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, 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. He has over a decade of experience spending over 250 days/year on the water guiding his guests to new memories in the waters of the Inner Banks. He is a seasoned guide and professional in his craft. He has several boats, a 23′ Jone Brothers Cape Fisherman for the bigger water, a 23′ Sea Ox, a 22′ Pathfinder Bay Boat, an 18′ flat bottom skiff for fishing up the rivers and for winter sight fishing for reds in the shallows, and 2 rafts for drifting mountain rivers for smallmouth bass in the summer.
Capt. Richard 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. 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 clients. He now resides in Bath with his wife, Austin, and two sons, Tripp and Henry.
Capt. Hurley Raynor
Captain Hurley “H.J.” Raynor was born and raised in Raleigh, but we don’t hold that against him. He has been a long-time visitor and summer resident to the Inner Banks, as his family has had a river house on the Pamlico his entire life. Growing up spending time fishing, duck hunting, and boating on the Pamlico has giving Capt. Hurley the foundation for becoming the guide he is today. Hurley has been working with us for several years now and his work ethic, pleasant personality, and “fishiness” has been a tremendous asset to Tar-Pam Guide Service. His favorite fishery is our old drum fishing, but he equally enjoys venturing upriver for the shad and stripers. When not guiding our guests here, he spends time boosting the sales of Miller Brewing Company by trying to be their number one customer consuming a few Miller “Lattes” in the afternoons. He also loves spending time and fishing in the lower Florida Keys for bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Hurley runs a 23′ Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman in the big water and a 19′ Intruder flatbottom boat in the rivers. Hurley now resides in Bath with his chocolate lab, Sam.