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69th Derby (2014)
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Island of Martha's Vineyard

2014 Derby Dates:
September 14 - Saturday, October 18

Come to the Vineyard and fish The Derby! For almost 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

September 02, 2014


You may register at any Island tackle shop for the 2014 Derby! Please consider donating $10 directly to our scholarship fund when you sign up. Remember, anglers can register THROUGHOUT THE 2014 DERBY, but must register in-person at a registration point, BEFORE fishing.

NEW for 2014, to save time, you can download, print and fill-in your registration card and bring it in to a registration point to complete the process. LINK.

Posted by wkerr at 01:56 PM | Comments (0)

August 15, 2014


In years past, we have used IGFA rules. This year, we have revised and clarified Official Derby Fly Rod Rules as based on, but NOT the same as IGFA rules. Please carefully review our rules online, here: Official Fly Rod Rules

Posted by wkerr at 02:24 PM | Comments (0)

June 06, 2014


Throughout the 2014 Derby, in conjunction with BassYaks, the heaviest Kayak-caught fish of EACH species gets 1:4 chance at special prize on Oct 19!

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March 11, 2014

Ever Thought About Sponsoring The Derby?

Would your business like to support the 2014 Derby as a sponsor? Know of a company we should speak with? It's that time of year again and the Derby provides excellent exposure to the NE market, in return for tax-deductible PRODUCT-donation-only support (No $$ involved). We welcome your involvement at any level!

Please shoot an email to for more information, and thanks!

Posted by wkerr at 10:38 PM | Comments (0)