Telephone: 01268 693939
Mobile:      07849 941191



Wecome to the Carpe Diem

For Bobs sea angling trips, there is very good sport fishing the Thames Estuary and believe it or not the Thames can be one of the best fishing spots along the South East coast of England.

Spring and Summer brings a plentyful supply of Bass, Thornback Ray, Smooth-hound, Dogfish, Mackerel and Eels.

With the Autumn and Winter bringing in an abandance of Cod and Whiting.

The Carpe Diem offers a fully qualified charter skipper along with all local and national licenses and insurance. On board The Carpe Diem your safety is paramount,

Parties and individuals are welcome

Bookings / inquiries. 01268 693939



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 Catch of the Day

Here is one of our anglers taking pride in his catch, he won a £5.00 prize as the first of the day to land a fish weighing in over double figures. On board the Carpe Diem we like to show the fish we catch, why not take a look at our new gallery page. See if you can be a part of it too.