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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!

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August 19, 2015

2015 Derby Notes

The 2015 Derby starts September 13th! Registration will be open soon and the booklets are being printed. Some important notes:

-NEW MA Striped Bass regulations limit anglers to 1 fish per day. Derby minimum size is 32 inches.
-The Kayak Challenge is ON. Heaviest kayak fish from each species has a 1:4 chance of winning a loaded kayak from BassYaks.
-$500 SUPER SATURDAY days are: 9/19: Bluefish, 9/26: False Albacore, 10/3: Striped Bass, and 10/10 Bonito.
-Costa de Mar and The Fisherman Magazine are supporting the expanded Roberto Germani Catch & Release special award. Fill out a release form at HQ and have a chance to win special prizes!
-Sunday Sept 20th is KIDS DAY! Free event 6-8 AM for kids 4-14 at the OB SSA wharf!
-Our Grand Awards Ceremony is a free event and open to all! 1:00 PM Sunday October 18th at Farm Neck Golf Club. A must-see family-friendly event.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on the water!

Posted by wkerr at 04:37 PM | Comments (0)

December 19, 2014


Starts at 12:01 am Sunday, September 13, 2015
Ends at 10:00 om Saturday, October 17, 2015


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December 11, 2014


Vineyard Vines has given us the green light to sell our remaining Derby hats and tee shirts at the Vineyard Vines in OAK BLUFFS though-out the holidays.

Please stop by the OB Vineyard Vines Store or contact or 508-687-9841. We have pink camo hats and blue visors. For tee's we have grey and green, short sleeved (XXL only).

Hats/Visors are $20 and tees are $25 and all $$ goes directly to the Derby. Cash or Check.

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October 29, 2014


The 2014 Derby was one to remember! We set an all-time record for participants and the weather and fishing was excellent. We THANK YOU for participating and appreciate ALL the sponsor support.

If your business would like to sponsor the 2015 Derby with a product only donation, please email us at We provide excellent NE market exposure in return.

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