The History of Luck o' The Irish Fishing Charters


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As founders and operators of Luck o' The Irish Fishing Charters, we (Capt Rich and his 1st Mate, April) can honestly say that we love our jobs. Of course, as the saying goes, "Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life!" In that sense, I suppose you really can't call what we do for a living a "job." We made it a goal to pursue our dreams together, and that's exactly what we have accomplished.

It's safe to say that Rich has worked for most of his life. As a young lad, he would go to work with his dad and before long he began to bring home his own paychecks. He grew up in a small town called Cappincur in Co. Offaly, Ireland, but he spent a few years commuting to Dublin for work. When he turned 18, he and some friends set out to Australia where they had the excitement to work abroad for a couple years. Not long after returning to Ireland, Rich took a job offer to work in Chicago for half a year. While he was there, a terrible event took place in New York City, which shook the entire world. After 9/11 happened, Rich decided it was time to go home and be with his family for a while.

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Shortly after returning home, Rich took a holiday to Florida and while he was there he found a job in Naples. Once more, he left his home in Ireland to work abroad. He never expected it to become a permanent move, but while settling into his new life he quickly discovered a new passion: Fishing! It only took a few catfish to realize he was hooked. ;)

Until this point in his life, most of Rich's work experience was in construction. However, now that he was gravitating more towards the salt life he realized that working on the water was a much better fit. With his hard work ethics, he wasted no time earning a job at Snook Bight Marina. It was at this point where he met his wife, April. Soon enough, news spread of his high reputation and he landed a new position at Salty Sam's Marina as the Dock Master.