Dan started commercial fishing at the at the age of 16, as crew aboard a local boat. While handlining and netting, he studied for his NVQ Level 2 in fishing operations, which on completion he received the award for the top student of the year.
After six years aboard several different boats engaging in different fisheries, Dan bought his first boat; an 11-metre trawler. Since then, he upgraded to a larger trawler before selling it and buying the Borlewen in 2015, for charter fishing in summer months and commercial fishing in the winter months.
With 19 years of experience as a commercial fisherman and extensive knowledge of the local grounds, Dan can provide anglers with a great day on the water. Since the success of Borlewen I, Dan purchased a 10-metre Cheetah catamaran, the Borlewen ll, for the 2018 season.
Dan is a fully qualified skipper, including all safety certificates.