1946-1984 Derby Winners List

From 1946 to 1984, with the exception of 1980, the fisherman catching the largest striped bass was the Grand prize winner.

* =Derby Record
# =Grand Prize Winner

Year   Name Town Weight: LB. OZ. Photo
1946
Bass Gordon Pitman New York, N.Y. 47 0
1947
Bass George Marshall Vineyard Haven 45 13
1948
Bass Al Doyle Edgartown 42 14
Bluefish Henry B. Hartley Boston, MA 4 06
1949
Bass George Marshall Vineyard Haven 46 14.5
Bluefish Ralph Estes West Tisbury 5 06
1950
Bass Frank Drake Vineyard Haven 40 14
Bluefish Wallace Pinkham Vineyard Haven 5 15
1951
Bass Freeman Caswell Attleboro, MA 43 5
Bluefish Philip Silva Oak Bluffs 6 10.5
1952
Bass John O. Sylvia Oak Bluffs 48 1
1953
Bass James Walpole Edgartown 51 11
1954
Bass Wallace Pinkham Vineyard Haven 55 9.5
Bluefish Walter Lyko Dorchester, MA 9 5.5
1955
Bass George J. Silva West Tisbury 43 14
Bluefish Ed Livingston New Bedford, MA 11 9.5
1956
Bass Dick Hathaway Edgartown 52 9
Bluefish Walter Lyko New Bedford, MA 12 11.5
1957
Bass Ralph Grant Edgartown 47 8
Bluefish Arthur E. Rodgers Vineyard Haven 17 12.5
1958
Bass Oscar Flanders Chilmark 51 11
Bluefish William E. Blake Melrose, MA 14 6
1959
Bass Anton Van Breeman Medford, MA 50 12.5
Bluefish Les Hebblewhite So. Boston, MA 16 10
1960
Bass Philip Baron Wollaston, MA 42 4
Bluefish Albert Keinberg Edgartown 17 10
1961
Bass Adam Kurpat New York, NY 51 14
Bluefish Roger Titus So. Dartmouth, MA 16 11
1962
Bass Harold Benway Vineyard Haven 52 4
Bluefish Michael Pagano New Bedford, MA 11 11.5
1963
Bass Serge de Somov Hampton Bay, NY 52 13
Bluefish Frank Valois Fargo, ND 12 10
1964
Bass Serge de Somov Hampton Bay, NY 54 14
Bluefish George Hampson No. Falmouth, MA 12 13.5
1965
Bass Serge de Somov Hampton Bay, NY 49 10
Bluefish Richard Hathaway Edgartown 15 2.5
1966
Bass Edward Souza Lowell, MA 53 15
Bluefish Richard Hathaway Edgartown 16 10
1967
Bass Fred Kiener Vineyard Haven 52 6
Bluefish Arnold Carr Teaticket, MA 16 11.5
1968
Bass Robert Rose Oak Bluffs 48 6
Bluefish Madison Alwardt Oak Bluffs 17 15.5
1969
Bass Serge de Somov Hampton Bay, NY 51 6
Bluefish Douglas Gingras Vineyard Haven 18 11
1970
Bass Gordon Lingberg Fairhaven, MA 42 10
Bluefish Gladys Flanders Chilmark 19 14
1971
Bass Albion Alley West Tisbury 49 12
Bluefish Frank Simmons Oak Bluffs 21 10
1972
Bass Wayne Iacono Vineyard Haven 56 9
Bluefish Jean Hancock Chilmark 23 4.5
1973
Bass Robert Black Somerville, MA 54 7.5
Bluefish Freeman Willoughby Edgartown 19 9
1974
Bass Raymond Metcalf Edgartown 51 14
Bluefish Wayne Coutinho Oak Bluffs 19 6
1975
Bass Roger Silva West Tisbury 53 14
Bluefish Kevin Peters Oak Bluffs 18 9
1976
Bass Rick Connell Vineyard Haven 48 0
Bluefish Dick Cudmore W. Bridgewater, MA 19 6
1977
Bass Al Doyle Edgartown 56 6
Bluefish Kevin Hall Vineyard Haven 20 3
1978
Bass Dick Hathaway Edgartown 60 2 *
Bluefish Gary Lewis 17 9
1979
Bass Dick Hathaway Edgartown 55 3
Bluefish Bernie Arruda Vineyard Haven 19 0
1980
Bass Francis Bernard Oak Bluffs 49 5
Bluefish Lee Welch Edgartown 20 0 *