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Dave Cornell Charters

Captain Dave with a big false albacore

Like most anglers, I started fishing with my father at an early age. Summers in Sakonnet, Rhode Island would not have been complete without several  trips bottom fishing for tautog off the rocks. Under the guidance of my  older brother, Chris, I delved into other types of fishing, first  surfcasting for stripers and blues, then boat fishing with plugs, live  eels and trolling tackle. I even spent one summer offshore, spotting  swordfish during the glory years of the harpoon fishery. But sport  fishing along the coast is what really held my interest. Ultimately,  fly-rodding and light-tackle plugging became my favorite methods.

For many years a professional woodworker, then home building contractor, I  turned to guiding full time in 1994. I specialize in shallow-water  angling along the uncrowded coastlines of southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth Islands are a favorite  destination.

Captain Dave Cornell  500 Barney's Joy Road  South Dartmouth, MA  02748  508.636.2769