Now that spring is here, it’s time to mark calendars for the 26th annual fly rod striped bass catch and release tournament.

The annual tournament sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club is scheduled this year for Saturday, June 3 from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 4. Prizes are awarded in a range of categories at a Sunday morning awards ceremony, held this year at 9:30 a.m. Tournament headquarters and breakfast will be held this year at Edgartown School.

The entry fee is $35, and money raised helps provide trout for the club’s annual kids’ trout derby, sends two children to Conservation Camp, and supports a day of fishing for Camp Jabberwocky campers.

For more information contact longtime tournament chairman Cooper Gilkes at 508-627-3909 or