At first light this Saturday, May 6, children 14 and younger will have the chance to compete in the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club’s 43rd annual Kids Trout Tournament at Duarte’s Pond in West Tisbury.


Kids 14 and younger cast out at first light Saturday morning for the Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club kids' trout tournament. Camden Townes, 10, walked away with a new bike for her catch of a 14.75-inch trout, the biggest of the day.

Stocking Duarte's Pond for kids' trout tournament

The annual kids' trout tournament takes place on Saturday, May 7, beginning at first light. On Tuesday morning the first shipment of trout arrived at Duarte's Pond.


Youngsters and their families rose before the sun Saturday morning to claim prime fishing real estate along Duarte’s Pond for the annual kids' trout tournament.


The Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club’s annual trout tournament is Saturday and Duarte’s Pond off Lambert’s Cove is teeming with trout. If you're 14 or under, be there at dawn. Here are some tips from the experts on how to best angle for the winning fish.


Scarlet Pangia, age two and a half, and her father Jonathan were at Duarte's Pond off Lambert's Cove Road before five in the morning on Saturday. But they weren't alone; any good trout fisherman knows the fish can start biting before the sun rises. Some families arrived before 4 a.m., armed with Thermoses full of coffee. Some youngesters, like Emmy Carroll, arrived still in their fleecy pajamas.