Joined in 2023
30+ years of experience
Sandwich, MassachusettsServing 1 location
Originally from Holbrook MA, Captain Terry Nugent has been fishing the lakes, ponds and coastal waters from New England to Mexico for over 45 years. In 1998 that experience was put to good use and Riptide Charters was born. In addition to being a Professional Guide, Capt. Terry is a USCG Licensed 100 Ton Master with Assistance Towing Endorsements. As the Navionics Tournament Team Captain, Capt.Terry has several major Striped Bass tournament top 10 finishes to his name and several top 3 finishes in ASA and FLW events. Capt. Terry has proven successful with inshore species and offshore pelagics from the islands to the canyons. He has guided his sports to a Massachusetts Governors’ Cup and back to back 2006/2007 IGFA World Records for Thresher and Blue Shark.
In addition to the accolades, Capt. Terry is best known for helping to mainstream the booming New England School Bluefin Tuna casting fishery. An uncanny ability to put novices and experts alike within reach of trophy school Bluefin Tuna has made him the face of inshore Cape Cod tuna casting. As this world class fishery evolves at an exponential rate, Capt. Terry continues to foster innovation by serving on the design and field testing teams for Navionics, Salty’s Lures, Offshore Innovations, Hogy Lures and Duckett Fishing as well as creating his own line of inshore Tuna spinning rods (Riptide Big Gun). An IGFA certified Captain, Terry is also on the Pro Staff for Mercury Marine, Raymarine, Costa Del Mar, Simms, Duckett Rods and Shimano Reels.
Capt. Terry is a Certified First Responder and is trained in First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator(AED) usage. He trains anually and has completed the USCG Certified Fisherman’s Safety Training Course 4 times.
Over the past two decades Capt. Terry has been sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge gained from a life spent on the water with the fishing public through a variety of media. Capt. Terry has appeared in numerous TV shows from the local “On the Water” on NESN to international TV with Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing on Versus, The Obsession of Carter Andrews and The Spanish Fly on ESPN2 and The Outdoor Channel. Terry has also been featured in several books and publications including “Tuna on the Fly” (Gilmore, 2006), Saltwater Sportsman, Sportfishing Magazine, Center Console Angler, Northeast Boating, On the Water, Field and Stream, Fishing Boats Registry, Coastal Angler Magazine and The Fisherman Magazine.
During the off-season Capt. Terry occupies his time tinkering with tackle, at the local fishing shows and speaking at Clubs and Seminars large and small. Capt. Terry is a frequent guest speaker for the Buzzards Bay Anglers Club, Osterville Anglers Club, The Cape Cod Salties, CCA, Bass Pro Shops, “BFT” seminar (2008, 2009), Tuna Mania (2007, 2008), Big Game Bash (2010,2011, 2012), and The Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series (2006, 2011), as well as his own Riptide Seminar Series (2014,2017).
Being centrally located on Cape Cod allows Capt. Terry to put you on the fish no matter where they move. Remaining mobile, he is capable of launching from one of over a dozen ramps on or around the Cape to ensure that you spend less time taking a “boat ride” and more time fishing where the fish are.
While we don’t mind taking the occasional fish home for the grill, we encourage “catch and release” and hope to preserve our great fishery on the Cape and Islands. Remember…photos last forever, resources don’t.
Capt. Terry Nugent has provided many fishermen with their most memorable days on the water catching Bass, Blues and Tuna… book now and give yourself the chance to experience an unforgettable day on the water.
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