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Captain James Richardella

  (25 years experience)

Side Job Sportfishing


Belmar, NJ

Guide Expertise

Master GuideTechnical FishingDeep Sea FishingDrift FishingGood with New AnglersGood with FamiliesGood with KidsSaltwater FishingBass FishingLive Bait

Guide Gear

Live BaitLuresReelsRods

Side Job Sportfishing is one of New Jersey's premier fishing charters, whether you want to chase striped bass, bottom fish for tasty meat, or head out to the canyons for a tuna trip. Captain James Richardella has more than 25 years experience hunting big game fish in waters all over the world, and he's scored in some of the world's most competitive fishing tournaments. He always works hard to put you on fish, and anglers of all skill levels and ages are welcome to join for a memorable day on the water for you and your loved ones! Captain James is a Maplewood firefighter and EMT, and safety is always his priority.

Running out of Belmar, New Jersey, Side Job Sportfishing has access to some of the best fishing in the world. From Striped Bass to bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, and bigeye tuna, to black sea bass, fluke, and blackfish, Captain James has the experience to put you on the top local spots to catch whatever's in season! Whether you want to stay inshore or run miles offshore to the canyons for tuna, Side Job Sportfishing has got you covered.

Captain James fishes a spacious 38’ Topaz sportfish that accommodates up to 6 guests. The boat is kept in mint condition. Powered by twin 450HP Detroit Turbo Diesel Engines, she offers a safe and reliable ride to and from the fishing grounds. The boat also features a private toilet, bathroom, kitchen, airconditioned cabin, microwave and BBQ grill. She is rigged with top-notch electronics as well as life rafts and EPIRP.

All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. Just feel free to pack some food and drinks for the day.

Join Side Job Sportfishing for an unforgettable day on the water!

Guide Boat


Capacity: 6 Guests


Guide Territory


Atlantic Ocean


Raritan Bay

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Paying for your Trip 

When you book your fishing trip, you will need to first put down a deposit to hold the reservation. Then, the remaining balance will be charged to your account on the day of the trip.

1. Place your deposit

  • Your deposit will be 15% of your full trip charge.
  • When the guide confirms your trip or if autobooking is enabled, Guidesly charges your credit card with a deposit to guarantee your reservation.

2. We charge the rest the remaining balance day of trip.

  • The remaining balance will automatically be charged to your card given on the day of the trip. Tips are handled thru the app / website after your trip has been completed.

Cancellation Policy and Guidelines 

Customers Cancellation Guidelines:
At Guidesly, you have until 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the 14 days, Guidesly will keep your deposit.

If there are impeding weather conditions, we give a 100% guarantee refund back in full. We will also give customers the option to reschedule the trip or take the deposit refund.

Guide Cancellation Guidelines: In the rare event a Guide has to cancel a reservation, customers will get your deposit back in full.

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