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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 Perkins Turbo Diesels
LicenceMCA 60 Miles

Skipper Details

SkipperLuke Pettis
Address12 Freesia Close
County Dorset
Post CodeDT3 6SN
Phone07833 492948
About Snapper   'Blog' Last Updated 19th Mar 2017 at 8:32 pm

 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 Perkins-sabre 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.


 New catamaran for 2017

With 2016 drawing to an end we decided to upgrade 'Snapper 1' and quickly found 'Dawn Raider' the now 'Snapper 2', a 33 foot Blyth catamaran. Formerly used as a commercial wreck netter from Polperro, she offers a huge deck space with a beam of 16 feet. She also has a large fish hold under the deck perfect for long multiday trips to the channel islands.

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New boat getting there now

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Deck space

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Even more room

Blog image  Alderney
With alderney season closing in its time to book your trip. the spaces on our individual trips are now very limited and dates for whole boat bookings are running out. please get in touch via email or give us a call

Blog image  snapper is now proud to be apart of weymouth anglings specimen hunt to enter all you need to do is come fishing !!!
entry forms are kept on board. the prize table is huge with massive cash prizes as well as great tackle prizes

 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

 IT'S IN !!!

After a 10 month refit the new 'Snapper' is now on the water, offering the angler one of the biggest deck spaces in the port. With a beam of 16 feet it is possible for all anglers to fish across the stern and with the offset wheelhouse we can now fish everyone down the same side when fishing on the drift.