Matthew Cooney Sr.

Meet Captain Matthew Cooney Sr.

Meet Captain Matthew Cooney Sr. and Miss Meredith Fishing Charters

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable fishing journey with Captain Matthew Cooney Sr., the esteemed leader of Miss Meredith Fishing Charters, based in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Since earning his USCG master certification in 1991, Captain Matt has been deeply rooted in the fishing world. His lifelong affinity for the sea began at just 10 years old, growing up in an environment where water was a constant backdrop. His career path has always been ocean-bound, from working on cargo ships to owning a personal fishing vessel. Captain Matt cherishes the entire fishing experience, from spending days at sea to sharing the thrill with novices and exchanging tales with veteran anglers. As a commercial fisherman year-round, his extensive knowledge of the best fishing spots guarantees an extraordinary experience no matter the season.

Captain Matt is a master of various fishing techniques, reflecting his adaptability and expertise on the water. His proficiency in light tackle fishing is unparalleled, offering anglers a chance to experience the excitement of a catch with finesse and precision. For those seeking more intensity, his heavy tackle fishing skills provide a robust and thrilling challenge against the ocean's mightiest. Whether it's bottom fishing for deep-sea dwellers or utilizing drift fishing techniques to harness the power of ocean currents, Captain Matt's savvy ensures a fruitful and enjoyable trip. His deep-sea fishing acumen also leads adventurers into the open waters, promising the chance to land impressive catches from the ocean's depths.

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

32 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

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

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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