Derby Leaders
69th Derby (2014)
Bluefish - Boat David C. Kadison
14.72 lbs.
Bluefish - Shore Ryan J. Pinerio
15.05 lbs.
Bass - Boat Joseph P. Canha
28.81 lbs.
Bass - Shore Creanga L. Cosmin
38.63 lbs.
Bonito - Boat Dylan C. Kadison
9.17 lbs.
Bonito - Shore Kerry Leonard
6.63 lbs.
Albacore - Boat Mason Warburton
13.17 lbs.
Albacore - Shore Colin T. Britt
9.84 lbs.
Total Weigh-ins
Fish Count Weight
Bluefish 289 2256.45 lbs.
Bonito 170 812.43 lbs.
False Albacore 148 1152.98 lbs.
Striped Bass 87 1510.68 lbs.
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 17, 2014


6:00-8:00 AM Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority Ferry Wharf.
Open to the little ones 4-14.
FREE and No derby button required.
Bait provided! Prizes! A great family event!

(Excited parents are reminded that it's fine to ASSIST in the catching, but please do not DO the catching! Thanks!)

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September 14, 2014

New, Expanded Catch & Release Award

Thanks to new, 2014 Major Sponsor COSTA Del Mar, the Roberto Germani Release award has been expanded this year and will now apply to all 4 species, in the All-Tackle and Flyrod divisions. EIGHT winners will be drawn for Costa prize packages Oct 18th! If you choose to release a Derby-qualifying fish, fill out a slip at HQ.

There is also a catch and release photo contest! Email your release photos to Best release shot will be posted on the Derby Facebook page and wins a COSTA prize Oct 19th.

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September 08, 2014

Important Reminder to All Derby Participants:

The 69th Derby is about to begin and it is important to remind everyone how strongly the Derby Committee is committed to the protection of the Islandís natural resources and the property rights of landowners.

Please remember that all over sand vehicles must remain on designated paths and marked trails to protect our beach dunes and beach access. Dune restoration projects are important to maintain the beauty of our Island beaches as well as to provide safety and protection to low land areas in time of severe weather. Beach nourishment programs are very costly and often plant thousands of dune grass plugs to help rebuilt the dunes. One such project is currently going on between the Right Fork access area to South Beach in Edgartown to the Edgartown Great Pond. The landowners and the Derby Committee want everyone to be well aware of this very important program in our effort to restore this valuable piece of beach protection in this area.

We also want to remind all participants that no damage should occur to gates, fences or shrubbery and no rubbish should be left on any beaches where you are fishing. Please help us protect our Islandís natural resources and the property rights of others. We are all in this together.

Thank you,

Ed Jerome
Derby President

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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.

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