Telephone: 01268 693939
Mobile:      07849 941191



Service on The Carpe Diem

Our service is to you the fisherman, once on board The Carpe Diem we will endeavour to make your trip as pleasant and fruitful as possible.

We try to give the best value for money, our trips are normally around eight to ten hours, thereby optimising the best hours of the day. With tea and coffee included in the price plus a microwave oven on board for your use.



Everyone is welcome aboard the Carpe Diem. Book now before your place has been taken.

Parties and individuals are welcome.


Phone for availability.

Bookings / inquiries.

Telephone: 01268 693939
Mobile:           07849 941191

Bob Laidler

Known locally as The Skipper, Bob has been fishing these waters since he was a boy. Bob knows all of the best marks in the area so if the fish are there Bob will find them.

Bob takes his fishing seriously so you know your in safe hands, he is fully qualified, licensed and insured to charter The Carpe Diem.

Local Amenities

Canvey Island is a small quiet town in South East Essex Where local fishing has been part of the community since it was inhabited by the Dutch in 1587.

For those that like breakfast before sailing we have a number of good cafes a short drive from our departure point(opening times vary).

If staying in the local area longer we recommend The Oyster Fleet Hotel where the staff will make you comfortable, make sure your up for the early morning tide and generally make your stay a pleasant one.

The Carpe Diem

Our boat is a 30ft Versatility, fully licensed and insured to meet with todays health and safety regulations.

The Carpe Diem can take up to 12 passengers, we normally take up to 8 anglers per trip thereby giving plenty of room for fishing.

We leave from Hole Haven Canvey Island and are in the Thames Estuary within 2 minutes.

Rods and tackle are available for hire, bait can be arranged (please give 24hrs notice).

Tea and coffee is available and included in the price (use of microwave oven for warming food)