A message from Mac Barnes, founder of Necessity Sportfishing
NSF had its beginnings in 1987 when my ‘day-job’ as a medical doctor limited the time I could devote to my 28’ Bertram, the first Necessity. Committed to pursuing my passion for saltwater fishing, I bought a 36’ Topaz, hired a full-time captain and started Necessity Charters. Since its inception, NSF has consistently provided an outstanding experience to our customers.
Back in the beginning, charter fishing was like the wild west. There were no limited seasons on Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Amber Jacks, and Groupers – plus the bag limits were quite generous. Our half and full day trips produced bountiful catches and it was always fun seeing happy customers bringing in huge hauls!
Since those early days, the fishing landscape has changed dramatically with shorter seasons and smaller bag limits. Our operation and techniques have evolved right along with these changing times and we have never been more excited to put our customers on the fish!