is owned and operated by
Orkney Islands Sea Angling Association.
The Welcome Home is Coded (MCA CAT 3) and Insured to carry a total often persons, including crew.
We hold a list of club member's names and contact numbers so that, if a charter party is low in numbers and wish for club members to increase the number in the fishing party, then these members can be contacted to augment the numbers and reduce the boat hire price but always at members rates.
For further details or to arrange a trip contact
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As I may be in areas of poor or no mobile phone coverage for extended periods of time a text message may prove to be the most effective means of contact if you experience difficulty getting a response. In an area of poor mobile phone coverage I can sometimes receive and reply to a text message where a voice call would be out of the question. I will also have the number of a genuine inquiry.
I can usually pick up and reply to messages at some point during the day.
I find replying to missed calls, even calls displaying local dialling codes becoming more and more time wasting as ever increasing numbers are from some spurious caller offering to help with some suspect claim for something which never happened.
Rods and reels are included in the price
Traces and weights supplied by charterer
Should you wish to purchase any tackle during your stay we have the following tackle shops which stock everything you may need.
W. S. Sinclair, 27 John Street, Stromness which is a stones throw from our boat, tel 01856 85152301856 851523.
William Shearer, 71 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, tel no 01856 87318901856 873189.
Seagear Supplies, Upper Crantitt Road, Kirkwall tel no 01856 87499901856 874999.
The boat is available at Stromness Harbour in Orkney for fishing, bird & seal watching as well as pleasure trips. She is 12.5 metres in Length, Beam 3.8 metres and Powered by 160h.p. diesel engine. Built in Ireland in 1976 as a trawler and converted by the Association in 1998 to accommodate up to 12 anglers. There is a cabin below deck with table and seating we also have a loo behind the wheelhouse. Full safety compliance with MCA standards and licenced to 20 miles from a safe haven. 2 VHF radios, radar, GPS/Plotter and echo sounder complete the equipment.
Fishing or leisure trips are arranged by 8hr, 6hr or 4hr hires. If an angling booking is of low numbers we can try to arrange club members to take additional places (at a club member’s rate) with the charterer covering the remaining cost. The Welcome Home is chartered with one of OISAA own qualified skippers, provided that dates are confirmed in advance. Junior anglers (accompanied by an adult) are welcome and every assistance will be given. Rods and reels are available in the cost of the charter (traces and weights at charterer’s discretion). Sailings are subject to weather conditions and may have to be rescheduled.
Here is the Welcome Home with a full compliment of 12 anglers during the 2005 Scottish Open Boat Championships, a three day competition fished out of Stromness.
The Welcome Home being lifted out at Hatston Slipway in Kirkwall in February 2007 for routine maintenance.