About Us

Dave Palmer Profile

Born and raised  in Stratford  Ontario and when I’m not fishing I run my “other” business (David Palmer’s Home Renovations).

Having my own business allows me the opportunity to pursue my sporting/recreational passion and share it with others through Maitland Valley Fishing Charters.

I have been an avid fisherman for as long as I can remember and have been boating for over 25 years. Plain and simple we just love to fish.

Qualifications and memberships include:

  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card
  • Marine Radio Operator Certification
  • Member Ontario Sportfishing Guides Association
  • Med 3 and SVOP certificates
  • First Aid Certified

I hope you can join me sometime soon for an adventure. 

Ready to Go FishingHere’s a photo of my boat “Far From Workin”.

I’ve owned this boat for several years and have made numerous upgrades and improvements. My most recent addition is a new radar system.

Far From Workin Enclosed “Far From Workin” Essentials

  • Make – 28′ Imperial – 1989 Vintage
  • Engines – Twin Volvo Penta Gas Engines (171 hp each)
  • Draft – 3′
  • Cruising Speed – 22 Knots (~25 MPH)
  • Top Speed – 26 Knots (~30 MPH)
  • Fuel Capacity – 680 Litres (150 Imperial Gallons)
  • Navigation – Lowrance GPS Chartplotter + Magnetic Compass
  • Lowrance 3G Radar
  • Newest Version of Lowrance HDS  with Downscan and Sidescan
  • Communications – VHF Marine Radio and Cell
  • AIS 

Heading Out For The Day“Far From Workin Amenities”

  • Capacity for 4 – 6 passengers + crew
  • Outside passenger area can accommodate 4-6
  • Inside cabin with seating area for 4
  • Galley stove and refrigerator
  • Private head (bathroom)
  • V-berth & aft berth (for sleeping)
  • Fishing – 4 Canon Mag 10 Electric Downriggers