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Boat DetailsContact Details
NameMeerkat SkipperRyan Casey
Type11 Metre BW Seacat Phone Not Available
Power2 x 200hp Diesels Mobile07776 182782
LicenseMCA 60 miles WhatsApp Contact Me
Persons12 + crew SMS Text Me

About the Skipper

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.

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 £75pp, Wrecking £100

Whole Boat Inshore Fishing: £700 Max 10

Whole Boat Wreck Fishing: £950 max 10

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!)

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.


Ryan Casey's Blog


1st December 2023 to 26th March 2024
We have decided this winter to move Meerkat away from Weymouth and go chase the Bristol Channel Cod run and base the boat in Portishead, what is located just off the M5 so an easy drive from all direction.
This far up in the Bristol Channel offers loads of shelter from all directions of wind so we are more likely to get out fishing in more wind unlike Weymouth in the winter months, Even in the high winds because of the amount of land surrounding the Channel and the shallow waters, this helps the seas to stay calm so more time out there finding those Cod.

To book please give Ryan a call on 07776182782 or
For Availability Callander please scroll down or head to Meerkat Portishead on Deepsea.

Please don’t worry this doesn’t affect any Weymouth bookings 2023 or April onwards 2024

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This 5lb Cod couldn’t resist my Lug, Rag and squid combo on a 3/0 Pennell.

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Alan showing us down tiding gets amongst them as well.

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Leaving Portishead and heading out to the Bristol Channel marks.

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Luke with a nice dinner size Cod whilst up tiding in the dark.

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Can’t beat a picture with a Cod no matter what the size.

Start of 2021

Well who knew what 2021 was going to bring with the dreaded 2020.
This year saw us start off in a little lockdown until the end of March when we got the green light we could start to operate again, from then it was full steam ahead.

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First of all myself and my brother thought we better give the boat a run. What ended up being a 30 fish day between us two.

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After the practice run we then started taking trips what resulted in this prime Brill taking a ray bait.

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Closely followed by a run of wrecking trips what didn’t disappoint.

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Regular angler Alan Harman was treated to this chunky Pollock at 15lb on a 4inch white sidewinder.

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Always love a surprise Coalfish taking the lures. This one came in at 10lb 4ozs.

The Summer of 2021

You’ve got to love Weymouth/ Portland through the summer months, all the species come alive and you just never know what can turn up amongst all the reefs, banks and inshore wreck what it has to offer.

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These past few years the black bream have been in massive numbers and it’s safe to say they were this year as well.

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The Bigfish trips never let us down. Here is a farther and son due on a nice pair of Tope.

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It never matters about the size, they all count and put a smile on your face.

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Sometimes when it’s your lucky day nothing can stop you. Stunning wreck Turbot 13lb 8ozs fishing for Congers on a inshore wreck.

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Towards the end of the season the Bass turned up in steady numbers and filled a nice gap whilst waiting for the Bream tide.

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