The Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters Association is bringing back its annual tackle sale for the sixth consecutive year this Saturday. The sale is timed to precede the opening of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby on Sept. 11, and all funds raised support the association’s scholarship program for local high school students.

The sale will offer up a variety of used gear, including fishing rods, reels, lures, coolers, tackle boxes and everything else Derby hopefuls may need for the upcoming five-week competition. Almost all of the gear is donated by members of the Surfcaster’s Association, which includes about 125 members, said association president Donald Scarpone.

“The first tackle sale, we brought in a couple grand. Now everybody’s starting to know,” Mr. Scarpone said.

Mr. Scarpone said the sale began as a way to support and grow the association’s scholarship fund for local students who plan to study marine biology or marine science. As more and more visitors have flocked to the sale each year, the scale of the scholarship program has grown.

“With the money we raise, we now donate two $4,000 scholarships to students at the high school,” he said.

This year’s recipients were Nick Cranston and Delilah Hammarlund.

The tackle sale runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School this Saturday, Sept. 3.