Charter Boat: Bad Boyz IV

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 10 passengers
Code Of Practice: 60 MILES
Hours: 2hr / 3hr / 4hr / 5hr / 6hr / 8hr / 10hr / 11hr / 12hr / 24hr / Multiple Days Trips
Type of Fishing: Offshore Wrecking, Bank, Reefs, Smooth-hounds, Isle Of Man, Ireland, Winter Mersey COD 2017
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: Bad Boyz IV is a state of the art 11mtr Swift Catamaran, she is powered by twin Yamaha units going a top speed of 35knts.
Facilities: Breakfast is Sausage butties made fresh whilst you fish, Microwave, Griddle, Rig and Weight selection..
Additional Description:

With being situated on the west coast of Anglesey, North Wales we are ideally located some of the best fishing north Wales has to offer with Caernarfon bay and Saint Georges channel only a short distance away, we also can have some great sport closer to home.

Fishing venues .....

Caernarfon Bay - With a vast amount of sand banks and reefs Caernarfon bay is a great all round days fishing with a large amount of Skate and Tope on the banks along with good a sport of Bream and Pollack on the reefs.

Wrecking - Saint Georges channel was once the main shipping area for the western isle thus providing a huge amount of ship wrecks to fish, 15-25 miles on a general day and 25-40 miles on the Longer trips and deaper waters.
A summer run of Cod can show some good catches of fish between 3-15lbs and Pollack through most month's to similar sizes, you will get the odd ling thrown in for that persevering angler.

Holyhead Bay - A good fishing venue for the casual anglers and bad weather days, a great amount of species can be boated throughout the day during anchor or drifting. A great Smooth-Hound season running on from mid may providing some of the largest hounds in Wales and regular 20lb+ fish not being to shy.
Drifting yields some fantastic shallow water sport for Wrasse and Pollack.

Liverpool -

Winter Cod fishing, From mid-October through to late February we will be relocating to Liverpool Marina to run uptiding/down tiding trips on the famous River Mersey.
Every winter the Mersey has a fantastic run of Cod, Skate, Large whiting and Dabs, The Cod very in size averaging 2-5lb with plenty heading into the double figure mark.

Main species we fish for are


An average year sees around 45-50 species coming to the net including many mini species on light tackle if the wind is too bad to venture off.

During the day the kettle is on as much as possible and of course like most skippers you may need to give me a little hint at times if the fishing is keeping me busy, fresh sausage sandwiches are made whilst you fish.

Bad Boyz IV is proudly sponsored by tackle giants Fin-Nor, Bad Boyz is kitted out with the latest 12lb class Variado rods and Primal 12 reels, these are available to hire for £5/day.
Tackle is available to buy on board at competitive rates.
Bait can be arranged to be either picked up or ready and waiting for you to arrive at the boat.

Holyhead -
Free parking is located along side the local sailing club being only a short walk from the marina where the boat is waiting, NO LADDERS NO STEPS

Liverpool -
Parking is £5/day only a short walk away from the marina, step on/off.


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All-in trips available on request ( bait, tackle, rods supplied)

If you wish to hire the boat for Diving, Filming, Survey or Sightseeing please feel free to give me a call and I am sure we could be of service to you.

Bad Boyz IV Skipper Aaron Smith's Photo
About the Skipper:

Aaron- Was the youngest skipper in the UK but do not be put off by this as he has a reputation that speaks for itself he has fished for the Welsh National Boat Squad and is on Trearddur Bay Lifeboat crew which gives him a vast knowlodge of the local area.

This Charter has been listed as Suitable for Diving Trips. Contact the Skipper for full details.
This Charter has been listed as Wheelchair Accessible. Contact the Skipper for full details.

May 2019

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N.B. Not all Skippers keep this dairy up-to-date. Always check with skippers before making any plans. Last calendar update: 21-May-2019

Wed 1st May More... Spurdogs and Conger Thu 2nd May More... Spurdogs and Conger Fri 3rd May More... Spurdogs and Conger Sat 4th May More... Spurdogs and Conger
Sun 5th May More...
Mon 6th May More... Spurdogs and reef Tue 7th May More... Spurdogs and reef Wed 8th May More... Spurdogs and reef Thu 9th May More... Spurdogs and reef Fri 10th May More... Sat 11th May More...
Sun 12th May More...
Mon 13th May More... Wrecking or Spurdogs and general Tue 14th May More... Wed 15th May More... Wrecking Thu 16th May More... Tope, spurdogs and reef Fri 17th May More... General reef and anchor Sat 18th May More...
Sun 19th May More...
Mon 20th May More... Reef day Tue 21st May More... General reefs and banks Wed 22nd May More... General reefs and banks Thu 23rd May More... Wrecking Fri 24th May More... Sat 25th May More...
Sun 26th May More...
Mon 27th May More...
Tue 28th May More... Wrecking Wed 29th May More... Wrecking Thu 30th May More...
Fri 31st May More... Wrecking

Upcoming Individual Spaces on Bad Boyz IV

Fri 31/05/2019 1 Space 10 Hours £70.00pp
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Sat 01/06/2019 2 Spaces 10 Hours £70.00pp
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Sun 09/06/2019 1 Space 10 Hours £70.00pp
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Mon 17/06/2019 2 Spaces 8 Hours £45.00pp
tope and pollack
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Tue 25/06/2019 3 Spaces 10 Hours £70.00pp
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Tue 02/07/2019 1 Space 8 Hours £45.00pp
Tope and drift
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Thu 04/07/2019 5 Spaces 8 Hours £45.00pp
Tope and drift
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Fri 05/07/2019 1 Space 10 Hours £60.00pp
Tope, Bream and rays
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Tue 23/07/2019 1 Space 10 Hours £70.00pp
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Thu 01/08/2019 3 Spaces 8 Hours £45.00pp
Mixed day
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Fri 02/08/2019 3 Spaces 10 Hours £60.00pp
Tope, Bream and rays
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Sun 04/08/2019 7 Spaces 8 Hours £45.00pp
Tope, Rays and drift
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Tue 06/08/2019 8 Spaces 10 Hours £70.00pp
Bass and pollack
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Tue 13/08/2019 1 Space 10 Hours £70.00pp
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Fri 16/08/2019 1 Space 8 Hours £45.00pp
General Fishing
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Mon 19/08/2019 8 Spaces 8 Hours £45.00pp
Tope, Smooth-hounds and pollack
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Wed 28/08/2019 8 Spaces 8 Hours £45.00pp
General fishing - tope, Rays, pollack
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Sun 01/09/2019 5 Spaces 8 Hours £45.00pp
General fishing - tope, Rays, pollack
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Fri 06/09/2019 6 Spaces 10 Hours £70.00pp
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Thu 12/09/2019 5 Spaces 10 Hours £70.00pp
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  • 5-star Andrew Jones (15/06/2018)

    Had a fantastic day 6 Tope off the boat the biggest been 62lbs catching fish all day long Aaron is a tremendous skipper and catered for all our needs as the 9 off us were total novices he provided rods hooked nearly every fish and sorted out our tangles in no time at all Can’t wait for 13th August our next trip thanks Aaron for an unforgettable day. Andy. Stoke on trent

  • 5-star William Holland (01/07/2018)

    I put an outstanding review on the Cbuk system about this boat and the Skipper over a year ago. Sadly due to a major operation I have not been able to get back on board until yesterday.
    A review in my opinion is a marker on the quality of experience and satisfaction a customer receives when he or she purchases something either an item or a service. When go back after a year like I have and find things have even got better than last time then this is a real quality standard marker to shout about. It says a lot about the skipper himself and his willingness and drive to constantly improve on the service he offers and the quality of craft you access to go fishing. Thank you very much Aaron and Bad Boyz IV for a truly memorable day see you again in 3 weeks .Will Holland St. Helens , Merseyside.

  • 5-star Lee Power (21/04/2018)

    Absolutely great day, can’t praise Aaron highly enough. already looking at booking our next day.

  • 5-star James Elliott (21/04/2018)

    Brilliant day on Saturday, caught over 110 fish and the skipper Aaron looked after us extremely well and made the day one to remember! We will be back soon, many thanks! James.

  • 5-star peter weston (28/10/2017)

    amazing day hosted by one of the hardest working chap,he never stopped for 10 hours solid ,answered all questions ,entertained,and fed us with fine food ,my party of nine would not hesitate booking bad boyz and aaron again ,quality .

Bait & Tackle

Latest Catches 659 photos uploaded


9 lb Pollock


8 lb Pollock


12 lb 10 oz Pollock


6 oz Topknot


16 lb Spurdog


26 lb Tope


9 lb Thornback Ray


6 lb 2 oz Thornback Ray


20 lb 2 oz Bull Huss


13 lb 5 oz Bull Huss


20 lb Conger Eel


29 lb Conger Eel


3 lb 10 oz Cod


10 lb Cod


3 lb 4 oz Flounder


7 lb Thornback Ray


Latest Fishing Reports and News

  • 12/2018 Fishing Report by Aaron Smith

    Dec 2018 by Aaron Smith

    That's us all done for 2018..

    I would like to give a huge thanks to all whom have fished with us throughout 2018, Supported us through a very difficult start with the loss of Holyhead Marina and our boat's.

    As a hole, we have had some great fishing this year! The wrecks fished like we've never seen before with huge amounts of 8-12lb Pollack. Our best session was done in a meer 2hrs, 14 drifts for 97 Pollack and 9 Ling to 15lb.

    The Tope fishing was great with 6 going over 60lb to the boat, followed by massive shoals of Spurdogs boating 150+ in a 2hr anchor sessions.

    As we look on to 2019, we have some great plans and expeditions to try put our anglers on the fish once again.

    Tight lines to everyone, skippers and clients alike.

    Aaron, Jess and Family ��������

  • 12/2018 Fishing Report by Aaron Smith

    Dec 2018 by Aaron Smith

    Update 4.12.18

    Today brings us to the end of another week on the mighty Mersey. The fishing as a whole is going very steady with a constant run of Cod, Ray's and quality Whiting.

    Our best day ended on 25 Cod, another few good days were 15-20 cod to size. There are plenty of 1lb size cod in the river which is a great sign for years to come. The majority of keepable cod are ranging 2-4lb with the largest to the boat of 6lb 6oz.

    When the Cod have been a bit picky we have fallen back into the shallow waters up river to target ray's, these are still being pretty dominant on squid baits and an average size of 4-6lb, best of the week 11lb 1oz.

    When we refer to quality whiting, we refer to the clunker 2lb+ fish that our side of the coast Selden see, however the vast area of the Mersey attracts these fine eating fish.

    Remaining Dates 2018 -

    Wednesday 12th - Boat available/10spaces 0230 start

    Thursday 13th - 0330 5 spaces

    Tuesday 18th - 0800 7 spaces

    Tight lines, Aaron.
    Tel - 07966061598

  • 11/2018 Fishing Report by Aaron Smith

    Nov 2018 by Aaron Smith

    A round up of pictures from this past week aflaot on the mighty Mersey!

    Cod are around however they are still being picky, our best day bringing 17 to the boat, mostly being in the 2-4lb range.

    Rays are still about in abundance, 45 being our best afternoon session with most days bringing 15-25, best fish going 11lb9oz.

    As ever the river is full of quality Whiting, many toping 2lb on the scales, these make for some superb eating ��

    Species landed -

    Thornback ray,
    Conger eel,

    Our next days with spaces are -

    Thursday 29th - 0400

    Wednesday 5th - 1000
    Tuesday 11th - 0115
    Thursday 13th - 0300
    Tuesday 18th - 0800
    Friday 28th - 0345

    £40pp / £350 whole boat hire.
    All trips are in the sheltered water of the river mersey, sailing from Liverpool Marina.

    Tel - 07966061598

  • 11/2018 Fishing Report by Aaron Smith

    Nov 2018 by Aaron Smith

    Good to finish the week off strong with 9 Cod to the boat and a good few ray's!

    Quick chat to the lads and the decision was made to stay out an extra hour and watch the River Of Lights fireworks display, well worth it ����
    Also pulled a couple extra cod!

    The week rounded off with 46 Cod to the boat, approx 150 rays, Congers, Whiting, Dabs, Pouting and a few Doggies.

    We take a 7 day break now as the tides are on the larger side, fingers crossed for colder weather and plenty of Cod when we return ������

  • 10/2018 Fishing Report by Aaron Smith

    Oct 2018 by Aaron Smith

    As we come to the end of our first week back on the mighty Mersey we take a quick look at the action......

    The Cod river, well we have boated Codling on every trip albeit particularly small at the time being, this is mostly down to the current water temperature being a tad high. We have some cold weather due in this next 7-10 days which will no doubt bring some larger cod into the river.

    The ray fishing has been good for the majority, best day bringing just shy of 30 to 5 rods, with one day only bringing 6, however we did sit out a few hours for a coddie or two.

    Best fish of the week went to John Nicolas with a fine thornback ray of 11lb12oz, Plenty boated around 4-8lb.

    Other catches included Dogfish, Whiting, Dabs and the odd crab ��

    We'll be back next weekend on the cod hunt as the tides start to drop away ��������