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.

November 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: 10-Nov-2019

Fri 1st Nov More... 5hr 10.30 Sat 2nd Nov More... 5hr 11.15
Sun 3rd Nov More... 5hr 12pm sail Mon 4th Nov More... 5hr 1pm Tue 5th Nov More... 8hr 7am Wed 6th Nov More... 8hr 8am Thu 7th Nov More... 8hr 8.45 Fri 8th Nov More... 8hr 9.30 Sat 9th Nov More... 8hr 10am
Sun 10th Nov More... 5hr 7am Mon 11th Nov More... 5hr 7.15 sail Tue 12th Nov More... 5hr 7.40 Wed 13th Nov More... 5hr 8.15 sail Thu 14th Nov More... 5hr 8.40 Fri 15th Nov More... 5hr 9.45 sail Sat 16th Nov More... 5hr 10am
Sun 17th Nov More... 5hr 10.45, 8 spaces Mon 18th Nov More... 5hr 11.30 sail Tue 19th Nov More... 5hr 12.30 sail Wed 20th Nov More... 8hr 6.30 sail Thu 21st Nov More... 8hr 8am Fri 22nd Nov More... 5hr 8.30 Sat 23rd Nov More... 5hr 8.30 sail
Sun 24th Nov More... 5hr 6am sail or 8hr 10am sail Mon 25th Nov More... 5hr 6.30 am sail Tue 26th Nov More... 5hr 7.30 sail Wed 27th Nov More... 5hr 8am sail Thu 28th Nov More... 5hr 8.45 sail Fri 29th Nov More... Sat 30th Nov More...

Upcoming Individual Spaces on merlin

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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Sat 29/08/2020
8hr trip sail, 7 spaces
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Sun 30/08/2020
10hr 9.15 am or 8 hr 11.15 am sail , 7 spaces
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4-star 0
3-star 0
2-star 0
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  • 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

  • 31/10/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    31 Oct 2019 by roger daniels

    nice weather today 5 hr trip , fished inshore off Prestatyn, plenry of nice big Dabs and Whiting, a few Dogfish and 1 Skate of 8ib, still plenty of dates available, next years calendar already started for bookings

  • 24/09/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    24 Sep 2019 by roger daniels

    started off at the Hoyle Bank, few Mackeral 1 nice Codling, plenty Whiting, and 1 nice Dab, then fished a little slow then moved to Rocky 1 , very good fishing,50 Bullhuss, 14 Skate, plenty of Mackeral,and plenty of nice big Dabs,Whiting, and then odd Codling and Gurnard, Well worth the 8 mile steam to the west,

  • 23/09/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    23 Sep 2019 by roger daniels

    first day back to fishing from annual leave, 10hr trip , with a bunch of regulars, still lots of Mackeral about, good numbers of Bullhuss, lots of Whiting,Dogfish and a few Dabs,Gurnard and the odd Codling, steady fishing all day, plenty off dates still available for the rest off the year

  • 09/09/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    9 Sep 2019 by roger daniels

    managed to get out, sunday/Monday between the bad weather, lots of Mackeral still about, good numbers uf Huss,Skate, and steady fishing, Dabs,Gurnard, and Whiting, and the odd Plaice and Codling, as always plenty of Dogfish.

  • 25/08/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    25 Aug 2019 by roger daniels

    Plenty of fish over the last 2 days, Tons of Mackeral, lots of Bullhuss, Whiting,and steady fishing with Dabs, Gurnard the odd Codling, and as always Dogfish, lets hope weather stays settled, thanks Lads, see you soon