September 28, 2011

Scup Season Closed

NOTE: As of September 26, the MA recreational season for scup is CLOSED. You may not possess scup. Worth noting, as scup are sometimes used as bait.

Click here for the regs.

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September 25, 2011

SUPER SATURDAY $500 Winners!

Sat 9/17/2011 - Bluefish! Congrats to:

Boat: Graham M. Murray 13.30 lbs.
Shore: Shawn A. Emin 13.74 lbs.

Sat 9/24/2011 - False Albacore! Congrats to:

Boat: Curtis J. Fournier 9.36 lbs.
Shore: John W. Piekos 10.71 lbs.

Sat 10/01/2011 - Striped Bass! Congrats to:

Boat: Dick Galvin 31.91 lbs.
Shore: Tony H. Rezendes, Jr. 25.79 lbs.

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September 24, 2011

Reminder to get your: DERBY DEAL$!

The Derby and the MV Chamber have teamed up to provide anglers with discounts and deals from Island businesses! Just show your 2011 Derby Button to take advantage of ways to save! Check in often as new deals are being added every day! There are currently deals from 13 Island businesses posted!

Click here and scroll down to Derby Deals!

NOTE: If you are an Island business owner and Chamber member, please
login and post your Derby Deal today! Contact for assistance or more info. Thanks!

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September 21, 2011


A permit is required to fish in saltwater MA: Fast and easy to do online or by calling 866-703-1925, for $10. All information can be found here.


Related Press Release: On Monday, September 19th, at a Special Meeting of the Derby Committee, the Committee voted to disqualify two current division leading fish because the anglers who caught the fish did not possess a Massachusetts Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permit prior to weighing in the fish in our tournament.

Although this is the first year of implementation of the new state fishing regulation, the Committee cautions all participants to comply with all State, Federal and Derby Regulations if they participate in the Derby and anticipate winning a prize. The Committee reserves the right to check anyone’s status as a permit holder and will continue to make spot checks.

During the past year, the Committee has worked long and hard to create a public awareness of this new regulation via all of our forms of communication. Tackle shop owners have done the same in their shops, newspapers have explained the regulation in their columns and it is clearly posted for all contestants to see as they approach the Derby Scale to weigh their fish in.

Registering in the Derby includes the angler’s signature stating agreement to abide by all State, Federal and Derby Rules and it is the responsibility of the angler to know and abide by these regulations when fishing the Derby.

Ed Jerome
Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby

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September 20, 2011

Derby Music Video!

Check out this amazing music video from Derby angler and MV Charter Captain Phil Cronin: "The Vineyard Derby Calls".

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September 02, 2011


All prints are double matted, framed with a gold frame, signed and numbered in a limited edition series. Please call 508-627-8510 or email All proceeds benefit the Derby scholarship fund! To view photos and more information about all the available prints, click here.

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