Charter Boat Species Hunt 2023

Species League started a new competition in 2020, a Charter Boat Species Hunt this in addition to the Species League UK and Regional match leagues. We are pleased to announce that this will continue in 2023

Catch as many species as you can from one of the Charter Boats on the list below at any time from January to end November 2023 and any species you catch in a Species League match on board any Charter Boat and the WIBAC and Weymouth pairs competitions.

Here are the 50 designated boats for 2023 across 35 ports so most will have a local  boat to call upon

Prizes for angler who catches the most species across the UK in 2023

Gold medals for those who catch 50 species, Silver 40 and Bronze 30

Plus a prize for the angler that fishes from the most charter boats in the year – so make sure you take your waterproof form and card with you and get the skippers to initial your visit and the species you catch

Prize for most unusual Species

Entry is in the shop £25. Complete your purchase using Paypal and your entry into Charter Boat Species Hunt is automatic, your entry pack will be sent to your home address

Also provides membership of Species League for 2023.

You will be sent a laminated card and waterproof recording form like these from last year below, take photos of any specimen fish, unusual or difficult to identify fish.

Come join the fun


  1. Any species caught on designated Charter Boats
  2. Any species caught on other Charter Boats as part of Species League matches, WIBAC and Weymouth Pairs
  3. Any time from 1st January to end of November 2023
  4. Caught on rod and line
  5. Skipper must be on board when fish caught
  6. Waterproof recording forms to be completed by angler of all species caught, with name of charter boat and date caught
  7. Waterproof forms to be initialled by skippers to confirm catch