Charter Boat: Atlantic Blue
Boat and Skipper Details
We run out of Dale, a picturesque seaside village near the mouth of the Milford Haven waterway, April to September then Milford Marina for the Autumn/Winter period. Plenty of parking.
Bed & Breakfast accommodation also available, contact Cath on 07779 345314 or email email@example.com.
AVAILABLE FOR CHARTERS ALL YEAR
2018 BOOKINGS BEING TAKEN.
SHARK TRIPS FOR INDIVIDUALS AT £150 PER PERSON INCLUDING TACKLE
Please check out Lady Gail II if the dates you want are already taken on Atlantic Blue.
OPERATING COMMERCIALLY FROM DALE FOR OVER 12 YEARS
Andy was born and bred in the area and has fished the local waters for as long as he can remember and still gets a thrill seeing others enjoying themselves and works to ensure you have a good day.
N.B. Not all Skippers keep this dairy up-to-date. Always check with skippers before making any plans. Last calendar update: 16-Jan-2018
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Last Minute Bookings
Vernon Leadbetter (13/08/2015)
What a day! Well over 30 Blues , Fantastic- Many thanks Andy
Skippers Reponse: Hi Vern. My pleasure, look forward to the next one. Another 150lb porgy today, been a brill season for them. Hope you hook one up soon.
Luke Rees (27/05/2012)
The Danglers had our first tope trip with Andy at the weekend and what a hot trip it was. Bringing 24 Tope to the boat to 23lb, 40+ Huss to 14lb 8oz and Pollack to 10lb. The club is reeling with Andy next, can't wait. Cheers
Keith Jones (04/07/2011)
due to an incorrect rating score i resubmit this on my first time out with Andy ..a true skipper who knows the area very well ..he calls out the drift depths and snag possibilities as the drift is fished ..possibly the best skipper around the pembrook coast ..i was well impressed with his professionalism ..thanks Andy
Luke Rees (12/05/2011)
An excellence day out with Andy on the bank and reefs. 10 species caught including some good pollack, and a suprise Ling. Im sure Andy will add a report soon. Cheers, Luke
Skippers Reponse: Cheers Luke. See you again shortly.
- CBUK Catch Log: 32 Species have been caught onboard Atlantic Blue, including: Ballan Wrasse | Bass | Bib (Pouting) | Blue Shark | Bluefin Tuna | Bull Huss | Cod | Conger Eel | Cuckoo Wrasse | Dab | Garfish | Greater Weever | Grey Gurnard | Haddock | Ling (Common) | Octopus | Plaice | Pollock | Porbeagle | Red Gurnard | Shore Rockling | Small-Eyed Ray | Spotted Ray | Spurdog | Starry Smooth-hound | Thornback Ray | Three Bearded Rockling | Tope | Tub Gurnard | Turbot | Whiting | Wreckfish (Stone Bass)
- CBUK Record Breaking Catches: November 2016, 300 lb Bluefin Tuna
Latest Catches 131 photos uploaded
Latest Fishing Reports
Fishing Report by Keith James
20 Jun 2013 by Keith James
Our first time out with Andy we all enjoyed ourselves,plenty of fish lol, seriously loads of fish, god craic our Andy,tries very hard to put you on the fish, very strange no mackerel about at the time,will be booking a trip hopefully in Sept this time offshore hope we have a good day ,will also try in the winter Keith James(SAM)
Fishing Report by Luke Rees
28 Apr 2012 by Luke Rees
Yesterday the Danglers plus guests and friends, potential new members... there was a rabble of us any who, made for the bank in rather choppy conditions, to try our hand at some flatties.
On board Volsung with skipper Andy we tried to drift the bank first, which didnt work out too well with the wind and tide together pushing us off the bank. We did manage to pick up some small dabs and gurnards though.
We dropped the anchor and sat there bobbing... and bobbing and bobbing.. and then the fish came. We had plaice, lots of dabs and some good ones too, as well as many a gurnard of which some were kept for the pot too. Not for me though, I was out for the fun of it today. Heres Joe with a double shot of dab, and a very tangled rig!
Mike the strike was using a sea searcher rig, it was around 25ft long and had three snood, each 4.2 metres long. It worked, he had triple shots and a few of them! He had dab gurnard dog, gurnard gurnard gurnard and more.
New member to be Brain then went and nabbed a Turbot at anchor, on my rig, with mackerel I prepared for him.. I did tell him I charge per fillet on comission. Well done fella, it weighed 2lb 8oz.
The dabs and gurnards and of course dogfish continued and everyone bagged up. The tide had picked up by now on the bank so it was time to head in towards the reefs and see if we could snag a rock or two... I mean a pollock.
A fellow charter boat popped out to see us... The biggest LNG tanker that enters and exists the Haven, I think.
The first drop into the reefs and the fish were right under us, Pollack here, Pollack there and then a cod and the odd ballan wrasse for good measure. Of course coming to a grand variety of colours and shapes, fantastic fun on light gear.
A Ballan for Mike..
A Pollack for Andy's guest Chris..
A lovely reef Cod of 3lb 10oz for Chris' friend Alec..
Brian with a string of 4 Pollack!!!!
Keith thought he would feed the local contingent of black back and sea gulls. Nearly bagged himself another Gannet today too, dived for his bait.
We managed species 11 today, Dogs, Dab, Plaice, Grey Gurnard, Tub Gurnard, Turbot, Pollack, Launce, Mackerel, Ballan Wrasse, Codling.
So a decent session on the bank followed by hectic action on the reefs made for a very enjoyable day out on the boat despite the fairly rough sea, with good tea and chatter with skipper Andy thanks as always, good company with friends... but no cake. I have to own up mum did make some but I didnt get round to picking them up.. sorry guys. Next month mind.
Lets hope these easterlies dont last and some high pressure settles.
Fishing Report by Luke Rees
21 Aug 2011 by Luke Rees
A first for the Danglers. A trip out of The Haven, turning right and going beyond the beautiful inshore island of Skomer and surroundings and heading North to The Bishops and Clerks. Today we were on board Volsung from Dale with skipper Andy. Earlier in the year Andy has had some cracking reef Pollack up to just under double figures. Hopes were high among the 10 Danglers on board for some good fish and we weren't to be disappointed.
I myself had yet to bag a Cuckoo Wrasse this year, and wanted one for my species hunt. I was not let down as on the first drop of my Silver Blue Dream Lures I had a good knock and took up the first fish of the day, a Cuckoo Wrasse. There's a way to start the day, one happy Dangler.
There was then a steady stream of smaller Pollack and small Coalfish, along with the odd Ballan Wrasse before anything of size came up. But it did. Interesting to note that despite excellent persistence from Daihook gilling with a Sidewinder, he didn't land a fish with this method. Others tried and failed too... All good fish today came on Hokkai's and after making the switch Daihook (Ian) did hit some good fish.
Here's a good Pollack had by Mike Middleton, a nudge over 5lb. Mike took the fish using orange hokkais.
We hit a patch of good ground, I'm told there was a small wreck around the area and fishing was hectic so I didn't have many opportunities to take pictures. My brother Tom who was guest for the day lost a rig so I set him up quickly with my previous rig ready to go, first drop he had a cracking Pollack and over 5lb. I had a smaller one at the same time too. Brotherly picture ey.
Tom was feeling a bit queasy and had it up over the side a few times which limited his fishing time but he did well to persist and bag a few fish. Jim was also ill and slept it off in the cabin all day. I managed a pretty good Pollack of my own at a nudge over 5lb, he just would not stay still for the picture so Greg gave the fish his last rights and we had a good picture.... then I forgot it was dead and chucked it back as I was on a Cod mission today ...ooops. Luckily the net was handy and we scooped him back up.
Mike Middleton was having a cracking day, in the end he managed the biggest Pollack of the day and one of the few Codling we managed to muster off the reefs. His Pollack was 5lb 14oz and the Codling was 5lb 4oz.
Greg, being the Samaritan he is went to help Mike net a fish while Andy was making a tea. Now Greg did ask me to watch his rod while he went and helped. So I did, until in the blink of an eye there was a huge bit on it and it got ripped straight in. Despite my dive for it that Ian said Warren Gatland would have been proud of it was now the property of a large Pollack somewhere around the Bishops. So he had a bun had reflected on the one that got away, by the time we got home it was talked up to a double figure Cod I think.
Here are the buns expertly modeled by Ian before being ravaged at the hands of the Danglers. You cant beat an afternoon tea break out there.
I managed to get a nice picture of the rocky formations of the Bishops as we left. They were a beautiful and eerie place to fish. We made a pit stop on the way home at Martins Haven to bag up with some Mackerel for tea and freezer filling. They were of a smallish size here, nothing like the size from the Smalls last week.
Thanks to Andy for a great day out. The trip was a first for the club and was rated a success with the good average size of the Pollack. They were of a much better size than the Hats and Barrels. Today we had Ballan Wrasse, Cuckoo Wrasse, Mackerel, Launce, Coalfish, Pollack and Codling so a nice mix of species.
Fishing Report by Keith Jones
9 Jul 2011 by Keith Jones
Out again while on holiday in the area with the expert skipper Andy Truelove ., this time drift fishing near bishops and clerks .It was an outstanding day for all of us onboard , especially myself, being from the midlands and a hundred miles from the nearest sea it is always a treat to get out on a boat ..
i enjoyed tremendously the company of the local lads fishing that day ..Andy .The Skipper was superb again with help and advice to myself and others aboard Volsung. Pollack in vast numbers were caught by all along with wrasse..cod ,codling ..we ended the session trying for mackerel for later bait / tea ..but the shoals were ellusive ..and only a few caught .
All in all a superb day out for the anglers ..thanks very much Andy ..see you soon ..before i go home .
Keith (casey) Jones
Fishing Report by Andy Truelove
10 Apr 2011 by Andy Truelove
First trip of the season for Volsung saw an vast improvement on last years initial catch of flatties. In all there were 3 plaice, 6 turbot and 29 dabs as well as the usual gurnard and dogs. Hopefully this bodes well for the season ahead. Things didn't go quite so well drifting over the reefs for a couple of hours. Only saw about a dozen pollack, biggest 3lb. This time last year we were seeing 8lb pollack and cod. This should improve as things warm up.