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SWEET DREAM

Sport fishing CHARTERS

GLOUCESTER MA

​Captain Bruce Sweet
email Capt. Bruce
or Call (617) 803 1197

Enjoy a preview of early season Haddock fishing with our Haddock Video from March 2010

A Cod and haddock fishing charter is the answer for those that want to bring home plenty of fillets for their fish fry! We love catching ground fish and when the bite is hot the fishing is fast and furious. You can catch them in comfort and style, as the SWEET DREAM has a fully enclosed cabin which is heated for your comfort on those early and late season trips. 2018 started out with excellent haddock fishing and there were plenty of cod on the grounds that we had to release due to NMFS catch restrictions. Haddock ran larger and more numerous than I have ever seen throughout the season.  Most trips yielded Haddock limits of up to 96 fish!  In addition, large slammer pollock were present throughout the season and especially in the fall. We expect the groundfishing to continue to be excellent in 2019.  In 2019, we will continue to run Iron Man groundfish trips to Fippennies Ledge which are catch until you drop trips!

When fishing for groundfish expect to catch the New England ground-fish slam, Cod, Haddock and Pollock. In addition catching their cousin the Cusk and the toothy but tasty, Wolfish (Ocean Catfish) is common as are delicious Ocean (Red) Perch. The fishing method is either jigging with Norwegian style cod jigs and teasers or bait fishing with sea clams or squid. We commonly fish water depths from 100-300 feet. Captain Bruce will help make you a master with either method by days end. 


Preliminary NMFS rules for 2019 Cod and Haddock and other groundfish:

  • Cod - No possession
  • Haddock  - must be 17” to keep with a 12 fish per angler bag limit.
  • Pollock - no bag limit, 19" minimum size
  • Redfish - no bag limit 12" minimum size
  • Note the Captain and Mate are counted as anglers so the charter receives 2 additional bag limits to their fish count.


Regulations are subject to change by NMFS. 

Cod Fishing and Haddock Fishing Charters