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Waugh's Up






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Big Fish

Let's go get some

Welcome to North Rip Charters

The Charters

Rhode Island fishing at its best. We charter Block Island, Narragansett and the Canyons. Our offshore fishing trips include tuna and shark fishing and inshore fishing trips consist of striped bass, blues and fluke.  All bait and quality Penn tackle are on board for your convenience.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned angler the crew at North Rip Charters knows how to give you a memorable day. From the beach to the canyons and everywhere in-between, we go where the fish live and we know how to catch them!

Our goal is to bring you to the finest sport fishing New England has to offer. Whether you are looking for that trophy striped bass or a canyon adventure, the "Waugh's Up!?" is ready to take you there.

Captain Roger Kroha

I am Captain Roger Krohan, a US COAST GUARD LICENSED Captain with over 10 years of experience. My goal on every trip is to show you the best action our area has to offer. At North Rip charters we do it all from chasing trophy striped bass, to hunting monster sharks and tuna. I don't fish the traditional New England charter way; I take my clients fishing the way I take my friends fishing. I want you to be a part of the crew, not just a passenger on a charter boat.








 The "Waugh's UP!?" is one of the best equipped sportfishing boats in the area. The 30kt cruising speed and unmatched stability of this Viking 55 allows us to easily fish the waters of your choice.

The Boat


You are the crew. You can be as passive or as involved as you want to be (I prefer involved). I want you to learn about fishing when you're on my boat, from tying a strong knot to filleting a fish at the end of the day. My goal on every trip is to have fun, catch quality fish and to teach you as much as you want to learn about this incredible sport.



Capt. Roger Kroha

Phone: 401.742.3347




Big Fish

International V-Series Lever Drag Reels have long been considered the Gold Standard of big game fishing reels, offering the most advanced and reliable fish-fighting performance in the world.


Penn VS Reel 80VSW International

Big Rods





What to Bring


A deposit is required to hold your date. This deposit will be refundable until two weeks prior to your scheduled date. The deposit for an inshore trip is $200 and an offshore trip is $300. When booking a Canyon trip a $400 deposit is required


Please note that when a mate is on board a tip of 15-20% (of the total cost of the trip) is customary.

Food and beverage (reasonable amounts of beer are allowed, NO hard liquor please), sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, camera, and foul weather gear. All other gear will be provided.

The Catain reserves the right to cancel or downgrade the trip (ex. offshore to inshore) due to bad weather. If a trip is canceled your deposit will be refunded or put toward another day of your choice.

Catch Policy

The Boat

All fish caught on the "Waugh's Up!?" are property of the client. We follow State and Federal size and bag limits. We encourage catch and release.



Powered by twin diesel MTU 12V183TE/93 1150hp engines. Twin 21.5kw generators, watermaker, Eskimo icemaker, SAT TV. Superb offshore electronics package. Lee outriggers and center rigger, Viking's extended hardtop with molded in Halogen lights. ACR EPIRB, six man life raft. Companion and fighting chairs, beautiful large salon with galley up. Three staterooms, two heads and showers. Hull is finished in blue tone white, superstructure in cloud white with aristo blue waterline stripe and bright silver accent striping.


Viking 55

Go Fish