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Charter Boat - Gypsy | Published by: Ryan Casey | Skipper of: Gypsy

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Ryan Casey

Boat Details

Type8.5m Berry boat
Power80hp Ford
Licence20 Miles
Pax10 + 2

Skipper Details

SkipperRyan Casey
Address16 Monmouth Avenue
TownWeymouth
County Dorset
Post CodeDT3 5JR
Phone07776 182782
About Gypsy   'Blog' Last Updated 17th Feb 2018 at 11:43 pm

Blog image After having 3 very successful years skippering Meerkat charters i thought it was time i took a small step and brought my first charter boat Eclipse for me to use over the winter months and in the summer months there will be 2 skippers who have crewed for me over the last 2 years and they are now both ready to get out there to show you anglers what the inshore fishing in Weymouth has to offer on some of the fishing grounds the bigger/ faster boats don't go to very often.

Our aim on Eclipse is to offer cheap fishing trips on some of are famous inshore marks fishing for a bunch of different species like Rays, Conger, Bream, Gurnards etc With Individual spaces only being £40pp Max of 8 £45 with gear supplied or £50 with gear and bait supplied, whole boat bookings being £320 or £380 with all Gear/ bait supplied, it is making boat fishing affordable. All edible fish will be looked after and kept fresh for you so when you get home you have no mess to worry about. Eclipse is the perfected size boat for taking small groups out who are experienced or the first time angler, we also welcome individuals so please just get in touch and we will sort it from there.

Through out the day we will be supplying Hot drinks Tea/ Coffee/ Hot chocolate.

50% deposit is required to book your trip except for full boat bookings then a £100 deposit is required, there are no refunds unless i cancel the trip due to the weather so please think carefully before booking.
Please be aware fishing on a boat can be hazardous therefore no responsibility will be held against your skipper or owner for any injury whilst aboard Gypsy, if you make a payment for a trip you are agreeing to the above.
I am sorry to say but Gypsy is not suitable for the less abled angler also if you have any serious conditions please inform me before booking,
SORRY NO DRUGS just fishing and fun.

Deposits can either be paid by cheque or bank transfer what ever is easiest for you.

If you fancied a trip aboard Eclipse then please contact myself ( Ryan Casey) on 07776182782 or ryancasey1@hotmail.com
Please mention on the email or text which boat you are inquiring about. Meerkat or Eclipse.

Look forward to meeting you
Tight lines Ryan

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Here is a little about my history and how I have come to be the skipper of Meerkat/ Owner of Gypsy

I am a born and bread local lad, I started angling at three years old with my dad down on the piers in Weymouth catching a variety of small species, from these first initial adventures with a rod I very quickly became hooked.

My first trips boat angling were again with my dad on his boat Blue Dart which was based in Weymouth. We used to fish the many reef and bank marks in and round the Weymouth and Portland area.
This began my interest in boats and boating and throughout the years angling and boating developed from an initial hobby to a total passion.

I have been an active member of Weymouth Angling Society from a junior taking part in their monthly shore and boat competitions for many years which has allowed me to hone and develop my skills in all aspects of angling.

I was very fortunate in July 2014 to be selected to represent England youth in the Shore Home Internationals held in Montrose, Scotland where we were honoured to win Team Gold.

Also in September 2014 I was again selected to represent England Youth this time from the boat and this time in the World Championships held in Weymouth. We were once again honoured to claim Bronze in this event behind a very strong Italian and French Teams.

2015 will see me once again represent my country in the World Youth Shore Championships in Holland.

I first got into the world of Charter boat angling in 2011 when I was given the opportunity by Lyle Stantiford, skipper of Supanova in Weymouth to lend a hand and pass on some of my knowledge to his customers at weekends and during school holidays. I very quickly realised that this was my dream job and hopefully one day would become a reality.

I continued with Lyle full time on leaving school in 2013, this was when I really began the learning process of how to be a successful skipper. All the time I was asking questions and noting things down, Marks, Tides, where to be and when etc and also at the same time clocking up my sea time and experience to qualify to sit my yachtmaster offshore practical exam.

In the early part of 2015 I successfully passed my Yachtmaster after 11 hours at sea and a rigorous continued assessment of my ability, seamanship and safety at sea.

I am now the proud skipper of Meerkat and now new owner of Gypsy and I am very excited to further my skills and show all you anglers out there what I am capable of!!!

 

 

Skippers Blog

 

Round 2

Tuesdays forecast was a lot better for us, so we were able to get out a lot further to try for some better ray fishing along with some Whiting and we were not disappointed.

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First decent fish of the day fell to a regular angler from Andover with a 14lb 14oz Spurdog.

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Next up was local angler Jamie with his first every small eyed ray.

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Then along came some Blonde rays as we swung over the ground covering the sandier patches on the rough ground.

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Then a quick move to some different ground looking for the Whiting for tea and we was not disappointed. Jack here with a nice double shot.

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Even i managed to get a few drops in to try catch me some fresh dinner for tea and here i am with a 2lb Whiting to cook for me and the partner.

Break in the weather

Well at last the boats back in the water and ready to go and at long last we got a small break in the weather to be able to get out and have ago. Sunday was the worst day for weather so we wasn't able to get out far but the fishing was still steady for my group of hire rods on there 2nd ever boat trip.

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First decent fish a 12lb Thornback.

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A very surprising fish for where we were fishing a Stunning Brill.

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Another Thornback ray at 7lb

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A good whiting for his 2nd time out fishing

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You just never know what you are going to see when your out there bobbing around.

Always love making them pretty

We always love winter time when we get the boats out to give them all a good clean to sort them out to get them ready for another year of fishing. This year Gypsy it was an exciting one giving her all a fresh coat of paint, Some deck work, new radio equipment fitted and much more and the biggest one a name change from Gypsy to Eclipse . Hopefully over the next couple months of months we will have some exciting new about Eclipse and what we will be able to offer in 2018.

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December Bream/ Rays

Well its not very often we catch many Bream in December but this year has been one of those years where we have been able to along with a nice steady run of Rays and Squid on the way home.

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Nice Lulworth banks Bream for Dave.

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Jon Rollason with the boat record Spotted Ray weighing bang on 5lb.

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Another nice sized Bream not as big as the summer run we get but for December winter Bream fishing its nice to see.

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Katie went back out in the evening and caught her personal best Undulated Ray weighing 15lb 10ozs.


Inshore Ray marks

A day on the winter Rays and some Squid fishing on the way home. its amazing some of the fishing we have so close to the shore.

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First Ray to the boat is a nice specimen Undulated Ray for Peter from Bristol.

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Closely followed by Gordon also from Bristol with a nice 3lb 8oz Spotted Ray.

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Big Squid for Mikes tea.

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Jack from Southampton with his first ever Squid.

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Nice way to finish the Ray session with a 15lb Blonde. 3 different species of Ray in 1 spot, that's what we like to see.

Winter Whiting fishing

The last day of 2016 and what the best way to spend it. Most charter boats don't do much in the winter for so many reasons but Gypsy will be running all winter catching the winter channel Whiting along with Rays/ Congers/ Cod and so much more. With all day trips starting as little as £35pp how can you go wrong. All gear and bait can also be supplied so if you are a completle beginner and fancy starting something new this is the way to go.

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Katie straight away into a big fish.

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First fish to the boat was her 8lb Thornback Ray. A lovely meal if you like Skate wings but we do like seeing them swim away as well but the choice is all yours.

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Perfect example of prime Whiting caught by myself of a 3 hook baited feather rig. On Gypsy we look after you're fish and gut/clean them on the way in for you, so when you get home there is no mess for you to sort out.

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They were coming in thick and fast as the tide started to change.

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And just to top it off she only went and caught the biggest Whiting as well. 3lb 4ozs

Weymouth angling center evening trip

WAC and friends came out on a 4hr evening trip from 6pm till 10pm and had some good specimen fish and a good varitey for an inshore mark only 4 miles out. Some people don't like the idea of are later evening trips because of the little bit of dark we get at the end of the trip but all fishing is done in the light and the journey home will start to get dark but it really is amazing seeing Weymouth light up from out at sea.

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Aaron normally spends a lot of time fishing on Weymouth's piers but came out on the boat for a change and had his first Conger eel.

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WAC memeber Harry is a top Carp angler but he came and gave an evening trip ago and caught this 6lb Bull Huss.

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Number 1 customer American Steve hooks into something good.

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After a 5 minute battle Steve managed to boat this stunning 10lb 4oz Smooth hound.

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And just to top it all off Aaron went a caught this belting Bull Huss of 13b on his last drop.

More half day/ evening trip action

Good mate and part time crew on Meerkat chartered the whole boat for him self and his 5 year old daughter for a 4 hour trip and they wasn't disappointed.

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First on the anchor for some Dogs and maybe a Ray or 2 but today only the dogs turned up.

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Quick 5 miniute move to some rock marks and straight away we had a 5lb Ballan Wrasse. 100% Specimen.

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Molly caught one of the prettiest fish Weymouth has to offer. Cuckoo Wrasse.

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My brother Ethan Casey with another male Cuckoo Wrasse.



Evening trip with the girlfriend

Some times a whole day is to much for some people espically if its your first time going out on a boat fishing or if you've got a family wanting to try something new. Gypsy gives you one of the cheapest and friendliest charter boats in Weymouth, where she is designed for the beginner 4hr trips there isn't any need to look any further.

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A Spotted Ray. One of the many different species of Rays you can catch on a evening trip.

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Katie with a Thornback Ray.

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She's even a top scrubber. Future skipper one day maybe?