Oystercat is a stunning blue hulled Blyth 33 (10m) Workcat fitted with twin Iveco 330hp diesel engines, so is fast, and can cruise at 21 knots. Oystercat is equipped with high rails all round plus safety equipment for 12 anglers plus skipper & crew, though we often go out with fewer on-board.
There is plenty of room for anglers as you can spread right round the wheelhouse. On the drift everyone can fish one side and the stern. The boat stays steady in a sea and the covered area can accommodate most anglers on board. Inside the galley we have a heated hob, cups and cutlery; so hot drinks and snacks can be made available. Other facilities include a toilet, bait tanks.
Trips on the Oystercat incur a cost to the club for the fuel used and boat overheads. The cost of the trip depends on the total distance travelled, rather than the duration of the trip.
Typically a trip in Swansea Bay would incur costs of £120, a trip to Oxwich would incur costs around £150, whereas a Lundy trip would incur costs of £380 or more.
On each trip, the members onboard donate to the club towards these costs.
Our new boat Mumbles Quest will soon be available for club members to use.
Mumbles Quest is a 31ft Arvor 280 with a single 320hp inboard diesel engine which will cruise at 18 knots.
For fishing, the deck is flat with no protruding engine box, and ample rod holders all around. There is an electric winch for anchor retrieval. A door in the transom gives easy access to the boat.
Electronics include radar, VHF, track plotter & fish finder.
Onboard facilities include cabin bench seating, gas hob, sink, and a flush toilet.
Further news will appear here shortly...
Booking a fishing trip
The best way to book or request fishing on either boat is to use the online booking form below.
Alternatively come down to our Thursday night meetings at the Swansea Yacht & Sub Aqua Club on the marina.
You will then see what is on offer, have a chat with the skippers and can put your name on the booking chart for a trip that already has a skipper or request a fishing trip on a date that may not yet have a designated skipper.