Matthew Cooney Sr.

Meet Captain Matthew Cooney Sr.

Meet Captain Matthew Cooney Sr. and Miss Meredith Fishing Charters

Are you ready to set sail on an unforgettable fishing adventure? Then it's time to meet Captain Matthew Cooney Sr., owner and operator of Miss Meredith Fishing Charters in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Captain Matt, holding a USCG master certification since 1991, has been immersed in the world of fishing from a young age. Growing up surrounded by the water, he developed a deep passion for fishing, starting at the age of 10. Whether working on cargo ships or owning his own fishing boat, Captain Matt has always found ways to stay connected to the ocean. With a profound appreciation for the entire fishing experience, he thoroughly enjoys being out at sea, sharing the excitement with anglers of all skill levels, witnessing their exhilaration as they reel in their first catch, and exchanging stories with seasoned fishermen. As a year-round commercial fisherman, Captain Matt possesses extensive knowledge of prime fishing locations, ensuring exceptional fishing opportunities at all times.

Captain Matt specializes in a diverse range of fishing techniques, showcasing his expertise and versatility on the water. With a deep understanding of light tackle fishing, he skillfully navigates the intricacies of finesse and precision, allowing anglers to feel every thrilling moment of the battle with their catch. Equally adept in heavy tackle fishing, Captain Matt ensures a powerful and exhilarating experience, enabling anglers to challenge formidable fish with confidence. Whether it's bottom fishing to target species dwelling near the ocean floor or employing the art of drift fishing to capitalize on natural currents, Captain Matt's knowledge and proficiency maximize the chances of a successful and rewarding fishing excursion. Moreover, his deep sea fishing expertise allows him to guide anglers into the vast open waters, where they have the opportunity to reel in remarkable catches from the depths below.

Boat details

The 35' North Shore (Downeast) is a meticulously crafted vessel that was first constructed in 1998, showcasing its enduring quality. Its power is derived from a robust 350HP Isuzu engine, enabling it to achieve a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots, ensuring swift and enjoyable voyages. With its spacious capacity, this boat comfortably accommodates up to six passengers, making it an excellent choice for small groups seeking remarkable nautical adventures.

Get ready for an amazing day on the water with Miss Meredith Fishing Charters that will leave everyone wanting more!

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Expertise & Attributes

31 Years of Experience

Fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Deep Sea Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with Kids
Nature / Wildlife Views
Live Bait

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes:

Rods, reels & tackle

Catch cleaning & filleting

Live Bait

First Mate

What to bring:

Snacks and drinks

Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses)

Wear weather-appropriate clothing

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout 


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.  


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 3 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability. 


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit. 


TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip. 

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