Welcome to Phil White Charters, the place you need to come for a great day out fishing the Thames Estuary from Bradwell on Sea in Essex with one of the most experienced and friendly skippers on the east coast.

Check out our latest video from August 2019 with the guys of ‘From The Waters Edge TV’ where you will find all the action with big smooth hounds on our Video page.


We are moored at Bradwell Marina (CM0 7RB for satnav) in Bradwell on Sea. We have a walk on/off pontoon, access to the Thames Estuary in most states of the tide and if the weather blows up we can get back in to shelter. The Marina has secure car parking (£2 all day) and public toilets 24/7.

We are very lucky here in the Thames Estuary because we have a vast area of sheltered waters, this means that we can usually give our customers a day’s fishing when other boats around the coast are tied up, from October through to April most of our fishing is close inshore, even in the summer when we have to go further we still have shelter from a lot of the sandbanks and can often get a day in depending on wind direction and tides.

Please feel free to browse our website. Information on species, availability, prices etc. is all here. You can email for any enquiries or phone Phil. We hope you enjoy your day afloat and please tell all your friends. if you want t be kept up to date with all the latest fishing news reports, offers and availability, we recommend you subscribe to our Newsletter.


Skipper, Phil White with tope. Charters from Bradwell on Sea, Essex.Let me tell you a bit about myself. I have been a skipper running Charter Angling boats since 1983. For 18 years I was in charge of John Rawle’s boat whilst he worked in the Florida keys for 4 months of the year. Some of you might well have met me then!

I first started sea fishing when I was about 14 on a boat called the Argonaut, skippered by Owen Woolley. I caught my first cod and skate with him and I was hooked! At around 16 years of age I started crewing for John on his boat the Vicky Emma. I took my Boatman’s licence at 18 years of age and have been a skipper ever since. I am now the longest serving charter angling skipper in the Thames Estuary.

I hold an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Commercially endorsed licence, first aid, sea survival and VHF licences so you can be rest assured that you are in safe hands during your days fishing.

So whether you are a novice or an experienced angler, we cater for all. But don’t take my word for it – check out our reviews on