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Martha's Vineyard Outfitters

Joined in 2023

5.0

12 reviews

Brice Contessa

20-29 years of experience

Martha's Vineyard, Edgartown, Massachusetts 02539

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About

Brice Contessa has been fishing the waters around Martha’s Vineyard since he was a child. A lifetime seasonal resident of the island, Brice began his guiding career in 2001 after earning his USCG captain’s license at the age of 20. A graduate of Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, Brice moved to the Vineyard full time in 2003. Since then Martha's Vineyard Outfitters has grown into one of the premier guide services in the region, putting clients from all over the country and the world on some of the finest light tackle and fly fishing coast wide.

Brice’s fishing background extends from the deep water canyons far off the coast of his native New York to the flats of Biscayne Bay, the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park, as well as throughout Mexico and the Bahamas. A dedicated conservation and fisheries management activist, Brice encourages his clients to catch and release and is a member of several different conservation associations and has written and published a variety of articles on the subject among others.

Martha's Vineyard Outfitters is a fly fishing and light tackle guide service located on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. We specialize in fishing the island's near coastal waters and literally endless network of flats, bays and estuaries targeting striped bass, bluefish, bonito, and false albacore.

Brice Contessa, owner and operator of Martha's Vineyard Outfitters is a professional fishing guide with close to two decades of experience in the business who has been fishing the waters of Martha’s Vineyard his entire life.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a novice or an expert, Martha's Vineyard Outfitters can custom design a trip to fit your needs. Captain Brice is friendly and knowledgeable, regularly helping beginners catch their first fish on a fly, and guiding many an expert to the fish of a lifetime. Martha’s Vineyard is one of the world’s premier fishing destinations, so whether you’re a serious angler or just learning how, the fishing on the Vineyard is truly something you must see to believe.

We are currently taking bookings for the 2024 season. Space is limited, so we encourage you to book as early as possible. Half day, 3/4 day and full day trips are available, fishing early May - mid November.

Disciplines

  • Flats fishing
  • Conventional fishing (spinning rod)
  • In-shore fishing
  • Off-shore fishing
  • Backcountry fishing
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Fly fishing

Brice's trips

Client reviews

5.0

Based on 12 reviews

Bruce D.

June 2024

Verified

It was an amazing two days. Brice is the ultimate professional and always puts you on the fish. We will be back

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Thomas D.

May 2024

Verified

Brice was a great guide and very knowledgeable and willing to share his knowledge. It was a cold morning, but the fish were biting and we had a great time.

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Mark Luthringshauser

October 2023

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Brice brings nearly three decades of fishing experience and expertise in Vineyard waters. Whether you're casting or fly fishing, Brice is the guide who will have you looking forward to your next fishing trip with him.

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Shannon S.

October 2023

Verified

I can't speak highly enough about Brice. He goes above and beyond to meet his client needs. I would never hesitate recommending him.

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Charles Mitchell

September 2023

Verified

I had the absolute pleasure of going on a fishing trip with Brice Contessa, and I can confidently say that it was an extraordinary experience. Brice is not just a guide; he's a true maestro when it comes to angling. My trip with Brice was not just about fishing; it was a memorable adventure filled with camaraderie, laughter, and, of course, some remarkable catches. I wholeheartedly recommend Brice to anyone seeking an unforgettable fly fishing (and light tackle) experience. He is a true professional, a wonderful teacher, and a fantastic person to spend a day on the water with.

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Terry Starkey

September 2023

Verified

Brice was a fantastic guide. Patient, helpful, sensitive to my skills (or lack there of), keen to get me into fish and worked hard at doing so.

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