Vineyard Gazette
The first Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass Derby, the most ambitious event of its kind to be arranged for this coast, will begin at 12 noon on Sunday, Sept. 15, and will continue until 12 noon on Oct. 15. The grand prize of the derby is $1,000, and among the contestants so far are salt water fishermen from Toronto, others from Canada, four from Virginia, two from Philadelphia, and hundreds from the New England states and New York.
Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Vineyard Gazette
In all the tumult of a savage easterly gale accompanied by lashing rain, the 10th annual fishing derby came to a close on Saturday, with contestants fishing, or certainly attempting to fish up to
Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Remy Tumin
Last fall a group of nine soldiers arrived in Menemsha to compete in the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.
American Heroes Saltwater Challenge
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Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Will Sennott
The venerable saltwater fishing contest entering its 75th year, will eliminate striped bass from the competition this fall.
Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Striped bass

2018

Caitlyn Parkhurst of West Tisbury walked in with the first fish of the derby just five minutes afterweighmaster Roy Langley rang the opening bell.

Lines go in the water at 12:01 Sunday morning as the 73rd derby begins.

Sea turtle specialists have documented a high number of leatherback turtle boat strikes this summer, including at least one off the Vineyard.

2017

Trish Lyman of Edgartown won a new car and John Stasiuk of Northford, Connn., took home a new boat at the derby awards ceremony held Sunday.

Seven service veterans along with their families came to the Island this week to participate in the American Heroes Saltwater Challenge.

Thirteen-year-old Chilmark fisherman Tegan Fenner is is all over the junior division leader boards in the Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

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