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Charter Boat: Meerkat - Skippered by Ryan Casey

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Boat Details
Type11 Metre BW Seacat
Power2 x 200hp Diesels
LicenceMCA 60 miles
Persons12 + crew

Skipper: Ryan Casey

Contact Details
Mobile07776 182782

Ryan Casey's Blog

Before Covid locked us down

In the early part of the season, on those calm winter months We can see some amazing Ray fishing in Weymouth with some big mummy Blondes getting caught. Well before Covid locked us down we managed to get a few days fishing for these beautiful Rays and if you are really lucky you might just fluke a Turbot or Brill.

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Here we have local angler Mick Doodie showing off his 8lb Brill within 5 minutes of getting to the bottom.

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Very talented angler Steve Clements displaying a nice double shot of Blonde Rays.

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2 Different type of Rays coming up together. 1 Blonde and a smaller species called a Spotted Ray.

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My Partner Katie Showing me how it’s done once again and catching dinner for us that night.

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The 3 Ray Virgins travelled down from Wales Who had never seen a Blonde before, they certainly had a nice drive home after all hooking up at once.

2020 Mixed Inshore

Well 2020 season was cut extremely short due to of course Covid-19 but we was lucky enough to still get out through out the summer to get some fishing done before we was locked back down for a 2nd time. For the fishing in 2020 I would say it was extremely steady through out the year and on a plus side there would of been a lot of species what would of had a rest, so fingers crossed for the future stocks.

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Some lovely Plump Wreck Pollock early part of the season and towards Christmas.

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The Big fish days proving popular through out the season, with some great specimens coming up as well. Here we have Duncan with a 40lb Tope.

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Towards the back end of the year the Bass fishing was very impressive some days.Here we have a regular group to Meerkat showing off a nice double shot

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Once again the Bream fishing was out of this world in 2020 so we’ve got high hopes for this year.

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Our Dartmouth trips were lucky enough to go ahead in and it resulted into some quality Blue Sharks. Here we have Regular Alan with his PB 110lb.

The Giant Ghost Ships

What a weird surprise it was to have the monster cruise ships anchored in Weymouth Bay for the past year. As sad as it was to see them anchored up, empty with no passengers on, it turned into a great opportunity for everyone to come view these stunning ships up close and personal. What we thought was going to be a once in a lifetime thing to come visit and do whilst you was down holiday or even a local. Well we are in luck we have been informed they will be staying longer into 2021 so come get booked on a Weymouth bay cruise trip tour before they disappear and start travelling the world again.

If you are interested in booking up for a cruise ship tour or would like some more information please visit our new booking website.

If you can’t copy the link please go onto google and type in (Bookwhen Meerkat) you should see us near the top. Any problems just give us a ring on 07776182782

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Meerkat looking good in front of one of the Queens.

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You can’t beat a nice family photo in front of the giants of the sea.

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Meerkat heading out on a cruise ship tour.

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They certainly look massive up close.

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When out on the cruise ship tours you never know when the local celebrities will come say hello. The pair of local dolphins Will and Harry.

Meerkat Trip Information

Hours:   4hr   6hr   8hr   9hr   10hr   12hr   Multiple Day Trips - Contact Ryan Casey for further info.

Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Ryan Casey

Bait Available: Yes - Contact Ryan Casey

Trip Types:   Reef   Sandbank   Wreck   Flatfish   Bass   Species Hunts   Competitions   Angling Excursions

Meerkat Prices

Individuals: Inshore £55, Wrecking £75, Sharking £100

Whole Boat Inshore Fishing: £550

Whole Boat Wreck Fishing: £750

Boat Specification: Boat Specification: Fast, Spacious, comfortable and reliable 11m BW Seacat powered by 2x 200hp Nanni Turbo diesel's giving a loaded cruising speed of 15knts+ Facilities: Toilet for all to use, Microwave, Complimentary hot drinks, fish holds capable of keeping fish fresh on ice for up to a week, All the latest safety equipment and Navigational equipment to make finding those fish a breeze. I am more than happy to gut/fillet any fish you wish to keep for the table, it's all part of the service. During the warmer months I endeavour to keep ice on the boat daily to make sure your prized catch is in tip top condition to take home if you wish. (also good for keeping the odd beer cold!)

Ryan Casey

 Here is a little about my history and how I have come to be the skipper/ Owner 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 Saw me represent England again this time at the world shore angling championships in Holland where I was very proud to be a part of a team that bought home a silver medal.

I really hope that some of my experiences fishing at an international level can be of benefit to all who step foot on Meerkat.

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.

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.


Further Info

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.


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Calendar Last Updated - 25th November 2021

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