Derby Leaders
71st Derby (2016)
Bluefish - Boat Ed Amaral
17.83 lbs.
Bluefish - Shore Evan Hammond
15.11 lbs.
Bass - Boat Michael Capen
39.69 lbs.
Bass - Shore Kevin P. O'Farrell
36.53 lbs.
Bonito - Boat Tommy S. Reynolds
9.78 lbs.
Bonito - Shore Michael D. Ludwig
5.66 lbs.
Albacore - Boat Dylan C. Kadison
11.77 lbs.
Albacore - Shore Donald F. O'Shaughnessey, Jr
10.79 lbs.
Total Weigh-ins
Species Count Weight
Albacore 228 1,838 lbs.
   Boat 152 1,224 lbs.
   Shore 76 614 lbs.
Bass 290 4,982 lbs.
   Boat 122 2,202 lbs.
   Shore 168 2,779 lbs.
Bluefish 812 7,279 lbs.
   Boat 639 6,037 lbs.
   Shore 173 1,241 lbs.
Bonito 302 1,751 lbs.
   Boat 301 1,745 lbs.
   Shore 1 6 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

October 18, 2016

Final Grand Derby Leaders 71st Derby

Bluefish - Boat Ed Amaral 17.83 lbs. (WON TRUCK)
Bluefish - Shore Evan Hammond 15.11 lbs. (WON BOAT
Bass - Boat Michael Capen 39.69 lbs.
Bass - Shore Kevin P. O'Farrell 36.53 lbs.
Bonito - Boat Tommy S. Reynolds 9.78 lbs.
Bonito - Shore Michael D. Ludwig 5.66 lbs.
Albacore - Boat Dylan C. Kadison 11.77 lbs.
Albacore - Shore Donald F. O'Shaughnessey, Jr 10.79 lbs.

Congrats to ALL our winners and thank you to ALL our incredible sponsors, volunteers, and staff!

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2016 Derby Special Awards

Top Rod: Boat – David Kadison Shore – Josh Kresel
Junior Boat – Katherine O’Brien
Junior Shore – Jack O’Connell
Thomas McCauley Award: James Joyce
MV Surfcasters Sportsmanship Award: Mark Wrabel
Beaulieu/Loud Memorial Award: Brian and Emmett Athearn
Robert “Huff” Langley Award: Shawn Emin
Cutler Bike Shop Award: (boat) Seamus McKeon (shore) Riley Cameron
David Furino Memorial Award: Mason and Aubrey Warburton
Kayak Challenge Award: Margaret Penicaud
Cheeky Fly Reel Award: Abe Pieciak
Roberto Germani Catch & Release Award: FLY
albacore: David Rimmer
bonito: Patrick Paquette
bluefish: James Cafferty
bass: Tim Sheran
Roberto Germani Catch & Release Award: SPIN
albacore: Douglas Tose
bonito: Steve Wood
bluefish: Don Scarpone
bass: Ernie Barracchini
Catch & Release Photo Contest Winner: Carl Treyz
Bob “Hawkeye” Jacobs Memorial Award: Evan Hammond and Casey Elliston
LIVE paddleboard essay contest winner: Rick Wyckoff

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October 11, 2016

Final Weekend Schedule

Fri Sept 14th 5:30 PM
Costa Reception - Port Hunter

Sat Oct 15th 10:00 PM
2016 Derby Ends: Come on down for the final bell!

Sun Oct 16th 1:00 PM
Final Awards Ceremony and Grand Raffle at Farm Neck Golf Club
FREE & All Are Invited, Doors Open at Noon

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3 days Left: Paddleboard Writing Contest: Note Deadline

LIVE Watersports has donated 2 beautiful paddleboards (with paddles). One is being raffled off at Derby HQ. The other will be awarded via a writing contest: In a few paragraphs, describe what you LIVE for, when you fish the Derby. The camaraderie? The natural beauty? Creativity encouraged! Winner announced Oct 16th. To enter, submit your (1) entry by THURSDAY OCT 13 to: MVderbycommittee@Gmail.com

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