The early bird may catch the worm, but it’s the early fisherman who catches the trout. This Saturday, May 9, the annual Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club trout tournament for kids, ages 14 and under, will be held at Duarte’s Pond off Lambert’s Cove in West Tisbury. The event is free and although the fun officially begins at first light, kids (and their parents) start lining the sides of the pond in the deep dark of the night to secure the best spots. The pond was stocked recently and beneath the still waters lies a flurry of activity, ravenous for worms and such. The day is done usually by around 9:30 or 10 a.m.

There will also be food for hungry anglers (dogs and donuts and hot cocoa for breakfast anyone?) and prizes, donated by various Island businesses.

For more information, call the Rod and Gun Club at 508-627-3537.