Official Derby Rules

DIVISIONS and ENTRY FEES
An individual may register only once in each division for which he/she is eligible.

ALL TACKLE DIVISION: $50.00 (Seniors $25.00)
The All Tackle Division is open to adults using any type of rod and reel including fly rod. Persons who have reached their 65th birthday on or before the opening day of the Derby will be registered as Seniors.

JUNIOR ALL TACKLE DIVISION: $25.00
The Junior Division is open to persons aged 9-14 on the opening day of the Derby. Juniors may use any type of rod and reel including fly rod. The Junior Division will follow the rules of the All Tackle Division.

MINI JUNIOR ALL TACKLE DIVISION: $25.00

The Mini Junior Division is open to persons aged 4-8 on the opening day of the Derby. Mini Juniors may use any type of rod and reel including fly rod. The Mini Junior Division will follow the rules of the All Tackle Division.

The M.V. Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby Committee strongly discourages parents from taking children out of school to go fishing. For many years we have had an unwritten rule that no student may fish during school hours. It is unsportmanlike to do so when all other students are attending school. We expect all parents to enforce this commitment to education and to good sportsmanship.

FLY ROD DIVISION: $50.00 Adults $25.00 Juniors and $25.00 Seniors
The Fly rod Division is open only to persons using fly rods. Fly rod Division competitors will be issued a separate Fly rod badge and number and will fish under the rules of this Derby. The official Derby rules specific to fly fishing consist of IGFA modified rules and are located on the Derby website at mvderby.com. If a Fly rod competitor is also entered in one of the All Tackle Divisions, he/she may enter his/her fish as All Tackle. The decision to enter a fish in either division (but not both) must be announced to the Weigh-Master PRIOR TO THE WEIGHING OF THAT FISH. That fish is then eligible for the Grand and Grand Slam Awards, regardless of the division it is entered in. Juniors fishing in the Fly rod Division will be considered as adults.

PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEES AND PRE-REGISTRATION:
Entry Fees may be paid via the on-line pre-registration process or in person at one of the Registration Points. There will be a $25.00 service charge for returned checks which, along with the Entry Fee must be paid in cash. Entry Fees are not refundable once the Derby has commenced.

The on-line pre-registration process is for payment only. The Derby registration process is not complete until an angler picks up their rules brochure and button at a Registration Point. Any fish caught before an angler completes the registration process is ineligible.