Hi I’m Dan Welch I’m 42 and the new skipper and owner of Predator 2 Charters in Ilfracombe.
Predator 2 is an Evolution 38, powered by a new 450hp engine. She is coded for 10 passengers, up to 60 miles offshore.
I might be new to the Charter boat scene but I’m not new to fishing or boats. I’ve spent my whole life over 40 years on, next to, or in the water off this coast and the south coast and have owned my own boats for the past 20 years.
Many of you reading this will know me and know that fishing is my passion and in my blood. I love specimen hunting both boat and shore and I’m an active member of Combe Martin Sea Angling Club. I have a real passion for lure fishing and have spent much of the past 10 years off North Devon on my previous boat Seahorse hunting down the Bass, Pollack and Wrasse on light lure gear.
I now have the opportunity to continue to do what I love doing and to share this with others.
My main aim is to give people some great days out and hopefully make some new friends and encourage some youngsters into the sport. The 2024 season will be spent setting the boat up how I want it and doing some short range charter trips over slack water for the Tope and Huss (Keep an eye out for evening/after work trips). I will also be doing some prospecting trips further afield with friends and family.
2025 will be the year that I will be offering a full range of bespoke fishing trips. Trips will be tailored to suit your needs or ideas. We can do specialist lure only days, specimen hunting trips for the larger species, including tope and sharks, general species days or days aimed at targeting specific species or fishing in a specific way.
You can find me, and some of my photos on Facebook and Instagram, just search for Predator 2 Charters, give my page a like and follow, to be kept up to date.
I’ve already had a few requests for dates next year but won’t be taking bookings for the 2025 season until later this year.