James Richardella

Meet Captain James Richardella

Meet Belmar Fishing Charter Captain, James Richardella, and Get To Know His Boat

About Captain James Richardella

Allow us to introduce Captain James Richardella, the heart and soul of Side Job Sportfishing Charters. With close to three decades of fishing expertise garnered from all corners of the globe, Captain James is the seasoned leader you want at the helm of your fishing adventure. Not only does he thrive in the world of angling, but he's also a competitive spirit, making waves in some of the most prestigious fishing tournaments. Beyond his role as a fishing captain, Captain James serves as a firefighter and EMT, demonstrating his dedication to the well-being of others. However, it's his unwavering passion for fishing that truly sets him apart, ensuring that every moment spent on the water with him is filled with excitement, knowledge, and unforgettable experiences.


Inshore and Offshore Fishing

With his inshore and offshore fishing expertise, and years of experience navigating the waters around Belmar, New Jersey, he will take you on an unforgettable journey. Captain J is your go-to fishing expert if you're looking for a unique and thrilling adventure. With expertise in deep sea fishing, bottom fishing, trolling, and jigging, Captain J has the experience to provide a safe and exhilarating experience out on the waters. His crew will ensure that all of your needs are met during the trip so that you can focus on the amazing catches that await you.

Most Suitable Guests:

From families to small and large groups, experienced anglers, beginners, kids, and more - there is something for everyone! With the help of an experienced guide, a fishing trip can provide hours of entertainment while allowing you to learn all about the local marine life. Whether you want to stay close to shore or venture out into deeper waters – the choice is yours!

Fish Species You Can Expect:

Belmar, New Jersey is one of the most popular and abundant fishing locations in the area. It’s no secret why — the area is renowned for its variety of species, with Striped Bass, Black Sea Bass, Scup, Flounder, Tautog, Blackfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Common Dolphinfish, and Swordfish all present in local waters. 

The Boat:

Experience the open sea in ultimate luxury and comfort with James's 38 Topaz Sportfish! This spacious fishing boat features twin 450HP Detroit Turbo Diesel Engines for a safe, reliable ride. With room for up to 6 guests, you can enjoy complete relaxation on board. The boat is equipped with a private toilet, bathroom, and kitchen as well as an airconditioned cabin. 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to have an amazing fishing adventure with Captain James and Side Job Sportfishing - book your trip now! Experience the thrill of the catch and take home delicious fresh seafood for dinner. Get ready for a full day of ultimate deep-sea excitement - reserve your spot today! 

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Expertise & Attributes

28 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Saltwater Fishing
Bass Fishing
Live Bait
Technical Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Drift Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait
Medical Supplies


boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

boat Guest Capacity: 6

boat Length: 38

Manufacturer Name: Topaz

Model Year: 2016

Number of Engines: 2

Horsepower per Engine: 450

Maximum Cruising Speed: 30

boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, VHF Radio, Fighting Chair, Radar, Toilet, Shower, Kitchen, Bed, Air Condition, Wireless Trolling Motor, Refrigerator, Livewell / Live Bait Tank, Outriggers, Tuna Tubes