Charter Boat - Duchess II |
Published by: Jeff Clarke | Skipper of:
|Type||33' Aquastar (Fast Fisherman)|
|Licence||MCA 60 miles|
|Pax||12 + Crew|
|Post Code||DT6 4EL|
Duchess has just had her end of season re-fit and has just passed her 5 year survey with the M.C.A.She is an Aquastar 33 fast Fisherman powered by a newly fitted in October 2015 a 280 mermaid turbo plus diesel engine, Duchess has a Flush deck with Cool Box to keep your catch fresh Live Bait Tank plus plenty of room for all your tackle boxes .Duchess is licensed for 12 passengers plus 2 crew, the crew will clean and prepare your fish for you to take home. There is plenty of free Tea & Coffee all day plus a microwave to heat your pies up if required. Duchess also has a fully W.C facility.We have parking alongside the boat and have parking permits on board just pop on to the boat and see the skipper.
I am Jeff Clarke I am the Owner/Skipper of Duchess II.
I have been running a charter boat for 30+years of off the South West coast. Starting at West Bay then more recently Weymouth about 20 years ago. I have been fishing on angling boats and the shore for 55+ years as keen angler myself I have a wealth of knowledge to share .After some 30 years Reluctantly we have decided to pull out of west bay harbour as it is a tidal harbour which restricts our times plus a sand bar that builds in the entrance causing damage to Props etc. and the quality of fishing at Weymouth far out weighs the fishing in Lyme bay .At Weymouth we can offer parking alongside the boat plus solid pontoons for boarding passengers safely ,we can also adjust times to suit customers as there are no tidal restrictions. We can offer free transport from west bay if you are staying there on holidays as we are living there at present.
Bookings are now being taken for 2018. Please call 01308 425494 or you can get me on my mobile 07778 315778.You will all be pleased to know we are keeping our Reef ,Drift and Wreck & Reef and off shore wreck Fishing prices the same as last year so ring for details
We are available for charters and individuals beginners and accomplished fishing persons are all welcome aboard Duchess. We can offer all inclusive deals for private groups Stag parties ,corporate days, light cargo work & a gift voucher system . Why not check out my individuals for availability if you like.ALL INCLUSIVE DEALS ARE AVAILABLE PHONE FOR DETAILS 07778315778.During august and september we will have Reef bank trips available including rods bait and tackle for £30 all inclusive (4hrs fishtarget fish Bream Rays Huss and Conger)
This years Flatties Season is now starting to get under way and lets hope it is a good as 2014 which was one of the best flatties seasons we have had with many Turbot Brill & Plaice being caught of the Shambles Bank ,with Turbot well in double figures being caught using a running ledger with a plain trace & 3/0 hook baited with a strip of Mackerel you can catch the Plaice on 1/0 hooks with beads baited with bunched ragworm tipped with Squid , Here Is a cracking Turbot 12lb caught by Caroline on 9th October 2017
With the time of year as we draw nearer the Summer the Huss Rays Cod Conger and Smoothound upon us with large baits on the bottom on a pennel or a running ledger you could bag yourself a cracking double figure fish .You also at this time of year of catching a cracking Smoothhounds thats great Sport on light tackle we also Have.The year is marching on and the Black Bream are making an appearance .Here is a great example of a 18lb Undulate Ray Caught by Geoff Dyke on the 9th October
BANK FISHING .
With the wind fresh from the East on the way out to the bank for Whiting Cod Huss and Congers it soon settled down and turned into the fair days weather that was fore cast we were not disappointed with the fish feeding the Cod have been great condition off the reefs this year and well in double figures heres a great example of Cracking Whiting of 5lb 2ozs these will now start to show in large numbers.
REEF BANK FISHING
Now is the time Rays Huss Whiting Cod etc on baits on the bottom using 4/0 hooks on a running ledger or pennel rig you may give yourself a suprise here's a cracking cod caught by Jack weighing a whopping 26lb
As the season rolls it is the best time for the Bass on the many Wrecks & Portland Race to start with on live sand eels then on the Shads they are a greatly prized to many an angler and a great eating fish for your table .With prime fish to be caught using a portland rig or flying collar rig & long trace with either your sand eel or shad ,whilst drifting over the ground using a slow retreive and the Bass will attack like a steam train .Until January is the time for the big bass into double figures .Heres a lovely double figure bass caught Off Shore Wrecking as seen in Sea angling News.along with Pollack Black Bream and Plaice.The Bass are now at there best from now untill the end of the year when the water cools of heres a cracking bass caught 1nov 2016 the has are showing now in a abundance.unfortunately we are now on a Bass ban until the 1st of July so all have to be returned and after the 1st July you can keep 1 Bass on the day.
The Pollack are now starting to show on the Wreck off shore as the water cools for the winter you stand a chance of a big one using either shads our jelly Worms tipped with Rag Worm ,like this cracking Pollack of 18lb caught by Paul Salmon this was one of many caught of a similar size all caught on Jelly Worm tipped with rag worm on .The pollack cod and ling are now showing in abundance on the wrecks.
AUTUMN IS COMING
With the weather sret and summer on its way out and autumn is fast approaching it is now time to see the some cooler water fish arriving plus the bait fish hopefully better than last year ,The bream are now starting to head to the south but will still be about for a short while on light gear and small hooks worm and squid as bait you can't get a better fighting fish and also tasty on the plate ,don't forget about our competition mentioned earlier here's Paul Gale with his 5lb 4oz Black Bream .
Summer has arrived and we are still spoilt for fish in Weymouth when the weather allows there are Rays Huss and Cod to be caught, heres a lovely example of a Blonde Ray caught of Weymouth weighing 29lb on a running ledger with a whole Squid tipped with Mackerel as Bait caught by Tim Walton why not come along and see if you could get a fish of a life time !!!
Off Shore Wreck fishing
Now is the time of year the off shore wrecks really start to produce some cracking new season pollack in double figures they are cracking sport to catch with also the possibility of landing yourself a Ling or Cod we headed out wrecking on days weather to good to miss although we were 4 people down we managed Cod Pollack Ling and Bass here is a cracking 26lb Ling
Reef and wreck Fishing.
Th Reef and Banks are fishing well at the moment with many Rays Blonde Undulate spotted Thornbacks etc plus Cod Bream and Tope they give a great fight on light gear. There is plenty to catch on the reef this time of year with Cod being on the menu like this cracking cod caught by we had many Cod and Pollack on the inshore wrecks to the with Cod were mainly around the5-10 lb. Cod Here's a cracking Starry of 22lb caught by Joe Ransley.
SQUID SEASON IS UPON US!!!!!!
The Squid are starting to show up in numbers with the ground just outside the harbour its time for us to start jigging on the way home .here's Geoff Dyke with a cracking Sqiud caught on 14th Oct .come along and have a go!!!!