Bluefish - Shore Karen A. Altieri
Bass - Boat Stephen J. Pietruska
Bass - Shore Miles Whyte
Bonito - Boat Rob E. Coad
Bonito - Shore Timothy J. Scott
Albacore - Boat Fred Hoffman
Albacore - Shore Donald R. Sicard
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!
October 20, 2015
EASTERN BOAT GRAND WINNER: SHORE BASS: MILES WHYTE
CLAY CARS CHEVY TRUCK GRAND WINNER: BOAT BASS: STEPHEN PIETRUSKA
GRAND SLAM: SHORE: TIM SCOTT
GLAND SLAM BOAT: STEPHEN PIETRUSKA
GRAND SLAM (JR) BOAT: BRENDAN MORRIS
TEAM BOAT: BUZZARDS BAY OUTFITTERS
TEAM SHORE: SURF NINJAS
KAYAK CHALLENGE BASSYAKS WINNER: ZACH MAGID
LIVE WATERSPORTS SUP WINNER (WRITING CONTEST): PHOENIX RUSSELL
(This is a partial list. Please see the various categories on this page all winners and visit our Facebook page all year-round for links to press coverage, videos, articles, photos and more!)
The Derby thanks the hundreds of anglers who entered slips for the Roberto Germani Catch and Release special awards. We drew 8 winners (1 for each species, shore and boat) and thank Costa Del Mar Sunglasses and The Fisherman Magazine and Cheeky Fishing for their support of this Catch and Release element of the Derby. Tim Sheran won the release photo contest.
The Derby thanks everyone who sponsored, helped, donated, and participated this year and especially all who attended our Awards Ceremony at Farm Neck and helped set a new fund-raising record for our Scholarship Raffle and Silent auction. We'll see you next year, for the 71st Derby! Until then, tight lines to all and thank you.
October 13, 2015
Derby Final Week Events!
This week: Watch the veterans form the American Heroes Saltwater Challenge weigh-in fish! 8:00-9:00 PM (Derby HQ)
Friday 10/16 5:30 PM Costa Reception (Port Hunter).
Saturday 10/17 8-10 PM Final Weigh In (Derby HQ)
Sunday 10/18 1:00 PM Final Awards Ceremony, Benefit Raffle, Silent Auction (Farm Neck Golf Club) (NEW: Doors Open 12:00 Noon!)
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: MVDerbyCommittee@gmail.com
Need not be present to win, but winner responsible for pickup and transport.
September 30, 2015
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