been fishing from Watchet Harbour since accompanying
his father as a child initially aboard a 14' open
wooden boat. Whilst at Technical College Steve became
licensed and offered trips round the bay aboard his
fathers latest small boat.
busy during the summer holidays with trippers it was
the constant request for angling trips that encouraged
him to try it full time - Initially just for a year
between college courses.
It was an
uncertain venture as Watchet had never before offered
a professional charter fishing boat. In 1982 Steve
purchased his own 21' boat (Miranda) this soon to be
replaced in 1983 with a 26' boat (Miranda II). An
offshore 32' (Scooby Doo) was purchased from Sutton
Harbour, Plymouth during 1989 and was replaced in 2000
with Scooby Doo Too.
twenty years later the college application forms still
a member of the Professional Boatman's Association and
also the National Federation of Charter Skippers.
Steve Yeandle - Skipper