It does not matter if you are a beginner or an avid fisherman, there is always something new to learn. My variety of fly fishing and light tackle trips are designed to provide you the opportunities to improve and master various situations while on the water and of course to land the fish of your dreams.
Fishing since I was the age of 4, I have spent over 12 years guiding others to catch the many species that the east coast has to offer. I have been featured on two covers of On The Water magazine, three TV shows as well as multiple publications. I was on the 2011 faculty staff with George Poveromo and his Saltwater Sportsman Seminar Series. I specialize in Fly Fishing and Light tackle (both Lures and Bait) and am fully licensed and insured.
Overall: 5.0 / 5 based on 8 reviews
8 of 8 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
BEST CHARTER TRIP EVER -
By: SHARKSLAYER from Providence, RI, USA
I STARTED SALTWATER FISHING ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO. I DO THE MAJORITY OF MY FISHING FROM THE SHORE, BUT EVERY YEAR, MY FRIENDS AND I TRY TO CHARTER 2-3 TRIPS. OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE TRIED QUITE A FEW CHARTER CAPTAINS WITH MIXED SUCCESS. THIS YEAR, AFTER MEETING WITH CAPTAIN BRIAN PATTERSON AT THE RISAA SALTWATER FISHING EXPO, WE DECIDED TO GIVE HIM A SHOT. THIS TURNED OUT TO BE THE BEST DECISION WE HAVE MADE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS. NOT ONLY IS BRIAN'S KNOWLEDGE UNSURPASSED, BUT HIS EQUIPMENT AND FISHING GEAR ARE BOTH OFF THE CHARTS. HIS BOAT, A 23 FOOT CENTER CONSOLE PURE FISHING MACHINE WAS AS COMFORTABLE A BOAT I'VE EVER FISHED ON. BRIAN'S HAS STATE OF THE ART ELECTRONICS THAT ALLOWS HIM TO PUT HIS CUSTOMERS ON THE FISH. OUR DAY STARTED BY SNAGGING POGEY AND THEN LIVE LINING THEM FOR STRIPERS. FOR A TRIP THAT STARTED OUT AT 5AM, WE HAD LIMITED OUT BY 8:30 AND SPENT THE REST OF THE MORNING RELEASING FISH FOR ANOTHER DAY. BRIAN EXPLAINED TO US HOW HE HAD SPENT THE PREVIOUS DAY "OUT SCOUTING THE FISH" TO MAKE SURE WE HAD THE MOST PRODUCTIVE DAY POSSIBLE. I FOUND BRIAN TO BE EXTREMELY PATIENT AND WILLING TO EXPLAIN TECHNIQUES TO HELP MAKE US ALL BETTER FISHERMAN. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND A TRIP WITH PATTERSON GUIDE SERVICES AND CAN'T WAIT FOR OUR NEXT DAY ON THE WATER.
Best striped bass trip of my life -
By: Scooch55 from Coventry, RI, USA
Myself an two buddies went fishing with Patterson guide service charters and caught more bass than we ever did in one day. We left the dock on Bristol at 5am and in 10 min were snagging bait one after another. On the way to the fishing spot Brian gave us a few instructions on his style of fishing. He definitely knew his stuff because 20 min later we were reeling in keeper fish . Doubles and triples . It was unbelievable . We limited out in 2 hours and kept catching and releasing fish for another 3 hours. Brian was a respectful fun and experienced captain and I will be chartering another trip soon. I recommend Patterson guide services to anyone young or old who wants to have a great day of fishing a few laughs and a boat Load of fish.
Amazing day! -
By: Gatteri from Coventry, RI, USA
100% satisfied customer here! I and my crew had a completely amazing day out on the water with Captain Brian Patterson of Patterson Guide Service today aboard the fin deep vessel. From start to finish, this man kept us on the fish from catching our own bait (which I truly appreciate) to locating the big bass and limiting out within a couple of hours! Truth be told, even at a slack tide we managed to pull in a few keeper size bass which I personally have not been able to do successfully. Brian was very diligent in making sure we knew what to do, when and how to do it. Very informative and knowledgable. Highly recommend this guide service to everyone, whether it be the beginner or professional and in between angler. You will be satisfied! And to top it off, you'll leave knowing more about the species you're targeting and how to read the water better than you did before. I'm not a pro by any means, but I consider myself an advanced angler, and I learned quite a few new tricks from this man. Thank you captain Patterson for a truly amazing day. I look forward to re-booking with you in the near and far future. Sincerely, Luke G.
The Right Choice -
By: TedZ from Portsmouth, RI, USA
My family has been fishing with Capt Brian for the past 3 years. From the first time we met I knew Brian and I would be spending lots of time on the water. His custom 23 ft NorthCoast is comfortable, safe and meticulously maintained. Brian is extremely knowledgeable, easy going and great guy to share a boat with. I've had some of my best days on the water with him even when the fish weren't cooperating. So far he is responsible for personal best for myself, my wife and our young son. The boy takes Capt. Brian's word as law and Brian is a patient teacher. Looking forward to the first trip of the 2013 season and many more to come.
you will catch fish -
By: stauffer from jersey shore
Book this guy and you will catch fish! I have done 3 charters, each different and hit fish every time. I did a striper trip, tuna, and albie and had great experiences every time. Brian is very knowledgable for fresh or salt water and clearly has a Passion for the sport.
Great Striper Bite - June 2012 -
By: FatherandDaughter from Narragansett Bay, RI
I wanted to take may teenage daughter striper fishing in RI, and I found Captain Patterson on You-tube. He seemed like a nice guy I'd like to fish with, and I was correct on all counts. He communicated clearly through booking and planning, he accommodated my needs and he proved to be reliable, timely, fun and tuned into his fishery. He had everything we needed for a successful day. Great boat, great equipment, and a well-executed plan. We had tons of fun, caught some really nice fish, I learned a lot, and my daughter caught her largest ever striper.
Great Day of fishing with my sons. -
By: JamestownSonny from Jamestown, RI, USA
I had the opportunity to take my 2 boys (11 and 7) on our first fishing trip while visiting Jamestown, RI. My oldest son was little nervous on getting out into the open water and Brian was very considerate of that. Before we even stepped foot on the boat Bryan reviewed all the safety procedures with us and made us feel safe and welcome. He was accommodating and made sure we all had a great time. Not only was he a great captain, fisherman, and bait-replacement guy, he was a great photographer! He took some great pictures of me and the kids catching fish. He helped us create some great memories and we had a fun experience that we will not forget. I, along with the boys am excited about making Patterson Guide Service part of our annual trip to Rhode Island.
Awesome guide and day -
By: JimmyM from Fairfield, CT, USA
I had my first day of fly fishing for albies with Brian Patterson. He was exactly what I would have envisioned an Orvis guide to be: professional, meticulous, knowledgeable, and a great personality. His preparation and knowledge of the waters, tackle, and fish made the day relaxing and his personality and enthusiasm really added to the trip. It was like have another buddy on board with us. Brian put us on fish (I caught my first three albies!) and his excitement for us was genuine. I look forward to my next trip and heartily recommend Brian.