You can be assured that Genesis Marine Services are doing everything possible to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are proud to confirm that we comply with both Welsh Government and Industry COVID -19 Guidance. Due to Social Distancing restrictions, we are presently limited to a maximum of 8 clients aboard Genesis.
Genesis Marine Services operate 'Genesis', a fast, modern and spacious Evolution 30' vessel from Rhyl Harbour, North Wales. It is fully equipped with the latest electronics and is capable of carrying 10 passengers plus 2 crew. All types of marine charter work undertaken including multi-day operations.
A powerful, well maintained vessel with a 420 hp Iveco engine that allows a cruise speed of 15 - 20 knots and a maximum speed of up to 28 knots.
Genesis Marine Services' keen angling skippers are fully trained, assessed and hold commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualifications. We will always endeavour to make your charter a memorable experience.
Please see panel above for the latest availability. Then text 07878 591628 with your name, email address and the date of the charter you wish to book. You will receive a response email with details of the charter together with a deposit payment request. Bookings are only confirmed once the specified deposit has been received.
All full boat charters require a 50% deposit. See pricing boxes above for the exact deposit required.
Please note that should a charter be cancelled by the hirer within 14 days of the proposed date of the trip or they fail to arrive at the vessel by the notified sailing time then the deposit will be forfeited.
Please click on Rates & Cancellation Policy tab above for further information.
Be on time! Rhyl Harbour is tidal and departures are strictly governed by the tide so adjust your schedule appropriately to arrive in plenty of time. Do not be the person holding up the boat's timely departure. Arriving early is usually fine but when you arrive, please ask for permission to board — the crew may still be preparing for the trip.
For your own safety and that of your fellow anglers and skipper, it is not permitted to bring any alcohol or illegal drugs aboard the boat.
Rods & Reels
Due to the variety and different size of fish that we catch, rod size depends on the target species, for instance, if we are fishing for Black Bream, we would want to use a lighter 12lb class rod and if we were fishing for Bull Huss, Conger Eel or Rays we would want to use a rod in the 30lb class range. However, a 30lb class rod will cover most options. Reels need to match the rod being used i.e. small to medium multipliers loaded with good quality braid or monofilament line, the line breaking strain needs to match the target species so 20 - 50lb breaking strain line would be required.
Hooks & Weights
Hooks sizes also need to match the target species and these should be in the size range of size 1 - 8/0, size 1 being a small hook for Black Bream or similar, 1/0 - 4/0 for general bottom fishing and size 6/0 - 8/0 barbless hook for Conger Eel and large Tope.
Due to highly variable tidal range in the Liverpool Bay area, weight sizes can vary between 4 ounces and 1 lb, the weight shape recommended is Bopedo.
Baits also depend on the target species but Squid, Mackerel, Ragworm, Lugworm, Peeler Crab, Hermit Crab, Sandeel and Prawn all work well. Peeler crab is a good for bait for smooth hound fishing. If you are getting your bait in Rhyl, do order it in advance. Rigs & Rods (07785 118135) or Harry's Tackle & Bait (01745 591794) normally hold a good selection of bait.
A variety of traces can be used depending on the target species. Traces are made up from various lines breaking strains, which can vary from 10 - 150 lb breaking strain. Our general fishing rigs are: Running Ledger, Paternoster, Flowing Traces and Pennel Rigs.
Fishing methods generally employed on rough ground and banks is anchored fishing and on occasion we may drift fish these areas with lures or baits. The running ledger rig is possibly the most popular for presenting a bait on the seabed, whereas the paternoster rig will present baits just off the seabed. The importance of this is that bait presentation is enhanced to the target species, a Ray for instance would need a bait fished hard on the seabed and a Pollack prefers a bait fished above the seabed.
When preparing Mackerel baits, cut them long and thin to imitate a sandeel and place the hook at the very end of the thinnest part of the bait (usually the tail end), pass the hook through the bait once only!
Rods should be in the 6lb - 12lb class range paired with a small multiplier reel loaded with 20lb breaking strain, good quality braid or monofilament line, hook sizes are generally a 1/0 or 2/0 long shank good quality Aberdeen pattern made by the likes of Kamasan and Sakuma.
Traces depend on where we are fishing, when fishing rough ground we tend to use a short trace no longer than 24 inches in length and when fishing the Constable Bank for Plaice the traces can be longer, Plaice are a very inquisitive species and feed by sight rather than by scent, we therefore use traces and rigs that are made up using visual attractors, these take the form of: coloured beads, sequins, blades and spoons,
Weights should be in the 4 - 6 ounces range and of the watch, Bopedo and torpedo shape, I do not recommend the canon ball type weights for this type of fishing! The best baits to use can be combinations of the following: ragworm, black lugworm, razorfish, prawn, mackerel strips and squid strips. In my experience, the bigger the bait used, the bigger the Plaice caught!
Don't lock the reel when your bait reaches the seabed, instead stop the spool with your thumb, when you feel a bite from a fish just take your thumb off the spool (free spool) give the fish sufficient time to take all the bait and then lock the reel and lift into the fish.
Wreck fishing is more expensive than our other trips and the reason for this is quite simple, we tend to travel much further afield in search of wrecks that have feeding fish and as a consequence we burn a lot more fuel, the cost of which has to be covered in our prices, it is not unusual for me to start the boats engine at the start of the day and only switch it off again 12 hours later! The majority of wreck fishing is carried out on the drift, where lures are used on a flying collar and subsequently many anglers tend to lose rigs in the wreckage. Beware Tackle losses can be quite high when drifting over the wrecks so ensure you have enough tackle.
To maximise your fishing time on the wrecks, make sure you are well prepared by tying up plenty of spare rigs at home so that when you break off on a wreck you can quickly re-tackle and be up and fishing again in no time at all!
Anchored Wreck Fishing
For species such as Conger Eel and Ling we need to use heavier tackle than when we are drifting the wrecks, We will present large mackerel or squid baits on heavy monofilament hook lengths, I do not recommend the use of wire traces.
Rods & Reels
For drift fishing we need 15 - 20 lb class rods teamed up with a multiplier that can hold sufficient line to cope with the deep water and have enough spare so that if we break off in the wreck, we can still fish on effectively, I would recommend 20 - 30 lb breaking strain braid line with a short length of monofilament line attached to the end. For anchored fishing we need 30 - 50 lb class rods teamed up with at least a size 4/0 multiplier loaded with 30 - 50 lb breaking strain braid line with a short length of monofilament line attached to the end.
Hooks & Traces
For our drift fishing we will generally use a hook size of around a 4/0 with a monofilament trace with a breaking strain of 20 - 30 lbs, the length of the trace can vary between 4 feet and 10 feet dependant on the tidal run and target species. For our anchored fishing we would use heavier hooks and traces, generally hooks will be in the 6/0 to 10/0 barbless range and our traces will be in the 100 - 250 lb breaking strain range and be of 5 - 6 feet in length.
For drifting with lures, 8 - 12 ounces should be sufficient depending on wind and tidal conditions. For anchored fishing be prepared to use weights up to 1 lb depending on the strength of the tide.
There is a bewildering array of lures available in your local tackle shop all of which have a place in your tackle box, some of the more successful and popular ones include: Sidewinders, Red Gills, Jelly Worms and Shads.
Six inch French wire booms or tube booms with swivels on to attach your traces and lure. Running Ledger for Ling and Conger fishing.
The main species that we target when wreck fishing are: Pollack, Cod, Bass, Ling and Conger Eel.
Please help your skipper and keep your fishing area clean throughout your day. Deckhose, detergents and brushes are provided for your use. Thank you.
You can park in Rhyl Harbour car park but spaces are limited, especially at weekends.
If you need any further help or advice, please do not hesitate in contacting us.
Bait IS NOT supplied but is available from Rods & Rigs Tackle Shop at Rhyl Harbour (07785 118135) or Harry's Tackle & Bait in Rhyl (01745 591794) but please DON'T FORGET TO ORDER EARLY.
• Beverages and food - Sea air makes you very hungry.
• Sunglasses and a hat.
• Sun-block… be aware that the sea reflects the sun’s rays.
• Scissors to cut line, this is much safer than using a knife, you can also use scissors to trim bait.
• Suitable footwear. If your feet get wet, they will be uncomfortable all day.
• Warm clothing & waterproofs. Waterproofs can be a god send when it is raining, pop some into a bag just in case.
• A bag or box to take your catch home. Be careful during hot summer weather as fish left in a black bin liner will go off remarkably quickly!
Our climate and sea temperature varies slightly year by year and in turn the fish movements respond accordingly. The list below is loosely based on previous years’ catches but always expect the unexpected!
Most catches will be made up of Dab, Whiting, Dogfish with the odd Thornback Ray and Plaice. Towards the end of the month expect to see the first Bass, Bull Huss, Gurnard, Herring, Mackerel and Smooth Hound.
Fishing normally picks up in May with Dabs, Whiting, Dogfish, Thornback Ray plus the odd Bass, Bull Huss, Herring and Plaice. Greater numbers of Gurnard, Smooth Hound and Mackerel appear towards the end of the month with an early Tope a possibility.
June sees larger numbers of Mackerel appear accompanied by the early season Tope. There should be decent catches of Bass, Bull Huss, Dabs, Dogfish, Herring, Whiting and Smooth Hound. Black Bream and larger numbers of Tope towards the end of the month. On our Wreck Fishing trips you can expect to see catches made up from Cod, Conger, Ling and Pollack.
All the summer species start to appear so you can expect to see Bass, Black Bream, Bull Huss, Dab, Dogfish, Garfish, Gurnards, Herring, Mackerel, Plaice, Rays, Shad, Smooth Hound, Spurdog, Tope, Weever, Whiting and Wrasse. Wreck fishing will see the odd Bass with Cod, Conger, Ling and Pollack.
Summer species now in residence. Expect to see catches made up from: Bass, Black Bream, Bull Huss, Dab, Dogfish, Garfish, Gurnards, Herring, Mackerel, Mullet, Plaice, Rays, Shad, Smooth Hound, Spurdog, Tope, Weever, Whiting and Wrasse. Wreck fishing will see the odd Bass with larger Cod, Conger, Ling and Pollack.
Still expect to see Black Bream, Bull Huss, Dab, Dogfish, Gurnards, Herring, Mullet, Plaice, Rays, Smooth Hound, Spurdog, Weever, Whiting and Wrasse. Tope along with the Mackerel start to move out towards the end of this month. Wreck fishing will see larger Cod, Conger, Ling and large numbers of Pollack.
Our summer species start to disappear but normally plenty of Dabs, Dogfish, Rays, Whiting and the odd Bull Huss. Codling also a possibility towards the end of the month. Wreck fishing starts to see less Ling & Pollack but larger Cod and Conger are a possibility.
5 Hour Angling Charter - £280
8 Hour Angling Charter - £360
10 Hour Angling Charter - £440
12 Hour Wreck Fishing Charter - £600
Rod/Reel/Tackle hire is £10 per head on all inshore trips. Terminal tackle for wreck fishing is not supplied.
At Genesis Marine Services we aim to keep our pricing as straightforward as possible. We will quote you a fixed price for the complete project. Special packages are also available for multiple day projects and long-term contracts. Please contact us for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your project ideas further.
If the vessel is required to be moored/berthed away from Rhyl, any mooring/berthing charges are to be met by the client in addition to any travel expenses incurred by the crew. Travel expenses will be charged at 50p per mile beyond 10 miles from our office at LL18 6BX.
Overnight accommodation (if required) charges will be agreed with the client beforehand. Exceptional expenses may be payable by agreement, in advance.
Strictly 30 Days with 30% deposit to be PAID IN ADVANCE to secure the project booking. We are happy to provide quotations in writing once we have received a full brief from the client and have been able to discuss the full requirements and expectations of the project.
An invoice will be raised for our services immediately after the project has been completed and is to be paid within 30 days of the dated invoice. All payments are to be made by UK bank transfer. A late payment fee of 5% applies to all transactions unless by prior agreement.
Due to the nature of the UK weather and the schedule of our charters we aim to provide a flexible approach when working with client projects. We look to provide the client with the safest options in the most favourable conditions. This may involve projects taking place outside of normal office hours to take advantage of the prevailing weather conditions. However, this will always be done with the client’s approval.
We have tried to keep our Terms and Conditions of Booking as simple as possible, we realise nobody likes the small print!
“GMS” means the Company – Genesis Marine Services.
“Customer” means the person, company or organisation booking a trip.
“Fee” means the cost of the trip as published on the GMS website or otherwise agreed in writing.
1.1 A booking will be provisional until GMS receives the following:a. Deposit or Payment as defined in Section 2 below. b. Customer name, address, telephone number, email address and date of trip, which the customer provides in the online booking system.
1.2 Upon receipt of the above GMS will confirm the booking by email.
1.3 These Terms and Conditions of Booking apply to all bookings confirmed to a customer by GMS and by entering into a confirmed booking the customer agrees to be bound by them (unless otherwise agreed in writing).
2. DEPOSIT OR PAYMENT
2.1 A 50% deposit is required for booking the whole boat. The remainder of the charter cost is payable on the day.
2.2 On the day we can only accept cash as payment for the balance of the cost, no cheques or credit cards.
2.3 For Individual Bookings 50% deposit is payable at the time of booking and the balance payable in cash on the day.
3. CANCELLATION BY CUSTOMER
3.1 More than 2 weeks before the booked date then the Deposit or Payment is refunded.
3.2 Less than 2 weeks before the booked date then the Deposit or Payment is forfeited.
3.3 If the Customer requests an early return to harbour then the full Fee is payable.
3.4 The Customer may change the date of their trip with a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice.
4. CANCELLATION BY GMS
4.1 Due to bad weather either the previous day or on the morning of the trip, the Customer has the option of the Deposit or Payment being refunded or moved to another available date.
4.2 Due to illness, mechanical breakdown or other unforeseen circumstances, the Customer has the option of the Deposit or Payment being refunded or moved to another available date.
4.3 GMS cannot be held liable for any consequential loss incurred by the Customer if GMS has to cancel the trip.
4.4 GMS will await written instruction from the Customer to reschedule or refund the Deposit or Payment if the trip cancelled by GMS.
4.5 Please allow up to 28 days for the refund of your Deposit or Payment to be processed, especially during busy times when the boat is mostly at sea.
4.6 GMS will refund the Deposit or Payment without incurring Fees up to 6 months from the transaction date. If a PayPal refund is requested by the customer, a fee of 5% (five percent) will be deducted by GMS and our payment processor (PayPal) may also deduct a fee to the customer which is outside of GMS’s control.
5. WEATHER AND CONDITIONS
5.1 The Customer MUST telephone GMS the evening before the trip between 6pm - 7pm to check the weather is suitable for the trip to go ahead and finalise details. Telephone 07878 591628.
5.2 Failure to telephone will be taken as acceptance by the Customer of any decisions made by GMS for the following day.
5.3 GMS’s decision is final with regard to the weather but we try to get out if possible with due regard to safety and common sense.
5.4 GMS reserves the right to alter the planned trip with regards to weather and fishing conditions, for example a wreck fishing trip may have to become an inshore trip in the event of strong onshore winds. The Skippers decision is final in these matters.
6. ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND SAFETY
6.1 Due to changes in insurance company requirements only a small quantity of low strength alcohol will be allowed on board and always at the discretion of the Skipper.
6.2 The use of illegal Drugs is strictly prohibited. Drug abuse or excessive alcohol consumption will cause an immediate return to port and GMS may alert the relevant authorities if deemed necessary.
6.3 Any injury or loss sustained on board must immediately be reported to the Skipper.
6.4 Children under 14 years old are only taken by prior agreement by GMS in writing.
6.5 GMS’s Vessel, “Genesis” is licensed for a maximum of ten passengers and two crew.
6.6 Any medical conditions that might affect a customer during the trip MUST be reported to the Skipper before departure.
7. INSURANCE AND LEGAL
7.1 Anything you catch you can keep if above the legal minimum landing size and not subject to a landing ban. In the interests of conservation, GMS practise the return of all Conger Eels and most Rays.
7.2 It is illegal to sell any fish caught on board.
7.3 GMS’s Vessel and Skippers are licensed to operate as required by the MCA – Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Skippers hold commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualifications.
7.4 GMS maintains £3 million Public Liability Insurance.
7.5 These Terms and Conditions of Booking and all other express and implied terms of the contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
7.6 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Booking shall affect the rights of Consumers.
7.7 All clauses and sub-clauses of this Agreement are severable and if any clause or identifiable part thereof is held to be unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction then such enforceability shall not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions or identifiable parts thereof in these Terms and Conditions of Booking.
Yes apart from Bass which at present (2021), are limited to two fish per angler. You are also responsible for gutting & cleaning the fish too!
Yes. Rod, reel and tackle hire is £10. Due to tackle losses often incurred when wreck fishing, end tackle is supplied at cost on these charters.
No however, bait is available at Rhyl Harbour from Rigs & Rods (07785 118135). Pre-booking is advised.
Yes with wheel chair access to the vessel via a side door on to the deck.
Angling charters are 5, 8, 10 or 12 hours in duration.
Yes so long as the skipper has done his hair and make up!