In Search of Wild Maine Fish
Magalloway Guide Service is a small fly-fishing charter operation focused on the Rangeley, Maine experience: seeking 100% wild brook trout and landlocked salmon.
So why choose Magalloway?
Registered Maine Guide
The certification process to be a Registered Maine Guide is well known as perhaps the most difficult in the nation. Only those guides who are truly competent are able to secure their Maine Guide Patch and lead guests upon Maine’s fabled waters.
Guided Wade Trips for Native Maine Brook Trout
Your host and guide, Tom Welch, is happy to lead you to the fabled waters of Rangeley, Maine to try your luck at wild, natural brook trout and salmon. He leads groups of one to two anglers throughout the various seasons up Maine and focuses exclusively on wade and fly fishing for these wild fish. Catch and Release is mandated on many of these waters though preserving these wild treasures is always encouraged.
No Guide Sub-Contracting
Book with Tom, fish with Tom. We don’t rely on a stable of junior guides that end up taking you on the water without deep knowledge of the rivers, the seasons and the fish behaviors. Tom has been fishing these very waters for most of his adult life and has learned the secrets of Rangeley. For large groups or unique situations, we can suggest partners and pair you up with fellow guides. Tom works closely with long-time guiding partner and MGS member Dick Buffum, who has decades of experience in the Rangeley area, as well as southern Maine. You can rest assured you’ll be in direct contact with Tom before, during, and after your trip.
The Right Credentials
As mentioned, Tom is a Registered Maine Guide, a Maine resident, a member of the Maine Professional Guides Association and the Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsmen’s Association, focused primarily on guided Fly Fishing trips for Wild Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon in the Rangeley-Oquossoc region.
Contact Magalloway Guide Service
Just fill out this simple email form and I will get back as soon as I am off the water and back on land! Due to the nature of my business working in remote locations, I am often unreachable for long periods of time. If looking to book, please give as much notice as possible and feel free to call direct at (207) 229-7383. Thanks! -Tom
I have fished with Tom over the last five years and have found him to be a great guide, always willing to take the extra minute to explain things. Tom has taken me to some great fishing places in the Rangeley area.Art R.
I am just starting out with fly fishing and booked a half-day with Tom Welch. He was recommended by some folks I know in Rangeley, Maine. My son has a little more experience, but we have never fished the streams in the Kennebago River. We found Tom to be an extremely knowledgeable, patient, and friendly guide. He also knows the area very well. Being a novice, I never felt intimidated and the lessons and tips I learned really got me hooked on trying the rivers again. He was right beside me, and would tell me how, show me how and then watch and offer suggestions for me to try again. We learned a lot, and are looking forward to booking another trip with Tom!Sid S.
Awesome weekend with Tom Welch! Both of us got trout everywhere he took us, regardless of high water. Thank you!Genie Jennings
Great Guide! This guy knows where the fish are. Be sure to check him out.