About Us

Dave Palmer Profile

Born and raised  in Stratford  Ontario and when I’m not fishing I run my “other” business ( 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.

Here’s a photo of my boat “Far From Workin II “.

This is our brand new Aluminum 2021 Alexis Pro by Thunderjet powered by a 300 hp mercury verado engine.  . we are very happy with this boat. Its very spacious and stable in rough water conditions.

 “Far From Workin II ” Essentials

  • Make – 24 ft Alexis pro by Thunderjet boats
  • Engines 300 hp mercury verado with a 15 hp trolling motor
  • Draft – 3′
  • Cruising Speed – 26 Knots (~30 MPH)
  • Top Speed – 40 Knots (~45 MPH)
  • Fuel Capacity – 408 Litres (108 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 transponder/receiver
  • portable head if needed
  • ***Now Equipped with an AED on board every trip ***

“Far From Workin Amenities”

  • Capacity for 4 – 6 passengers + crew
  • Outside passenger area can accommodate 4-6
  • Inside cabin with seating area for 6 people comfortably
  • Fishing – 2 SCOTTY PRO Electric Downriggers