And the Key Fits; Greg Clark Takes Home Derby Grand Prize
Aaron Wilson
Greg G. Clark won the grand prize in a quiet ceremony Sunday afternoon as the 75th derby came to a close.
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For Amaral Brothers, Derby Has Always Been a Family Affair
Aaron Wilson
Ed and Steve Amaral fished the first Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish derby in 1946 when they were 10 and nine years old, respectively.
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Derby Fish Donation Program Expands Beyond Senior Centers
Aaron Wilson
The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby will partner with Island Grown Initiative to distribute fresh fish for seniors, community meals and Islanders in need.
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Cool Weather Arrives, and Derby Fishermen Are Chasing the Big Ones
Aaron Wilson
The weigh station has been buzzing at derby headquarters, as cool autumn days arrive and the fishing heats up. “The fishing has been phenomenal,” derby chairman Joe El-Deiry said.
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Found on Craig’s List, Derby Grand Prize Is Classic Boat Design
Bill Eville
The story of the Cape Codder 19 dates to the late 1960s when Sandy Urquhart was tinkering with hull designs aimed at creating an affordable craft made specifically for Cape and Vineyard waters.
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Fickle Weather, Fierce Fishing; Big Bonito Rock Week Two
Aaron Wilson
Elizabeth Thompson, an 11-year-old, sixth-grader at the West Tisbury school, broke the derby’s junior record for boat-caught bonito on Saturday with a 11.68-pound fish.
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First Week of the Derby: You Can't Win if You Don't Enter
Aaron Wilson
A possible record bonito did not cross the scales during the first week of action, as the fisherman had not registered for the derby.
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An Albie and a Bluefish Cross the Scales As 75th Derby Gets Underway
Bill Eville
Serena Ward, fishing in her first derby, earned bragging rights for the first fish, an 8.4-pound false albacore. Chuck Winter was second with a 4.44-pound bluefish.
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Absent Stripers, 75th Derby Ready to Begin in Uusual Year
Aaron Wilson
The bell will ring and the first fish will cross the scale Sunday morning as usual. But beyond that, little will be as usual when the 75th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby gets under way.
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Martha’s Vineyard Derby Will Remove Striped Bass From Competition
Will Sennott
The venerable saltwater fishing contest entering its 75th year, will eliminate striped bass from the competition this fall.
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