CAPT. RICHARD ANDREWS
Captain Richard Andrews is the owner of Tar-Pam Guide Service and has been involved in North Carolina’s charter fishing industry since 2001. Born and raised on the Tar River in Tarboro, North Carolina, he began fishing the rivers, estuaries, and gulf stream waters of Eastern North Carolina at an early age. The day after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, he moved to Hatteras Village to fulfill a lifelong dream of working as a mate on an offshore charter boat. Capt. Richard fished full-time for five seasons with some of the best captains in the business out of Hatteras and Oregon Inlet, commercial bluefin tuna fished in the winter, and traveled by boat to Mexico, the Bahamas, and South Florida to chase various billfish species, A highlight of his fishing career was a 2nd Place finish in the Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament with a crew of anglers consisting of 4 boys between the ages of 7 and 13. During these years, he was able to refine his fishing skills, develop an understanding of seasonal fish patterns within North Carolina, and cultivate the patience and experience necessary for a professional charter business.
Capt. Richard also has a masters degree in Natural Resources from N.C. State University where his graduate research focused on stream and wetland ecology. Soon learning that a “real job” just isn’t for him, he decided to pursue his passion of guiding inshore fishing enthusiasts to new experiences in the remote fishery of the Inner Banks region of North Carolina. He is an Orvis Endorsed Fishing Guide and personally loves fly fishing more than any other style of fishing. He is well versed in artificial and live bait fishing on spinning gear as well as fly fishing. His goal is to create for you the absolute best fishing experience possible and provide a professional and consistently high level of service for his guests. He now resides in Bath with his wife, Austin, and two sons, Tripp and Henry.
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Capt. Joe Hawley
Captain Joe began his fishing career in a farm pond at the age of 3, and since then has been honing his skills on every type of water from inland reservoirs to the Gulf Stream. The real obsession began when he realized there were great fishing and duck hunting opportunities in the same areas of the Pamlico Sound, so he moved to Beaufort County as soon as he graduated from college to be closer to the action. Joe has spent the last ten years focused on fishing the Pungo and Pamlico Rivers, and is always exploring different techniques and areas to stay on the bite. In the winter, Joe spends most of his mornings in a layout boat or scissor rig on the Pamlico Sound, but he can still be found fishing for speckled trout or stripers on a warm afternoon. Capt. Joe lives in Belhaven with his wife, Casey, and two sons, Isaac and Banks.