Who we are

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Captain Ray Rosher and his crew have been winning billfish tournaments aboard the Miss Britt fleet of boats and others for decades.

He owns and operates the Miss Britt charter fleet from Monty’s marina in Coconut Grove, FL, and has a legacy of success in South Florida fishing that spans three decades of tournament victories.  He also runs a fishing tackle business R&R Tackle with his wife Charmain.

Capt. Ray is the leader of a relentless breed of top notch fisherman who love putting people on big fish in blue water.   On any given day, you’re well served with a top notch crew that works as a team to guarantee a great fishing experience in Miami.

This professional team of anglers has well over a decade of combined experience and loves putting anglers of all skill level in the bite.

  • Capt. Jason Cartwright
  • Capt. Ryan Peters
  • Capt. Brett Wilson
  • Kristjan Must
  • Steven Stallings

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Accomplishments:

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Ocean Reef Billfish Blast – Key Largo, FL  – March 2014
Team Miss Britt – First Place – on the 43’ Miss Britt – Ray was the Captain

Fisher Island Sailfish tournament – Miami, FL – April 2014
Team Miss Britt – First Place –   on the 43’ Miss Britt

Key West Sailfish Championship  – Key West, FL – April 2014
Team Miss Britt – First Place – on the 43’ Miss Britt – Ray was the Captain

Bermuda Release Cup Blue Marlin Tournament – Hamilton, Bermuda -July 2014   Team Weez in the Keys – First Place –Ray was mate

Bermuda Sea Horse Angler’s Tournament – Hamilton, Bermuda -July 2014
Team Weez in the Keys – Second Place –Ray was mate – First place boated Blue Marlin

Ray fished 21 tournaments from Nov 2013 to August 2014

2013

Jeb Bush Sailfish Tournament  –  Ft Lauderdale, FL – Nov 2013
Team Miss Britt – First Place – on the 43’ Miss Britt – Ray was the Captain

2012
Buccaneer Sailfish Tournament – Palm Beach – Jan 2012
Team Weez in the Keys – 2nd place Overall / Angler Scott Robins / Ray was the Capt
Jan 4. 2012 – Caught 44 sailfish in one day on the 58’ Merritt – Team Weez in the Keys – (The day before the tournament of course J)

2011
Silver Sailfish Derby – West Palm Beach, Florida – January 2011
Team Weez in the Keys – 2nd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

Buccaneer Cup – West Palm Beach, Florida – January 2011
Team Weez in the Keys – 2nd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

Fish For Life Tournament – West Palm Beach, Florida – January 2011
Team Weez in the Keys – 2nd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

Fisher Island Tournament – Miami, FL – April, 2011
Team Miss Britt – First Place Overall / Ray was the Top Angler and Mate

2010
Miami Billfish Tournament – Miami, Florida – April 2010
Team Freedom –  1st Place Overall – Big Boat Division / Ray was the Capt

2009
Sailfish Kickoff – December 2009

Team American – Freedom – 1st Place Overall / 1st Place Angler – Damon Chouest / Ray was the Capt

Palm Beach Open – 2nd Leg, Sailfish Pro Series, Palm Beach, FL.  – January 2009
Team Hostile – 3rd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

2008
Sailfish Cup – 1st Leg of Sailfish Pro Series, Miami, FL.  – November 2008
Team Hostile – 1st Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

ABC World Diamond Source – February 2008
Miss Costa – 1st Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

Miami Billfish Masters – March 2008
Miss Costa – 2nd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

Bertram/Hatteras Shootout (Bahamas) – May 2008
Gray Ghost – 2nd Place overall / Ray was the Mate

2007
Sailfish Shootout – January 2007
Get Lit – 3rd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt
Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament – January 2007
Get Lit – 1st Place Tag Team  / Ray was the Capt
Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship Series – January 2007
Get Lit – 2nd Place  –  30 Releases /  Ray was the Capt
World Sailfish Championship – Key West, Florida – April 2007
Get Lit – 1st Place Overall  /  Ray was the Capt
Miami Raft Tournament – April 2007
2nd Place Overall / Ray was the Angler
Islamorada Swordfish Tournament Aug 2007
Miss Britt – 1st Place Overall and 1st Place Angler / Ray was the Capt
MET (Metropolitan South Florida Fishing Tournament) – September 2007
Ray was awarded the Henry Hyman Memorial Trophy for Conservation efforts

2006
Silver Sailfish Derby – West Palm Beach, Florida – January 2006

Team Get Lit  – 1st Place Overall – Top Tag Team with a record 59 sailfish releases in 2 ½ days and 1st Place Angler Overall (Rhea Trophy) to Kitt / Ray became the first captain to win the Silver Sailfish Derby 5 times and his anglers win the Rhea Trophy 6 times.

Sailfish Shootout – Miami, Florida – January 2006
Get Lit – 2nd Place Overall / Ray was the Captain

ESPN Billfish Extreme Release League/Norm Isaacs 
– Key Largo, Florida – March 2006
Team American Custom Yachts Patriot – 2nd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament – Miami, Florida – April 2006
Get Lit – 2nd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

Miami Invitational Raft Tournament – Miami, Florida – April 2006
1st Place – 4 sails Tagged and Released by Ray on the inner tube

IGFA Rolex – Offshore World Championship – Cabo, Mexico – May 2006
Ray and Charmain as Crew with anglers Scott and Tom – repeat 1st Place victory with 24 striped marlin releases

Kevin Llorente Memorial Billfish Tournament – Miami, Florida – Nov. 2006 – Get Lit – 1st place Overall

Islamorada 3 Day Sailfish – Islamorada, FL – November 2006
Get Lit  – 2nd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

AFTCO Tag/Flag Tournament – Most Tagged Sailfish – 2006 –  Ray was awarded Top Tagging Captain

2006 Conservationist of the year award – Youth Fishing Foundation

2005

Silver Sailfish Derby – WPB, Florida – January 2005
Get Lit – 1st Place Overall Angler – Peter Miller / Ray was the Capt

Cocoplum Tournament – Miami, Florida – January 2005
Get Lit – 2nd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Challenge – Islamorada, Florida – January 2005
Get Lit – 1st Place Overall, Top Angler – Kitt , Top Captain – Ray and Top Mate – Jon Cooper

Mayor’s Cup – Miami, Florida – January 2005
Get Lit – 2nd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

Dewar’s Cup Series  – Miami, Florida – January 2005
Get Lit – 1st Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

ESPN Billfish Extreme Release League/Norm Isaacs 
– Key Largo, Florida – March 2005
Team American Custom Yachts / Freedom – 1st Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament – Miami, Florida 
 Get Lit – 3rd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

Inaugural Miami Invitational Raft Tournament – Miami, Florida – April 2005 Ray wins 1st Place by catching 7 sailfish on an inner tube raft

IGFA Rolex – World Offshore Championship – Cabo, Mexico – May 2005
Ray and Charmain crew for Scott Segal and Tom Schramm to win 1st Place victory with 19 billfish releases (16 striped marlin and three sailfish)

Miami/Islamorada Swordfish Series – September 2005
Get Lit, captained by Ray and Alex Castellanos – 1st Place Overall

2005 World Billfish Series – Southeast Division, USA
Peter Miller, received Top Angler honors for the 3rd  year in a row/ Ray was the Capt

2004

Silver Sailfish Derby – WPB, Florida – January 2004
Get Lit – 1st Place Boat and Top Angler (Rhea Trophy) / Ray was the Capt

ESPN Billfish Extreme Release League/Norm Isaacs 
– Key Largo, Florida – March 2004
Team American Custom Yachts Freedom – 1st Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

St. Barts Invitational Blue Marlin Tournament – August 2004
H T Hook – 2nd Place Overall / Ray was the mate

Islamorada Swordfish Tournament – Islamorada, Florida – September 2004
Get Lit – 2nd Place Overall and Top Angler / Ray was the Capt

Miami Swordfish Tournament – Miami, Florida – October 2004
Get Lit – 2nd Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

2004 World Billfish Series – Southeast Division, USA
Peter Miller received Top Angler of 2004 / Ray was the Capt

2003
Capt. Bob Lewis Billfish Challenge – Miami, Florida – February 2003

Get Lit – 1st Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

World Sailfish Championship – Key West, Florida – April 2003
Get Lit – 1st Place Overall / Ray was the Capt

Cocoplum Tournament – Miami, Florida – May 2003
Get Lit – 1st Place Angler and 2nd Place Overall / Angler Kitt Toomey / Ray was the Capt

Bertram-Hatteras Shootout – Boat Harbor, Bahamas – May 2003
Ruckus – 1st Place Overall and 1st Place Angler / Angler Steve Torcise / Ray was the mate

Key West Drambuie Marlin Tournament – Key West, Florida – July 2003
Get Lit – 2nd Place Overall / Angler Peter Miller / Ray was the Capt

Miami Swordfish Tournament – Miami, Florida – October 2003
Get Lit  – 1st Place angler and  2nd Place Overall / Angler Peter Miller / Ray was the Capt

2003  World Billfish Series – Southeast Division, USA
Peter Miller won Top Angler Award / Ray was the Capt

2002
West Palm Beach Silver Sailfish Derby –  WPB, Florida – January, 2002

Old Reliable – 1st Place Overall and Top Angler (Rhea Trophy) / Angler Nick Smith / Ray was the Capt

Capt.  Bob Lewis Billfish Challenge – Miami, Florida  – February 2002
1st place Inboard Boat and2nd Place Overall on the Miss Britt / Angler Nick Smith / Ray was the Capt

MET (Metropolitan South Florida Fishing Tournament –  5 month long South Florida Competition)
Cindy Shufflebarger won the Billfish Release Master Award and also 1st place in the 8 #, 12# and 20# line classes aboard the Miss Britt with Ray as Captain

2001
West Palm Beach Silver Sailfish Derby – WPB, Florida – January 2001
Old Reliable – 1st Place Angler (Nick Smith won the Rhea Trophy)and 2nd Place Team / Ray was the Capt

Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament – Miami, Florida – April 2001
Miss Britt– 1st Place Angler and 2nd Place team / Angler – Nick Smith / Ray was the Capt

Miami Sailfish Libertad Challenge (Miami Triple Crown)
(Most Sailfish in Miami Billfish, Bob Lewis and Cocoplum Tournaments)
Miss Britt – 2001 Overall Champion / Angler – Nick Smith / Ray was the Capt

MET (Metropolitan South Florida Fishing Tournament – 5 month long South Florida Competition)
Nick Smith won the Billfish Release Master Award, and also 1st place in the 8 #, 12# and 20# line classes aboard the Miss Britt with Ray as the Captain

World Billfish Series Top Captain in 1999 awarded to Ray

2000
West Palm Beach Silver Sailfish Derby – WPB, Florida – January 2000

Old Reliable, won 1st Place Overall and 1st Place Angler (Nick Smith won the Rhea Trophy) / Ray was the Capt

Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament – Miami, Florida – April 2000
Miss Britt – 1st Place Overall and 1st place angler awards to Nick Smith / Ray was the Capt

Cocoplum Don Shula Invitational – Miami, FL – May 2000
Miss Britt – 1st Place Overall / Angler Rick Newhauser / Ray was the Capt

Miami Sailfish Libertad Challenge (Miami Triple Crown)
(Most Sailfish in Miami Billfish, Bob Lewis and Cocoplum Tournaments)
Miss Britt – 2000 Overall Champion / Angler – Nick Smith / Ray was the Capt.

1988
Bertram / Hatteras Shootout – Walkers Cay Bahamas

Tropicat II – 1st Place Overall and Top Angler Awards to Ken Grimes ( Ray’s 1st Blue Marlin tournament win as Captain )

1985
Walker’s Cay Blue Marlin Tournament (Rod & Reel Club Event) –

Sunfish – 2nd Place Overall with Capt. Bob Lewis / Ray was the mate

1984
Miami Billfish Tournament – Sponsor Tournament – Miami                  

Tropicat II – 1st place Overall (Ray’s 1st Win as a Captain-Age 21)

 

Honorary members of team MissBritt include the founders of MiamiFishing.com
Former owners of the Miami fishing charter boat Marauder –  Capt. Charlie Ellis and Todd Malicoat have fished around the world in pursuit of big game sportfish including marlin, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, swordfish, and sharks. Their experience both inshore and offshore make them extremely well rounded anglers with the technical experience to target any pelagic species.

Charlie and Todd are passionate about offshore, inshore, big game, light tackle – well, just about any kind of fishing you can think of. They are both avid scuba divers, spearfishermen, photographers, and artists – subscribing to a lifestyle philosophy centered on freedom, integrity, honesty, and adventure.

Combined, they have traveled over 100,000 miles across four continents and toured over twenty countries. Their maritime experience has taken them from the Florida Keys to the southern islands of the Phillippines to Tsukiji, Japan and extensively across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Capt. Charlie J. Ellis

Height: 5’10”
Weight: 167lbs
Largest fish caught: 500+ lb hammerhead
Weirdest fish caught: Oarfish
Favorite fish to catch: Swordfish
Toughest fish: Bluefin Tuna 

Owning and operating a fishing charter in Miami Florida is a dream come true. I was corrupted at an early age watching my fishing hero’s on ESPN outdoors wrangle saltwater species of every variety – and from the time I landed my first fish at age 4 I knew there was nothing else I’d rather do with my life. I grew up fishing the Chesapeake Bay for stripers and bluefish and took every chance I could get to find my way offshore out of Ocean City, MD in pursuit of bluefin tuna and the infamous white marlin. Having spent every summer of my life living in Florida catching snook, tarpon, redfish, and grouper – it was literally a matter of time before I made a permenant transition to the sunshine state.  In 2004, I moved to Florida to finish my degree at the University of Miami and wound up spending more time chasing bonefish, sailfish, swordfish, and tarpon than I ever did mastering the intricacies of marketing/advertising. Needless to say, it was inevitable I would wind up in professional pursuit of finned quarry.

I have fished around the world in search of the fiercest pelagic predators and have employed nearly every fishing technique you can think of – successfully. I am fortunate to have mentored under some of the greatest fishermen from Miami to the Keys and learned the skill sets needed to consistently produce epic days of fishing for my friends and customers.  I pride myself on integrity, professionalism, and knowledge – as these are the traits I admired in my fishing hero’s and many of the legends I am now proud to fish beside on a daily basis.

I am most skilled at kite fishing for sailfish/mahi-mahi/tuna but excel at night drifting and deep dropping for swordfish. I consider the swordfish to be the most fierce warrior in the ocean – it is also the most elusive and challenging to land successfully. I take every opportunity I can to pursue the true gladiator of the sea and invite you to join me in my quest to catch one larger than 500lbs.

 

I have been driving boats since I was 7, am a fully insured USCG licensed captain, avid scuba diver/spearfisherman, former Emergency Medical Technician, Entrepreneur, and adventure seeker.

I put the safety of my crew before anything else.When I’m not on the water, I am avidly working with clients to improve the profitability of their digital marketing initiatives through my consulting firm Gallant Fish Internet Marketing.

Capt. Todd “stuntdubl” Malicoat

 

 

Blue Marlin

Humboldt Squid in San Diego CaliforniaHeight: 5’10”
Weight: 158lbs
Largest fish caught: 327lb Blue Marlin  **I wish they would have released her.
Weirdest fish: Humboldt Squid
Toughest fish:
Yellowfin Tuna
Favorite fish: Tuna

 

I remember catching perch under the cut in Quanicassee Michigan at a very young age.  My father would always take me for perch, blue gill, crappie, and bass throughout the state for the first 10 years or so of my life.  As I got older, the search for salmon, steelhead, pike, and other larger more elusive fish became my outdoorsman goals.

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Somewhere in between, I had the luxury of saltwater fishing near my grandparents home in Bradenton Florida every Christmas when we would visit.  I learned about the saltwater species with a passionate fervor – studying my grandfather’s species identification books, and dreaming of catching them all.  Snapper, grouper, sheepshead,  sea trout, sea bass, snook, tarpon, permit, grunts, jacks, and many other “trash fish” that I was enamored with were on the list of fish we would catch every year from the little 14 ft boston whaler we’d ride around tampa bay.  

You can follow the catch report and some random SEO bits on twitter: http://todd.at/twitter or we can even be facebook friends http://todd.at/facebookcapt-todd-tuna-venice-la