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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 12th Apr 2017 at 10:01 am

 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.


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5th of April BIG FISH DAY 3 Spaces available MAX 9 on the boat £60pp

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.

 The Spurs are on Firer

Well we have just had 3 days of very small tides so we were able to get out on my favorite mark for these massive Spur dogs and it didn't let us down that's for sure. With 3 fish weighing in over 20lb and a good 50 fish between 15lb to 19lb. Some really amazing sport from such a stunning fish and you get some amazing picture at the end of it. Next available day and could be the last day on them for me this year is the 3rd of May. 8 Spaces £60pp MAX 9 on the boat. All fish pictured are well over 100%

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Rob from Bristol with his new personal best just over 18lb.

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Jack from Southampton was over the moon when he realised how big it really was. weighing on the boat just over 20lb

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Even i found a little bit of time to drop down for one and i ended up getting my personal best whilst i was at it. 19lb 4ozs

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Good mate Rory Eastlake also with his personal best being 18lb 6ozs.

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Save the best till last, Jack on his second day out had another personal best and another one over the 20lb mark weighing 20lb 8ozs. i don't recon you can find Spur dog fishing that good any where in the country not the average size any way.

 Flattie action on the Shambles bank

Some nice Turbot and Brill getting caught of the bank at the moment with some pretty big dustbin lids amongst the little ones as well.

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Enzo showing of one of the little baby flat fish. But some times size just doesnt matter as you can tell by the smile on his face with his first ever Turbot.

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First drift wonder, a really thick 5lb Turbot.

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Nigel from Andover with the fish of the day winning the £20 wager also his new personal best. 14lb 8ozs.

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School teachers down on holiday for a days Turbot fishing with the spiced rum and coke out and he only went and caught his first ever Brill on the last drift of the day. What a way to relax on your school holidays.

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What a pair two 4lb + Brill on the same drift early in the morning.

 Pollock season is under away

We are just starting are season of now and first on the list is the Pollock on the mid channel wrecks and so far it is not disappointing us. Next available date 28th of March a Tuesday. 10 Spaces £75pp.

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Scott Christopher from Southampton with his new personal nest Pollock weighing 14lb.

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Scotts dad Andy with another stunning new season Pollock.

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A nice steady run of plumb fish all day. lovely average size to the fish and all perfect fillet size.

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Sean from andover with another fish around the 10lb mark.

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More personal bests getting beaten. we love the Pollock fishing aboard Meerkat.

 The 2 day big fish competition.

On February the 18th and 19th we held a 2 day competition for the biggest Blonde Ray and Spurdog. The Prize table. 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 The next BIG FISH COMPETITION the 24th and 25th of March. 2 Spaces left for the 24th, FULLY BOOKED on the 25th. if we get enough interested i will open up Thursday the 23rd as a 3rd day.

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Will Smith with the winning Spur Dog after day one, a good one to beat at 18lb 4ozs. Will also won the best other fish with an Undulated Ray just over 16lb.

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Daryl with the best Blonde on Day 1 being another good fish to beat at 21lb.

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A bonus fish for Sara Daniel whilst fishing for the Spurdogs a 14lb 6oz Bull Huss.

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Day 2s best Spur Dog caught by Adam Winkle winning the free trip was this stunning fish at 20lb 4ozs.

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Day 2s best Blonde Ray was caught by Sara winning the other free trip with this 22lb lumb, Sara also won the £10 tackle voucher for the best angler over the 2 days.


Just some of the amazing specimen fish we catch on are big fish days.

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John Chester with his new personal best Blonde Ray weighing in at 24lb caught on a 6/0 hook 100lb mono with a whole squid and a fillet of Mackerel a ray favourite bait down here.

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A bonus Conger eel whilst fishing for the big Blondes, estimated 45/50lb.

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Paul Salmon with a stunning winter Undulated Ray being 16lb 6ozs

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Another 20+ Blonde from the famous Kidney Bank. Now is the time for the big boys over these next few months.

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John Chester with another personal best and a new boat recorded. a 22lb 3ozs Spur Dog.

 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.

 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