Charter Boat: merlin

Boat and Skipper Details

Licensed For: up to 10 passengers
Code Of Practice: Cat 2 - 60 Miles
Hours: 5hr / 8hr / 10hr Trips
Type of Fishing: Tope - smoothhound - General - Bass-gurnard-huss-plus many many more.
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: 32 aquastar with modern electronics package, furuno GPS system, Lorence chart plotter and koden sounder
Facilities: Tea/Coffee Free.
Additional Description:

Fishing in Rhyl all year round doing individuals and charters.
tuition for beginners.

About the Skipper:

I started full time charters with Merlin in 1999.
I owned two private boats before Merlin.
Started Crewing on charter boats at the age of eleven in the summer holidays and weekends.

February 2018

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Color for Fully Booked
Fully Booked
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Partially Booked
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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: 25-Feb-2018

Thu 1st Feb 5hr, 8.30 am sail Fri 2nd Feb 5hr, 91.15 sail Sat 3rd Feb 5hr, 10 am sail
Sun 4th Feb 5hr, 10.45 sail Mon 5th Feb 5hr, 11.30 sail Tue 6th Feb 5hr, 12pm sail Wed 7th Feb 5hr, 1pm sail Thu 8th Feb 8hr , 6.30 am sail Fri 9th Feb 8hr, 7.30 sail Sat 10th Feb 8hr, 8.30 sail
Sun 11th Feb 8hr, 9.30 sail Mon 12th Feb 8hr, 10am sail Tue 13th Feb 5hr, 7am sail Wed 14th Feb 5hr, 7.30 sail Thu 15th Feb 5hr, 8am sail Fri 16th Feb 5hr, 8.30 sail Sat 17th Feb 5hr, 9am sail, 8 spaces available
Sun 18th Feb 5hr, 9.30 sail Mon 19th Feb 5hr, 10.15 sail Tue 20th Feb 5hr, 10.45 sail Wed 21st Feb 5hr, 11.30 sail Thu 22nd Feb 5hr, 12pm sail Fri 23rd Feb 5hr, 1pm sail Sat 24th Feb 8hr, 7am sail
Sun 25th Feb 8hr, 8am sail Mon 26th Feb 8hr, 9am sail Tue 27th Feb 8hr, 10 am sail Wed 28th Feb 5hr 7am sail

Last Minute Bookings



5-star 5
4-star 0
3-star 0
2-star 0
1-star 0
Reviews Unaccepted: 5
  • 5-star darren greatbatch (07/01/2018)

    After vid and tom taking the best spots on the boat leaving me and rob to fish against the wind and the tide I decided to let them bag a few so after a hour I decided to put a hook on .soon caught up with them and put two rods out and was catching so many roger had to take over one of the rods.Cheers roger for a great five hour trip we all caught well even though my spot on the boat was poached by my mates.������

    Skippers Reponse: Any exuses Darren haha glad you had a good day see you next time ��

  • 5-star M Wingfield (30/08/2017)

    Yet another great trip Roger. Plenty of friendly banter and plenty of fish. We all really enjoyed it. We'll be back. Cheers for now, Mike Wingfield

  • 5-star M Wingfield (19/06/2017)

    Went with Rob who is one of Roger's regulars on a 10 hour trip.. My first time boat fishing. Absolutely brilliant. Roger is a gentleman, patient and helpful to first timers and also a bloomin' good laugh. I'm hooked. Will be going again asap. Thanks for a great day Roger - Mike W

    Skippers Reponse: Cheers mate thanks for the review, hope to see you soon.

  • 5-star Marcos Garcia (20/10/2013)

    Absolute gentleman down to earth and very very helpful! Wicked day out all of us caught a mix of 4 different speices cheers Roger for a good day :-) Marcos

  • 5-star STEPHEN MASTERSON (25/09/2011)

    an amazing days fishing for 1st timers steve and harry ;roger was excellent captain great day out affordable

Bait & Tackle

Catch Stats

Latest Catches 19 photos uploaded

cliff Warby

6 lb 25 oz Cod

M Wingfield

35 lb Tope

Alex Large Junior

10 lb Thornback Ray

John Snee

3 lb Tub Gurnard


1 lb Mackerel


8 lb Bull Huss

John Bowers sn

6 lb Smooth-hound (Common)


7 lb Smooth-hound (Common)

John Bowers

5 lb Starry Smooth-hound

Stan Houston

7 lb Thornback Ray


14 lb Conger Eel

simon woodcock

8 lb Conger Eel


5 lb Thornback Ray


7 lb Bull Huss


9 lb Bull Huss


7 lb Bull Huss


Latest Fishing Reports

  • 07/01/2018 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    7 Jan 2018 by roger daniels

    Finally got Darren and his mates down from Stoke,after 4 cancellations due to bad weather, fished of Prestatyn again, not as good as Friday due to easterly winds, but still got plenty of Dabs and Whitings and a few Dogs. Darren was last to catch but soon caught up and was top rod, good banter with you all, hope to see you soon, thanks

  • 05/01/2018 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    5 Jan 2018 by roger daniels

    Got out today the first trip of 2018, due to all the bad weather, went down the East and fished of Prestatyn, plenty of nice big Dabs, lots of good Whiting, the best one being 2lb 12ozs, and a few Dog fish, good fishing for 5 hr trip for this time of year, plenty of dates available for the up and coming year, thanks lads for a good, and banter.

  • 22/09/2017 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    22 Sep 2017 by roger daniels

    5 hour trip today fished inshore of Prestatyn, lots of nice big Dabs, a few Flounders, a few Whiting starting to show inshore now, one Skate and a few Dogfish, lost one good fish probably a big Bullhuss .

  • 01/09/2017 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    1 Sep 2017 by roger daniels

    A nice steady fishing over the last few days, still lots of Mackeral about, plenty of Huss, a few Skate and the odd Tope, plenty of Dabs Whiting and Gurnards, and a few other bits and bobs, weather looks good for tomorrow, then going pearshaped, thanks for all the good laughs on board,hope to see you again soon.

  • 25/08/2017 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    25 Aug 2017 by roger daniels

    few trips in this week, plenty of fish about, tons of Mackerel, some cracking big one,s amongst them plenty of Dabs, Whiting, Dogfish,Gurnards, Huss and Skate, dates still available for September.