Captain
Zed Layson

Member since February 2014

Bridgetown, Barbados

Background
I have been fishing for years: I grew up as a spear fisherman and professional surfer and now I own and operate a successful surf school in Barbados. I started offering fishing trips as well as surfing a few years ago, partly because of the enjoyment it gives me, and also so that the guests staying at our apartments can get the taste of more adventurous activities.
Techniques
I like fishing for Wahoo and Mahi Mahi, either on the bar or offshore. Barracudas are fun too when the Wahoo aren't biting. I recently got into Marlin fishing and it is slowly taking over as my favourite.

Hey, I'm Captain Zed Layson

Bridgetown, Barbados
Background
I have been fishing for years: I grew up as a spear fisherman and professional surfer and now I own and operate a successful surf school in Barbados. I started offering fishing trips as well as surfing a few years ago, partly because of the enjoyment it gives me, and also so that the guests staying at our apartments can get the taste of more adventurous activities.
Techniques
I like fishing for Wahoo and Mahi Mahi, either on the bar or offshore. Barracudas are fun too when the Wahoo aren't biting. I recently got into Marlin fishing and it is slowly taking over as my favourite.

My Charter Listings

Reel Crazy Fishing Charters - 42 ft

Bridgetown
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trips from US$ 500

Reel Crazy Charters

St Michael
trips from US$ 450

Fishing Reports

July 17 Grill your Catch trip

July 17, 2018

We had a family with 2 ten yr old twin boys join book our boat today for the Grill Your Catch trip on Reel Crazy Too. It was a nice gift for the father who celebrated his birthday today… Read Full Report →


Wahoo on the spear

November 17, 2016

Quted by client My first #wahoowednesday from my trip last week with @miss_rachel_o to Barbados. Alex was an amazing guide and Captain Zed put us right on the fish! I took a drop to about 45' and this wahoo… Read Full Report →


Just another Wahoo day today

November 14, 2016

We teamed up with Spearfishing Barbados today to find wahoo for clients who wished to spearfish a wahoo. We left at 7 am from the bridgetown marina, Our goal today was to find wahoo as early as we can… Read Full Report →


Wahoo expedition

October 31, 2016

We had a Heavy task set for us today, i Partnered up with Alex Davis from Spearfishing Barbados to locate wahoo. The request was the young man wanted to spearfish a wahoo and the stepdad and the sons friend… Read Full Report →


Wahoo Today

October 27, 2016

Went out today with guests on board the Reel Crazy. Hooked up a nice Wahoo which was a screamer.... We lost 2 others , so things are starting to get busy on the coast... Read Full Report →


Half Day with Snorkelling included

May 23, 2016

Had a half day out with Guests staying at Surfers Point Guest House, we got 1 barracuda, then stopped for some snorkelling with sea Turtles, Awesome day. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
73%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
81%
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John Noey
Bridgetown, 08
 5.00
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   September 8, 2018
To begin captain Zed is awesome, he loves to fish and hunt fish, this is the most important quality in a captain.  I sat...
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Tim Raven
Bridgetown, Saint Michael
 5.00
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4 hour trip with Captain Zed

VERIFIED   NEW  October 16, 2018
Captain Zed did a great job making sure we caught fish. We fished the deep water for a while but weren’t getting any bites...
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Lori Czekaj-thompson
Fairview, PA
 5.00
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Great Fishing trip &crew

VERIFIED   June 2, 2018
We always book private fishing trips, away from the resort tours, and this is why! Excellent crew, very professional and knowledgeable,...
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Hugh Smith
Castries, Castries
 5.00
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Grill your catch

VERIFIED   February 19, 2018
Mario and Mario were great !  They got us some barracuda and snapper and a nice wahoo. Very professional and super pleasant....
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Earl Finney
Bridgetown, Saint Michael
 5.00
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Fishing and snorkeling

VERIFIED   June 8, 2018
Great trip, Zed tried hard to put us on the fish, got a nice barracuda for the grill and 4 other hook ups that snapped off. ...
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