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.


Capt. Hurley Raynor

Capt. Hurley was born and raised in Raleigh, NC but took his first steps at a family cottage at Hawkins Beach in Bath, NC. Outside of school and sports he was fortunate enough to spend most weekends and all summers on the pamlico river and starting at 10 years old he already had enough experience on boats that his only limitation was how much fuel was in the tank of the old Boston Whaler! Times have changed on kids having that kind of freedom but the lessons learned on the water at early ages proved to be priceless in the coming years. He cut his teeth learning to fish our home waters and was lucky enough to have a neighbor, Dr Lynn Wiggs who took Hurley under his wing like his own son and introduced him to everything from farm ponds to offshore fishing and everything in between, especially fly fishing. “Uncle Lynn” was a patient teacher and taught the devotion, respect, and hard work needed to be successful on the water.. Hurley attended Auburn University and finished at N.C. State University with a Business Degree.  He admittingly preferred the outdoors to the classroom and would stack his classes on certain days so he could have more days on the water or woods!  Hurley has a lifetime of knowledge in our fisheries, and his experience in other fisheries in his travels gives hims a broader perspective on light tackle and fly techniques and makes him a more well-rounded guide.  He likes all of our fishing, but gets especially excited about our giant Redfish in August and September. After spring striper season in over on the Roanoke, Capt. Hurley will be guiding backcountry flats charters in the lower keys/Key West area, targeting the annual tarpon migration before returning to the Inner Banks for giant Red Drum season.  Hurley resides in Bath with his chocolate lab, Sam. 

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.