Charter Boat: Excel 2

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 12 passengers
Code Of Practice: Full 60 Miles.
Hours: 3hr / 4hr / 5hr / 6hr / 7hr / 8hr / 9hr / 10hr / 11hr / 12hr / Multiple Days Trips
Type of Fishing: Now booking for 2019, TRIPS ALL YEAR . Get in quick to grab the best tides !!! Prices for Offshore Wrecking, Bank and Reef trips on website. Every weekday is INDIVIDUALS day. £40pp , 4 or more and we go ! Fishing reefs, wrecks and banks in The Haven. Sheltered waters so no cancelled trips .
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: The Mighty Cygnus Cyfish with 420HP Yanmar Power, Koden commercial spec fishfinder. AIS, Radar, full safety equipment way in excess of coding requirements.
Additional Description:

. Pick ups at Neyland Marina. Free parking and Cafe.
1000am til 430pm £40pp. rod/tackle included if needed, just bring bait.
Huge range of species caught general fishing and at anchor.
You may keep all that you catch( within current regulations) and I can prepare it for the table for you at no extra cost.

4 or more, we go ! If I've got a bit of notice I can usually get a few together .

Large canopy for your comfort.

We cater for groups and individuals of all abilities.

Individual spaces most days, short notice, no problem.
ring for availability.
Always best to book ahead for the best tides.

Easy payment facilities by paypal.

We specialize in Small groups and Individuals that want to catch Quality fish from a Proper Full sized Modern Fast Charterboat. Pro Guide on hand to help.
I want you all to catch fish, enjoy yourselves and hopefully i`ll see you again soon.

Four or more on a weekday and i`ll go !

trips to the historic forts of Milford Haven and film work undertaken, as used by Sony/o2, BBC Top Gear.

Excel 2 Skipper Dave Hancock's Photo
About the Skipper:

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Boat has full 60 mile license from any safe haven.
Dave has RYA YachtMaster Offshore qualification with full MCA commercial endorsements.

Wreck and reef fishing specialist.
Offshore wreck fishing £500 for 10, ideally 8 anglers.
Reef fishing £450.

Shark fishing in the Celtic Deeps £700 max 5 people fishing, all tackle etc provided.

Helpful,patient,tuition given if needed.

Genuine Angling fanatic, always willing to help.
Winner of the National Bass Festival 2006 with the largest bass yet caught in the competition at 15lb 6oz 8drms. We also set a record that`s unlikely to be beaten, catching the First, Second and Third heaviest Bass of the festival.
Hosted by the Herne Bay Angling Assoc and kindly sponsored by ICOM (UK)Ltd.

We cater for individuals as much as possible.
we'll do our best to get you out fishing in some of the most sheltered and scenic waters in the UK.

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  • 5-star Gareth Cottrell (25/06/2016)

    3 of us went out on Sat 25 Jun with Dave (9 fishing on the boat). Wind was fresh so the water was a bit lumpy outside the Haven. With this in mind he took us for a bit of jigging for pollock off Freshwater West while the movement was still tolerable. Most caught good sized pollock up to 5-6lb and a good time had by all. The afternoon we went into the Haven and anchored up in smoother waters with the wind freshening. Mostly dogs with a few rays and gurnards to brighten things up. Dave's knowledge and experience made for a great day out, all 3 of us had a really good time and will deffo be returning.

  • 4-star Andy Hirst (12/09/2013)

    Many thanks to Dave for a great days fishing. the whole cought and went home very pleased with our day out.Be seeing you again soon Dave. Cheers Andy

    Skippers Reponse: Thank you , looking forward to seeing you again this summer.

  • 5-star Dave Geary (07/07/2013)

    Thanks Dave for a fantastic day Toping.Cannot wait to get out again,top skipper,what a day sea fishing from a boat should be all about. 42 lb two 38s and an upper twenty the boys are well pleased.Angry Dave

  • 5-star Savash Cafer (16/12/2012)

    Thanks dave we had a great day fishing, looking forward to the next one.

    Skippers Reponse: Thank you, Cracking fish the 23 lb`er, Well Done. See you soon, Dave.

  • 5-star John Ayres (14/11/2010)

    We have fished all over the UK on many charter boats and Dave and his crewman are two of the most knowledgeable and helpful we have ever fished with. Nothing was too much trouble for them and the fish just kept coming we had four cod from 8-11lb , 6 thornbacks that ranged from 6-9lb and tons of very large whiting and of course the customary dogfish. Top skipper top day thanks again Dave we will be back next month. Forgot to mention the tea (don’t drink it)

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Latest Catches 921 photos uploaded


7 lb Smooth-hound (Common)


8 lb Bull Huss

Robert Pl

3 lb 8 oz Pollock

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11 lb Bull Huss

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11 lb Bull Huss

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12 lb Bull Huss

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10 lb Bull Huss

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11 lb Bull Huss

Robert Pl

8 lb Bull Huss

Beauty & the best

4 lb Pollock


11 lb Bull Huss


10 lb Bull Huss


12 lb Bull Huss


11 lb Bull Huss


8 lb Bull Huss


4 lb Bass


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 07/2018 Fishing Report by David Hancock

    Jul 2018 by David Hancock

    Inshore and offshore, the fishing is red hot in West Wales !
    Good catches of pollock & cod on the reefs.
    Huge catches of Spurdogs on the correct tides, over 70 in 3 hours last week.
    The Shark season is now full steam ahead with some great catches.
    See calendar for availability,

    Keep it tight,
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    Website has lots more info

    A cracking 120lb + Blue Shark for Jacob.

  • 01/2017 Fishing Report by David Hancock

    Jan 2017 by David Hancock

    Evening trips and daytime trips going well,
    Plenty of decent fish being caught both in and outside The Haven.
    Remember with over 20 miles of sheltered navigable waters we very rarely cancel a trip.
    All winter maintenance now completed, we are available all year.
    Book early for Reefing at the Hats & Barrels, Sharking trips at the Celtic Deeps from Milford Haven etc.
    Diary is open !

    Keep it tight,
    07774 294 959.

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  • 11/2016 Fishing Report by David Hancock

    Nov 2016 by David Hancock

    Remember we are available all year round, even when all the other boats are layed up !
    Full time, professional, happy skipper !!!!

    We are taking bookings for Sharking and general trips for 2017, the diary is OPEN !

    Cod are currently showing in The Haven, cracking fishing in beautiful, calm waters .
    4 or more and we go fishing .
    The offshore wrecks are stuffed full of prime winter Pollock, pick calm weather and a small tide !
    Come on down .

    Keep it tight,
    07774 294 959.
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  • 06/2016 Fishing Report by David Hancock

    Jun 2016 by David Hancock

    We were honoured to be one of the boats used for the prestigious RAF v Police boat angling final.
    I must say the guys from both teams were an absolute pleasure to have on board and certainly fished well .
    The practice day showed up the usual expected species, various Wrasse, Pollock, Cod, launce, dogfish and a few more . We had bonus fish such as a cracking Blonde Ray as well.
    On the match day the wind was kind to us and the first session drifting on the reefs was in calm water which made it easy. Very soon a stream of Ballan Wrasse, Cuckoos, Pollock, Cod, Coalfish and more was coming onto the boat, great fishing.
    For the second 2 hour session we anchored over a sandy area. Initially we caught a couple of dogfish but the fishing seemed slower than we had expected. On the practice day we had caught Dabs and Dogs prolifically.
    Soon if became apparent as to what had changed as a Spurdog was bought to the surface, then another, then another ! These voracious predators had moved the normal species out.
    The lads quickly responded and changed rigs from 3 hook scratchers to single and double flowing traces with beefier hooks and line. Soon it was pandemonium on deck as we landed and returned 88 Spurdogs in the allotted 2 hour session. Well done lads, you were awesome !
    For the third session we anchored over rocky ground, to be honest it was a bit of an anticlimax after what had just happened but the lads still fished intently and put a few more species that we hadn't already recorded onto the score sheet.
    A very pleasurable and memorable day, for all the right reasons,

    Thank you.

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  • 05/2016 Fishing Report by David Hancock

    May 2016 by David Hancock

    As our colonial brothers say, the bite is hot !

    Some great eating pollock caught by Phinney's gang from the little old US of A,
    Nice 'n' easy to catch and tasty treats for tea , awesome fishing .
    The inshore reef fishing is epic , yee ha !

    On the smaller tides we've been after the various inshore sharks.
    Tenby & District Angling Club ably assisted by James L and Cai found 5 species of sharks,
    including a nice 21 lb Tope for club Officer Nev and a cracking 32/35 lb Tope for James L.
    Plenty of Bull Huss around the double figure mark coming to the boat.
    Fresh or frozen Mackeral seems to be the preferred bait.

    Club President Mike found a cracking specimen Red Gurnard, showing that class always shines through !

    Come on down,
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