On the Waterfront

The 11th annual Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament starts this Thursday with a captain's meeting at the Wesley Hotel. Fishing takes place on Friday and Saturday.  Bob Jackson, the organizer of the event and the president of the Boston Big Game Fishing Club, said he is expecting at least 55 boats.

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World Record Blue Shark Caught

A huge 454-pound blue shark was caught during the tenth annual Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament held over the weekend. The shark could be the largest blue ever caught, a world record.

The shark was caught by Pete Bergin of Shrewsbury in his boat Quality Time. Mr. Bergin's boat was one of 65 participating in the Boston Big Game Fishing Club's annual event. Competing boats filled the Oak Bluffs waterfront for most of the weekend. On Friday and Saturday a large number of fish were caught, and even more were released.

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Scram Albies! Bluefin Tuna Caught from Shore
Devon Metters could have weighed in one of the largest shore-caught false albacore of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish derby’s second day Sunday. He caught a real tuna instead.
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Catch and Release Updates Rules
Winners of the June 12 event no longer will be the ones who catch and release the most fish, but those who meet the contest quota fastest.
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The Night of a Thousand Bass
A good fishing partner is as invaluable as a key to the gate at Quansoo.
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Gearing Up for the Derby at Annual Surfcasters Sale
Aaron Wilson
On Saturday morning, members of the Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters Association hosted their annual sale to raise money for high school scholarships.
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Brown Shark Tagging on the Vineyard Aids National Research Efforts
Will Sennott
A small group of Vineyard fishermen are participating in a brown shark tagging operation as part of a longstanding national study.
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Charter Fisherman Echo Mantra of Safety First
Aaron Wilson
Although charter fishing resumed during phase one of Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening plan, the dynamics of the business — in particular the small amount of space on a boat — have kept captains cautious.
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Catch and Release Canceled
The Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club has announced the cancellation of its 29th Fly Rod Striped Bass Catch and Release Tournament, scheduled for the evening of May 30.
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Pandemic Leaves Vineyard Fishermen High and Dry
Will Sennott

The Menemsha waterfront traditionally begins to stir at this time of year. Fishermen mend their gear, sturdy work boats are back in the slips, ready for the early-season haul. With the pandemic, all that has changed.

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