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Diana Rushbrook (22/07/2015)
What a great day we both had. Tea and coffe on boarding the boat were unexpected but very acceptable. Advice was most welcome for newcomers to sea fishing. Ron usually course angles, but really loved this. Diana being a sissy girl couldn't put the bait on but one of Roger, John or Pete were always there to help out. Ladies give it a try ( the bonus is you get a brilliant sun tan) Thanks Roger a great day see you next year.
john sanderson (16/06/2015)
Bass fishing on the skerry belle. Had a great day catching bass, The crew were very helpful and proffessional. Clean boat and plenty off room on board it. Would highly recommend using them. l will be going back out again.
Allan Yates (25/02/2015)
Another trip back to my roots were I fished as a lad along the Kent coast and enjoyed some of the best fishing available from UK waters. I fish a lot off shore and to enjoy an inshore day uptiding for Cod was pleasant and also very productive fishing out of Ramsgate on board the Skerry Belle skippered by owner Roger Lennon. The boat is ideal for inshore angling with plenty of space, the day started quite miserable with heavy rain and overcast skys but little to no wind so the sea state was calm to flat and at the end of the day after plenty of sunshine too it became oily. As it was inshore fishing the mark chosen was reached in a short travelling time and we were soon casting uptide style using top quality lugworm baits provided by the skipper and his reliable digger. Once the scents of our baits found their way around the Codling started to arrive and they were steady throughout the day along with the odd whiting, pout and doggies. Plenty of fish in the box, nice day after the short period of rain and also treated to bacon baps and a hot dinner plus treacle sponge pudding with custard and some tinnies were on offer for those not driving, skipper Roger is a City & Guilds trained chef and can russle up anything you want to bring along or provide meals with prior notice. So to say this inshore trip was a winner on the Ramsgate Riviera can only be the right description and with a beer and fish & chip supper before the drive home and time to reflect on a first class day. In between catching Codling I managed to shoot some HD video for my On Board Series so as soon as that's edited it will go up on my YouTube channel, enjoy some of these vidcaps from the movie and you will soon get the picture of what a great day it was, shoot down to Ramsgate and grab some action while the Cod is plentyful you will get well looked after On the Skerry Belle Charter Boat If you're a beginner plenty of tuition is available and you even get your catch prepared ready to take home.
Skippers Reponse: We always try that bit harder allan, and so pleased you enjoyed ur day
Allan Yates (16/10/2014)
Back to my roots I grew up fishing the Kent coast and enjoying some best fishing on offer around the UK. Recently I was invited to join a party of anglers boat fishing out of Ramsgate Marina so a return to fish near marks I fished many years ago. The boat was the Skerry Belle a large spacious traditional style boat which was originally a licensed ferry boat off the east coast. Skipper owner Roger Lennon who has years of experience fishing off Ramsgate and the notorius Goodwin Sands was friendly and willing to find you fish and provide any support you could want, crewman that day was Geordie John a very experienced angler again willing to offer any guidandce you care to ask for. I have uptided before but needed help in how it was done off Ramsgate and both Roger and John obliged and put me on the right track including baiting techniques that work well. Since that first trip I have enjoyed more outings taking good sized Bass largest to date 7lbs+ and the last trip we hit the thornback rays with me being the top rod with most caught and heaviest fish at 11.5lbs. With the winter Cod showing I will be back for many more and his toasted bacon sarnies are to die for if you get time to eat them as the fish jump all over your baits. To sum it up a wicked find to return to my roots with many more being planned, you need to have some yourself and Enjoy !!!
Rob Norris (31/05/2014)
We had a wonderful trip with Roger and the crew - they made us feel so welcome. It was a big occasion for us as we were scattering Dad's ashes in the sea near Dumpton Gap. They were really thoughtful and sensitive and got it just right for us. I'd wholeheartedly recommend the Skerry Belle and her crew to anyone who's thinking of making a similar trip - you can rely on these guys 100%. Hoping to go back for a trip to Thanet offshore wind farm this summer on the Skerry Belle!
chris biddlecombe (19/06/2014)
19 june 2014.....had a great days charter..organised from the, deal cutter pub ramsgate...although i dont use it,but great group off guys,any way the trip for me was great,the skipper and his mate full off advice and very helpful the boat is adequate for the sevices offererd...overall a dam good day,just wish i caught more fish haha,but plenty... on board.....my opinion great day fishing..if theres a place for one if your short for a trip let me kno if i can make it i will thnx chris.....
mike hayes (09/06/2014)
having been fishing with roger on several occasions, we were all looking forward to our trip out.the weather and tide all looking promising, on arriving we were greeted by roger and his new boat the " skerries bell ".this began another super day with roger,the boat which is outstanding is probably the best out of Ramsgate in a long time,with features including flushing toilets, forward berths,heated and welcoming wheelhouse, freezer, and cooking facilities. the Deck clean tidy a a massive fish capacity ,in fact swollowing our party .roger was attentive offering advice all the way on tackle,bait,tactics. checking rigs and bait the whole trip.roger provided hot drinks and great bacon rolls again for the length of the trip,,my son who is disabled was made to feel most welcome and again because of the great facilities he had a most enjoyable day.catch wise roger advice produced the goods the the snap of thornback rays,smoothounds etc,all in all a great boat and great skipper , roger has supplied the goods once again..great boat great hardworking chap,and well worth booking and you won't be disappointed, I know who we will being fishing with from now on.our thanks on a great day,thanks roger
Connor Morgan (08/04/2014)
Went out today and we steamed out to a mark, as soon as the anchor was dropped we started catching fish with codling, doggies and large whiting coming onboard. Roger gave us expert tuition on how to rig up baits etc and it did help a lot, it saved us a lot of time and kept us fishing. As the tide started to turn peeler crab baits worked well with three smoothounds coming onboard on a trot. With more fish coming onboard Paul soon found himself into a larger fish, it was a lovely 7lb thorn back Ray which was caught on a herring bait. More codling and some very big whiting we're landed until a screaming reel hooked everyone's attention. Everyone knew it was a big fish and we were watching wondering what it could be. As the lead came out of the water so did a lovely specimen thorn back ray of 13lb caught on lug and squid. Roger is a great skipper and extremely helpful and definitely knows his stuff, will definitely be going out again as he is extremely helpful and wants everyone to catch fish.Overall a cracking days fishing!!
Sam Allen (24/03/2014)
Great day's fishing. Really enjoyed it. Wasn't sure at first as I've not fished much before but Roger was a great tutor and we all had a great day out. Will definitely be booking him again
stephanie weller (06/10/2013)
great day fishing on bay side skipper Roger and his deck hand John were absolutely brilliant lots of doggys caught bass whiting and a codling and even two starfish. at the end if the day we booked 2 more trips up. thanks for great day guys