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Date: September 15 - October 19, 2019 ¦ Time: 12:00AM - 10:00PM

Come to the Vineyard and fish The Derby! For over 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!

An individual may register only once in each division for which he/she is eligible.

ALL TACKLE DIVISION: $50.00 (Seniors $25.00)
The All Tackle Division is open to adults using any type of rod and reel including flyrod. Persons who have reached their 65th birthday on or before the opening day of the Derby will be registered as Seniors.

The Junior All-Tackle Division is open to persons who have not reached their 15th Birthday on the opening day of the Derby. Mini Juniors are 4-8 and Juniors age 9-14.There will be special Grand Awards for Mini Jr. Juniors may use any type of rod and reel including flyrod. Except where noted, the Junior Division will follow the rules of the All Tackle Division.

The M.V. Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby Committee strongly discourages parents from taking children out of school to go fishing. For many years we have had an unwritten rule that no junior may fish during school hours. It is unsportmanlike to do so when all other juniors are attending school. We expect all parents to enforce this commitment to education and to good sportsmanship.

FLYROD DIVISION: $50.00 Adults $25.00 Juniors and Seniors
The Flyrod Division is open only to persons using flyrods. Flyrod Division competitors will be issued a separate Flyrod badge and number and will fish under the rules of this Derby and the I.G.F.A. (Maximum tippet strength twenty (20) pounds). If a Flyrod competitor is also entered in one of the All Tackle Divisions, he/she may enter his/her fish as All Tackle. The decision to enter a fish in either division (but not both) must be announced to the Weigh-Master PRIOR TO THE WEIGHING OF THAT FISH. That fish is then eligible for the Grand and Grand Slam Awards, regardless of the division it is entered in. Fish may not be entered in the Flyrod Division measuring less than Derby length limits. Juniors fishing in the Flyrod Division will be considered as adults and must meet the same minimum length requirements as adults.

1a Dock Street
Edgartown, MA 02539

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