Why You Should Fish Newburyport with Manolin Charters

Manolin Charters is one of the few full time Newburyport charter captains fishing the Merrimack River. During the season he is fishing for striped bass and bluefish every day and is able to pattern the fish. We don't wait for fishing reports, we make them! What this means for our clients is that you spend more time CATCHING and less time FISHING! Time on the water is one of the most important aspects of finding or being a charter captain and with Manolin Charters you get that local and up to date knowledge with every Newburyport charter. 

At Manolin Charters, we believe our clients should be fighting the fish and not our tackle. We aren't your typical Massachusetts charter when it comes to our gear. We use smaller, compact rods and reels so that you feel every movement when you are connected to that fish of lifetime. No more big, bulky equipment winching fish in! Feel the fight! Not only is our gear light tackle, but of top quality from Shimano, the #1 Saltwater fishing company in the world. Our set-ups are arranged specifically to be the perfect light tackle fishing set ups for fishing Merrimack River and offshore. You can count on having fresh lines, leaders, and equipment working like it is designed to. 

The Mary Jocelyn is a perfect Massachusetts Charter boat. The 23 ft Parker center console is loaded with many features to maximize our deck space, comfort, safety, and fishability. There is ample seating all around the boat while still having a large open, flat deck for you to comfortably move around. It is well kept, clean, and has a quiet Yamaha Four Stroke Engine. With the best safety equipment money can buy and over built to withstand the elements, she is ready to take you out and get you back in safely. Sporting two Lowrance GPS and fish finders, Mary Jocelyn is also equipped with RADAR, autopilot, VHF Radio, EPIRB, stereo, battery charger, trolling motor, safety flares, first aid kits, and USCG Life Jackets.

  • Great with Kids!

Being a teacher and a coach in the "offseason", Capt. Chris loves sharing his passion with young anglers. Nothing beats putting a smile on a kid's face when they catch their first striper or fill a bucket of mackerel! These trips can be very special in a young person's life and Capt. Chris will keep them engaged and learning the entire trip! Teaching is in the captain's blood, so not only will the little ones have a blast with our light tackle fishing, but they will also learn about the importance of the ecosystem, boating, and other marine life. One trip with us and they may have a different Christmas and Birthday gift list next year! Call and we can set up special mini trips for Massachusetts kids fishing charters!

  • Capt. Chris is the Owner and Operator - The Personal touch

We do not use a third party booking agency. There is no secretary answering phones and putting your name in the book. When you call or email Manolin Charters you will speak directly with Capt. Chris. Your questions will be answered truthfully and clearly. Expectations will be set and we can custom tailor your trip anyway you want. We can accommodate larger charter groups where we hook up with some of our charter friends and YOU don't have to do the work to book a charter in Newburyport.  Mini Merrimack River fishing tournaments between friends is quickly becoming a popular options. 

Located in vacationing hot spot Newburyport, MA, Manolin Charters is super easy to drive to without the traffic of going down to someplace like the cape. Fishing wise usually within 15 minutes of stepping on the boat, we have lines in the water. Short rides mean more time fishing! Some other areas on the Massachusetts coast may require an hour or two boat ride to catch stripers! Our docks are located just a short walk from downtown Newburyport where there is plenty of things to do after your fishing charter trip. We are within a 30 minute drive from popular vacation destinations and can set you up for charters if you are staying in Maine, NH, or MA.

Maine - Portland, York, Old Orchard Beach, Kittery

New Hampshire - Rye, Hampton, Seabrook

MA - Salisbury, Amesbury, Newburyport, Ipswich, Byfield, Glucestor, Newbury, Boston