About Topp Tier Charters

Matt Topp is your captain here at Topp Tier Charters and has been fishing the great lakes for over 20 years. He started at a young age fishing with his father, grandfather and uncle. The family had a campsite at Byng Park in Dunnville and every chance Matt had, he would be at the end of the dock with a fishing pole in hand. As he grew the passion never stopped on how much he enjoyed being on the water and fishing. 

Matt now has decided that he wants to share the passion of fishing that he holds with others and give others the experience that comes with it. 

Your Captain’s Qualifications

  • PCOC – Pleasure Craft Operators Card
  • SVOP – Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
  • MED/A3 – Marine Emergency Duties
  • ROC(M) – Restricted Operator’s Certificate Maritime (VHF) with DSC Endorsement
  • CPR-A/AED – Marine First Aid + CPR A and Automated External Defibrillator
Jason Verbeke is a captain at Topp Tier Charters. He started fishing as a young toddler off the dock and bought his first boat before he could drive a car. His passion for fishing started in the Kawarthas at the family cottage but the 2 local great lakes Erie and Ontario provided endless opportunities for Walleye, Perch, Salmon and Trout. For the last 25 years Jason has focused on these 2 lakes putting in the time to maximize the catch. 

Your Captain’s Qualifications

  • PCOC – Pleasure Craft Operators Card
  • SVOP – Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
  • MED/A3 – Marine Emergency Duties
  • ROC(M) – Restricted Operator’s Certificate Maritime (VHF) with DSC Endorsement
  • CPR-A/AED – Marine First Aid + CPR A and Automated External Defibrillator
Next level fishing experience . Matt’s skill level and energy can’t be match !
Melissa Ferguson
Melissa Ferguson
What a beauty day out on the water. A huge thanks to Matt for making my sons 13th birthday one to remember! My husband and son have been out with top tier a few times but today was a first for me and my sons 2 friends. Everyone had a blast and the fish were biting. Matt and his stealth like moves fun personality and awesome equipment made this a day for the memory books. We have and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking for an adventure! Thanks for the great day we will be back!!! Missy, Neil and Mason
walker Astle
walker Astle
My son and I went out Salmon fishing today with Top Tier Charters ! It was a great time , we netted 5 good size fish! Highly recommended ! Great Captain , nice clean boat, well organized! Thanks for the great day !!
Fred Ecker
Fred Ecker
Amazing experience talking with Matt while getting everything set up for our day on the water. We went out of port maitland with captain Jason who put us on the fish! We finished the day with 16 walleye in the cooler and smiles from ear to ear! Highly recommend. Can’t wait to get back out on the water for some fall perch.
Melissa Caughell
Melissa Caughell
Had the pleasure of enjoying a morning charter with Matt today. There were lots of laughs and fun as fish after fish were brought in! Matt went above and beyond to make sure fish made it into the boat. Making sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying themselves was his top priority. This was definitely an experience that will never be forgotten by my fellow fishermen!
Joe Powell
Joe Powell
Had an amazing day fishing on Lake Erie with ToppTier charters. Matt was great keeping my son entertained and excited pulling in fish after fish. Made his first experience one we will always remember. And now coming back for more fishing trips. Keep up the great work Matt. You now have another return customer
carolyn vandervliet
carolyn vandervliet
My husband went out on his second charter with Matt this morning and has another one booked in a couple weeks. Him and the boys have had a blast on both the charters they went on and can't wait for the 3rd!
Stephen Klym
Stephen Klym
What an amazing bucket list walleye charter! I have hundreds of lours a big Lund and fish everywhere in Ontario. I have to say Captain Matt was amazing!! We laughed for hours. He put us on tones of fish and my wife and 10yr old daughter had an amazing time. Before you book with anyone else just talk with Matt. He has an amazing personality and really works hard. I’ve never seen lines set up so fast!! He even set us up in an air b&b right next door ! His boat is so comfortable and lake worthy and I’ve owned 32’ boats. He is the go to for many years to come! No longer bucket list, it’ll be an annual at least once per year if not 3! I’m from Georgian Bay Ontario.
Jennifer durst
Jennifer durst
Matt at Topp Tier Charters has broken the curse! We had a great time out on Lake Erie, brought in some delicious walleye and my son got to swim in the lake. All in all, a great morning out. Thanks Matt
Richard Brown
Richard Brown
Was finally able to get out for erie gold today after the last trip was postponed due to Mother Nature and her high winds. Captain Matt sent me message to let me know the bite was slow for his morning trip so we would try but no guarantee. Matt took us a spot where he has been successful in the past and witching 30 minute of leaving the dock we had two nice clean fish in the well. This was my step daughters first time going for walleye and she came in with a 5lb and 6lb for her two keepers. After we caught our limit we still had sone time so we tried for musky and rainbows but no such luck. Can’t wait until our perch trip end of September with guys in my wedding party. Thanks again matt

Lake Erie Fishing and Boating Charters for Walleye, Rainbows and Perch Lake Ontario and Boating Fishing Charters in the Spring for Salmon

Charters and Pricing

1 Person $350 6 hours

2 People $425 6 hours

3 People $500 6 hours

4 People $550 6 hours

50% deposit required to book a fishing charter
Fully refundable with 14 day notice
Option of rescheduling or refund on weather cancellations
Weather cancellations are determined by Topp Tier Charters only
Fish cleaning for an extra charge

Also Available Upon Request:


•  Team Building events.

•  Daycare available during the duration of Charter if needed.

•  Accommodations

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Fishing Charter Gift Certificates

Gift Cards available for purchase!! Makes great Gifts!!

Available for a limited time, in full charters and $100 gift certificates.

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What To Bring On Your Trip

For your comfort and safety, we recommend you bring the following items:

Please Note: All fishing gear that is needed will be supplied, and all safety equipment is on board at all times so that you can have a safe and successful fishing experience.


Sunglasses help you watch your line and most importantly protect your eyes from the suns rays. Don't forget the sunscreen.

Suitable Clothing

Dress in layers as it’s cooler on the water especially during the spring. A hat and clean soft soled shoes is also recommended.

Rain Gear

Good rain gear may be needed. Be sure to check the weather for days leading up to your trip for forecast details.

Motion Sickness Pills

Take as recommended at least 45 mins before departure.

Large Cooler

To transport your large catch. Cooler can be left in car while reeling in the large catch you'll be bragging to all your buddies about.

Spare Cash/Change

Some ramps charge a nominal daily parking fee.

Food & Beverages

Be sure to pack a lunch and/or snacks. Please consider food that does not create litter which can be harmful for fish! No alcoholic beverages!


A camera and fresh batteries because you will be taking a lot of pictures of fish!

Fishing License

A valid Ontario fishing license for persons ages 18-64. Can be bought online through Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Click Here To Purchase Your Ontario Fishing License

To obtain a license by phone, call  1-800-387-7011


Where We Fish

Lake Erie
Port Maitland Sailing Club – Port Maitland
Hoover Marina – Nanicoke
Sugarloaf Marina – Port Colborne
Crystal Beach – Crystal Beach
Point Abino – Point Abino

Grand River
Dunnville Boat Club – Dunnville

Lake Ontario
Foran’s Marine – Grimsby
Jordan Harbour – Jordan
Port Daloiuse Marina – Port Dolouise

Ontario Sportfishing Guides' Association Member