Derby Leaders
75th Derby (2020)
Bluefish - Boat Christopher P. Belezos
17.86 lbs.
Bluefish - Shore Peter C. Shepardson
12.98 lbs.
Bonito - Boat Greg G. Clark
12.34 lbs.
Bonito - Shore John Thurgood
10.48 lbs.
Albacore - Boat Stephen W. Luce
11.40 lbs.
Albacore - Shore Rudy S. Sanfilippo
13.70 lbs.
Total Weigh-ins
Species Count Weight
Albacore 433 3,633 lbs.
   Boat 250 2,096 lbs.
   Shore 183 1,536 lbs.
Bluefish 614 4,405 lbs.
   Boat 399 3,121 lbs.
   Shore 215 1,283 lbs.
Bonito 394 2,378 lbs.
   Boat 317 1,971 lbs.
   Shore 77 407 lbs.
Island of Martha's Vineyard

2020 75th Derby Dates:
Sun September 13 - Sat October 17

Come to the Vineyard and fish The Derby! For 75 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 75th years of great fishing, rich history, meeting new friends, generous sponsor support, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets! Remember, Derby online pre-registration is open throughout the Derby! Derby HQ/Weigh-In Hours: 8:00 - 10:00 AM and PM, Daily. Dock St. Edgartown.

NOTE: AFTER YOU PRE-REGISTER ONLINE, YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR  REGISTRATION PACKET AT AN OUTLET AND HAVE A BADGE # ASSIGNED BEFORE YOU CAN FISH THE DERBY.

COVID-19: Due to the unique circumstances we face this year, the Committee has made modifications to the 2020 Derby in consultation with Island officials. Please review them here. Additionally, the Committee asks that all anglers familiarize themselves with relevant state and local orders regarding Covid-19. Please review General MA State guidelines and, specifically, the MA State Travel Order.

Latest Derby News:

Posted October 14, 2020

This is the schedule for Sunday October 18.
 

Posted October 12, 2020

Get your bids ready! The new online auction is LIVE!

Posted September 30, 2020

The Martha’s Vineyard Surfcaster’s Sportsmanship Derby Award Nomination: This annual award honors those that display the true meaning of good sportsmanship during the course of the MV Derby. Sportsmanship is not measured in pounds or inches and this award is not about how big, or how many fish were caught. A Derby participant with good sportsmanship expresses an aspiration that the Derby will be enjoyed for its own sake, with proper consideration for fairness, ethics, respect and a sense of fellowship with other anglers. Know someone like this?
 
Click HERE to access the online nomination form.

Posted September 15, 2020

FOR SALE NOW! Available on-Island exclusively at The Boneyard Surf Shop (47 Main St. in Edgartown)! Own a piece of Derby history and support our charitable efforts with your purchase

Posted September 11, 2020

2020 DERBY REGISTRATION PROTOCOL REMINDER

Please click here to pre-register. and then go to any Derby registration outlet to pick up your Derby button and hat/packet. You do not need to print your confirmation. Derby HQ will not be a registration outlet this year.

NOTE: YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED to fish in the 2020 Derby UNTIL YOU HAVE PICKED UP YOUR DERBY REGISTRATION PACKET AT A REGISTRATION OUTLET.

Posted August 27, 2020

The Derby Committee is pleased to announce that our new ONLINE STORE IS OPEN! No Derby merchandise will not be sold at Derby HQ. All proceeds support our charitable efforts. https://www.mvderby.com/store

 

Posted January 19th, 2019

Derby prints for sale

The Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is pleased to offer you an opportunity to purchase two limited-edition giclée prints by Martha's Vineyard artist Jeanne Staples. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Derby Scholarship program. The original oil paintings have been reproduced in two sizes and are unframed. Call . $150 for a small print (17x14), $275 for large (25x21). For further information or to purchase: Call Maryanne at 508 627-8510. LINK