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

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Ryan Casey

Boat Details

Type11 Metre BW Seacat
Power2 x 200hp Diesels
LicenceMCA 60 Miles

Skipper Details

SkipperRyan Casey
Address36 Goldcroft Avenue
County Dorset
Post CodeDT4 0ET
Mobile07776 182782
About Meerkat   Last Updated 23rd Feb 2017 at 3:43 pm

 Weymouth Deep Sea Fishing Trips

These can easily be arranged by using my Contact Me page.

The Meerkat is an exceptionally stable vessel both at anchor and on the drift,
At 11 metres x 4.5 metres she has plenty of room for all on-board,
Powered by twin 200hp turbo charged diesels she will cruise very comfortably at 15 knots and will achieve 23 knots at sprint speed.

Safe and Stable.
Safety and Stability is the key to a successful days sea fishing, if you feel safe, secure and comfortable you are far more likely to enjoy your days deeps sea fishing, if you are looking for a good day at sea catching some great sea fish then you have come to the right place!

As a fishing platform, she is excellent, she makes very little fuss in the water due to her very fine entry bows and because she makes little fuss she is also a very dry boat even at speed in choppy waters!

The secret to her stability is due to her being a displacement boat instead of an ordinary planning boat, this means she cuts through the waves instead of crashing over them.


IMG_0159.jpgIf you have never been Deep Sea Fishing and want to try your hand, why not give us a call on:- Mobile: 07776 182782
Or, send us an email using our online 'Contact Me' page,
For the novice sea angler embarking on their first deep sea fishing trip there is loads of information and tips on my own  website.

Click this link to go to my website and browse the information on my fishing pages.

 About Ryan

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

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

Whether you are a seasoned angler looking for a 4/5 day channel islands trip, a specimen hunter looking for that new PB or somebody who has never held a rod before and just want a fun day out with friends and family then look no further. I am happy to pass on my knowledge and also learn from you, come and enjoy a day with the future of Weymouth's Charter fleet and feed off my enthusiasm for the job and sport.



  Skippers Blog



24th and 25th of March will be a 2 day big fish competition mainly targeting the Blondes and Spur dogs. £60pp Max 9 people on a boat you can book on both days if you wish or just the 1.

3 spaces available for the 24th, 2 spaces available for the 25th


Biggest Blonde - wins a free big fish Trip
Biggest Spurdog - wins a free big fish Trip
Best Specimen other than a blonde/ spur - Wins a Meerkat Hoodie
Best angler decided by my self - Tackle Voucher

Please share and get this out there.

Come and enjoy catching some big Specimen fish what Weymouth has to offer.


***************************************** 2017 DATES NOW AVAILABLE ****************************************

**************************************** DEEPSEA DIARY UP TO DATE FOR 2017 ******************************

**************************************** 07776182782 FOR MORE INFO ***************************************

************************************************** TRIPS TO GOOD TO MISS ********************************************

12th of March 12 HOUR WRECKING TRIP POLLOCK/ LING £95pp 10 spaces left.

5 Day channel island (Alderney) trip. May the 15th to 19th ( 4 nights) MAX 9 on the boat. £400pp can also sort B&B out but please ask. 4 Spaces available.

3 Day channel island trip (Alderney). June the 20th to 22nd (2 nights) MAX 9 on the boat. £240pp can also sort B&B out but please ask. 2 spaces available.

 First Wreck Trip Of 2017

January the 8th was the first time this year Meerkat has ventured out onto the mid channel wrecks and what a great success. We had a very slow start in the morning on the ebb tide but as soon as we had slack water and the flood tide got going we just couldn't do anything wrong and everyone had some stunning winter Pollock to put in there freezer. NEXT TRIP OUT FOR THE POLLOCK 25th of February.

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Robbie the slow jigging expert showing everyone how to catch Pollock on dead slack water.

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John Chester just couldn't turn down the chance to use the slow jigging method and had great results straight away.

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Jeremy with the best ling of the trip 21lb 3ozs using a baited jig just bouncing it on the bottom.

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Perfect conditioned double figure Pollock using the traditional way with a 12ft 25lb trace line with a bright white sidewinder lurer.

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Myself and johnny both with a half sensible Ling.

 1st trip of the year

This years 1st trip was a big fish day, fishing some amazing marks just south of Portland Bill. You just never know whats going to turn up. Space left for Blondes/ Spurs 4th of February.

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1st drop and FISH ON

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Good start with a 14lb Blonde boated with in 10 minutes.

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Another couple of Blondes boated before we moved onto different grounds for Spurdogs.

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It didnt take to long before we started to get are first signs of some bites and are first couple of Spurdogs.

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The fishing got that good we ended up staying out there until it got that dark we couldn't see without headlights.

 Rocks Of The Year 2016

 Anchoring the Wrecks in October

September, October couple of the best months to get out and anchor Weymouths mid channel. When your out there and all anchored up there is so much you can do just from the same mark, Like big bait fishing for the Congers and Ling or try some smaller baits for Gunrard and Black Bream, you can even chuck a lure down tide for a Pollock or a Cod.

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Howard Cryer straight into a 16lb Ling on a whole Mackerel flapper.

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Conger club chair man Nigel Mcloughlin holding on with a big fish on the line.

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In the mean time Sara was trying hard all day to try wiggle her self some Bream, Sara ended up getting her new personal best at bang on 3lb

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In between making the teas and sorting the fish out i managed to have a quick 10 minutes myself and wiggled this 10lb 5oz Pollock out.

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After a long hard fight Nigel managed to get this cracking eel up to the boat . Nigel was using a 10/0 hook 400lb snood with 3lb of lead to nail it to the ground whilst the tide was at its hardest. When we eventually landed it we was shocked of how big it really was due to its body being like a barrel all the way along so we was all pretty amazed when we found out she was 80lb. The biggest Conger to be boated on Meerkat so far.

 You Cant Beat Weymouth

Just some of the amazing specimen fish caught out of Weymouth this year.

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Dan Spearmen with a Blonde Ray back in March 24lb 3oz just over 100% specimen for the local area.

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Local angler Roger Morgon with his personal best Turbot 14lb 4ozs just over the 100% mark for are area again.

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A rare sighting for us in Weymouth normally. Last year we didn't see any aboard Meerkat but this year we had 4 through are wrecking session, always a pleasant sight.

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Boat record Spurdog back in April for Amazon from Yeovil weighing in at 20lb 200% specimen

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Alice Mansell from Weymouth with her personal best Bull Huss coming in at 12lb 6oz. caught on an evening trip in August.

 The Fladen Ice Rod Challenge

Thank you for everyone who came along and supported this event along side Supanova, I'm pretty sure everyone had a good time and laugh through out the day and especially how silly it looked standing there with only an 18inch rod with 2lb of lead on at points. Just like to say thank you to all my lot for another great laugh on Meerkat. Unfortunately the fishing wasn't at its best so the rods didn't get the best test that we wanted them to get so next year we will be doing it all over again but this time big fish only. Any way the result this year 2016 1st Billy Short 50 points winning the cash prize of £150 ( Meerkat) 2nd Art Powell 47 points ( Meerkat) 3rd Andrew Selby 45 points (Supanova) 4th Simon Page (Supanova) 5th Rob Field (Supanova) 6th Dave lovelock (Meerkat) The best fish landed was aboard Supanova a 12lb Undulated Ray caught by Juggys winning £90 Are best fish was a 10lb 4oz Undulated Ray caught by Scott Sheppard. Can't wait till next year already but once again a big thank you everyone for making this all happen.

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Winner Billy Short with a stunning 3lb Ballan Wrasse only 10 minutes into the fishing.

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Joe Gibson showing off his personal best Bream of 3lb 12ozs caught on a 18inch rod.

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Scott Sheppard with the biggest fish on Meerkat on Undulated Ray weighing 10lb 4ozs.

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Trad Casey ( Dad) Bring in a Raymondo.

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Here is the end result after a good fight on the Ice rod a 6lb Thornback Ray.


Autumns fishing can be the best months of fishing for Weymouth with the summer species still hanging around especially this year with the Bream fishing coming a lot better now also the first signs of winter fish will start to show over these next few months.

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Very regular angler aboard Meerkat and a good mate Scott Sheppard showing off a lovely Portland Bill Bream and modelling the new Meerkat hoodies.

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Another stunning local Bream just half hour from the harbour.

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I was lucky enough to have one of the Minions out the other day and dont ask me how but he manged 2 lovely Lobsters.

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Local angler Mike Hunt coming out and enjoying the sun and few Bream to take home for tea.

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From a little bit of sea sickness to the Bream machine half hour of a little bit of help with bait presentation and Technics then he was the man.

 First Alderney Trip 2016

Looking for a fishing get away in 2017 then look no further, come to Alderney with us. Contact me on 07776182782

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First drift first flat fish for John Austin from Weymouth a nice 3lb 4oz Brill

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John Austin's fishing partner Chris Bale with the second flat fish on the boat. Brill 3lb 8ozs

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Roy Cullen fished long and hard for his first keeper Turbot and he got it on the last drift of the day.

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Turbot King Alberto struggled on the first day but day two and three he was on firer and on the last day he caught his new personal best. 7lb 7ozs.

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Howard Cryer had the best one of the week being a big fat lump at 11lb 3ozs

 Meerkat Vs Flamer Flatty Competition

The Annual Meerkat Vs Flamer Flatty Competition took place on Wednesday the 27th and what a successful day it was for the team of 5 aboard.

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Turbot king John Austin with the first Turbot on the score sheet. 6lb 2ozs

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Dennis Thompson with his first ever Turbot being 5lb 5ozs.

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John with a perfect baby chesil beach plaice. The fish may only be small but it was a good 26points what were needed to keep hold of the lead.

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After the 7 hours has passed of constantly feeling for the small bites and drinking plenty of tea the final results were in. we thought we lost it due to a few fish droppped on the way up but we were lucky enough to pip the lead with an average score of 44 to Flamers score of 38.

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A few days later we were back on the Shambuls with a regualr group of mine when we had this beautiful dustbin lid weighing bang on 16lb being the new boat recored.


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Jon Trevett smashed his Tope Persnal best with this beautiful early fish weighing 31lb.

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Beginner Ricky Hurkett from London caught the new boat recorded Undulated Ray and his first ever with the cracker of 18lb.

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3 Sum of Blonde Rays all on at the same time. far left Robert with his PB 16lb 4ozs, Middle Daryle from Bristol 17lb 9ozs, far right a new angler on Meerkat with his PB 16lb 6ozs. All fish returned after this picture to be caught again.

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Robert Scoine from North Devon with his 155% Specimen Spurdog 15lb 8ozs.

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Supanovas man of the year 2014 Jason Caught his biggest Blonde of the day on his last drop, being the second biggest on the boat. 18lb 3ozs.

 Wrecks Still On Form

The wreck fishing is still good with a nice steady run of Pollock coming in, But the first reports of the Cod are just starting to come in with boats getting a few a trip now, so hopefully it wont be long now. Please feel free to look at my Up to date diary before all the spaces go. Also if you would like to be on my short notice text lift please drop me your name and number by email and ill add you up. Ryan

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My mate Rory Eastlake from Weymouth with one of many double figurer fish this year.

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Simon Mann with his new personal best Pollock just over 16lb. Simon landed this cracking fish on a small 4 inch lure. Good angling mate.

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Andy Land showing of a perfect wreck conditioned fish.

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Regular wreck angler Shane Johnson has been getting among the Pollock this year.

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Pete Huznyi with the best wreck caught fish i have seen so far. a fish of a life time being a 6lb 12oz John Dory.