Zach Harvey

Zach Harvey

Longtime deckhand Zach Harvey has experience on charter, party and commercial vessels, and in most fisheries along the Northeast. A resident of Wakefield, Rhode Island, he is a former editor of The Fisherman magazine and has contributed to a host of periodicals. 

A camouflaged ambusher strikes in this painting by Bart Gelesh

Scouting Party

After five minutes crisscrossing an area of broken bottom south of Newport, Rhode Island, satisfied that he has a sufficient preliminary lay of the land, Capt. Russ Benn adjusts the throttles and rounds up for our first drift.

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On the edge

The unmistakable shing of high-carbon steel — that’s what a fish knife should sound like, not the dull, war-club clank of stainless, the music alloyed and tempered clean out of the metal at Faustian temperatures.