Captain Irv Hurd

3rd Generation Skipper

Captain Irv started his fishing career as a young man of 6, fishing with his grandfather on the Emma C (the second Miss Avalon). The boat was docked at the end of 21st street. His grandfather Captain Irv Sr. (Captain Oggie as he was known) would pick me up on the corner at 7am. We fished 6 hour trips. Irv started working as a crew member for Captain Uncle Jerry at the age of 11. He earned his Masters License at the age of 19 with over 700 days of sea time. Irv has been fishing the ship wrecks, reefs and deep water canyons of the New Jersey coast his whole life. When Uncle Jerry retired Irv was able to purchase the family business and continue the family tradition.