The 28th Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Flyrod Catch and Release Tournament has been set for the weekend of June 8 and 9.

Fishing begins Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m., and ends at 2 a.m., Sunday, June 9. The awards ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m., June 9. The tournament headquarters and breakfast are located at the Edgartown School. The entry fee is $35.

“We’ve got fishermen who wouldn’t miss it. It’s a great time,” tournament chairman Cooper (Coop) Gilkes of Edgartown said.

Longtime participants agree that the one-night team shore contest fosters the best qualities of the sport of flyfishing. One unique aspect is that irrespective of fishing success, fishermen present at the Sunday morning awards ceremony have a chance to win one of many great prizes in a random drawing of entry blanks.

Plaques are handed out in one of three categories: The total number of fish of any size length caught and released by a team (Roberto Germani Trophy); the largest fish (length and girth) released by a member of a team (Sonny and Joey Beaulieu Trophy); and the most fish caught and released by a team in which members may not change flies (Arnold Spofford Trophy).

For more information, call Cooper Gilkes at 508-627-3909 or go to