Derby Leaders
76th Derby (2021)
Bluefish - Boat Richard Wood
20.11 lbs.
Bluefish - Shore Zachary Magid
16.65 lbs.
Bonito - Boat Joe W. Thompson
13.10 lbs.
Bonito - Shore Gavin Smith
8.43 lbs.
Albacore - Boat David C. Kadison
14.76 lbs.
Albacore - Shore Kathi M. Pogoda
12.31 lbs.
Total Weigh-ins
Species Count Weight
Albacore 291 2,600 lbs.
   Boat 189 1,765 lbs.
   Shore 102 835 lbs.
Bluefish 1032 9,368 lbs.
   Boat 714 6,741 lbs.
   Shore 318 2,627 lbs.
Bonito 191 1,255 lbs.
   Boat 165 1,112 lbs.
   Shore 26 143 lbs.
Island of Martha's Vineyard

2022 77th Derby Dates:
Sun September 11 - Sat October 15

Come to the Vineyard and fish The Derby! For 77 years, "The Derby" has been a time to renew friendships, share a hot cup of coffee and create memories that fuel the winters exaggerated fish tales. It is a time when all can refocus on the natural beauty of this Island sanctuary. Come and be part of 76 years of great fishing, rich history, meeting new friends, generous sponsor support, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets!

Derby HQ/Weigh-In Hours: Daily: 8:00 - 10:00 AM and PM. Dock St. Edgartown.

Latest Derby News:                                            

Posted October 29, 2021

2022 77th Derby Dates:
Sunday Sept 11th to Saturday Oct 15th, 2022!
Kid's Day Sunday Sept 18th.
Awards Ceremony Sunday Oct 16.

Posted October 25, 2021

2021 Derby Special Awards

Thomas McCauley Memorial (Badge #204) Award: Linda Mott-Smith             

MV Surfcasters Sportsmanship Award: Team Salties; Bob Dunn, Jack Creighton

Beaulieu/Loud Memorial Award: Midge, Andrew, Anna Jacobs

Robert “Huff” Langley Award: Bob Clay

Cutler Bike Shop Award: Teddy Rosbeck, Dylan Waldman

David Furino Memorial Award: Jocie and Paige Smith

Jared Fisher Memorial Award: Alana Rosbeck

“Bonito” Ed LePore Memorial Award: Rick Shifter

Walter Morrison Memorial Award: Ryann Holden

Roberto Germani Catch & Release Award: FLY albacore: Chas Gill, AT albacore: Justin Cooper, bonito: Andrew Jacobs, bluefish: Deborah Viglas         

Madison Alwardt Memorial (bluefish): Boat – Richard Wood; Shore – Stephen Tirrell

Arnold Spofford Memorial (bonito): Boat –Midge Jacobs; Shore – Bob Clay

Howie Leonard Memorial (false albacore): Boat –Ed Amaral; Shore –Kathi Pogoda  

Abe Williams Memorial Award: Casey Elliston

Albert Angelone Memorial Award: Peter Rosbeck III

Bob “Hawkeye” Jacobs Memorial Award: Team Fish Whistle (Casey Elliston, Evan Hammond)

Posted October 18, 2021

The 2021 Derby Committee thanks all our sponsors, volunteers, and participants for making this another successful Derby. We appreciate everyone helping by abiding by our safety protocols. We congratulate all our winners, including Zach Magid, whose key opened the lock yesterday and he took home the brand new Eastern Boat.
Key Ceremony Video on Facebook here.
Introductory Remarks Video on Facebook here.
Last week of the Derby Coverage and photos here.
Final Award Ceremony Coverage and photos here.

Posted October 18, 2021

Spirit Of The Derby Photo Contest Winner: Chosen by Committee vote. By Sarah Rivers. The black and white photo is of her husband Marques and their son Ethan walking on the beach. She titled it “Each Derby making endless memories“.We will be posting runner-ups ASAP on Facebook and IG. Thanks for the great submissions! All will be considered for the 2022 Derby booklet.