Derby Heads Into Final Week
Steve Myrick
Lines are in the water and the grand leader board is changing as the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby heads into the final week of fishing.
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Flyfisherman Is Grand Slam King
Steve Myrick

Catching all four species on a flyrod is a rare feat in the derby. But that’s what Zach Horrocks has done.

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Good Start Meets Bad Weather, Derby Delight Sidelined by Jose
Steve Myrick
During the second week of the Striped Bass and Bluefish derby, the name most often escaping the lips of Derby fishermen was not a trusted lure maker or a fishing buddy, but a hurricane named Jose.
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Derby Off to a Strong Start, With Registrations Up
Steve Myrick

Registrations are up, the weather has been good — so far — and plenty of fish are hitting the scales at derby headquarters in Edgartown.

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Beach Closings Lead to Rising Tensions
Sara Brown
After a summer of tension over beach closures to vehicles to protect nesting shorebirds, Vineyard fishermen weighed in with concerns.
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Derby Fever Casts a Wide Net, Rods Ready for Sunday Morning
Steve Myrick
For 72 years, fishermen have approached the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby as dreamers. Plenty of lines will hit the water at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.
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Fishermen's Trust Marks First With Lease of Sea Scallop Quota
Chloe Reichel

The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust completed a deal to lease a sea scalloping quota to West Tisbury fisherman Sam Hopkins.

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Community Turns Out for Fluke for Luke Tournament
Vivian Ewing
Over 400 people took part in a fundraiser for the family of Luke Gurney, a commercial conch fisherman who died in a fishing accident last year.
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Fishermen Safety Course Is Hands On Survival Training
Heather Hamacek
On Thursday morning, about 35 fishermen took part in a Safety and Survival Training program, a two-day free course that walked commercial fishermen through live saving skills, including plunging into the frigid ocean in thick neoprene survival suits.
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Fishermen's Trust Proposal Aims to Clear the Clutter in Menemsha
Alex Elvin
The fishing cages, nets and other gear that lie scattered around Menemsha may soon have a place of their own behind the Chilmark landfill.
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