David Gibson Skipper of the Charter Boat , Boat Details: , Engines: , Licensed For: , Passengers: || Adrian Brown Skipper of the Charter Boat Als Spirit, Boat Details: 38ft Evolution, Engines: 450hp Iveco NEF Turbo Diesel, Licensed For: MCA 60 miles, Passengers: 12 + Crew || Andy & Sam Cumming Skipper of the Charter Boat Silver Spray II, Boat Details: BWSeaCat 11m Catamaran, Engines: 2 x 200 HP Nanni Diesels, Licensed For: MCA 60 miles, Passengers: 12 + Crew || Weymouth Angling Skipper of the Charter Boat Weymouth Angling, Boat Details: , Engines: , Licensed For: , Passengers: || Matt Rowe Skipper of the Charter Boat Piscary, Boat Details: 10m Cougar Cat , Engines: Powered by twin 250hp FPT engines, Licensed For: MCA 60 miles, Passengers: 12 + Crew || Keith Brown Skipper of the Charter Boat Amarisa, Boat Details: Fast Lochin 38 , Engines: Daewoo Turbo Diesel, Licensed For: MCA 60 miles, Passengers: 12 + Crew || Dave Pitman Skipper of the Charter Boat Atlanta, Boat Details: Suffolk 35ft , Engines: 260hp Cummins Turbo Diesel, Licensed For: MCA 60 miles, Passengers: 12 + Crew || Colin Penny Skipper of the Charter Boat Flamer IV, Boat Details: Procharter P4 39 ft, Engines: Iveco 450 hp turbo diesel, Licensed For: MCA 60 miles, Passengers: 12 + Crew || Jamie Pullin Skipper of the Charter Boat Offshore Rebel, Boat Details: 11m South Boat Catamaran, Engines: Cummins Turbo Diesels, Licensed For: MCA 60 miles, Passengers: 12 + Crew || Lyle Stantiford Skipper of the Charter Boat Supanova II, Boat Details: BWSeaCat 11m Catamaran, Engines: Nanni Diesel 2 x 200hp, Licensed For: MCA 60 miles, Passengers: 12 + Crew || Ian Goff Skipper of the Charter Boat Shande III, Boat Details: Offshore 105, Engines: 450hp Neff Turbo Diesel, Licensed For: MCA 60 miles, Passengers: 12 + Crew || Malcolm Jones Skipper of the Charter Boat Sea Angler II, Boat Details: Lochin 33 Sports Fisher, Engines: not declared, Licensed For: MCA 60 miles, Passengers: 10 + Crew || John Skeggs Skipper of the Charter Boat Last Laugh, Boat Details: Blyth 33 Catamaran, Engines: Twin Diesels, Licensed For: MCA 60 miles, Passengers: 10 + Crew || Marden Guest House Skipper of the Charter Boat Marden Guest House, Boat Details: na, Engines: na, Licensed For: na, Passengers: na || Monarch Guest House Skipper of the Charter Boat Monarch Guest House, Boat Details: na, Engines: na, Licensed For: na, Passengers: na || Reel Service Centre Skipper of the Charter Boat Reel Service Centre, Boat Details: na, Engines: na, Licensed For: na, Passengers: na || Florian Guest House Skipper of the Charter Boat Florian Guest House, Boat Details: , Engines: , Licensed For: , Passengers: || Dave Harrison Skipper of the Charter Boat Gemini, Boat Details: 10m Blythe Catamaran, Engines: Twin Perkin Turbo, Licensed For: MCA 60 miles, Passengers: 12 + Crew || Lewis Hodder Skipper of the Charter Boat Pegasus, Boat Details: 36' Offshore Pro Charter, Engines: Iveco Fpt 420hp, Licensed For: Cat 2 60 Miles, Passengers: 12 + 2 Crew || Ryan Casey Skipper of the Charter Boat Meerkat, Boat Details: 11 Metre BW Seacat, Engines: 2 x 200hp Diesels, Licensed For: MCA 60 Miles, Passengers: 10+2 || Trad Casey Skipper of the Charter Boat Gypsy II, Boat Details: 10.6 Metre Berry Boat, Engines: 120hp Ford Dorset, Licensed For: MCA 20 Miles, Passengers: 12+2 || Daniel Clarke Skipper of the Charter Boat Fins-up, Boat Details: Evolution 38, Engines: Cummins 490hp, Licensed For: MCA 60 Miles, Passengers: 12+2 || Colin Baker Skipper of the Charter Boat Sally Ann Jo, Boat Details: Blyth 33, Engines: 2 x 330hp Iveco's, Licensed For: MCA 60 Miles, Passengers: 12 + Crew || Philip Higgins Skipper of the Charter Boat Mistress Linda, Boat Details: Bullet DS38 charter special, Engines: Twin FPT NEF Engines , Licensed For: MCA 60 Miles, Passengers: 12+2 || Luke Pettis Skipper of the Charter Boat Snapper, Boat Details: Powerglide 42, Engines: Twin Perkins Sabre Turbo Diesels, Licensed For: MCA 60 Miles, Passengers: 12+2 || Dan & Vernon Parker Skipper of the Charter Boat Final Answer, Boat Details: Lochin 33, Engines: Iveco 400HP, Licensed For: Cat 2, Passengers: 10 + 2 || Andy Bridson Skipper of the Charter Boat Patricia Rose, Boat Details: Aquastar 38 Sports Fisherman, Engines: Twin Iveco 280Hp, Licensed For: MCA Cat 2 60 Nm, Passengers: 12 + Crew || Shaun Pedley Skipper of the Charter Boat Our Joe-L, Boat Details: Offshore 105, Engines: John Deere Turbo Diesel, Licensed For: Cat 2 60 Miles, Passengers: 10 + Crew || Richard Seager Skipper of the Charter Boat Out The Blue, Boat Details: Southboat Catamaran, Engines: Twin iveco 280, Licensed For: 60 miles, Passengers: 12 + 2 crew || Seán Maguire Skipper of the Charter Boat Lady Gwen II, Boat Details: Lochin 33, Engines: Perkins M265Ti, Licensed For: 20 miles, Passengers: 10 || Andy Truelove Skipper of the Charter Boat Atlantic Blue, Boat Details: Evoluton 33, Engines: 420hp Caterpillar, Licensed For: 60 miles, Passengers: 10 || Padrig Rees Skipper of the Charter Boat Blue Shark, Boat Details: Lochin 33 Sport Fisher, Engines: 420hp Iveco, Licensed For: 60 miles, Passengers: 12 || Mark Peters Skipper of the Charter Boat Dawn Tide II, Boat Details: South Boat Catamaran, Engines: Twin Iveco 280hp, Licensed For: MCA Cat 2 - 60 Miles, Passengers: 10 || Richard Porter Skipper of the Charter Boat Nautilus, Boat Details: Glass Bottom Charter, Engines: Yanmar 4HLE, Licensed For: MCA 30 miles, Passengers: 12 + 1 Crew ||
|Type||11 Metre BW Seacat|
|Power||2 x 200hp Diesels|
|Licence||MCA 60 Miles|
Weymouth Deep Sea Fishing Trips
These can easily be arranged by using my Contact Me page.
The Meerkat is an exceptionally stable vessel both at anchor and on the drift,
At 11 metres x 4.5 metres she has plenty of room for all on-board,
Powered by twin 200hp turbo charged diesels she will cruise very comfortably at 15 knots and will achieve 23 knots at sprint speed.
Safe and Stable.
Safety and Stability is the key to a successful days sea fishing, if you feel safe, secure and comfortable you are far more likely to enjoy your days deeps sea fishing, if you are looking for a good day at sea catching some great sea fish then you have come to the right place!
As a fishing platform, she is excellent, she makes very little fuss in the water due to her very fine entry bows and because she makes little fuss she is also a very dry boat even at speed in choppy waters!
The secret to her stability is due to her being a displacement boat instead of an ordinary planning boat, this means she cuts through the waves instead of crashing over them.
If you have never been Deep Sea Fishing and want to try your hand, why not give us a call on:- Mobile: 07776 182782
Or, send us an email using our online 'Contact Me' page,
For the novice sea angler embarking on their first deep sea fishing trip there is loads of information and tips on my own website.
Click this link to go to my website and browse the information on my fishing pages.
Here is a little about my history and how I have come to be the skipper of Meerkat.
I am a born and bread local lad, I started angling at three years old with my dad down on the piers in Weymouth catching a variety of small species, from these first initial adventures with a rod I very quickly became hooked.
My first trips boat angling were again with my dad on his boat Blue Dart which was based in Weymouth. We used to fish the many reef and bank marks in and round the Weymouth and Portland area.
This began my interest in boats and boating and throughout the years angling and boating developed from an initial hobby to a total passion.
I have been an active member of Weymouth Angling Society from a junior taking part in their monthly shore and boat competitions for many years which has allowed me to hone and develop my skills in all aspects of angling.
I was very fortunate in July 2014 to be selected to represent England youth in the Shore Home Internationals held in Montrose, Scotland where we were honoured to win Team Gold.
Also in September 2014 I was again selected to represent England Youth this time from the boat and this time in the World Championships held in Weymouth. We were once again honoured to claim Bronze in this event behind a very strong Italian and French Teams.
2015 will see me once again represent my country in the World Youth Shore Championships in Holland.
I first got into the world of Charter boat angling in 2011 when I was given the opportunity by Lyle Stantiford, skipper of Supanova in Weymouth to lend a hand and pass on some of my knowledge to his customers at weekends and during school holidays. I very quickly realised that this was my dream job and hopefully one day would become a reality.
I continued with Lyle full time on leaving school in 2013, this was when I really began the learning process of how to be a successful skipper. All the time I was asking questions and noting things down, Marks, Tides, where to be and when etc and also at the same time clocking up my sea time and experience to qualify to sit my yachtmaster offshore practical exam.
In the early part of 2015 I successfully passed my Yachtmaster after 11 hours at sea and a rigorous continued assessment of my ability, seamanship and safety at sea.
I am now the proud new skipper of Meerkat and I am very excited to further my skills and show all you anglers out there what I am capable of!!!
Whether you are a seasoned angler looking for a 4/5 day channel islands trip, a specimen hunter looking for that new PB or somebody who has never held a rod before and just want a fun day out with friends and family then look no further. I am happy to pass on my knowledge and also learn from you, come and enjoy a day with the future of Weymouth's Charter fleet and feed off my enthusiasm for the job and sport.
***** SHARK TRIPS 2020 *****
We can now safely say we can offer Shark trips aboard Meerkat anything from 3 to 5 days away to Dartmouth.
Rough lay out on what to expect on a 4 day trip away to this amazing bit of coast line.
Day 1 Bait/ Ground bait fishing for the Sharks then a drive to the Skerries bank for some Plaice fishing and we are only a 20 minute drive to the harbour then.
Day 2/3 it will be all about the Sharks leaving in between 7/8 and returning any where between 5/7pm and i will have a restaurant already booked for when we get back for dinner if you want to join us. If the weather is to bad for Shark fishing we will stay around Dartmouth and target all the mixture fishing, Pollock, Plaice, Conger, Huss etc but the aim is to get everyone into a Shark at some point.
Day 4 Home time:( on the way home we will stop for some fresh mackerel for your tea and if there are plenty top up my ground bait bin, then off to the wrecks to try for some Pollock and Bass.
The days may change around a little depending on length of trip and also the weather but are main aim is for everyone to have a great and enjoyable time away with no stress involved.
All Shark gear will be supplied at no extra cost and ground bait will be provided free of charge. If for some reason we cant get enough ground bait before your trip an extra little cost will be asked for so we can buy you some fresh fish for are ground bait mixture but its a maximum of £15pp and that is last resort.
There will be a MAX of 6 on are individual trips so everyone will have there own rod when shark fishing, if it is a whole boat booking then you can bring up to a max of 9.
***** Prices for 2020 *****
Whole boat booking £750 per a day
Individual £125 per a person a day
If you have any questions about these type of trips please feel free to ask on 07776182782 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 is fully booked for are Dartmouth trips but the diary is open for 2020
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Winter is coming
As the nights now get darker quicker it certainty is the start of winter closing in on us but that doesn't mean the fishing stops in Weymouth. From November through to April we will have the last of the Bream then when they decided to leave the Whiting will appear along with some big reef Conger/ Rays. Also we will have the return of the Mid channel Pollock on the wrecks.
Keep an eye out on the calendar for last minute spaces.
Always love seeing the Winter Pollock coming to the surface.
Loads of different methods to try get the Whiting feeding. 2/3 hooks below the weight, 2/3 hooks above the weight or even baited feathers.
When fishing for the Whiting youve always got the chance of a specimen Conger or Ray, especially a big Blond ray south of Portland Bill
Best method for a Pollock is a small Portland rig 30/40lb followed by a 15ft+ 20lb Trace with a skerrie eel.Be amazed with how a long trace will help.
Nice Whiting 5 miles outside the harbour on a 1/0 hook with a chunk of mackerel.
You just never know
In Weymouth we are very lucky with the amount of species what can appear through out the year whilst fishing all the different types of ground it has to offer. You just never really know what could appear or how big it will be.
Youve got to love a big Bull Huss whilst Bream fishing on a size 2. 13lb 10ozs
Nice pair of Turbot on the famous Shambles bank. Drifting with a 6ft 20lb Fluro trace on a small Portland rig.
Brother Due with there first Undulated Rays. We was on the Bream grounds but these guys decided to put a whole mackerel head down on a 6/0 hook.
Roy certainly knows how to tease those little Bream bites onto the hook.
May/ June these last past couple of years have been the best time for a big Tope. Here is Mike from Southampton with a prime example.
The Year for a big eel
This year we have done a little bit more anchoring the wrecks around Weymouth and Portland with the Weymouth 3 day Conger competition also the British Conger club also running there 2 day championship here as well, let alone all are other groups of anglers wanting to have ago at the brilliant sport. Well this year we have had some stunning eels come up and breaking plenty of personal bests, even with some angler who have been fishing over 40+ years.
Best one of the year so far ( weighing on the boat) at 85lb the one and only Ray Barron caught on the first drop of the day.
Keen Conger machine Jake Brotherhood with his best back in May 74lb.
Richard Wheeler with his personal best at 75lb what also won £340 for the best eel on day 2 of the Weymouth Conger competition.
Dartmouth Blues 2019
Well that's us done now for Dartmouth 2019. What a year it has been for bad weather, we managed to do every trip booked in with a few plan changes here and there but we got fishing. This year hasn't been good at all for nice weather let alone the perfect sharking condition's but in the end we done a total of 6 Days Blue shark fishing and we managed 32 Blues to the boat to 113lb and of course some other opportunity missed but hey that's fishing.
Rob field from Portsmouth with his personal best measuring in at 95lb.
Regular angler Jeff also with a personal best and another fish over the Ton mark for Meerkat.
You've just got to love it when you get 2 reels scream off.
Russel Shaw with his first ever Porbeagle shark on the last day of are 4 day Shark marathon trip.
Mad keen shark angler Mark with the best one of the year with a perfectly shaped fish measuring at 113lb.
One of the best parts about are job is getting the kids out there fishing and showing them what the sport is all about, as the nights get lighter we are able to get back out in the evenings after are day at sea and get the family's out there enjoying the last of the sun.
Eclipse fishing charters also offer 4 hour beginner trips through out the summer for those groups or individuals who wish to get out in the day time. For more information please feel free to contact us on 07776182782 or email@example.com
Lovely evening catching plenty of Dogfish and the odd Ray.
It was a great pleasure having Birthday boy Sam out with us celebrating his 10th birthday in style.
Its all about getting family's out there enjoying them self's, here we have Sharron and her perfect daughters showing off a Thornback Ray.
You just never know whats going to turn up, Here's a prime example only 2 miles out the harbour and a 16lb 2ozs Smoouthound turns up.
The past 5 years Sharon and her husband have brought there family out twice a year and we still cant get them to touch a fish.
The wrecks have still been chucking up some perfect condition fish, still not the easiest to catch but the guys who listen and keep on trying get rewarded with some prime fillets and great pictures to take home. Best colours are still the Skerries, Rhubarb and Custard and Pinks but its not to say the other colours don't work.
Inshore Banks have been producing a steady run of small Turbot along with the slightly better fish and also some nice chunky Brill. Best one so far goes to a local angler Derbs. ( Picture below)
Inshore Reefs are chucking up loads of specimen Spurdogs along with some stunning Blonde Rays and also some decent number of Bream have just started to show.
Regular Scott from Andover was on top form on his last day out wrecking useing a mixture of sidewinder lures on a 20foot trace with 20lb trace.
Local angler Derbs with a lump of a Turbot caught from the famous Shambles.
Simon Barlow who comes along with a group on are hire gear getting in on some of the Blonde ray action.
Rory Eastlake a member of the England youth team getting away from the beaches and spending the day with us on Meerkat.
Aaron Aldermen an extremely keen angler with his personal best Spurdog.
Its not very often we get flat calm conditions in March to be able to get out amongst the fish but this year it fell perfect towards the end of the month.
Wreck fishing so far has been steady with fish some days harder than other but still manage to tickle some out. Winning tactics so far have been extremely long traces with 20lb mono and a selection of lures from bright colours to natural colours.
Big fish day was extremely crazy fishing with non stop Spurdogs and Blonde rays with the odd Congers and Bull huss. Plenty of guys catching there first time Spurs and some new personal best Rays. Tactics was a simple running ledger rig with 100lb mono 6/0 hooks with a mixture of Mackerel and Squid.
Best Spur on the day 17lb 12oz
Best Blonde 16lb
Best Huss 8lb 4oz
Best Conger 25lb
We also managed to get out for the first look at some inshore banks for some Turbot/ Plaice we wasn't disappointed with some prime Plaice braking the surface and the odd chicken Turbot/ Brill.
its a good start to the 2019 season so fingers crossed for the rest of the year.
Hire rods getting the hang of the Pollock fishing on a extremely flat calm day.
Enzo from the jolly boys wattsapp club with his first Plaice of the year. using a 18inch trace with Green/ Black beads with a size 1/0 hook.
Gill has been fishing for 45 years to a high standard and he has never caught a Spurdog till Sunday. his best one went 17lb 12ozs.
Best Plaice went to Jon Rollason with this stunner 4lb 6ozs.
2019 best Pollock so far is Mr Green with a 19lb 2oz lump caught on a Skerrie sidewinder
Start of the wrecking 2019
Well a very hit and miss start to 2019 on the wrecks for the Pollock. One day there is plenty of life showing and some good Pollock fishing action then the next day it could be a little bit slower but still some good winter lumps being caught through out the day. The theory behind this at the moment is due to some extremely massive south west swell and some huge tides pushing through the water this will stir the bottom up making the visibility down 200ft extremely dark so harder for the fish to see and harder for them to feed on the lures as all they are going by is vibration from us winding.
So Hopefully as this weather starts to calm down and now the tide is out of the water the dirt should slowly start sink again and hopefully the fishing will pick up with it.
Darren Harper showing off one of his better fish of the day.
Bill Thorton with a fine double figure Pollock.
Every now again i even manage to get a rod out myself.
Bob with his best of the day weighing just over 14lb.
Local angler Derbs with his first Pollock of 2019.
Nice start to the 2019 on the Inshore reefs for the Rays. Plenty of bites keeping everyone on there toes with the odd Whiting coming up and when sitting it out with the big baits people were rewarded with some stunning specimens.
Spurdogs to 18lb
Blonde rays to 31lb 4ozs
Thornbacks to 13lb.6ozs
Congers to 20/25lb
Whiting to 2lb 12ozs
My self with a 8lb 12oz Thornback.
Local angler Mick Doodie with his first Blonde of 2019 14lb 10ozs.
Scott Christopher from Andover with his Personal best Blonde weighing in at 18lb 14ozs.
Paul with his personal best Thornback 13lb 6ozs.
With 30lb+ Blondes hard to come by it was a great pleasure landing this stunner at 31lb 4ozs.
These last 2 years there seems the be more and more Porbeagle sharks showing them self's in local areas especially where the bream are living and we are getting encounters nearly most days or hearing from other boats sightings of them when Bream fishing. So it only meant one thing we had to get the shark rods out and go have ago and we wasn't disappointed.
First one to take the Mackerel flapper bait at around 80ft deep. 80lb
Taxi Mark one of the keenest shark fishermen i know with his first ever Beagle.
Rob Field has caught the shark bug this year and certainly pulling a few out and here is with his 95lber.
Tony Clark has been fishing for sharks for a few years now but has always been a Blue shark magnet but that's all changed now.
Paul Broadhurst with the best one so far this year measuring at 98lb.
It's not all about the Sharks on are Dartmouth trips and there is plenty of other fishing available on the way there and when we are down there. For example there is the very famous Skerries bank for some Plaice and Ray fishing. Also more fishing available through out the trip Bream fishing, Pollock on the wrecks or some big Conger fishing anchored to wrecks never fished before by us.
2lb Plaice from the Skerries bank.
Quick anchoring session for the Blondes can cough up some monsters with this one weighing just over 30lb.
Closely followed by this 24lb 4oz Ray.
Perfect condition summer Pollock on the way home.
Some great Bream fishing before we made are way down to the west.