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Charter Boat - Top Cat III | Published by: Ivan Wellington | Skipper of: Top Cat III
Member of: The Professional Boatmans Association

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Ivan Wellington

Boat Details

Type11m Blyth Cat
Power2 x 450 Iveco Turbo Diesels
LicenceMCA 60 miles
Pax12 + Crew

Skipper Details

SkipperIvan Wellington
Address82 Pound Piece
TownPortland
County Dorset
Post CodeDT5 2EY
Phone01305 823443
Mobile07966 133979
About Top Cat III   'Blog' Last Updated 4th Oct 2017 at 8:01 am

 About Me...

I have lived on Portland all of my life,I started my fishing in the early days scampering up and down the rocks on Portland,Little beach and Church Ope cove,(for those that don,t know there are 157 steps to the bottom ).As I got older I was allowed to go to Portland Bill where I used to watch the old Portlanders wind up there boats on the cranes,sometimes if I was lucky they would let me have a go.


Seeing the catches made me want to have a go,I became a very successful shore angler winning many trophies in Weymouth Angling Society and Portland Angling Club.Hopefully I can pass some of my knowledge gained on to my many anglers.I am a life member of the British Conger Club and also the European Federation of Sea Anglers (EFSA)


Eventually I was able to get my own boat on one of the cranes at Portland Bill,a sixteen foot Clinker boat which on a nice day we would go Bassing in the race.Then I got an Alaskan 500 which I eventually moved to Portland harbour and replaced my 18hp Mercury with a 60hp Mariner outboard and used to venture to the many wrecks out to 12 miles and learn my apprenticeship anchoring a wreck properly.


In 1996 I was made redundant from Portland Naval Base and I bought the first Top Cat a Blyth 33,since then I've had another Blyth 33 (Top Cat II) Now I'm on Top Cat III which was launched in 2010 which really is a nice vessel and is 11 metres long with a 4.89 beam giving loads of room and stability.So I have been boating for about 30 years of which I have been chartering for the last 18 years so far.



After scratching through my old photo collection I managed to find these images of Top Cat and Top Cat 2. All three vessels were moulded at the Blyth factory at Canvey Island and Top Cat 2 and Top Cat 3 were transported by road to Weymouth where they were finished off before going into service.

 

 

  Skippers Blog

 

 Recent Catches on Top Cat III

 Posted by: Ivan Wellington

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Graham Smith from Portsmouth with his personal best Turbot weighing 17lbs 3 oz

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Adrian from Southampton with a 21lb Blonde Ray

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John Skelton Brill

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Pete Woods with an Alderney Turbot

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Kevin Sawyer with a Turbot

 Recent Catches Top Cat III
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"Magic" Mark Cosgrove Tope

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Joseph Cosgrove (aged 6) 1lb 3 Bearded Rockling

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Paul Lumbard Pollock

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Noddy Coan Pollock

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Paul May Cod

 TOP CAT III RECENT CATCHES

 Posted by: Ivan Wellington

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Marcel from Belgium with a fine Conger

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John House with a nice Cod

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Pam with her best Ray

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Ash with a fine Blonde Ray caught in the Weymouth International Boat Competition

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Local angler John Hoskins with a personal best Bream

 Spring and Summer catches on Top Cat III

 Posted by: Ivan Wellington

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John Hodder with his first ever Cod

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Noddy Coan with a John Dory

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Shane wrestling a nice Spur Dog

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Edwin with his Tope

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Starting young Edwin & Rhys with a couple of Cod

 Spring and Summer catches on Top Cat III
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Les from Liverpool with a near 5lb Bream caught on a wreck

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Gordon Goldie from Scotland with a personal best Conger weighing a shade over 50lbs

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Keith from Salisbury with a personal best Bass beating his previous by 5lbs

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Julian from Hayling Island with yet another personal best Ray

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Jiggy from Bristol with a boat record Cod weighing a shade over 30lbs

 HERE COME THE BELGIANS
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Rudi from Belgium with a Spur Dog

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Yve from Belgium with an angry Tope

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Jean Marie with an angry Spurdog

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Frankie from Belgium with a fine 60lb Conger

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Anthony from Belgium with yet another Spur Dog

 Spring and Summer catches on Top Cat III
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Daft Phil with the first Bream of the year

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Tony with a squid early or late?

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Paul Roper with a Turbot which was a personal best weighing 16lb 10oz released

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Andy with a nice Plaice

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Rachael showing the boys up again with a personal best Undulate Ray

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Sometimes it just gets too much

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Steve with this PB Turbot

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Willy with his PB Tope

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Aaron with a nice Brill

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Willy again with a PB Bream

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Jim with his Big Old Billy Bass

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Ken Smith with his Prize Winning Turbot

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Jan with a Whopping Big Plaice which is a boat record 7lb 2oz