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Charter Boat - Duchess II | Published by: Jeff Clarke | Skipper of: Duchess II

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Jeff Clarke

Boat Details

Type33' Aquastar (Fast Fisherman)
PowerFord Sabre
LicenceMCA 60 miles
Persons12 + Crew

Contact Details

Phone01308 425494
Mobile07778 315778

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Duchess II Blog   Updated 15th Jul 2018

Duchess

Duchess has just had her end of season re-fit and has just passed her 5 year survey with the M.C.A and is all set for 2018.She is an Aquastar 33 fast Fisherman powered by a newly fitted in October 2015 a 280 mermaid turbo plus diesel engine, Duchess has a Flush deck with Cool Box to keep your catch fresh Live Bait Tank plus plenty of room for all your tackle boxes .Duchess is licensed for 12 passengers plus 2 crew, the crew will clean and prepare your fish for you to take home. There is plenty of free Tea & Coffee all day plus a microwave to heat your pies up if required. Duchess also has a fully functional W.C facility.We have parking alongside the boat and have parking permits on board just pop on to the boat and see the skipper.

I am Jeff Clarke I am the Owner/Skipper of Duchess II.

I have been running a charter boat for 40+years of off the South West coast. Starting at West Bay then more recently Weymouth about 20 years ago. I have been fishing on angling boats and the shore for 55+ years as keen angler myself I have a wealth of knowledge to share ..At Weymouth we can offer parking alongside the boat plus solid pontoons for boarding passengers safely ,we can also adjust times to suit customers as there are no tidal restrictions. We can offer free transport from west bay if you are staying there on holidays as we are living there at present.

Bookings are now being taken for 2018. Please call 01308 425494 or you can get me on my mobile 07778 315778.We will try to keep our prices for Reef ,Drift and Wreck & Reef and off shore wreck Fishing prices the same as last year but they will be subject to any fuel cost rises, so ring for details

We are available for charters and individuals beginners and accomplished fishing persons are all welcome aboard Duchess. We can offer all inclusive deals for private groups and can customise any trips to suit your needs Stag parties ,corporate days, light cargo work & a gift voucher system . Why not check out my individuals for availability if you like.ALL INCLUSIVE DEALS ARE AVAILABLE PHONE FOR DETAILS 07778315778.During august and september we will have Reef bank trips available including rods bait and tackle for £30 all inclusive (4hrs fishing, target fish Bream Rays Huss and Conger)Plus 1hr Mackerel trips and 2hr Squid trips are available when in season.

 

RECENT CATCHES

Heres a selection from the past weeks catches from all of our trips and is updated weekly to keep you in touch with what is happening out of Weymouth aboard Duchess

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On a 4hr trip Billy Sighn from Bristol caught this cracking 18lb Undulate ray along with Red Gurnard, Conger, Thornback Rays, Black Bream ,Huss,

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Simon Barber with his cracking 40lb Tope caught 9th July caught on Mackerel Flapper and 4/0 Running Ledger

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Caroline with her 11lb Turbot caught on 12th July using 4/0 hook on a runnng ledger baited with a strip of Mackerel


 


 

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Caroline 18lb Turbot caught on 8th June 2018

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Micks with 15lb bass caught in June and returned

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Caroline 16lb Turbot caught on 19th April as seen in this months Sea Angler Magazine


PLAICE SEASON IS HERE!!!!

The plaice are starting to show in numbers caught on 2/0 hooks Beads on a running ledger trace baited with bunched Ragworm tipped Squid and Prawn

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Paul Gale pb Plaice

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Paul Walton 4lb Plaice

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Stuart Price 7lb 4oz

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Roy Holden 7lb

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Caroline 7lb 2oz

BANK FISHING FOR FLATTIES

The flattie season this year is proving to be very productive with a plain running ledger with a 4/0 hook baited with a strip of mackerel to catch the Turbot and Brill.

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Geoff Dyke 9lb 7oz Brill

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Caroline Turbot 17lb 2ozs

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Paul Gale 9lb 5oz Brill

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Dave Pettigrew 15lb Turbot

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Caroline 9lb 8oz Brill

BREAM SEASON HAS STARTED

The bream are the Hardest fighting fish they will give you a run for your money on light tackle as always we will be running our competition if you catch a Bream bigger that Roy Davies 6lb 4oz you win yourself a free trip of your choice,plus we will be hold a few bream competitions this year keep your eyes on the dates in our calender.

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Roy Davies 6lb 4oz

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Dave Pettigrew 5lb 8oz

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Paul Gale 5lb 6oz

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5lb Bream

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leah Harris

OFF SHORE WRECK FISHING

The off shore wreck can be extremely productive with Ling Cod Pollack and Bass being caught please note all Bass have to be return at the moment as there is a Bass Ban .

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26lb Ling

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Dave Pettigrew 17lb 4oz Cod

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18lb Pollack

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20lb cod

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Steve Hope 15lb bass caught 9th june 2018

RAYS ON THE BANKS

Weymouth is bless with many Banks with produce plenty of quality Rays on Big baits on the bottom.

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Geoff Dyke Brace of Undulate Ray

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Dave Walton 18lb Thornback

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Paul Gale 22lb Blonde Ray

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Billy Shign with his 18lb Undulate Ray caught on 7th July

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Tim Walton 29lb Blonde Ray

Hounds ,Spurs Congers and Tope

On the Reefs and Banks around Weymouth we are blessed with Smooth Hound ,Huss ,Spurdogs Congers and in the summer months Tope.

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Dave Seymour 18lb Bullhuss

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Geoff Dyke 16lb Spurdog

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Joe Ransley 22lb Smoothound

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Simon Barber 40lb Tope caught on 8th July

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Geoff Dyke 62lb Conger

COD FISHING

Cod can be found on the Reefs most of the year on Baits .

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20lb Cod

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24lb Cod

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16lb Cod

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15lb Cod

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26lb Cod

BASS FISHING

Unfortunately the Bass have to be Returned at the moment as we are currently on a Bass ban

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GURNARDS ,MULLET,TRIGGERS AND RED BAND FISH

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Red Gurnard

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Tub Gurnard

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Red Mullet

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Trigger fish

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Red Band Fish

SQUID FISHING

Just out side Weymouth Harbour with Squid Jigs you stand a chance of catching a monster.

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