Derby Leaders
70th Derby (2015)
Bluefish - Boat Clinton A. Fisher
17.87 lbs.
Bluefish - Shore Karen A. Altieri
15.65 lbs.
Bass - Boat Stephen J. Pietruska
41.98 lbs.
Bass - Shore Miles Whyte
37.95 lbs.
Bonito - Boat Rob E. Coad
11.32 lbs.
Bonito - Shore Timothy J. Scott
8.99 lbs.
Albacore - Boat Fred Hoffman
14.22 lbs.
Albacore - Shore Donald R. Sicard
13.10 lbs.
Total Weigh-ins
Species Count Weight
Albacore 467 3,751 lbs.
   Boat 253 2,010 lbs.
   Shore 214 1,741 lbs.
Bass 259 4,574 lbs.
   Boat 102 1,921 lbs.
   Shore 157 2,654 lbs.
Bluefish 891 7,542 lbs.
   Boat 670 6,069 lbs.
   Shore 221 1,473 lbs.
Bonito 340 1,802 lbs.
   Boat 313 1,653 lbs.
   Shore 27 149 lbs.
Island of Martha's Vineyard

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!

Latest News

December 05, 2015

2016 Derby Dates

Sun September 11 through Saturday October 15.

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October 20, 2015

FINAL RESULTS!

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.

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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!)

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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.

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