Fish Antiques & Decoys
Carving is an Original Piece of Art"
4003 Bayside Road,
Snow Hill, Maryland
Rick Fish was born and raised in Chincoteague, Virginia. He is the
son of Charles and Vesta Fish, better known as Pop and Granny to family
and friends in the decoy world. He has lived on the Eastern Shore all of
Rick got his first rig of decoys at the age of 9, a Christmas present
from his father. Six red breasted mergansers and six buffleheads
made by, Miles Hancock, a Chincoteague carver. Rick spent
many hours with Mr. Hancock watching him carve.
Rick's first decoys were miniature geese and swan that he sold for only
a dollar a piece. During high school his industrial arts teacher
allowed him to carve decoys after his class projects were completed.
After finishing high school, Rick then joined the Air Force, where he
also carved and sold his decoys. After coming home from the
Air Force, he stopped carving for a number of years and went into the
retail business. After eleven years in retailing he decided to go
into carving as a full time career.
His love for hunting has a great influence on his carving, whether
he is making geese, swan, or one of the many species of wildlife. Each
of Rick's carvings is an original work of art with its own personality.
He starts with a piece of wood and carries the work through to the end.
Each piece is "signed" with the mark shown here.
In 1981 Rick convinced his father to carve hunting decoys and to do some
wildlife and antique shows full time. In 1982 Rick was invited to
Virginia Living Museum Wildlife Show in Newport News, Virginia, where he
met and made many long lasting friends and customers.
Rick is a member of the Potomac Decoy
Collectors Association and the East Coast Decoy Collectors Association.
Rick presently has his home and workshop in Public Landing, just outside
Snow Hill, Maryland, where he lives with his wife Harriett and their
Rick's carvings are available in shops up and down the East Coast and
now, directly through this site.
wish to contact him, he will be happy to hear from you.