Charter Boat: Blue Fin

Photo of Charter Boat Blue Fin
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Licensed For: up to 10 passengers
Code Of Practice: Cat 3, 20 miles Visit PBA for COP information
Hours: 8hr / Multiple Days Trips
Contact: Roger Eaton
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(Please tell the skipper that you found this information on CBUK)
Type of Fishing: 8 hour SKATE FISHING trips. Also GENERAL FISHING in Loch Etive for Spurdog / Ray / occasional Hake and Conger.
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: Mitchell 31 with 212hp. Electronics include 4 GPS, 3 plotters, 2 echo sounders, radar, 2 vhf radio's, navtex, ais
Facilities: Heated cabin, toilet, free hot drinks on day trips.
Additional Description:

BOOK NOW FOR 2018

WHOLE BOAT CHARTER ONLY. YOU CHARTER THE WHOLE BOAT FOR YOUR GROUP.
A PRIVATE CHARTER AT A REASONABLE PRICE.

MAX 4 RODS FOR SKATE FISHING. 8 RODS FOR GENERAL FISHING.
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SKATE CAN BE FISHED ON ANY TIDES WEATHER PERMITTING BUT NEAP TIDES ARE BEST.

CHECK OUT THE DETAILED CALENDAR FOR NEAP TIDES.
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SEE JUNE 2015 ISSUE OF "SEA ANGLER" FOR 5 PAGE SPREAD ON SKATE FISHING WITH BLUE FIN CHARTERS.
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We are located 2.5 miles north of Oban at Dunstaffnage Marina PA37 1PX on the A85 close to the skate marks that make the area known as "The Skate Capital of Europe".

No effort is spared in trying to ensure your success on the day and we have quality 30-80lb class stand up tackle available for your use free of charge. We also carry good quality butt pads and harnesses.
You can of course use your own tackle if you wish.
Bait is supplied so you don't waste time catching it, but can go straight to the marks and start fishing.

Equipped with a transom door and platform Blue Fin is ideally suited for landing large fish and your skate when boated will be measured, weighed, photographed and released as we operate a strict catch and release policy.

You will find free car parking at the marina and also restaurant / bar and accommodation facilities at the Wide Mouthed Frog located at the marina.

Our prices are competitive. Full details on our website, use link at top of page.

About the Skipper:

Well qualified skipper with over forty years of inshore sea going experience with the last twenty three spent in charter work. Qualified Yacht Master Offshore and Grade 2 Boat Master and ex RNLI volunteer Coxswain.

This Charter has been listed as Suitable for Diving Trips. Contact the Skipper for full details.

Latest Catches

  • 199 lb Common Skate by zygmunt szwajkowski z70t 199 lb Common Skate by zygmunt szwajkowski z70t
  • 217 lb Common Skate by Craig French 217 lb Common Skate by Craig French
  • 202 lb Common Skate by Steve Dawe 202 lb Common Skate by Steve Dawe
  • 219 lb Common Skate by Jess Hanson 219 lb Common Skate by Jess Hanson
  • 204 lb Common Skate by Kim Arp 204 lb Common Skate by Kim Arp
  • 29 lb Common Skate by Johno 29 lb Common Skate by Johno
  • 185 lb Common Skate by Norman 185 lb Common Skate by Norman
  • 185 lb Common Skate by Norman 185 lb Common Skate by Norman
  • 188 lb Common Skate by Eva 188 lb Common Skate by Eva
  • 171 lb Common Skate by Samantha Carr 171 lb Common Skate by Samantha Carr
  • 117 lb Common Skate by Karl Gibbons 117 lb Common Skate by Karl Gibbons
  • 208 lb Common Skate by Karl Gibbons 208 lb Common Skate by Karl Gibbons
  • 168 lb Common Skate by Karl Gibbons 168 lb Common Skate by Karl Gibbons

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  • 5-star Grant Thorne (15/07/2017)

    Fantastic experience skate fishing with Roger on the Blue Fin. It was a wet and windy day but Roger was calm and reassuring so everyone was at ease. Two people caught their personal bests with female skate at 196lbs and 199lbs. The weather might have put some people off but some have certainly caught the bug and will be out with Roger again, thanks for a great experience.

    Skippers Reponse: Thank you Grant. Always good to know I am getting it right.

  • 5-star zygmunt szwajkowski z70t (18/04/2017)

    Brilliant 3 day fishing for skate With Rogers help and advice we caught 17 skate best was 199lbs one of our party of 3 was 80 years old and with Rogers help he got a fish of 168lbs the regular cups of good tea were also appreciated would recommend Blue Fin charters to any one for a fantastic opportunity to catch fabulous skate.

    Skippers Reponse: Cheers Ziggy. Great fishing and see you again next year !

  • 5-star Michael Hommering (22/05/2014)

    22nd of May! Started our fishing trip on the Blue Fin with Roger the skipper. The morning started a bit windy. So Roger looked for the best place to anker the boat. On our second place, with less wind we caught a spurdog shark. Nice and beautiful shark! On the third and last place It happend! The reel went off and took us by suprice. After a thirty min struggle he was on the boat. A male skate of 116 lb. 5lb to less for the first place. We 4 Dutchies would like to thank you Roger, we had a great day! 10 ponts from us!

    Skippers Reponse: Thank you Michael for your review. It 's good to get customer feedback. You are welcome anytime.

  • 5-star Michael Hommering (22/05/2014)

    Great day!

  • 5-star Paul Rezz (10/05/2014)

    Fantastic day out with 3 colleagues from work and Roger aboard his ‘Blue Fin’ Charter Boat. Roger is very friendly and most helpful, with good knowledge of the area and where to find the fish. The boat is immaculate and provides all the facilities you would need for a great day out. We were very fortunate to land two Skate on our trip out, with one coming in at 121lbs, the record so far this year (2014) caught by Adrian O’Reilly and another at approx. 40lbs by Alex Blair. We would highly recommend Roger and the Blue Fin to anyone looking for a great day out and will certainly be booking with him in the near future.

    Skippers Reponse: Thanks Paul . Glad you and the guys enjoyed the day. Thoroughly enjoyed the day myself as well.