hope you can cook at the same time..If you can find another Tammy you will be fine.
This is the 7th trip we have had and I feel that they just get better. All of my customers on the trip loved the day, thank you all for making the 2 days such a success for me.
Many many thanks
Good luck with your new plans
Just a quick note to say thanks to Tammy and yourself for a great day out on Friday. Thoroughly enjoyed my first sea fishing trip, even with feeling a bit squiffy for a short while!
The opportunity to see a 46lb Tope at close quarters was great and hope to return again to maybe catch one myself.
Thank you so much for taking my son and myself with my brother. We enjoyed the day very much, also please can you say a big thank you to the young girl who looked after us all with plenty of tea and the fantastic meal (we didn't expect a roast dinner) it was most welcome.
Thanks again for the great trip on Saturday
My eight year old son Tom loved his first days sea fishing which is what your father and son trips are all about - he is hooked! I have attached some photos of the day, the larger whiting topped off with a rain soaked Tom and a rainbow behind him. The others show the fate of the whiting that we caught, and tasty they were too.
I have been sea fishing for nearly fifty years and can say that Katie Louise is the best boat l have been on in Engand, really well laid out, stable as a catamaran would be and powerfull enough to get there and back very quickly. I can see why you are rightly proud of her.
Thanks also to the yound lady who looked after us on the day, l am sorry l didn't get her name, please pass our thanks on too.
Looking forward to fishing with you again
Terry and Tom Booker
The three of us are emailing you to say a HUGE, VERY BIG THANK YOU to both you and Tammy for giving us a wonderful day out fishing. We have checked your website and Carwyn is ecstatic that his picture is currently on your website of his Tope and the other small fish he caught. (I got over my sickness as well ha ha). But generally thank you so very much.
Take Care and hopefully we shall see you again next year!
Emma, John and Carwyn
Hi there Adam, just wanted to send you a message to let you know how much we enjoyed our tope trip yesterday (29.06.10). A fantastic day was had by all in our party, the boat is fantastic and yourself and Tammy could not be more helpful and good company. I can happily say that as a result i will be booking this afternoon for another trip at beginning of september with my brother from Australia and my dad. Then again for a cod trip in november. I would be happy, and keen, to recommend your boat charter to anyone!! I still cant believe that i lost the 'biggest fish' bet in the final 15 seconds (literally) but was worth it to see the biggest Tope of the season so far, 56lb!!
I have attached a couple of photos (sorry dave looks like a spanish farmer!) if your wish to use them or this letter on your web site.
Hope the rest of the season proves to be a record breaker!!
Many thanks again
I just wanted to send our thanks for another great day on your really fab boat! Dad and I really enjoyed it, even without the sun (and fish). My football'n'fish evening went well too with a few more mackerel "caught" at the Fish Shed, the lady there even gutted our small horde.
Dad had a stroke on Xmas eve, fully recovered now, but we have both vowed to spend some proper quality time together and not take things for granted - we both agree that a bit of sea fishing fits the bill perfectly (as he is no expert at sea but on the river bank would lord it over me terribly).
My friends are now really impressed with my "hunter gatherer lifestyle" and are thinking about doing a group booking later this year, of course Dad and I have got all competative - 1 all and all to play for - so you are bound to see us again.
Once again many thanks (and for all the lovely cuppas too)
Maz (and Jake)
Just a quick note to thank Adam and Andy for a great day yesterday. In particular thanks Adam for untaffling the lines to allow me to land the whopper, 55lbs. and thanks to the Andy for netting it and unhooking it. Hope his head is better from the battering it took from fish and the weight!
The day was everything I had hoped.
Will be back again next year with some mates.
Hi Adam, just a quick email to thank you for a cracking days fishing yesterday (31/07/09). The trip was a first in many ways for our team ,the first time Leann had been on a boat (she really enjoyed it and wants to go again!), the first time any of us had caught sea bass worthy of keeping and the first time i'd really relaxed since i don't know when!
The fishing was fast and furious and it is a credit to you and your crew-mate for un-hooking fish so swifty, untangling line and replacing lost weights and keeping tally of our ever-increasing catch.
Your professionalism also showed in your care of your guests. Our party included the young ,the mature and the just plain scared but you handled them all with the utmost care and safety and met all of our needs.
Our tally of fish had reached 100+ when, towards the end of our trip we witnessed your master stroke. Using natures own fish-finders,the birds, you put us on a mark which proved to be the most productive on the day, netting us the majority of our keepers.
Thank you again and well done, see you again soon,
Mark, Linda, Leann, Phil, Izzy and Pete
Just a quick thank you from myself and Jake for a great day. Your hospitality and that of your college was superb. You were both very helpful and informative to Jake especially.
Thanks a lot and we will be back that's for sure.
Cheers Brian & Jake
Just been admiring photos of my 52.5 lb tope caught from your boat last Sunday. Had a great 2 days fishing and will be back next year. Boat and food were first class and would thoroughly recommend great day out to all my friends. I showed photo to shop owner of Hunstanton angling shop and he asked me to send him a copy for his shop wall. once again thanks for a great weekend.
Many thanks for the trips this year.
The weather was kind to us again I don't know how we can be so lucky but this was the best year yet but not just the weather.
The mix of people made the day, but your expertise in getting on top of some fish made the day remarkable, Well Done. Nearly 300lbs of Tope in 2 days
Thanks to Marcus, for all his help during the day, he really did work hard and catered for the needs of all.
All of my customers on the day were impressed and kept saying next year...
Please pass on my thanks to the crew and to yourself also.We could not have asked for better weather, the trip was great and the lunch was good to. It's nice to see that the cabin boy has got the hang of making good tea at last! Shame that we didn't catch any fish but the starfish, crabs, sea urchin and snails gave us a laugh!!
As for that bloody seal taking the only decent fish we saw all day - I am sure that he was taking the p%#! out of us all.
Never mind, never disheartened, I'll be back - It was worth it!
Many thanks again for our day yesterday, I know everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and were quite rightly impressed with the boat, crew and lunch. The fishing was a bit patchy although enjoyable but as i know all too well 'That's Fishing'.
We will certainly be seeing you again throughout the coming year.
Spencer from Hooked Tackle
Thank you for an excellent day and great food!
We will be back.
Philip and Bob Collison
Hi Adam and Chris.
Dropping you a line to let you know we all had a great day on Thursday 27th November. Caught 6 small cod very happy. Service on board was exceptional as ever, drinks all day to keep us warm, and a great diner too. Thanks very much, hope to see you on 6th Dec.
Cheers for the fantastic day yesterday, 27th Nov, Best day I've ever had and the two younger lads with us enjoyed it so much they will be coming back time and time again, The food was perfect as usual and Chris kept the hot drinks coming all day, Can't fault a thing, best boat we've ever been out on.
See you both on 6th Dec
Many thanks for Friday it was far and away the best days fishing I've ever had as it was for the other two (I think the old man was more surprised by the food though!). All agreed that it was well worth the journey and we all appreciate that you probably operated at a loss and are very grateful. Many thanks again and will hopefully be back before Christmas, if not it'll be the new year!
Simon, Andy, Dan
We just wanted to say a big thanks for the great trip last Sunday from Lowestoft. Great boat; quality food and great fishing. Caught some quality cod (up to 8-9lb); plenty of whiting and an LSD.
Its a shame that the other group cancelled on you at short notice but one bonus was your son got to fish!
Everything exceeded our expectations - we will be back and are telling others.
It was a pleasure.
Rob and Neil
To Adam Wright & Chris
13th Sept trip.
THANK YOU both for a very pleasant and enjoyable day and I look forward to meeting you both again either Dec this year or early next out of Lowestoft.
I might not have HOOKED a big fish,but i did catchsome mackerel and a fishing rod. Hope to see you both in the future. In the mean time
I trust you are well.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with you on the 29th. My youngest son Glen was thrilled to have caught a Tope and was even happier when he saw himself on your website. The boat was superb as was your hospitality. Thanks.
Just an email to say thank you for a great day, this was my first ever fishing trip in fact my first time fishing at all and at no point was I disappointed.This was even better than I anticipated, from the first glimpse at Katie Louise all the way to getting back to shore a great day and one not to be forgotten.
A special thanks must go to Chris for making us feel welcome and at ease, Dinner was very nice and much needed after half the day with a catch full of mackerel and 3 Tope to the day a good day was had by all , and I cant wait to see you both again on a day bass fishing around November time.
Thank you once again see you in November and happy fishing.
Just a note to say how my first ever fishing experience couldn't of been much better - I had a great day. Nice group of fellas on board made for good company and I saw a few tope landed as well as pulling up a few mackerel an bass of my own!
All in all a great day and when I'm back in the area, I'll be booking again.
PS I have some excellent photos which I'll send you a link for shortly - feel free to use any on the site if you wish.
Thank you for a great day's fishing the other day. Everyone who came had a fantastic time - it's really good to have found a boat and a captain who are able and committed to go out in all conditions. I look forward to our annual fishing trip throughout the year and it's terrible if it gets cancelled on the day. I love the North sea in all weather (not that I know it when it's really bad) and can't wait to get out there and harvest some of its fruits!
Massive mackerel are good fun to catch. I really enjoyed the Tope tagging side as well - have you really never caught the same fish twice? Either there are loads of them, they have intelligence or they don't survive the experience! I suspect and hope it's the former. Next year we plan to play spoof the night before - to decide on whose turn is next on the Tope - Harvey and my Father won't be playing - they will only get a go if we catch at least eight of them!
I look forward to booking with you again next summer - about the same time - keep me posted with your available dates, when you have them.
I am also very keen to book a Cod day in December out of Lowestoft - about a week and a half before Christmas - let me know about the small tide days so I can book up. I will keep checking your website - I am enjoying the daily reports!
Chris was great at his job too! I would get some pickle/mustard on board to go with the hearty lunch - a roast sounds brilliant on the Cod Day!
Ahoy Capt Adam and 1st Officer Chris
What a great day out, the first time I have ever caught a fish in my life and it was a 26 pound tope followed by a few mackerel for bait, magic. We caught 5 tope on the boat that day (all to different people) plus a good number of mackerel for bait. As someone who has never fished before I can thoroughly recommend Adam, his boat and crew to anyone, especially people new to fishing. Top class boat, powerful, comfortable and most importantly safe, you got the impression that no matter what happened with the weather it could cope, again very important if you are not used to fishing out at sea. Good atmosphere on the boat, very friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble. Adam and Chris were happy to talk and show you through what, and what not to do, then leave you to learn and enjoy at your own pace, always on hand to give you tips or help if you get in a bit of a muddle. Cup of tea at the right times and a super lunch.
Couldn't ask for more. If you have never tried it give it a go I don't think you could be in better hands.
Hope to take another trip soon
Simon Greiner AKA Pugwash