Charter Boat: Predator II
Boat and Skipper Details
SEA FISHING in South West Scotland
SEA FISHING from Portpatrick
COMMON SKATE FISHING at PORTPATRICK
SHARK FISHING(7 species) at PORTPATRICK
***MINIBUS AVAILABLE for 30 miles radius around GLASGOW and the central belt(contact IAIN on mobile no: 07753807152)
flexibility is the name of the game!...sailing at a time to suit you and returning back in line with the trip booked ....but before it gets dark.!...I am more than happy for a later departure to suit those anglers that have travelled some distance.I am more than willing to try any type of fishing you want to.I will anchor for uptiding and downtiding,drift the sunken wrecks and rough ground,go freelining for pollack in the kelp shallows and we can go sea fly-fishing and /or plugging for bass or shark fishing in the deeper water of Beauforts Dyke(restriction on numbers for that one!) in an area that stretches from mull of Galloway across to Ireland and upto Ailsa Craig. 2 day trips to stretch further afield to the Isle of Man or the Isle of Arran(tide direction dependant and plenty of notice required to arrange accomadation) are also available .
The boat is a purpose built angling vessel built in 1991(formerly "Yorkshire Lass") that operated out of Bridlington.She is fitted with all the safety equipment in line with the code of practice,and has now got 3-D downvision sonar
She is twin proppellor giving greater manoeverability and at 32 ft long and 13ft wide she is a large boat.The fishing deck area measures 267 sq feet.....plenty for 12 anglers and tackle .....max speed about 11kts.
Rods,Reels(all loaded with braid!) and Tackle are available either as an all inclusive package or just rod and reel hire.
individuals,groups,all ladies,children and youths...all are welcome aboard.
please email or ring for pricing packages for individuals,whole boat or partial boat bookings.I will take under 10's but ask that parental/guardian cover is provided afloat.
For the beginners and " unsure" seafarers I suggest the 2 or 3 hour trips,for the more experienced the trips upto 6 hours seem to suit(in my experience).The veterans of the waves will manage the longer haul upto 12hours.
The trips upto 5 hours are all inclusive of tackle and bait,the longer trips incur tackle and rod hire charges for those without their own tackle
I also offer price packages for those that want the whole boat to themselves but don't have the full 12 anglers
The restrictions of the licencse stipulate that I can only sail in fair weather and fair light and that means that the longer trips are restricted to the summer
Less travelling and more fishing is the order of the day but I will travel further offshore if needs be.
Fishing tariffs: all prices are per person
3hr-£22 trips from 1-5hr are all inclusive of rod,reel and tackle
9/10hr-£55 the trips 6-12hrs are pp (£10 per rod,reel and all end tackle for those without)
(price rise in 2018 is first for 5 years!)
New for 2018........3hr Common Skate trips,all tackle included and bait(max 6 anglers)....£30pp
****PLEASE SPECIFY NUMBERS AT TIME OF AGREEING THE BOOKING SO THAT A PRICE FOR THE TRIP CAN BE CONFIRMED AND AGREED AS A MINIMUM PRICE FOR THE REQUESTED DATE******
"Predator II" is my 5th and largest boat and with the arrival of 2018,this will be my 5th year of charter angling in portpatrick.
I completed 22years service in the Royal Navy and have been fortunate to turn my passion into my job! .I have a wealth of knowledge on techniques that I am more than willing to share to help you get the most out of YOUR day. My level of commitment to you the customer is unsurpassed and I will not stop trying for you from trip start til day end.I will be honest with you about the state of the fishing when you enquire and offer info about the best tides and times to suit you.I will do my upmost to accomodate every requirement of yourselves.I cant guarantee the weather or fish,but I can guarantee maximum effort on my part for YOU! If you enjoy the day out,tell your friends...if you didnt,then tell me!
From me,you can expect diligence,humour,commitment and enthusiasm..."Zeal does not rest!"
N.B. Not all Skippers keep this dairy up-to-date. Always check with skippers before making any plans. Last calendar update: 14-Apr-2018
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Last Minute Bookings
patrick skiba (20/08/2018)
had a great 3 days out with Dom a great skipper put us on the fish we wanted to catch brilliant pollock fishing would highly recommend Dom
Skippers Reponse: really glad the area showed its true colours and you enjoyed yourself...great having you on board...til next time .take care
Darren Tarr (21/07/2018)
Was out on the boat last weekend (21&22nd) July and the fishing was incredible, skipper Dom was brilliant, between his knowledge of the water and his help on deck he was great, highly recommend this boat and skipper.
Skippers Reponse: thanks very much,that was some spurdog and tope fishing,really glad you enjoyed it
Michael Tarr (21/07/2018)
Had a fantastic weekend with Dom @ portpatrick ,spurdog to 22lb,tope to 32lb,bull huss to 15lb,great skipper,great company,will certainly be back. Mike.
Skippers Reponse: many thanks,so glad the fish turned up and you enjoyed it.
tony PHILLIPS (01/08/2016)
Good luck for the season Dominic, really enjoyed my days out with you, hope your 200lb'er comes to fruition mate this year, can't wait till up there for lifeboat week. as said good luck
Skippers Reponse: many thanks for the support,look forward to seeing you
Ron Howe (30/10/2016)
Just to say a big thank you for all the hard work you have done over the past year for both clubs (Sliver lure s.a.c and Glasgow & District ) and will see you next year
- CBUK Catch Log: 38 Species have been caught onboard Predator II, including: Ballan Wrasse | Bib (Pouting) | Blonde Ray | Bull Huss | Coalfish (Coley/Saithe) | Cod | Common Skate | Conger Eel | Cuckoo Ray | Cuckoo Wrasse | Dab | Garfish | Greater Sand Eel | Grey Gurnard | Haddock | Herring | Lesser Spotted Dogfish | Ling (Common) | Lobster | Long-spined Sea Scorpion | Mackerel | Plaice | Pollock | Red Gurnard | Scad | Short-spined Sea Scorpion | Smooth-hound (Common) | Spotted Ray | Sprat | Spurdog | Starry Smooth-hound | Thornback Ray | Three bearded rockling | Three Bearded Rockling | Tope | Topknot | Tub Gurnard | Whiting
- CBUK Record Breaking Catches: September 2016, 21 lb 4 oz Bull Huss | August 2015, 12 lb Red Gurnard
Latest Catches 649 photos uploaded
Latest Fishing Reports
Fishing Report by dominic wilson
8 Sep 2018 by dominic wilson
the wind continues to blow and we have managed 2 days at sea this month so far! managed to get the Preston boys out on saturday and all the usual summer suspects showed up.The "over the moon" trophy was up for grabs and Jonathon swept the board with over a dozen pollack to mackerel belly,the best being 7lb out of the harbour entrance and he caught the only huss at 11lb on whiting flapper....well done pal
Fishing Report by dominic wilson
4 Sep 2018 by dominic wilson
dated for 4th september...
only managed 1 day out prior to the weekend and it was a "pack-attack"...spurdogs everywhere,at anchor on the baits and on the feathers and also on the drift!we caught 55 in all with heaviest at 17lb and majority in the 12-15lb range...great sport but bait was scarce.very few mackerel/whiting but loads of grey gurnards and a sprinkling of decent haddock
Fishing Report by dominic wilson
27 Aug 2018 by dominic wilson
this report covers the period 27 july to 27 august......
the wind,like last year has ripped the month apart and I have lost 17/30 days to the weather
when we have got out we have we have caught lots of fish and lots of species with most notable days being 2 good days on a northerly wreck with good sized pollack and coalfish and last wednesday the blackpool boys had an afternoon/evening on the pollack with john taking over 30 pollack with 2 over 8lb and 1 at 7lb and and a total boat catch of approx 100 pollack,all taken from the weeds under the cliffs at various points south of portpatrick.we also that day,caught tub gurnards on sidewinders!! we have also landed 3 tope this month,best being 35lb caught on a feather trace by myself and the next best at 28lb also caught on feathers! mackerel are everywhere and in really good numbers
below is a list of species caught this month with the biggest weight in brackets.......
tope(35),conger(7.5)spurdog(16)huss(15)blonde ray(12)thornback ray(12.5)ballan wrasse(2.5)pollack(8.5)coalfish(5)cod(3.5)haddock(2.5),whiting,pouting,ling,mackerel,herring,scad,launce,LSD,dab,scorpion fish,red/grey/tub gurnard(1.5)
24 species in total!
Fishing Report by patrick skiba
20 Aug 2018 by patrick skiba
had a great 3 days out with Dom Monday 20th took us out plenty of macs for bait did a bit of drift fishing over rough ground and a wreck had spurs up to 15lb Pollock in total 15 species Tuesday tried for cod and haddock not to many about so finished off on the pollock .Wed all of the lads wanted a full day on the inshore pollock and we were on them from the off fish up to 8lb right through the day many thanks Dom had a great time on the light gear
Fishing Report by dominic wilson
15 Jul 2018 by dominic wilson
covers period 21/22 july....
Matt White brought a team down to see what portpatrick had to offer and it didnt disappoint!
At a conservative estimate we landed 110 spurs with only a couple under 10lb and the vast majority being 12-15lb and quite a few in the 16-18lb range with the best at 22lb! (an inofficial scottish record).
We also landed around 30 huss over the period with the best being 15lb... alot were dropped on the saturday and more were landed on the sunday.we had lots of mackerel and small whiting(flappers of which accounted for the better sharks).we also managed to prise some pollack from the weeds with the best going 5.5lb to skipper Dom.2 tope were also landed on the sunday at 30 & 32lb with a much bigger one(it snapped 200lb mono!) being lost on the saturday.
Over the weekend we caught: cod,haddock,whiting,grey gurnard,red gurnard,pollack,coalies,launce,tope,spurs,huss and Lsd and mackerel /herring
picture is of Willy with his 22lb spur(an unofficial scottish record)