For your next trip to New Jersey, you’ll want to spend a day fishing with Captain Alan of Nightwatch Sport Fishing. He’s a local to the area and has spent a lifetime fishing the waters out of Barnegat Light. As well as being there every step of the way for you on your trip, Capt. Alan will point out local wildlife and tell you about them – ecology and the moral way of fishing are both very important to him.

You’ll spend the day on his 22’ Kencraft boat that has plenty of space for up to 4 anglers to fish from. The boat is decked out with safety and navigational gear, including fishfinder and GPS. It also features a T-top to provide you protection from the sun. Pair this with Capt. Alan’s 5 decades of fishing experience, and you’ll be on the fish in no time!

You’ll mostly be using light tackle to target Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, Seabass, Weakfish, and more. You’ll be trolling, spinning, jigging, or popping on a trip with Capt. Alan. Feel free to bring along your own fly fishing gear if you’d like.

Children over 10 are welcome on board and will have life vests provided for them. Children will have a great story to tell their friends back at school after a fishing trip with Capt. Alan. The boat is non-smoking.

Included in the price of the trip are all the conventional, spinning, trolling, and baitcasting rods and reels. The captain will provide all bait, live or artificial, depending on which species you’ll be targeting. This is prepared before the trip for you. Your catch that can be kept legally will be cleaned at the end of the trip.

You’ll need to bring along a small cooler of food and drinks along with you. Don’t forget your sun protection and polarized sunglasses, and you’ll be ready for a top day out.

Book a trip with Nightwatch Sport Fishing for an unforgettable fishing trip with Capt. Alan.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - Dec 15
    $500
    This is a 4-hour trip to explore the local flats, coves, and bays. You'll mostly be using the captain's light tackle, but feel free to bring along your own fly fishing gear if you'd like. Included in the price of the trip is the fishing license for the group. You'll need to bring a small cooler of food and drinks along with you, as well as sun protection and appropriate clothing for the weather. Bass, Flounder, Bluefish, and more can be targeted on this trip.
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About the Captain

Alan Thomas
Barnegat Light, New Jersey, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
23 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2019
Captain Alan has over 5 decades of experience running boats. He decided to start running charters after a lifetime of fishing, to teach the public the right and moral way to fish. He also aims to teach his guests something about the sea and the wildlife they encounter. If you're lucky enough to see a sea turtle or other wildlife, you can bet that Capt. Alan will pause and tell you about them – ecology is very important to him.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Boat specs

Kencraft (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 175HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Bring your own gear
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Conventional, spinning, trolling, & bait casting
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Will clean legal catch
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min. age 10, life vests on board
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Richard C.
Bronxville, NY
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Alan on the Nightwatch

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on July 26, 2022
Had a great time with my 12 year old son for a half day going after stripers and fluke. Captain Alan was knowledgeable and...
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Nicole S.
Beach Haven, NJ
Excellent
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Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Alan!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 20, 2021
What a great day fishing! We went out first thing for a beautiful sunrise! The weather was not cooperating so Alan took us...
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David G.
Evesham, NJ
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day fishing.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 25, 2021
We left first thing in the morning. Beautiful sunrise out on the water. I took my twin 13 year old boys. They had a blast! ...
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Allan K.
Milton, NY
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on July 19, 2022
Capt Alan did a great job finding the fish. He has great knowledge of LBI and gave us some history lessons along the way. I...
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David S.
Beach Haven, New Jersey
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Very good
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Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Alan

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on August 3, 2022
Captain Alan was knowledgeable, professional and full of history about the area. We all enjoyed the conversation and more importantly...
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FAQs about Nightwatch Sport Fishing

Nightwatch Sport Fishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Nightwatch Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Nightwatch Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Conventional, spinning, trolling, & bait casting)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Will clean legal catch )
  • Fishing License

Nightwatch Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Nightwatch Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own gear)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Nightwatch Sport Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tautog