Sporting Magazine Is Bass Derby Booster
Vineyard Gazette
Publicizing of the Martha’s Vineyard striped bass derby was taken up by the Salt Water Sportsman, a weekly publication devoted exclusively to salt water sport fishing. A four page announcement had been printed and distributed by the Sportsman, in which the derby was characterized as “the most colossal fishing derby ever staged on the North Atlantic.” 
 
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Striped Bass Derby Opens on Sunday
Vineyard Gazette
The first Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass Derby, the most ambitious event of its kind to be arranged for this coast, will begin at 12 noon on Sunday, Sept. 15, and will continue until 12 noon on Oct. 15. The grand prize of the derby is $1,000, and among the contestants so far are salt water fishermen from Toronto, others from Canada, four from Virginia, two from Philadelphia, and hundreds from the New England states and New York.
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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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