Newport, R.I., United States

 31 FT   6 PAX
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Here, in Newport, Rhode Island, Captain Tim Flaherty and his son Jed are carrying on the Flaherty fishing tradition. Tim has over thirty-five years of angling experience and he possesses a wealth of knowledge about the "hot spots" in the bay. Capt. Tim is a specialist in live bait fishing the reefs, rips and wrecks in the bay and sound. Tim taught History and Anthropology at Portsmouth High and also acted as an adjunct professor at Rhode Island College before retiring. The Captain, a native of Newport, is always willing to share his knowledge of Newport's rich maritime history and pirate lore. Jed Flaherty is a graduate from Green Mountain College in Vermont, was captain of the rugby team, and a skiing and snowboarding instructor in the Youth program at Bromley Mountain. Jed now owns and operates a landscaping construction business on the island.

Flaherty Charters offers full or half day deep sea fishing trips from scenic Castle Hill Resort & Marina. There, you will find a fine restaurant serving lunches and elegant dinner overlooking Ram Island Lighthouse and majestic Narragansett Bay. The fishing grounds are only 10 minutes from the dock so you will spend more time fishing.


The origin of the Flaherty Clan can be found on the Western coast of Ireland in the county of Galway and the Aryan Islands. Here the Flaherty Clan earned their livelihood fishing and farming. In Galway, the Flaherty's endured a long history rich in folklore and tradition.

In New England the Flaherty Clan's history begins with Martin Flaherty, the patriarch. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, he was the son of an immigrant who had fled Ireland to save his family from his the horrors of the "Great Famine of 1848". Martin, a skilled athlete and pugilist with great speed and agility, embraced a career in prizefighting. In 1898 he succeeded in defeating the world champion of the day. Martin retired from prizefighting in 1908 and purchased a large farm in Tewksbury, Massachusetts where he and his wife, Anna, raised five sons. Here, Martin established the "Wameset Riding Academy" and a seasonal training camp for young prizefighters.

The story of the Flaherty's on Aquidneck Island begins with Frank D. Flaherty, Martins third born son. Drawn to the ocean, Frank traveled to the coast and eventually settled in Newport with his new bride, Ethel. Together, they raised five sons and a daughter and imbued in them a love and appreciation for the sea. Frank become an accomplished angler and local fishing legend. Today, The Flaherty Clan has spread across the country but all of them have maintained links with the sea either in angling or sailing.

With over thirty-five years of Newport, RI fishing experience, Capt. Tim Flaherty has been plying local waters finding fishing hot spots. With son Jed and mate Chris, both Newport natives, fishing has been a way of life. Equipped with the finest gear, remarkable angling skills, they promise to make your fishing excursion, exciting, memorable and just plain fun. The Flaherty's phenomenal fishing success rate has averaged over 99 percent over the last three years.

The Flaherty's specialize in reef, wreck, and rip light-tackle Newport RI charter fishing. They offer full day(6hrs.) or half day(4hrs.) excursions catching bass, ledgemonsters (bluefish over 10 lbs. & 32"), fluke, tautog and shark. They will fillet and package your catch free of charge. Snacks, soft drinks and even suntan lotion are provided for your convenience. If you wish, a catered lunch from Newport's oldest deli, The Sandwich Board., can be provided for a modest fee.

Capt. Tim, who taught highs school and college courses, was an Adjunct Professor of History at R.I.C. He loves to share Newport's rich local maritime history and pirate lore while in route to the fishing grounds. The history of Narragansett Bay has always been a hobby with the Captain and he will be more than willing to share information about landmarks and lighthouses. Mate Chris, Jed and Capt. Tim are all native Newporters and will provide you with information about Newport's diverse attractions, restaurants and pubs.
 Fly Fishing,  Light tackle,  Popper/Lure fishing,  Trolling
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Blue Shark
Mako Shark
Tiger Shark
Bluefin Tuna
Blue Marlin
Atlantic Bonito
White Marlin
Yellowfin Tuna

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