Dave Lumley is a Hartlepool lad born and bred. For as long as he can remember he has been obsessed by anything to do with the sea.

He has been a charter skipper since 1985 and is highly qualified holding the Royal Yachting Association Yacht master Offshore Commercial certificate.
Although he currently specializes in sea angling charters he has a wide experience of commercial fishing

including trawling for prawns and potting for lobsters and crabs

His interest in finding new wrecks led him to take up scuba diving. So not only does he know the location of all the best fishing spots he has also conducted under water exploration too

Dave is very proud of his boats and likes to keep them in a ship shape condition.

 He is a practical bloke and over the years he has undertaken substantial refits and maintenance projects onboard his vessels culminating in the commissioning of a brand new build in 2007.

 His love of the sea has grown to such an extent that he has now finished his training  to be a small craft surveyor and having passed all his exams is now practicing with his firm Northern Boat surveys Ltd.

 His main concerns on the Famous  and the Trio III are the safety and well being  of the anglers, as well of course putting them on plenty of fish.

Apart from taking fishing trips out we also cater for commercial divers, bird watching, water sampling, sight seeing whale watching and even scattering ashes.

The Skipper and Owner Dave Lumley.