Rick Fish Antiques & Decoys
"Where Each Carving is an Original Piece of Art"
4003 Bayside Road, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Phone 410-632-3193  

     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 his life.

     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 dog, Teal.  Rick's carvings are available in shops up and down the East Coast and now, directly through this site.

If you wish to contact him, he will be happy to hear from you.

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Visit with Rick as he carves a shore bird