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 2019

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Color for Fully Booked
Fully Booked
Color for Partially Booked
Partially Booked (Individual Spaces)
Color for Available
Available (Whole Boat)
Color for Not Available
Not Available
Color for Unspecified

N.B. Not all Skippers keep this dairy up-to-date. Always check with skippers before making any plans. Last calendar update: 23-Jun-2019

Fri 1st Feb More... Sat 2nd Feb More... 5hr 7am sail, or 8hr 11am sail
Sun 3rd Feb More... 5hr , 7.30 sail. 8 spaces available Mon 4th Feb More... 5hr 8am sail Tue 5th Feb More... 5hr 8.30 sail Wed 6th Feb More... 5hr 9am sail Thu 7th Feb More... 5hr 9.30 sail, 7 spaces available Fri 8th Feb More... 5hr 10am sail, Sat 9th Feb More... 5hr 10.30 sail, 8 spaces available
Sun 10th Feb More... 5hr 11.15 sail, 6 spaces available Mon 11th Feb More... 5hr 11.45 sail Tue 12th Feb More... 5hr 12.30 sail Wed 13th Feb More... 8hr 6.15 sail or 5hr 1.30 sail Thu 14th Feb More... 8hr 7am sail Fri 15th Feb More... 8hr 8.30 sail Sat 16th Feb More... 8hr 9.30 sail
Sun 17th Feb More... 8hr 10 am sail Mon 18th Feb More... 5hr 7am sail, or 8hr 11am sail Tue 19th Feb More... 5hr 7.45 sail Wed 20th Feb More... 5hr 8.30 sail , 4 spaces available 8.30 sail ring skipper for info/booking Thu 21st Feb More... 5hr 9.15 sail Fri 22nd Feb More... 5hr 10am sail Sat 23rd Feb More... 5hr 10.45 sail, 2 spaces available ring skipper for details
Sun 24th Feb More... 5hr, 11.30 sail, 8 spaces available 11.30 sail Mon 25th Feb More... 5hr 12.15 sail Tue 26th Feb More... 8hr 5.45 sail, or 5hr 1pm sail Wed 27th Feb More... 8hr 6.45 sail Thu 28th Feb More... 8hr 8am sail

Upcoming Individual Spaces on merlin

Fri 05/07/2019 8 Spaces £32.00pp
5hr 10.45 sail, 8 spaces
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Sun 21/07/2019 4 Spaces £32.00pp
5hr trip 11.30 sail, 4 spaces
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Sat 03/08/2019 £32.00pp
5hr trip 10.30 sail, 8 spaces
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Sat 17/08/2019 £32.00pp
5hr 10.15 sail. 6 spaces
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Sun 25/08/2019 8 Spaces £38.00pp
8hr trip 8am sail 4 spaces
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Sat 31/08/2019
5hr 9.30 sail, 7 spaces
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Sat 07/09/2019 4 Spaces £38.00pp
8hr 7.30 sail 4 spaces
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Sat 14/09/2019 £32.00pp
5hr 9.15 sail, 8 spaces
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Sun 13/10/2019 8 Spaces £32.00pp
5hr 8.45 sail, 8 spaces
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Sun 17/11/2019 8 Spaces £32.00pp
5hr 10.45, 8 spaces
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Fri 20/12/2019 £38.00pp
8hr 7.30 sail, 8 spaces
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4-star 0
3-star 0
2-star 0
1-star 0
  • 5-star Jon Wheway (04/11/2018)

    Another great day out with Roger (remember the chocolate biscuits next time). 8 hour trip from 9am . Started with usual odds n sods but the day took a lovely turn when we bought along side a surprise spurdog. This promptly bit through the hooked whiting. But it was the first of 13 hooked and 11 boated. Brilliant experience and as Roger said, other than the occasional fish the first he’d had on his boat for 20 years. Pics uploaded. Thanks Roger, see you next year

  • 5-star Tony Peters (06/08/2018)

    Thanks for a great trip out Roger,
    3 of us boarded a full boat of 10 at 8am yesterday. sailed out to the first mark which was a bit slow same at the 2nd mark.
    Roger then moved again and put us right on the fish, plenty of mackerel, Rays whiting and Bullhuss came out and everyone on the boat was into fish, some quality fish coming out keeping the skipper busy all afternoon ( you earned your crust Roger) hahaha.
    2 birthdays on board yesterday so out came the party gear CAKE which went down a treat.
    Weather was hot some of us took the knock late afternoon.
    Quality day with a quality skipper and boat will defo be booking again mate.
    All the best Liverpool Lads Tony, Tommy and Dave

  • 5-star Chris Lloyd (02/08/2018)

    Great day out on Merlin. It was my 14 year old and his mates first fishing trip and Roger looked after us really well. Good variety of fish caught with the mackerel in the fridge and freezer now. They opted for a Dominos pizza on the way home though and when i suggested Anchovies on top they weren't keen - apparently look like the lug worm bait!! Thanks again - a great day. Chris

  • 5-star Jon Wheway (21/05/2018)

    Really good day out with Roger. Some good fish caught including ling and some nice cod from a wreck we went out to as the general bottom fishing wasn't lighting up the world - thanks to the skipper for making the call to go out to the wreck. Everyone went home happy and I've got a freezer with some good cod fillets in it. Hopefully be able to book on again some time this summer. Would happily recommend the skipper and the boat

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Jon hope to see you soon .

  • 5-star Justin crowe (06/05/2018)

    Well this is our second trip with Roger and wow what a day again...put us on the fish from the first cast to the last. ..between 7 of us we must of had 100s of fish...whiting, dabs,codling,dogs,huss, herring and a nice sea scorpion...this boat and skipper come highly recommended by us and yes we have already booked our next trip....

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks mate look forward to your next trip

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 and News

  • 22/06/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    22 Jun 2019 by roger daniels

    good fishing on Saturday plenty of Skate and Bullhuss, lots of Mackeral,and steady fishing , Dabs Whiting , Codling,Gurnard, Dogfish, ect , thanks lads,

  • 19/06/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    19 Jun 2019 by roger daniels

    last 2 days, trips, had plenty of Mackeral , Dabs Whiting, Gurnard, Smoothhound and odd Flounder and small Codling, cheers lads see you again soon

  • 16/06/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    16 Jun 2019 by roger daniels

    fine weather over the weekend allowed us to get out, plenty of Mackeral starting to show, Lots of Bullhuss,Whiting,and steady fishing with Dabs Skate,Codling, Smoothhound, and the odd Plaice , Gurnard, and good numbers of Tope staring to show , the best one weighing 40lb cought by Jack from Derbyshire, weather looks settled for the week ahead, ring for booking details, thanks lads.

  • 01/06/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    1 Jun 2019 by roger daniels

    first time out for 2weeks due to weather and let downs, plenty of fish, Skate to 10lb, Bulhuss to 13ib, Mackeral , Herring, Dabs Whiting,Dogfish, Gurnards and Codlings, thanks to all the boys and new customers see you soon

  • 26/05/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    26 May 2019 by roger daniels

    fishing really starting to pick up now, good numbers of Skate and Bullhuss, on the longer trips as well as Dabs Whitiing, Mackeral and Gurnard, and the inshore trips fishing really well, Lots of big Dabs Whiting, Dogfish and Smoothhound and the odd Bass, thanks again to all the lads and girls, for booking with me,