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Charter Boat - Snapper | Published by: Luke Pettis | Skipper of: Snapper

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Luke Pettis

Boat Details

TypeBlyth 33 Catamaran
PowerTwin 8.1L Doosan Turbo Diesels
LicenceMCA 60 Miles

Contact Details

Phone07833 492948


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Snapper Blog   Updated 9th Apr 2018

The Boat

Snapper, a 33 foot Blyth catamaran is a top-notch charter boat. With a beam of 16 feet, she has one of the biggest deck spaces in Weymouth harbor, offering the angler plenty of room to maneuver. Powered by twin 8.1L Doosan turbo diesel engines she is both fast and stable, reducing travelling time enabling you to get fishing quicker!

Following an extensive refit over the winter months, Snapper boasts all of the usual facilities and more. She is equipped with the latest GPS and fish finding equipment, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, a toilet and as much tea and coffee as you can handle.

Our aim aboard Snapper is to put you on the fish. Whilst we cannot guarantee you a British record, you can expect a good laugh, a fantastic day out and a few fish for the table.

Nothing is too much trouble aboard Snapper. If you have no gear it's no problem, there is a large selection available for you to use. We cater to all abilities of anglers, with trips suited to anyone wanting to give fishing a go. There are 8-10 hour inshore and wrecking trips, as well as half day and evening trips – perfect for families or introducing children to the sport. We also run 3-5 day trips to Alderney and the Channel Islands, an ideal lads holiday!

Snapper is not restricted to fishing trips, she is also available to charter for survey, cargo and workboat duties.

Please do not hesitate to contact me by any means should you have any enquiries or questions.



Skippers Blog


About The Skipper

Luke has been fishing the waters around Weymouth and Portland since the tender age of 6, aboard the family boat. Since the age of 14 he crewed for Clem Carter on board the Wild-Frontier, slowly gathering up his tickets and experience to become a skipper himself. When the opportunity arose, he ‘snapped up’ Snapper, an Offshore 32, which he worked for two years before recently purchasing and refitting a Blyth catamaran.

Luke is also an experienced commercial fisherman, having worked the last couple of years onboard a local boat. He has also worked on survey vessels.


WAC specimen hunt

We are off to a flyer in the WAC specimen hunt setting the standard high with a cracking undulate ray for snapper regular Mark Tricker making it the fish to beat at the moment. we also have a second fish to beat with a 16lb 10oz pollack for Mandy.

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the ray to beat

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a cracking February pollack

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with weather like this you've just got to get fishing


Brighton pollack comp

With the Brighton Pollack comp canceled due to predicted gales, a few of the lads decided they wanted to try and fish local for the 3 days. We lost Wednesday due to weather but managed to get out Thursday and opted to stay inshore. With there still being a fair swell running from the previous days wind, we started off fishing at anchor and managed a good few Spur dogs along with the usual congers and rays. In the afternoon we headed for the Shambles bank to have a go for Turbot, sure enough second drift in Barry landed the first one a nice little fish that was put back to fight another day. Day 2 we went offshore in search of some spring Pollack and weren't disappointed with the first wreck we went to being full with prime fish.

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The first Turbot of 2017

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One of many good Spurs boated

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Barry with one of the many cracking spring Pollack landed


first channel island trips of the year

we have now completed our first channels island trips of the year and we are off to a flyer with planty of good sized pollack to the boat on the crossing and flattie fishing to die for.

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James 'the project' smith with his first ever brill and a nice PB to beat next year

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phil bosting the biggest turbot of the day just shy of 9lb

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a big surprise blonde ray while drifting 8 mile south of alderney



Blog image well this was one of the wettest days at sea i've ever been on, but it didn't put the boys off and they still managed a few cracking fish with this monster brill for regular mark tricker being the best of the bunch.

the wrecks are away !!!

with a slightly slow start to the year it was nice to get into a few decent fish. with a 2 day alderney flyer booked in, it only seemed right to have a go and the fishing defiantly didn't disappoint with the second fish landed on the trip being a cracking double figure cod.

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73 year old johns still got it

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francis showing his experience


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After a fight that lasted 15 minutes, theres no wander he asked me to hold it up for him.

4 Hour Trips

With summer season now upon us we offer 3/4 hour fishing trips from monday to friday they are perfect for the beginner that wants to give fishing a go for the first time or the family that wants to get off the beach for a while and see what else weymouth has to offer. With our normal fishing destinations close to the world famous Durdle door and Lulworth cove the trips double up as a scenic tour along the jurassic coast.

Whats included-

rod and reel
end tackle
tea and coffee

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a full string of prime pout

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a very rare shad


4 hour and evening trips

During the summer holidays we run 4 hour/half day trips monday to friday along with evening trips everyday possible costs are £30 ahead with a max of 12 passengers on board we also do 2 hour mackerel trips at £25 ahead prices include bait rod reel and all end tackle.



Blog image the boat is now ready complete with its new larger wheelhouse and bigger more powerful engines giving us more comfort and speed.

april inshore fishing

with a good forecast and small tides we loaded up with bait and headed out and ended with plenty of turbot and a good run of plaice taken all weekend the best fish of the weekend was a brill of 10lb 3oz.