About Mckies Fishing Charters
McKies Fishing Charters fishes out of Plymouth during the summer months where the wreck fishing, sport and shark fishing is amongst the best charter boat fishing in the UK and much of Europe.
During the winter Kev moves Size Matters up to Liverpool to the river Mersey for the cod fishing which improves year on year. Fishing the Mersey allows Kev to take Size Matters out in most weather.
Kev also as a guide for SportQuest holidays and takes people to some of the best fishing anywhere in the world.
The Boat: Size Matters
Size Matters Specifications
Purpose built Guimond 45 Sports Angler – Length 45 ft – Beam 16 ft – Built to and above MCA C.O.P. category 2 requirements
Security & Power
Licenced & insured for 60 miles from safe haven – Powered by Volvo D12 @ 615HP – Cruise 14-16 knots – Top speed 20 knots
Find Those Fish
State of the art electronics include twenty-four mile colour radar – Two colour navigation plotters with differential updates – Dual frequency colour fish-finder
Auto pilot – Two VHF radios – Sea Fire Automatic Fire Protection System in engine compartment – Two large insulated fish-rooms – Baitwell tank.
Spacious heated wheelhouse able to seat all aboard. 240 volt electrical equipment facility. TV and CD player. Galley features include oven and hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, sink with hot and cold water. Self-contained toilet compartment with
H & C wash facilities.
Dry storage for clothing, food and personal items. Hot and cold drinks available. The partly covered deck area gives an uncluttered 300 square feet of fishing comfort. Stern door permits easy landing of those big fish and their release without damage.
SIZE MATTERS offers you the opportunity of an angling experience of a lifetime.
The Skipper: Kevin McKie
Who is Kev?
Kevin is a mad keen angler as well as a fully qualified charter skipper and has been fishing for over 30 years. He has built up a vast knowledge of all types of fishing not just in the UK but from all over the world at an international level.
Big Fish Hunter
He knows a thing or two about hooking and landing big fish, he has caught hundreds of sharks to 1700lb, tuna to 800lb and halibut to 290lb. This is thought to be the biggest halibut ever landed by a UK angler and the list just goes on and on.
Kevin is also a fishing guide for Sportquest holidays and guides fishing holidays all over the world. Kevin started off his boat fishing days back in 1995, he then owed his first boat in 1998 before he could even drive a car. Since then Kevin has moved on to owning and running his own successful charter boat Brigand from Liverpool.
Tactics & Tips
Kev prides himself on getting the most out of your fishing session for you. If the fish aren’t showing at one mark he moves until you find them. If you need tackle, tactics or tips he is there. On top of that he keeps those brews coming!
In 2015 Kevin got an offer he could not refuse, his long time friend for over 20 years and owner of Size Matters Graham Hannaford offered Kevin the chance to skipper his boat in Plymouth. Graham has offered to pass down all his 40 years of fishing and skippering knowledge to Kevin.
So from March 2016 Kevin has been skippering Size Matters along side Graham Hannaford one of the UK’s top skippers. All I can say is watch this space because SIZE really does MATTER!!