Derby Leaders
68th Derby (2013)
Bluefish - Boat Daniel Hiemer
19.69 lbs.
Bluefish - Shore Ralph J. Peckham
15.18 lbs.
Bass - Boat Stephen J. Pietruska
39.94 lbs.
Bass - Shore Jena-Lynn Beauregard
34.63 lbs.
Bonito - Boat Bob H. Clay
11.49 lbs.
Bonito - Shore Cooper A. Gilkes
6.58 lbs.
Albacore - Boat Sam T. Bell
13.24 lbs.
Albacore - Shore Bill R. Hansen
13.10 lbs.
Total Weigh-ins
Fish Count Weight
Bluefish 919 7254.21 lbs.
Bonito 358 2202.41 lbs.
False Albacore 236 2059.16 lbs.
Striped Bass 487 8264.49 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

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)

January 30, 2014


2014 Derby starts on Sunday, September 14 at 12:01 am
2014 Derby ends on Saturday, October 18 at 10:00 pm

2014 Kids Day - Sunday, September 21
2014 Awards Ceremony - Sunday, October 19

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