Charter Boat: Meerkat | Skippered by: Ryan Casey
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Ryan Casey

Boat Details

Type11 Metre BW Seacat
Power2 x 200hp Diesels
LicenceMCA 60 Miles

Contact Details

Mobile07776 182782

Meerkat 2021 Trip Information

Hours: 2hr, 3hr, 4hr, 8hr, 9hr, 12hr, Multiple Days - Contact Ryan for further info.

Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Ryan

Bait Available: Yes - Contact Ryan

Trip Types: Reef, Sand Bank, Plaice, Turbot and Brill, Species Hunts, Competitions, Bass, Wreck, Specialist

Meerkat 2021 Prices

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

Whole Boat Inshore Fishing: £550

Whole Boat Wreck Fishing: £750

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.

IMG_0159.jpgIf 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.

About Ryan

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.

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***** Prices for 2021 *****

Whole boat booking for Wrecking £750 Max 8
Whole boat booking for Inshore £550 Max 8

Individuals Wrecking £95pp Max 8 on the boat
Individuals Inshore £70pp Max 8 on the boat

If you have any questions about these type of trips please feel free to ask on 07776182782 or

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Weymouth Inshore fishing

You Just never know what can turn up on Weymouths inshore reefs. We are so lucky to have such a option of fishing to offer all in such a small area you just really never know what could come up next to the net.

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Civil service anglers showing off a nice pair of Bass.

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Meerkats new crew man Kieran displaying his new personal best 18lb Blonde Ray.

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You just can’t beat a stunning reef Black Bream caught by a local angler Lammy.

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Another surprise fish whilst Bream fishing for Mike Summers 10lb 8oz Bull Huss on a size 4.

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Mick Doodie with a 7lb Brill caught whilst fishing for Blonde Rays.

Latest Wrecking trip

As we slowly start to come into winter we thought we better have a little early look on the wrecks for the start of the winter Pollock and what a great day out we had in tricky conditions. The best method of fishing was a 20lb trace 15-20ft long on either a Skerrie or a nice bright Pink.

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Angler of the day with his best Pollock 13lb on a super long trace with a bright Pink.

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Got to love a first drift like this for Phil and Kenn.

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Lucky Cod for Phil from Blanford sea angling club.

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Another fine Pollock for Peter.

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Alan had a quick change of lure to a 8inch white to hunt for a bigger Pollock, resulted in a fine double figure fish.

Dartmouth 2020

We always love a trip down west to the stunning harbour of Dartmouth. This year was a great success having a couple trips down to Dartmouth even with the Covid world going on. Some nice sharking action over a couple days with the best fish going 116lb. A quick try one afternoon for some Blonde Rays on the famous Skerries bank And on the way home a little bit of wreck fishing for Pollock and Bass to break up the journey. What more could you ask for over a 4 day trip.

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Regular angler Alan with his new personal best Blue and his first at 116lb.

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Pair of 6lb Bass on the way home from Dartmouth on the Skerrie sidewinders.

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Another shark virgin catching his first Blue.

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Little and large. A cracking Pollock for the summer weighing in at 14lb next to a 3lb Bass.

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Organiser Marc with a fine Blue shark caught on a Mackerel flapper 40ft down.

Cruise ships/ Sight seeing 2020

Due to the Covid-19 it has put a stop on all cruise ship holidays so that has forced them to take anchor all around the world to sit and wait for the go ahead. Because Weymouth is such a natural safe bay to anchor in, sheltered from a lot of wind direction, the lack of tide and the mud bottoms makes in the ideal place for the cruise ships to take shelter hear. At some points through out the summer we had up to 11 cruise ships at one time.
This being a massive holiday attraction we were offering 1hour 30 minute tours to see the ships and the chance to meet are 3 locals Dolphins.

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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.

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Always love seeing the Winter Pollock coming to the surface.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Youve got to love a big Bull Huss whilst Bream fishing on a size 2. 13lb 10ozs

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Nice pair of Turbot on the famous Shambles bank. Drifting with a 6ft 20lb Fluro trace on a small Portland rig.

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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.

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Roy certainly knows how to tease those little Bream bites onto the hook.

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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.

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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.

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Keen Conger machine Jake Brotherhood with his best back in May 74lb.

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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.

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Rob field from Portsmouth with his personal best measuring in at 95lb.

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Regular angler Jeff also with a personal best and another fish over the Ton mark for Meerkat.

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You've just got to love it when you get 2 reels scream off.

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Russel Shaw with his first ever Porbeagle shark on the last day of are 4 day Shark marathon trip.

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Mad keen shark angler Mark with the best one of the year with a perfectly shaped fish measuring at 113lb.

Evening Trips

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

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Lovely evening catching plenty of Dogfish and the odd Ray.

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It was a great pleasure having Birthday boy Sam out with us celebrating his 10th birthday in style.

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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.

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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.

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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.

April's Fishing

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.

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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.

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Local angler Derbs with a lump of a Turbot caught from the famous Shambles.

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Simon Barlow who comes along with a group on are hire gear getting in on some of the Blonde ray action.

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Rory Eastlake a member of the England youth team getting away from the beaches and spending the day with us on Meerkat.

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Aaron Aldermen an extremely keen angler with his personal best Spurdog.

March 2019

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.

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Hire rods getting the hang of the Pollock fishing on a extremely flat calm day.

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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.

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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.

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Best Plaice went to Jon Rollason with this stunner 4lb 6ozs.

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2019 best Pollock so far is Mr Green with a 19lb 2oz lump caught on a Skerrie sidewinder