Derby Leaders
70th Derby (2015)
Bluefish - Boat Clinton A. Fisher
17.87 lbs.
Bluefish - Shore Karen A. Altieri
15.65 lbs.
Bass - Boat James O. Simmons
38.79 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 Donald M. Benefit
13.39 lbs.
Albacore - Shore Donald R. Sicard
13.10 lbs.
Total Weigh-ins
Species Count Weight
Albacore 379 2,988 lbs.
   Boat 213 1,659 lbs.
   Shore 166 1,329 lbs.
Bass 181 3,155 lbs.
   Boat 68 1,277 lbs.
   Shore 113 1,878 lbs.
Bluefish 601 5,008 lbs.
   Boat 450 3,993 lbs.
   Shore 151 1,014 lbs.
Bonito 265 1,321 lbs.
   Boat 248 1,240 lbs.
   Shore 17 82 lbs.
Island of Martha's Vineyard

2015 70th Anniversary Derby Dates:
Sun September 13 - Sat October 17

Come to the Vineyard and fish The Derby! For 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 02, 2015

Paddleboard Giveaway Contest: What do you LIVE for when you fish the Derby?

LIVE Watersports LIVEwatersports has generously donated TWO beautiful $2500 paddleboards (with paddles) for us to give away. One is being raffled off at Derby HQ. The other will be awarded via a special new contest:

In a single paragraph of 4 or 5 sentences, describe what you LIVE for, when you fish the Derby. The camaraderie? The natural beauty? The fishing? Creativity is encouraged! Winner announced Oct 18th. To enter, submit your (1) entry by midnight Oct 15 to:

Need not be present to win, but winner responsible for pickup and transport.

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September 30, 2015

Thank You

A portion of every Derby participant’s entry fee goes to support the Derby scholarship program. In addition to Derby participant support, the Derby Committee would like to acknowledge and thank the following organizations for their generous support of the scholarship program.

• The Ann E. Clark Foundation
• The Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Fund
• vineyard vines

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September 24, 2015


New for 2015, we have Men’s and Woman's Sport Tec ¼ zip shirts in Black, Navy, Forest Green and Heather Grey - S-XXL for men. Available in black, navy, royal blue, lavender and raspberry for women S-XL. Moisture wicking and quick drying – this high performance gear features the Derby Logo and is perfect as a layering piece, or as outerwear on mild fall days. $50. All proceeds benefit our scholarship fund.

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September 21, 2015

A reminder to ICE YOUR CATCH

We had more than a few bluefish in this weekend that had not been iced and were therefore unusable for the fillet program. Please treat your catch with respect and care for it properly by icing it down.

Anglers are reminded to removed all ice from fish prior to weighing them in.

Thank you!

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