Full Day 8 hours

Shaols Fly Fishing and Light Tackle

Shoals Fly Fishing and Light Tackle – Fly Fishing Guide Portsmouth NH

Experience the Finest Charter Light Tackle and Fly Fishing in Portsmouth Harbor and along the New Hampshire and Maine Coast. With Captain Peter Whelan at the helm, you can catch Striped Bass, Bluefish and Bluefin Tuna on a boat that is perfectly suited for this rugged and scenic New England Coastline. With over fifteen years of experience in these very waters, the big bass can’t hide from me, I’m on the water every day and have the fishery dialed in.

Shoals Fly Fishing and Light Tackle is the original Portsmouth, NH-based outfitter. Our guided charters fly fishing the New Hampshire and Maine Coast have been going strong since 2003, with most trips booked well in advance of the season. This is serious fishing for newbies and die-hards alike. We cover all of the prettiest inland bays and roiling waters of the Atlantic Ocean with home turf on both New Hampshire and Maine Coast: Portsmouth Harbor, Great Bay, Little Harbor in NH and the Piscataqua, York, Kittery, & Kennebunk areas of Maine. We even fish the fabled waters outside the Nubble Lighthouse, one of the icons of Maine and a hideout for big bass.

Shoals Fly Fishing also caters to non fly-fishermen, families, and beginners. We offer guided light tackle and live bait fishing opportunities for Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Tuna in the nearshore waters off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire.

About this trip

Our vessel, the Miss Jodine, is berthed in a slip at “E” Dock at the Wentworth By the Sea Marina which is in the prime Seacoast fishing area of Little Harbor. Our location here in the seaside village of Newcastle, NH puts us adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and extremely close to the inland rivers. In other words, closest to all the fishing action.

With our boat, you’ll never experience long, back-breaking runs in a small boat up or down the river just to get to fish. Our location says it all. Plus, since we have our own slip, we do not meet at a boat ramp or outsource to other captains. When you book with Shoals, you’ll step aboard the Miss Jodine at the Wentworth By the Sea Marina at my slip and we are ready to go in comfort and safety. The marina has a dockside Restaurant and Bar which are available for all my clients use and the marina is adjacent to the Wentworth By the Sea Hotel and their Riverside Bar, Latitudes. We can also pick up guests at the Kittery, Maine Town Dock.

Note: We are very flexible with times and tides. A typical day can start early in the morning 5 or 6 am based on tides. The Captain reserves the right to cancel or terminate trips due to weather, safety or sea conditions. No alcohol or drugs are allowed onboard as per USCG regulations. We provide premium tackle which includes leaders and flies. In the case of lite tackle bait trips we will also provide live bait – and clients will help us catch it – if necessary!

Fly or Light Tackle Fishing

Rates 2018 Season for 2-4 Anglers. All rates are for the Boat for a half day, 3/4 day, or full day on the water. We can accommodate up to 4 anglers – please contact the captain for larger parties. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Checks for payment. Rates are as follows:

Half Day 4-5 hours $400.00

3/4 day 6-7 hours $485.00

Full Day 8 hours $575.00

Other Trips We Provide
100% paid in-person when the trip begins
Target species:
Bass (Striped)
Type of guiding available:
What's included?:
Fly Fishing Equipment
Rods, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Fishing License
Which fishing techniques do you use?:
Light Tackle
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