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 29’ Phoenix flybridge boat, a comfortable vessel running on twin 160 HP Volvo TMD 40 engines 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 fishfinder, as well as a VHF radio. The boat has got a flybridge, 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
    12 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $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!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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
    5 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $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
    5 Hour Trip - Striped Bass (pm)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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
    Sunset Cruise
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $425
    Climb aboard the Lyla Rose, and explore Gloucesters historic waterfront, and the beautiful Annisquam River. Please inquire if you would like to depart at a different time/location, and also if you would like to bring additional passengers. Additonal time can be added to the trip for a fee.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $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.
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About the Captain

Matthew Cooney
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
48 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2021
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) Bass (Striped)
Cod Cod
Flounder Flounder
Haddock Haddock

Halibut Halibut
Pollock Pollock
Shark (Porbeagle) Shark (Porbeagle)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Phoenix (Flybridge) originally built in 1980. Powered by 2 160HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Fishing with Matthew

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (PM) on September 16, 2021
we were heading into rough seas heading north.  the captain, matt cooney, and his 1st mate, tim, and all of us, myself...
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Blue Fin Tuna 12 hr

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna on August 21, 2021
Captain Matt is a very professional charter boat captain.  He will bring out his years of experience on the water growing...
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5 hour morning trip with Captain Matt and Tim

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass on July 20, 2021
My 11 year old son and I went out from 7-12 with Matt and Tim and had absolutely the best experience. This was our first charter...
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Meghan M.
Gloucester, MA
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Inshore fishing with Lyla Rose and Co.

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 3, 2021
We had the nicest afternoon with Captain Matt and Clinton. The weather was wet and yet we were all smiles. Matthew is...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (AM) on September 6, 2021
Had a great day out on the water fishing for haddock! Matt and Tim were a lot of fun and were always looking to help out when...
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FAQs about Lyla Rose Fishing Charters

Lyla Rose Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (mid day) (3 hours)
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (3 hours)
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (3 hours)
  • $425 per group - Sunset Cruise (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip - Striped Bass (pm) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (PM) (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (8 hours)
  • $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 (Garmin 10” Touch)
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box

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
  • 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)