Charter Boat

Peganina of Rye

Licensed for: up to 12 passengers
Code of Practice: 60 miles night or day
Tackle Available: Yes - Contact Skipper, Bait Available: Yes - Contact Skipper
Boat Specification: Lochin 33
Facilities: Tea and coffee, grill and toilet

Additional Description:

The Peganina is a fast Lochin 33 with a 2016 Iveco 280hp turbo-diesel engine and an advanced electronic suite.

Peganina Skipper Anthony Hills's Photo
Due to the rise in fuel costs we have been forced to increase some charges.
Inshore 6 hours is £330 inshore (individual £55)
8 hours inshore is £380 (individual £65)
8 hours offshore is £450 (individual £75)
10-12 hours Offshore £530 (individual £90)
Tuna trips are £750
Thresher shark trip £550
Evening Conger trips £330
For up to 6 people ( over 6 individual prices apply)
Other trips are available: 1 to 12 hours
Contact:  Anthony 07989778361 (text)

About the Skipper:

Anthony has been boat fishing since the age of 2 and a half, and now, aged 34, has gained a lot of experience and knowledge of UK waters, though he has fished and dived all over the world. He was a very keen dinghy angler before starting his charter career at 22. He began chartering in the waters off the north coast of Cornwall, based out of Newquay, before returning home to work out of Rye. Anthony has also been a member of Dungeness and Newquay lifeboat crews for around 14 years. His qualifications include RYA Advanced Powerboat and RYA Yachtmasters.

Countdown started...( 2 July)
I had this update in from Anthony lunchtime (Peganina 07989778361)...
"Very exciting few hours in the yard yesterday, fitting her out ready for the CHART22 Bluefin Tuna season!! Out rigger mount’s been measured and is being made up, and her little crow's nest/tuna tower is being measured up!! Our best day last year without these mods was 11 hook ups, 9 tuna boat-side, tagged and away. So with these mods we will be able to turn faster and see further so game on to tag more than 10 in one day!!! We are now taking bookings for the season in Mevagissey Cornwall that starts on the 15th of August though to the beginning of December! For our standard Tuna trip it will £750 for the whole boat max of 4 on the boat. We will also be running mixed individual trips too at £200 a head! Cards will be drawn for first in the harness! No experience is needed, the crew and me will guide you through everything. Please get in touch if you fancy a trip, Cheers Ant"

The countdown has started...( 7 July)

I had this report in from Anthony of Peganina (07989778361) fame...

"Meet The Crew

So me, David (Owner of the Legendary Charter boat Che Sara Sara of Newquay, my old boss, old owner of Peganina and the man who pretty much gave me a chance to get in to the job) and Steve (aka Tuna Steve 😂, another tuna nut and very good friend of mine who I fish with regulary) completed our compulsory tuna training in Falmouth Yesterday! Massive thank you to #cefas for a very well run course, also a special thank you to Irish tuna legend Andrain Molloy (Deep Blue), Mark Jury (Fortuna) and Chris Gill (Cutty Shark/Aquila) for sharing their amazing wealth of experience and knowledge!!! A brief run down of the course: Day 1, Tuna History, aims of the Project, ICCAT Regulations, Tagging & Data Collection, Tagging Practical and Recovery/Release. Day 2 Therory of the gear, Multiple Practical sessions on literally everything there is to know about tuna fishing, a bit of boat handling and crew welfare! Second time I have done the course and I still learnt plenty!! Sizing up to be again a truly amazing project and honestly don’t believe it matters what boat you book on it will be a trip of a lifetime roll on August the 15th!!"

End of term report from Anthony ( 17 Nov)
As the first Chart (Cefas) Tuna season is Anthony's summing up from Peganina (07989778361)...a wonderful experience...
"So what a weekend the boat has had - smashed our new target of 30 by 3 fish!! Amazing team effort, on Saturday we hooked 11, leadered 9 and had two double hook ups. Nigel has fished all around the world and he said that was the best tuna fishing he has ever seen! The fish were literally everywhere you looked! Sunday we leadered 7, the fish weren't feeding as hard but by then me and Geoff were in full swing after what I can only describe as what has probably been the best 9 days charting in my life!! CHART has been an amazing project and a real team effort, proving what can be achieved if we work together moving forward. Hopefully they will run it next year and it will be bigger and better again!"