About Captain Rob Morrison

As a Vineyard native and second-generation charter captain, Rob Morrison has spent the better part of his 28 years fishing the waters surrounding Martha’s Vineyard. At only nineteen, Rob decided to use his passion for fly fishing in the ocean and began guiding anglers on foot along the shorelines of the Vineyard. In 2003 Rob received his BA in Biology from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island - a school chosen for its outstanding marine science programs. The fact that Rhode Island offered great fishing and was only an hour commute to Wood’s Hole (to fish Derby weekends) didn’t hurt either! It was that same year that Rob earned his US Coast Guard Captain’s license and began guiding anglers by boat on a full time basis.

Over the years Rob has been fortunate enough to receive numerous awards in the annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. The highlight of these came in 2001 when he won the coveted Grand Leader spot for catching the largest bonito from shore. Rob also possesses many deep, rich, mahogany-colored plaques documenting his success in the Derby’s Flyrod Division. Some notable prizes in the Flyrod Division include:

  • 1997 1st place, shore bonito
  • 2007 1st place, boat bluefish
  • 2007 1st place, boat false albacore
  • 2009 1st place, boat false albacore

Rob’s skills as a fly tier, angler, and guide have also been documented in several major publications. At the ripe old age of fifteen he was featured in an article about island fly tiers in Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. Through photographs by Dave Skok , Rob has also been frequently seen in Salt Water Sportsman, Saltwater Fly Fishing and American Angler, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, and the book Fly Fishing for Striped Bass by Rich Murphy.

Captain Rob Morrison 49 Chase Rd. Edgartown, MA 02539