The Second Annual Hook for Homes Fishing Derby begins June 1, 2018. The targeted species includes black sea bass, striped bass and bluefish. There will be separate age, location, tackle, and species categories. In 2017 Hook for Homes raised over $16,000 and had over 50 anglers participate. This year we hope to raise even more to go towards building local affordable homes for families.

Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod (Habitat) has built affordable homes in all 15 towns on the Cape. Currently future homeowners and volunteers are building homes in Brewster and Truro. In the spring, Habitat we will raise walls on four homes in Marstons Mills!

Derby Details & Entry
The derby begins at 12:01 am, June 1st and ends at 11:59 pm, July 6th. Participants must register at least 24 hours prior to first official weigh-in, except on Charter boats. Charter participants must register at the beginning of the charter with your charter captain. An individual may fish both categories (fly tackle and all tackle), but must register and pay for each division. Registration is $50 for all adults, 16 years and older. For juniors, age 15 and under, registration is $25. All participants age 16 years and older must hold a valid State of Massachusetts fishing license, unless on a charter boat.

Derby Divisions
This is a boat and shore fishing tournament. Any fish caught on a boat that is anchored in a marina or to a dock will be counted as “boat.” All fish must be caught by means of hook and line and in accordance with applicable state laws and be presented as fresh, not frozen. All fish entered in the “shore” division must be caught from the shores of Cape Cod and not further inland than the Cape Cod Canal. All fish entered in the “boat” division must be caught from a boat no more than the legal limit off the shores of Cape Cod.

Catch Entry
As this is a catch and release derby, to submit a fish entrants use the official derby ruler to measure fish from tip of tail to bottom of jaw. Only clear photos should be taken of the fish being measured with official derby ruler. Once the photo is submitted, the angler will receive an email with additional questions that must be answered to be official entered. Eligible fish caught in other tournaments can be counted for this derby. All fish must be measured and submitted within 12 hours from the time being caught. The Official Derby Committee reserves the right to reject any fish that is physically altered except the normal routine of bleeding a fish. Any eligible fish should be cleared of all debris including, fishing line, hooks, weights, seaweed, etc.

Captain’s Catch and Awards Celebration
Celebrate the end of the derby on July 7, 2018 by participating in the Captain’s Catch! You and your five friends can go out with one of the participating Charter Captains for $150 per person, and then join us at Aselton Park, Hyannis for the Awards Celebration to enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, and Cape Cod Beer with your fellow anglers. You don’t have to participate to come!

For more information, please visit hookforhomes.com.