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.

October 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: 21-Jul-2019

Tue 1st Oct More... 5hr trip 10.30 sail Wed 2nd Oct More... 5hr 11.15 sail Thu 3rd Oct More... 5hr 12 sail Fri 4th Oct More... 8 or 10hr trip 5.30 am sail or 5hr 12.30 sail Sat 5th Oct More... 8 or 10 hr trip 6am sail or 5hr 1.30 sail
Sun 6th Oct More... 8 or 10 hr trip 7am sail Mon 7th Oct More... 8 or 10 hr 8am sail Tue 8th Oct More... 8hr 9.30 sail or 10hr trip 8.30 sail Wed 9th Oct More... 8hr trip 10.15 sail or 10hr trip .15 sail Thu 10th Oct More... 5hr 7am sail, 10hr 9am sail, or 8hr 11am sail Fri 11th Oct More... 5hr 7.45 sail Sat 12th Oct More... 5hr 8.15 sail
Sun 13th Oct More... 5hr 8.45 sail, 8 spaces Mon 14th Oct More... 5hr 9.15 sail Tue 15th Oct More... 5hr 9.45 sail Wed 16th Oct More... 5hr 10.15 sail Thu 17th Oct More... 5hr 10.30 sail Fri 18th Oct More... 5hr 11.15 sail Sat 19th Oct More... 5hr 11.50 sail
Sun 20th Oct More... 8hr 5,30 sail, or 5hr 12.30 sail Mon 21st Oct More... 8 or 10 hr 6.30 or 5hr 1.30 Tue 22nd Oct More... 8 or 10 hr 7.30 Wed 23rd Oct More... 8hr 8.30 Thu 24th Oct More... 8hr 9.30 sail Fri 25th Oct More... 5hr 6.30 sail or 10hr 8.30, or 8hr 10.30 sail Sat 26th Oct More... 5hr 7.15 sail or 10hr 10.15 sail, or 8hr 11.15 sail
Sun 27th Oct More... 5hr 7am sail or 10 hr 9am sail or 8hr 11am sail Mon 28th Oct More... 5hr 7.45 Tue 29th Oct More... 5hr 8.30 sail Wed 30th Oct More... 5hr 9am sail Thu 31st Oct More... 5hr 9.40

Upcoming Individual Spaces on merlin

Thu 01/08/2019 £32.00pp
5hr trip 9am sail, 7 spaces
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Fri 02/08/2019 £32.00pp
5hr trip 9.45 sail, 8 spaces
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Mon 05/08/2019
5hr tip 12pm sail, 6 spaces
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Thu 15/08/2019
5hr 9am sail, 7 spaces
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Sun 25/08/2019 8 Spaces £38.00pp
8hr trip 8am sail 2 spaces
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Fri 30/08/2019 £32.00pp
5hr 8.45 sail, 6 spaces
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Sat 31/08/2019 £32.00pp
5hr 9.30 sail, 2 spaces
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Sun 01/09/2019 £32.00pp
5hr 10.15 sail, 5 spaces
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Sat 07/09/2019 4 Spaces £38.00pp
8hr 7.30 sail 7 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

  • 21/07/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    21 Jul 2019 by roger daniels

    The weather a bit up/down at the moment, Lots of Mackeral about, good fishing on the Skate ,Bullhuss, plus the usual, Dabs,Whiting,Gunard,Blackbream . Tope ect Just opened up some more dates in September .

  • 08/07/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    8 Jul 2019 by roger daniels

    8hr trip today , was a fine day , plenty of Mackeral, Whiting good numbers Skare,Bulhuss Dabs and Dogfish, weather looks settled for the week ahead,

  • 07/07/2019 Fishing Report by roger daniels

    7 Jul 2019 by roger daniels

    Steady fishing over the last couple of trips, plenty of Mackeral, Dabs Whiting,Dogfish, and the odd Skate , Bullhuss, and Gurnard, steady fishing for inshore 5 hour trips,

  • 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