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Skippered charter for sea angling, nature watching,
surveying, filming or corporate events

New for 2008
MV Rhins Ranger
Our bigger boat, a 36ft Cygnus Cyfish,
top speed 15 knots

Sea Angling
The walk-round-wheelhouse layout gives Rhins Ranger deck space for 12 anglers with ease.

For a full day's fishing we depart at 09.00 and return at 16.00 and we can be on good fishing marks within 15 minutes of leaving harbour.

A typical day will cover both drift fishing and fishing at anchor at different stages of the tide. We fish over banks and reefs offshore for a wide range of species while close inshore, around rocky points and skerries, pollack give exciting sport in the strong tide runs.

We have some wreck fishing within reach, depending on neap tides and fine weather.

The Species
Wherever we fish you may expect to catch any of our regular species such as mackerel, herring, launce, cod, haddock, whiting, ling, coalfish, pollack, pouting, plaice, dab, turbot, ballan wrasse, cuckoo wrasse, grey, red & tub gurnard, lesser spotted dogfish, bull huss, spurdog, smooth hound, tope, thornback ray and conger.
Catch & Release
We encourage catch and release for all species but insist upon it for tope, which we measure and tag where possible before release.

From mid-summer until autumn very large tope may be encountered but unless you are properly rigged you have small chance of boating them. Therefore if you specifically want to go tope fishing let us knowin advance and we will see you are equipped and rigged properly to aid both catching and releasing.

The Season
We take bookings, which must be confirmed with a deposit, for all dates from April to October. We aim to fish throughout the winter but realistically, because of our westerly exposure, all booking from November to March are considered "provisional".

Scenery & Nature Watching
Much of the coast of The Rhins of Galloway is inaccessible by road. We can show you its dramatic cliffs and secluded bays.

Rhins Ranger is a great workplatform for acoustic survey, video and grab sampling. She is equipped with GPS, chart plotter, auto-pilot, radar and echo-sounder.

2008 Charter Rates
Sea Angling
Full day: 09.00 - 16.00 £350
Half day: 09.00 - 13.00 £180
Nature watching / scenic cruises
As above, or £50 per hour
Survey / special purpose charters
By negotiation, depending upon range of operations,
crew requirements, etc.

To book or for more information please contact:
Ian & Lesley Cerexhe
South Crescent House,

Tel: 01776 810271
Mobile: 07917798624 or 07921152047
E-mail: icerexhe@tiscali.co.uk