Lyla Rose Fishing Charters

Lyla Rose Fishing Charters welcomes you to Gloucester, Massachusetts and offers you a wide range of fun and enjoyable fishing trips. Come aboard with Captain Matthew Cooney and see what the fish-rich inshore and offshore waters, rivers, and wrecks of Gloucester have to offer. Your captain is eager to take you on your next fishing adventure and make your experience the best possible. Join him and create some lovely memories fishing with Lyla Rose Fishing Charters!

Your trip will start on a 28’ BHM downeaster built in Brooklin Maine, a comfortable vessel running on a 200 HP Volvo diesel engine with enough room to carry 4 guests, not including a first mate who will also join your trip. Its navigation technology includes Garmin 10” Touch GPS and Simrad fishfinder, as well as a two VHF radios and Garmin Radar. The boat has a toilet, kitchen, and bed. To make your comfort and fishing experience even better, there is a TV you can use, as well as an ice-box and a livewell.

On your trip, you can target Bluefin Tuna, Haddock, Striped Bass, Cod, Pollock, Halibut, Flounder, as well as Porbeagle Shark. Using light and heavy tackle, you will attract your prey by bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, and jigging. You can either keep or release the fish you catch.

Captain Matthew will provide you with all the fishing gear and licenses, and the first mate will clean, fillet, and package your catch. The only things you should bring on your trip are the snacks and drinks of your choice.

Visit Lyla Rose Fishing Charters and have a first-rate fishing experience in Gloucester!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 15
    US $400
    On this 3 hour trip, you can choose to fish for a variety of species depending on what is biting. Striped Bass, Mackerel, Flounder, and many other species are all accessible just minutes from the dock. This trip is for anglers of all experience levels looking to fit a fishing trip into their busy schedule. This is also a great trip for families with children to enjoy a few hours together out on the water. As the departure times are flexible, you can also start the trip at 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (mid day)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 15
    US $400
    Depending on what is biting, you and the crew can chase various species such as Mackerel, Striped Bass, Flounder, as well as many other species. All of them can be reached just minutes from the dock. This trip is suitable for anglers of all experience levels looking to fit a brief fishing time into their busy day. It is also great for families with kids to enjoy a couple of hours together out on the water.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 15
    US $400
    Depending on what is biting, you and the crew can chase various species such as Mackerel, Striped Bass, Flounder, as well as many other species. All of them can be reached just minutes from the dock. This trip is suitable for anglers of all experience levels looking to fit a brief fishing time into their busy day. It is also great for families with kids to enjoy a couple of hours together out on the water.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Striped Bass (pm)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 15
    US $600
    On this trip, you will target Striped Bass. You will fish mainly using live Mackerel that you catch at the beginning of the trip. Trolling is also another option that has proven successful. These fish put up a tremendous fight and are also great on the grill. The captain offers this trip to all experience levels and encourages new anglers to come out and enjoy a day on the water with the crew.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 15
    US $600
    On this trip, you will target Striped Bass. You will fish mainly using live Mackerel that you catch at the beginning of the trip. Trolling is also another option that has proven successful. These fish put up a tremendous fight and are also great on the grill. The captain offers this trip to all experience levels and encourages new anglers to come out and enjoy a day on the water with the crew.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 15
    US $650
    On this five-hour deep sea fishing trip, you will target Haddock, Cod, Pollock, Cusk, Redfish, and many other species that live on the ocean floor. This trip is a great way to spend a morning with friends and family filling your coolers and enjoying the day on the water. Anglers of all sorts can join the trip and, as always, new anglers are encouraged to come out and enjoy the day with the friendly crew.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 15
    US $650
    This 5-hour deep sea fishing trip will see you target Pollock, Cusk, Cod, Haddock, Redfish, as well as many other species dwelling on the ocean floor. This trip is great for spending an afternoon with your friends and family, reeling in lots of fish, and enjoying nature. Anglers of all experience levels are welcome to come and enjoy the day with the crew, especially the new anglers.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 15
    US $850
    The 8-hour deep sea trip gives you and the crew the opportunity to catch a variety of different species. Haddock, Cod, Pollock, Cusk, and Redfish are only a few of the many different types of fish you will encounter on this trip. These fish all live on the ocean floor and are caught mainly using bait or jigs. As always, the trip is suitable for all experience levels and new anglers are especially encouraged to enjoy this experience with the cordial crew.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    Climb aboard and channel your inner Quint, and join us on the hunt for jaws! On this trip we will chum the waters to lure in these black eyed beasts, and set out our lines using “piano wire” leaders with heavy duty shark hooks . Equipped with the heaviest tackle and our XL fisherman’s outfitter rods, you can try your hand at battling some of the biggest predators these waters have to offer. Some of the species we may encounter include, porbeagle shark, thresher shark, blue shark, and mako. Plus many more!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Porbeagle)
    Porbeagle Shark
    Shark (Blue)
    Blue Shark
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 15
    US $1,200
    On this 12 hour trip, you and the crew will be targeting giant Bluefin Tuna. This is a shot at the experience of a lifetime, the power that these fish possess is truly out of this world. Climb aboard and let’s bend a rod!
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FAQs about Lyla Rose Fishing Charters

Lyla Rose Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (mid day) (3 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip - Striped Bass (pm) (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $850 per group - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (8 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Shark Trip (7 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Lyla Rose Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS Garmin 10” Touch
  • Fishfinder Simrad
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Garmin 10" Touch

Trips booked with Lyla Rose Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (The mate will fillet and package your catch)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Lyla Rose Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Lyla Rose Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lyla Rose Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Pollock
  • Shark (Porbeagle)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)

Meet the Captain

Matthew Cooney
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
13 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
212 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
Angler's Choice
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Captain Matthew was born and raised in Gloucester, MA and has always had a passion for fishing and boating. He was taught how to fish and lobster at a very young age by his father, who is a lifelong commercial fisherman. The captain began running charters for his father and eventually on head boats out of Gloucester, before setting out on his own boat. For Captain Matthew, sharing his experience and seeing other people enjoy a day on the water just as much as he does is what makes his job rewarding.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Cod Cod
Flounder Flounder
Haddock Haddock

Boat specs

BHM (Downeast) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Garmin 10” Touch
Fishfinder
Simrad
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
The mate will fillet and package your catch
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Gloucester to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 212 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Matt is the man.
Matt is the man.
Matt is the man.
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Angler rating
198
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
90%
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Zachery S.
Burlington, VT
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Half day Stripper Fishing

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Striped Bass (pm) on September 9, 2023
Awesome first time experience with captain Matt! Captain Matt was extremely experienced and knowledgeable about the area and...
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Melissa S.
Hartford, Connecticut
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Perfect trip!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (AM) on July 15, 2023
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Garrett A.
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Fishing with Matthew

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass on June 6, 2023
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Andrew H.
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Excellent Early Season Striper Charter!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass on May 13, 2023
We went out with Captain Matt and Trevor on Saturday 5/13 and had an unbelievable time. We knew it was early season and thus...
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Josh R.
Holden, MA
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Amazing fishing experience with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore (mid day) on May 28, 2023
My family went on a 3 hour mid-day in-shore fishing trip with Captain Matt, and it was really great! We caught 4 stripers including...
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