Celebrating life on the water, pen in hand
Todd Corayer is a life-long fisherman, hunter and writer who lives not far from Rhode Island’s Saugatucket River with his lovely wife (who supports his fishing mainly to get him out of the house), teenage son (who regularly, often annoyingly, catches more fish than him), and favorite dog, Arlo T. Dog.
Todd has been writing, speaking about, advocating for, and videoing about fishing and hunting in Rhode Island and the greater New England area for over 25 years. His work has covered how to fish the south side of Block Island, fly fishing for Atlantic salmon in up-state Maine, where to find the best fall freshwater fishing in Rhode Island, how to not catch steelhead fish in upstate New York, smallmouth bass fishing on the Penobscot River, how much people from New Jersey drive him crazy and everything else in between.
His work has appeared in The Double Gun Journal, On The Water Magazine, The Fisherman, The Bay Magazine, So Rhode Island, Sporting Classics Magazine, Coastal Angler, NY Lifestyles, The Island Crier, and very often in the wonderful RISAA Newsletter.
He writes a weekly column for the Southern RI Newspapers called – wait for it – Fish Wrap – which can be found throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut as well as a monthly column in On The Water and Shore Times magazines.
Todd is available for gear or product reviews, destination stories (please), and for all things fishing and hunting.
Third Place, Fishing Blog, Association of Great Lakes Outdoors Writers, “Is the Writing On the Wall for Stripers?” 2020
Best Article, Magazine, 2018 3rd Place, New England Outdoors Writing Association “The Way We Were and A Table Talk Van”
Best Opinion, 2018 2nd Place New England Outdoors Writing Association “Poaching Needs A Judge Who Understands Fishing”
Best Humor, Newspaper, 2018 3rd Place New England Outdoors Writing Association “Trading Vices, Reading IRS Statutes and Thinking About Punk Rock Deer”
2018 NEOWA Photography Contest, People, 2018 3rd Place, “It’s A lot Like Tossing A Pancake”
2017 NEOWA Photography Contest Second Place, People, “Big Trout, Big Smile”, Third Place, People, “Casting Right ‘til Dark” Second Place, Action, Early Success on Grand Lake Stream”
Third Place, Rhode Island Press Association, Niche Columnist category 2017, “The Life of a Block Island Fisherman, From Dusk to Dawn”,
First Place, Best Magazine Column, “The Life of a Block Island Fisherman, From Dusk to Dawn”, New England Outdoors Writing Association, 2017
Second Place, Best Newspaper Column, “Fluke Fishing Tournament Had a Bluebird Day”, New England Outdoors Writing Association, 2017
First Place, Best Column-Newspaper, “The Fishermen Protecting Wild Brook Trout”, New England Outdoors Writing Association, 2016
Second Place, Best Opinion-Magazine,” What’s the Real Price of Poaching”, New England Outdoors Writing Association, 2016
Third Place, Best Newspaper Article, “Allen Hall Has Passed Away”, New England Outdoors Writing Association, 2016
Third Place, Best Opinion, Magazine “Slim Pickings on the Shore”, New England Outdoors Writing Association, 2015