Welcome to the Flamer IV Deep Sea Fishing Website
About The Skipper
Hi, My name is Colin Penny and I am the owner/skipper of Flamer IV, I look forward to welcoming you on board and seeing you having an enjoyable day and of course catching plenty of fish,
Many of my customers become good friends and take part in the inevitable leg pulling that frequently occurs when we get together, if you are of the same mindset you will surely enjoy a trip or two with us on the Flamer IV.It is very important to me that my customers have a really enjoyable day when fishing with me on the Flamer IV, I am a keen sea angler myself and still enjoy sea fishing, But, my main enjoyment is to see my anglers also having fun and catching fish.
Since becoming a full time skipper in 1995, I have won several awards (listed below) winning one of these always gives me a real buzz.
2018 - The Chris Caines Memorial Biggest Shambles Bank caught Turbot Shield and trophy - 12Ib 8oz
2017 - The Chris Caines Memorial Biggest Shambles Bank caught Turbot Shield and trophy -17Ib
2017 - Sea Angler Magazine - Top Skipper Award
2013 - Angling Trust Wessex Region Boat Championships Top Skipper
2010 - www.charterboats-uk.co.uk Charter Boat of the Year
2009 - Top Skipper Competition Winner - Sea Angler Magazine
2007 - Army Championships Top Boat
2007 - N.F.S.A Wessex Champion of Champions Top Boat
2006 - Army Championships Top Boat
2005 - YYS International Boat Challenge Top Boat (Runner Up)
2003 - Sea Angling News Charter Boat of the Year
2002 - YYS International Boat Challenge Top Boat
2001 - Sea Angler Magazine Skipper of the Month (May)
1998 - Improve your Sea Fishing Magazine VIP Skipper Award
About The Boat
Flamer IV is an MCA registered charter boat, she was built by Tim Clark Boat Builders of Portland and finished to my precise specifications and launched in February 2011,
Flamer IV's hull is an Offshore Pro-Charter design, her vital statistics are; length: 39ft x width: 12ft 6 inches, she is powered by a 450 hp turbo charged CAT diesel engine and has a very good cruising speed of 14 knots,
The deck space of Flamer IV is laid out for the convenience of my angling passengers with plenty of seating for all and stowage areas for tackle boxes etc.
We also have extra storage in the forward fore peak area for your spare rods, clothing, lunch boxes etc.
Inside the wheelhouse we have more comfy seating and a kettle for our hot drinks - Hot Drinks - Usually on the hot drinks menu are Tea,Coffee,Lemon Tea,Oxo and Lucky dip soup.
Bonus - On ocassions Mrs Penny bakes a cake for you to enjoy on Flamer IV.
About The Fishing
Over the years charter boat fishing has changed, in the early days the vast majority of bookings were for Whole Boat Charter, However times have changed and we now find that the majority of our bookings are tailored to cater for individual anglers looking for spaces on a boat, since I started catering for individual anglers I have built up a very large and regular following of individual anglers, this means if you are looking for a space or two on a trip, we should be able to fit you in on one of our scheduled sea fishing trips,
On the other hand if you prefer to have the boat at your exclusive disposal, we can also cater for this with our Whole Boat Charter package,
Down to the Sea Fishing then!
Here at Weymouth, we are extremely lucky to enjoy year round sea fishing and we have at our disposal a variety of different marks and areas to fish and these include a multitude of Reefs, Sandbanks and Wrecks that produce plenty of different species dependant on the time of year.
Although we do all sorts of fishing, we have built up a good reputation in catching flatfish in particular with some very good catches of Turbot, Brill and Plaice, In fact we are often chartered to specifically target flatfish, you will see from our fishy pictures pages and our image gallery the quality of the flatfish that have been caught on the Flamer IV of Weymouth.
Some of the other species that we frequently catch on board the Flamer IV whilst sea fishing on Reefs and Sandbanks include:Rays,Black Bream, Brill,Turbot,Plaice,Conger eels,Tope,Cod,Bull Huss,Smoothhounds, Spurdogs, Gurnards, Whiting and Many Many more!
Whilst Wreck fishing we usually catch the following: Pollack, Cod, Ling, Bass and Conger Eels!
*** BOOK NOW FOR 2018 and also Now Taking Bookings for 2019 *** DON'T MISS OUT. I do lots of trips/dates for Individuals on Weekends and Mid Week.Of Course Whole Boat Charter is also available.
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