Haute Secrets: Charlie Moore, The Mad Fisherman

Charlie Moore is a household name here in Boston.

Charlie Moore
Charlie Moore

Photo Credit: Charlie Moore

Everyone knows the “Mad Fisherman” for his fishing show “Charlie Moore Outdoors” shown on New England Sports Network (NESN) each week, which features Charlie catching largemouth bass with local big names like New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, former Boston Bruins Forward Milan Lucic and Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey. He also invites celebrity musicians like Ted Nugent and members of Lynyrd Skynyrd aboard his fishing boat to cast a line with him.

The Emmy award winning angler and author of The Mad Fisherman also hosts NBC Sports Charlie Moore: No Offense and serves as the executive producer of the NHL Network’s/NESN’s Behind the B. He is also the executive producer of The New England Traveler on NESN and the owner of Mad Fish Productions. New England favorite Brigham’s Ice Cream even named a flavor in his honor (Mad Fish Mud) a few years ago with sales benefiting HIV/AIDS programs at Children’s Hospital in Boston. He now also offers his own line of spices available on his website and recently partnered with Quesada to offer a limited edition cigar series, Trelos Psaria, available at retailers throughout New England.

We caught up with him recently to find out what he loves most about Boston.

Where were you born?
I was born at the Melrose/Wakefield Hospital but resided in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.

How long in Boston?
I lived in the Boston area since I was a kid until the age of 32.

Where do you live now?
Southern New Hampshire. It is very convenience and centrally located to many locations in the New England area.

I host NBC Sports Charlie Moore: No Offense. I host NESN’s Charlie Moore Outdoors, Executive Producer of the NHL Network’s/NESN’s Behind The B. Executive Producer of the New England Traveler on NESN. I am the owner of Mad Fish Productions.

Favorite restaurant:
My favorite restaurants are CR’s the Restaurant located in Hampton, NH; Finz located at the Pickering Wharf in Salem, MA; and the Capital Grille in Boston, MA.

Best sushi:
I like Masa in Manchester, NH, for sushi.

Best Italian:
Biagio’s in Waltham, MA. I also like Bice’s in Orlando, Florida.

Best dessert:
I do not eat dessert. However, I will have a cigar and those are Trelos Psaria.

Best place for a romantic date:
Bull and Bear at the Waldorf in Orlando, FL

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Mall of Millenia in Orlando, FL

Best place to buy jewelry/watches:
Long’s Jewelry in Peabody, MA

Favorite Charity:
My family and I donate every month to the Pine Street Inn in Boston, MA

Best steakhouse:
The Capital Grille. It has convenient locations so that when I am traveling for my shows I know that I can go to Capital Grille. They are very consistent at each location.

Best Pizza:
La Arcate Ristorante in Italy on the Isle of Capri. My favorite place locally is Papa Gino’s.

Describe Boston in three words:
Fun, energetic and crazy!

All-around favorite locale in Boston, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other Best aspect of Boston:
There is no question that the TD Garden and Fenway Park are definitely my destinations of choice. After the game, a visit to the North End for some fine food and cigars are a bonus.