Derby Leaders
70th Derby (2015)
Bluefish - Boat Clinton A. Fisher
17.87 lbs.
Bluefish - Shore Karen A. Altieri
15.65 lbs.
Bass - Boat Stephen J. Pietruska
41.98 lbs.
Bass - Shore Miles Whyte
37.95 lbs.
Bonito - Boat Rob E. Coad
11.32 lbs.
Bonito - Shore Timothy J. Scott
8.99 lbs.
Albacore - Boat Fred Hoffman
14.22 lbs.
Albacore - Shore Donald R. Sicard
13.10 lbs.
Total Weigh-ins
Species Count Weight
Albacore 467 3,751 lbs.
   Boat 253 2,010 lbs.
   Shore 214 1,741 lbs.
Bass 259 4,574 lbs.
   Boat 102 1,921 lbs.
   Shore 157 2,654 lbs.
Bluefish 891 7,542 lbs.
   Boat 670 6,069 lbs.
   Shore 221 1,473 lbs.
Bonito 340 1,802 lbs.
   Boat 313 1,653 lbs.
   Shore 27 149 lbs.
Island of Martha's Vineyard

2016 71st Derby Dates:
Sun September 11 - Sat October 15

Come to the Vineyard and fish The Derby! For over 70 years, "The Derby" has been a time to renew friendships, share a cup of coffee and create memories that fuel the winters exaggerated fishing stories. It is a time when all are able to refocus on the natural beauty of this island sanctuary. Be a part of seven decades of great fishing, history, new friends, generous sponsor support, and lasting memories! Remember, Derby registration is open at Island tackle shops throughout the Derby!

Latest News

March 03, 2016

CALL FOR SPONSORS

Would you or your business like to support the 2016 Derby with a product donation? We rely on donations for our prizes and welcome participation at any level. We provide NE Saltwater market exposure in return and all prize donations are valued at full retail. Please contact mvderbycommittee@gmail.com for more information or click the Contact link above. Thanks!

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December 05, 2015

2016 Derby Dates

Sun September 11 through Saturday October 15.

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October 20, 2015

FINAL RESULTS!

EASTERN BOAT GRAND WINNER: SHORE BASS: MILES WHYTE
CLAY CARS CHEVY TRUCK GRAND WINNER: BOAT BASS: STEPHEN PIETRUSKA
GRAND SLAM: SHORE: TIM SCOTT
GLAND SLAM BOAT: STEPHEN PIETRUSKA
GRAND SLAM (JR) BOAT: BRENDAN MORRIS
TEAM BOAT: BUZZARDS BAY OUTFITTERS
TEAM SHORE: SURF NINJAS
KAYAK CHALLENGE BASSYAKS WINNER: ZACH MAGID
LIVE WATERSPORTS SUP WINNER (WRITING CONTEST): PHOENIX RUSSELL

(This is a partial list. Please see the various categories on this page all winners and visit our Facebook page all year-round for links to press coverage, videos, articles, photos and more!)

The Derby thanks the hundreds of anglers who entered slips for the Roberto Germani Catch and Release special awards. We drew 8 winners (1 for each species, shore and boat) and thank ‪Costa‬ Del Mar Sunglasses and The Fisherman Magazine‬ and ‪Cheeky Fishing‬ for their support of this Catch and Release element of the Derby. Tim Sheran won the release photo contest.

The Derby thanks everyone who sponsored, helped, donated, and participated this year and especially all who attended our Awards Ceremony at Farm Neck and helped set a new fund-raising record for our Scholarship Raffle and Silent auction. We'll see you next year, for the 71st Derby! Until then, tight lines to all and thank you.

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October 13, 2015

Derby Final Week Events!

This week: Watch the veterans form the American Heroes Saltwater Challenge weigh-in fish! 8:00-9:00 PM (Derby HQ)
Friday 10/16 5:30 PM Costa Reception (Port Hunter).
Saturday 10/17 8-10 PM Final Weigh In (Derby HQ)
Sunday 10/18 1:00 PM Final Awards Ceremony, Benefit Raffle, Silent Auction (Farm Neck Golf Club) (NEW: Doors Open 12:00 Noon!)

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