Shad Fishing the Merrimac River

Elmer learns the tricks of the trade from Roger Aziz

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Roger holds a 7 pound beauty that tested Elmer's netting skills.

Elmer has a nice one headed for the bait locker.

Roger Aziz

Merrimac Valley Fishing Tours

Roger Aziz Jr. is a fishing guide with over 25 years experience. He is a Tournament Champion, a State and World record holder, Angling Consultant, Lecturer and all around good guy. He has written and been featured in the following magazines, "New England Fisherman", "Field and Stream", "Massachusetts Wildlife", "In- Fisherman", "Catfish Insider" and "Southern Outdoors"

He started as a young boy following in his father's foot steps, His dad, Roger Sr. is an accomplished and published fisherman himself. Both are well read and well known in Essex County and all along the Merrimac for their fishing prowess. Recently Roger Sr. hauled in a nice 7 pound shad and is entered in the state derby.

Roger Jr. is also well known to the carp community having many big carp to his credit. He is a past Chairman of the Carp Angler's Group and lends his expertise whenever called on.


Roger Aziz catches Massachusetts State record Bullhead

May 26, 2008

Roger Aziz of Methuen, MA   Captain of Merrimac Valley Fishing Tours catches 6.28 pound fish to clinch the new record. Giant bullhead falls victim to cut fish. State tested the fish to make sure it wasn't a hybrid.