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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
Pax10+2

Skipper Details

SkipperRyan Casey
Address36 Goldcroft Avenue
TownWeymouth
County Dorset
Post CodeDT4 0ET
Mobile07776 182782
Website
About Meerkat   'Blog' Last Updated 27th Jun 2017 at 10:13 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

 

Blog image  New for 2017/ 2018 Winter.

This winter i will be running my own charter boat for all you anglers who are looking for a little bit cheaper inshore trips from November to the end of February. Main target will be late Bream fishing in November. Whiting, Rays and Conger through December and January. Also specimen Blonde ray trips in January/ February.

But please dont worry Meerkat will still be up and running through the winter so if you fancy a trip out on her give me a shout.

For more information please visit Gypsy deepsea page.

http://www.deepsea.co.uk/?cID=1716


Blog image  EVENING TRIPS 2017

AVAILABLE MOST EVENINGS

The idea of the trips is to give the opportunity to new anglers looking at having ago at the sport or for a family down on holiday wanting to come out and have a lovely evening to show the kids what its like to be by the sea side. 99.9% to catch a fish.

For just £30pp for a 4 hour trip we supply all the gear and bait also hot drinks on the way out and on the way home, so all you need to bring is your self some food and warm cloths. If you have your own gear and bait it is £25pp.

Species you have the chance of catching on one of these lovely evening trips.

Dogfish
Pout
Porcod
Mackerel
Scad
Garfish
Congers
Rays
Tope and many more.

Here is how to find us. in the next couple of days i will be on google maps.

so please go onto google, type in there search bar ( Meerkat/ Gypsy boat fishing for beginners)
and hopefully that will show you are position in Weymouth.

If you have a problem finding us or have any questions please don't be scared to ask us on 07776182782 or ryancasey1(at)hotmail.com




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 SHARK ON

Meerkats first ever shark on the boat.

A day on the wrecks targeting the Congers ended up producing loads of eel up-to 50lb and a very rare surprise for us from Weymouth but is also very welcome. This stunning baby Porbeagle shark weighing in at 38lb.

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Jake Brotherhood also caught his Personal best Conger the drop before he hooked the Porbeagle.

 Experimental big fish day

Steaming back from a wreck one day early April we came across some really rough ground with massive depth changes so we marked that and thought we would try it one day and the 3rd of May was the day and what a result we got from there.

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we was only anchored for 5 Minutes and straight away we had 2 fish on. One of them being this 18lb Tope caught by Aaron which also was his biggest fish he has ever caught.

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Next fish up fell to one of my hire rods was this 14lb pregnant Spurdog.

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One of the Weymouth Angling centre staff came out for the day and was amazed how good big fishing really is.

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Derek Hunt got amongst the action with another double figure Spurdog.

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Brother Mike Hunt had the best fish of the day on slack water with the biggest Tope of the year so far 32lb.

 Flamer IV Vs Meerkat Flat Fish and Supanova Vs Meerkat Pollock Competition results

Well another successful start on Meerkat so far this year with 2 Wins under are belts all ready. First one was the Flat fish competition against Flamer IV where all the flat fish count and have different scores then at the end of the day we add the scores up divided them by how many anglers we have and that gives us are result. We was lucky enough to find a nice patch of fish what gave us 24 Turbot and 2 Brill, unfortunately all the fish were small so they all got chucked back for another day. Second competition was against Supanova but this time for Pollock. This time every angler puts £5 in the pot for the Biggest Pollock caught on either boat also another prize for the angler who catches the Most Pollock.

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Local Angler Jim with the best Turbot of the day with a nice 5lb fish, Jim also was joint first with my other local angler Rob Burgin with 7 fish each.

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The A team with the trophy for the 3rd year in a row.

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We had an amazing stamp of fish all day from start to finish with plenty of double figure fish coming aboard.

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My top angler with the most fish of the day, catching a total of 9 Pollock closely followed by a couple of angler with 8.

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And the winning fish taking home £95 was this perfect conditioned Pollock of 13lb 12ozs. Thank you to everyone who took part and make these trips happen, hope to see you all next year to help defend the title.

 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.

 BIG FISH 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.


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