Dave is a fully qualified Yacht Master Offshore with full commercial endorsements including first aid.
This along with his experience of over 30 years and a superb boat enables him to work up to sixty miles from any safe haven.
Our aim is for you to have fun and catch fish, all in a safe, comfortable environment.
I have always been a very keen angler and nothing gives me more pleasure than sharing my knowledge and helping others to have a great day on the water.
I`ve always been a keen club angler and fished many competitions at the world renowned Herne Bay Angling Association.
I`m no stranger to competition angling having fished the first YYS~Fladen Weymouth International competition back in 2001.
I am proud to have won the National Bass Festival in 2006 with my current lifetime best Bass of 15lb 6oz.
During that competition we set a record that has yet to be beaten, the top 3 Bass caught (all double figure fish) coming from the same boat, Excel 2.
Dave is a life member of The Angling Trust.
Excel is a Cygnus Cyfish 33. She was purpose built in Cornwall for charter angling from Solva, Pembrokeshire & Milford Haven.
The boat has a huge deck space for her class,
she affords both comfort and speed with a large awning and traditional deck seating.
Her diesel turbo marine engine has 420 horsepower waiting to whisk you to that fish of a lifetime!
Full Safety gear such as lifejackets, liferafts, liferings, etc is carried on board in excess to the requirements of the MCA and our licensing . A short safety briefing is given at the start of every trip.
Excel boasts a comprehensive suite of navigation and fish-finding equipment. We have Radar,Sonar, Vhf Radio x3 inc DSC, AIS, GPSx3 all by class leading brands such as Garmin, Koden, Icom.
Of course as well as loads of technology we have traditional methods of navigating and a full up to date coverage of admiralty charts.