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Our Story

We have all been there, endless hours looking for the right place to fish, searching for the right fishing guide and combing through hundreds of reviews hosted on multiple sources. Guidesly simplifies and streamlines those pain points to provide an easier way to connect and get on the water fast! We are reimagining a new way of booking fishing trips…

Guidesly is the first mobile app connecting anglers to a deep network of trusted fishing guides. We help customers create one-of-a-kind fishing experiences by allowing you to have immediate booking access to your own personal guide. Anglers have a one stop shop for easier booking, payments, communication, and real reviews from people like you. We believe the most incredible, untouched fishing troves are only known by elite guides. We are giving you the best to get the greatest adventure in a modern way.

The Guidesly app does more than just booking your next fishing trip, it allows you to see lakes, rivers, oceans, and bodies of water fishing and weather reports to deliver the best fishing spots specifically matched to your preferences. From there, you can browse through our network of certified and verified fishing guides and book a customized fishing excursion with your dedicated guide. And share your experiences in the feed with other anglers!

Guidesly finds guides for every angler and every occasion; saltwater, freshwater, boating, drifting down a river or wading – in a tailored and easy way. Find guides who specialize in teaching kids or technical experts who can bring your fishing to the next level.

We designed Guidesly to help connect the amazing guides that exist in every nook and cranny of the world to reach a broader audience! We know the hardships guides face from being an expert in their craft, keeping with best equipment, being a knot expert, winning the website battle, gaining exposure to ultimately reaching anglers. We want guides to focus on what they do best- being a great guide! Because to be a great guide, you want to offer the best experience for your customers. The most successful guides are not only passionate about their craft that makes the long days worth it, but they are the ones who are passionate about somebody else catching the fish.

But it’s not just about fishing! Guidesly is also a state-of-the-art technology business committed to making fishing and guided experiences safe, easy, and affordable so that everyone can experience amazing adventures on the water.

Cast your adventure today.

Meet the Crew


David Lord

Founder & CEO


Shiva Prasad

Head of Technology


Taylor Lord

Director of Marketing


Sean Fagan



Patrick Rafter

Communications & PR

The Mission

Get on the Water!

Our mission is to bring the amazing experience of being one with nature on the water to everyone. Guidesly connects all enthusiasts with the perfect guide while inspiring the next generation of anglers who are passionate about exploring and conservation.