Ten-Year-Old Wins VFW Fluke Tournament

One hundred and thirty anglers participated in the 14th annual Martha’s Vineyard Fluke Derby last weekend, but the biggest winner of all was herself pint-sized. Ten-year-old Molly Mention of Vineyard Haven was named grand prize winner with her catch of a 9.47 pound fluke.

According to Fluke

According to Fluke

Fluke fishermen young and old will be out in force this weekend as the 12th annual fluke tournament sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War Post 9261 gets under way.

Lines go in the water at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The weigh-in station is the VFW Post headquarters on Towanticut avenue in Oak Bluffs. Last year the fishing contest attracted close to 130 anglers, according to Peter Herrmann, chairman of the event.

Young Angler Nathaniel Packer Bests All in Fluke Tournament

A 10-year-old won this year’s annual fluke fishing contest, held last weekend. Nathaniel Packer, of Tisbury, caught a 10.1-pound fluke which more than eclipsed anything caught by the 139 other participants in this year’s contest. Youth, persistence and luck overshadowed age and experience when it came to the grand prize.