Charter Boat - Eclipse | Published by: Katie Balem | Skipper of: Eclipse
|Type||8.5m Berry boat|
|Persons||10 + 2|
After having 3 very successful years skippering Meerkat charters i thought it was time i took a small step and brought my first charter boat Eclipse for me to use over the winter months and in the summer months there will be 2 skippers who have crewed for me over the last 2 years and they are now both ready to get out there to show you anglers what the inshore fishing in Weymouth has to offer on some of the fishing grounds the bigger/ faster boats don't go to very often.
Our aim on Eclipse is to offer cheap fishing trips on some of are famous inshore marks fishing for a bunch of different species like Rays, Conger, Bream, Gurnards etc With Individual spaces only being £40pp Max of 8 £45 with gear supplied or £50 with gear and bait supplied, whole boat bookings being £320 or £380 with all Gear/ bait supplied, it is making boat fishing affordable. All edible fish will be looked after and kept fresh for you so when you get home you have no mess to worry about. Eclipse is the perfected size boat for taking small groups out who are experienced or the first time angler, we also welcome individuals so please just get in touch and we will sort it from there.
Through out the day we will be supplying Hot drinks Tea/ Coffee/ Hot chocolate.
50% deposit is required to book your trip except for full boat bookings then a £100 deposit is required, there are no refunds unless i cancel the trip due to the weather so please think carefully before booking.
Please be aware fishing on a boat can be hazardous therefore no responsibility will be held against your skipper or owner for any injury whilst aboard Eclipse, if you make a payment for a trip you are agreeing to the above.
I am sorry to say but Gypsy is not suitable for the less abled angler also if you have any serious conditions please inform me before booking,
SORRY NO DRUGS just fishing and fun.
Deposits can either be paid by cheque or bank transfer what ever is easiest for you.
If you fancied a trip aboard Eclipse or needed more information then please contact myself ( Ryan Casey) on 07776182782 or email@example.com
Please mention on the email or text which boat you are inquiring about. Meerkat or Eclipse.
For more information and the the terms and conditions please look on my website.
Look forward to meeting you
Tight lines Ryan
Katie will be running 4 hour fishing trips starting from the begining of April and going all the way till end of October. Below is some more information about these type of trips.
Fishing on a boat as a first-time angler or an angler who is very new to the sport can be a worrying task for some people, so here on Eclipse we offer 4 hour beginner trips aimed at people who have none to very little experience.
On these trips we supply all the gear/ bait and a hot drink on the way out, so all you have to bring is yourself and a camera to capture all the fun moments with your friends and family. Our aim is to give you an insight into boat fishing, teaching you how to drop down and retrieve your gear, showing you how to detect when a fish is biting your bait (we prepare this for you.)
Please understand most fish we catch get released back after we take some pictures but if we do catch something worth keeping like Mackerel or Gurnards we can clean it for you so its ready for the BBQ when you get home, but only if you wish.
The total cost for these trips is £30pp with the above included, there is also no extra charge for lost gear. Well behaved child over the age of 8 are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Please note a 100% deposit is required when booking a trip in advance either by bank transfer or cheque. If you are down on hoilday We can arrange deposits when booking, please also read the terms and conditions page.
If there are any other questions you wish to ask please feel free to get in touch.
For more information please contact Ryan on 07776182782 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay your 'Eclipse' booking here by using your PayPal account or your Credit/Debit Card
|Individuals Half Day Trip|
Full Payment £30 each
|Individuals Full Day Trip|
Full Payment £40 each
|Whole Boat Deposit|
£120 per day
Meet The Team
Myself (Ryan Casey) The owner of Eclipse and skipper of Meerkat. For most of the year i run the charter boat Meerkat but through the winter months i run Eclipse for some of my regular anglers and of course any new faces. The reason i brought Eclipse was my Partner Katie a very keen young female angler wanted to show Families, youngsters , Females what fishing was all about and why she enjoys the sport so much Also one of my crew ( Jack) of 3 years from Meerkat is ready to make his first step in running the boat for me on whole day trips and is ready to show you anglers what Weymouth has to offer Inshore.
Easter Holiday Fun
Well that's the end of the first school holiday and what a great one it has been the weather hasn't been on are side either the fishing but weve still managed to get out and land some decent fish. Just like to thank everyone who came with us and we look forward to meeting you again soon.
If your looking for something to do when down in Dorset on holiday then look know further. We offer 1hr cruises in Portland and Weymouth bay or 1hr Mackerel fishing or we can do 2,3,4 hour trips or what ever suits you best just ask. Come get on a trip with Weymouth only female charter skipper.
Well with kids on holiday on there Easter half term break it only means one thing, its fishing time. With Sundays forecast looking perfect it would be rude not to get out there and have ago. Katie was the skipper on the day with two 4hour fishing trips. The fishing was better on the first trip than the second but fishing in general was hard over all even with some of Weymouths big charter boats coming inshore looking for some fish, but even with the fishing hard it still doesn't mean we don't have a good laugh when out there and we always see fish get caught no matter how hard it is.
Closely followed by a couple of Dogfish what everyone loves to see and to be able to feel there sandpaper like skin .
Another Ray hooked an hour into the first trip but unfortunately managed to slip the hook, there is not a worst feeling like this when the fishing is hard especially for the skipper.
Out on the second trip and again straight into a strap conger for 17 year old Adam from Southampton.
Well this time of year we get to start doing some 4 hour beginner trips even more so because the kids have broken up for Easter. We had are first one of the year last Sunday and what a great success as the water is still so cold from the long winter we've had. Cant wait for the sunshine and like evenings so we can get out and have another go.
Next up a Farther and Daughter out enjoying the calm weather. Dogfish is a very common fish for us in Weymouth but if your a first time angler or a youngster these fish are more than welcome to keep you busy and to see how its done.
When your out there you just never know when a fish of lifetime might just come along and this time it jumped on Claire's rod and after a long battle this cracking thorn back of 16lb 14ozs was brought to the surface.
Tuesdays forecast was a lot better for us, so we were able to get out a lot further to try for some better ray fishing along with some Whiting and we were not disappointed.
Then along came some Blonde rays as we swung over the ground covering the sandier patches on the rough ground.
Then a quick move to some different ground looking for the Whiting for tea and we was not disappointed. Jack here with a nice double shot.
Well at last the boats back in the water and ready to go and at long last we got a small break in the weather to be able to get out and have ago. Sunday was the worst day for weather so we wasn't able to get out far but the fishing was still steady for my group of hire rods on there 2nd ever boat trip.
We always love winter time when we get the boats out to give them all a good clean to sort them out to get them ready for another year of fishing. This year Gypsy it was an exciting one giving her all a fresh coat of paint, Some deck work, new radio equipment fitted and much more and the biggest one a name change from Gypsy to Eclipse . Hopefully over the next couple months of months we will have some exciting new about Eclipse and what we will be able to offer in 2018.
December Bream/ Rays
Well its not very often we catch many Bream in December but this year has been one of those years where we have been able to along with a nice steady run of Rays and Squid on the way home.
Another nice sized Bream not as big as the summer run we get but for December winter Bream fishing its nice to see.
A day on the winter Rays and some Squid fishing on the way home. its amazing some of the fishing we have so close to the shore.
The last day of 2016 and what the best way to spend it. Most charter boats don't do much in the winter for so many reasons but Gypsy will be running all winter catching the winter channel Whiting along with Rays/ Congers/ Cod and so much more. With all day trips starting as little as £35pp how can you go wrong. All gear and bait can also be supplied so if you are a completle beginner and fancy starting something new this is the way to go.
First fish to the boat was her 8lb Thornback Ray. A lovely meal if you like Skate wings but we do like seeing them swim away as well but the choice is all yours.
Perfect example of prime Whiting caught by myself of a 3 hook baited feather rig. On Gypsy we look after you're fish and gut/clean them on the way in for you, so when you get home there is no mess for you to sort out.
WAC and friends came out on a 4hr evening trip from 6pm till 10pm and had some good specimen fish and a good varitey for an inshore mark only 4 miles out. Some people don't like the idea of are later evening trips because of the little bit of dark we get at the end of the trip but all fishing is done in the light and the journey home will start to get dark but it really is amazing seeing Weymouth light up from out at sea.
Aaron normally spends a lot of time fishing on Weymouth's piers but came out on the boat for a change and had his first Conger eel.
WAC memeber Harry is a top Carp angler but he came and gave an evening trip ago and caught this 6lb Bull Huss.
More half day/ evening trip action
Good mate and part time crew on Meerkat chartered the whole boat for him self and his 5 year old daughter for a 4 hour trip and they wasn't disappointed.
Quick 5 miniute move to some rock marks and straight away we had a 5lb Ballan Wrasse. 100% Specimen.