Fishing

In Week One of Derby, Albies Rule

Five days into the 74th annual Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, all over the Island fishermen are hauling their packs of tackle along the shoreline or heading out in boats.

Hearings Set for New Striped Bass Rules

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has drafted new rules for both the recreational and commercial fisheries to preserve the dwindling stocks.

Honoring Everyone's Best Friend at Fluke for Luke Tournament

More than 400 people registered to fish in the third annual Fluke for Luke tournament, the two-day fishing derby that commemorates the life of Luke Gurney, the beloved Island fisherman who died in a tragic fishing accident in June 2016.

Dates Set for Annual Flyrod Tournament

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.

Loaves and Fishes: The Year in Food 2018

Food trends come and go. But social food issues like food security, hunger prevention, food diversity and food waste are here to stay.

Three Island Fishermen, One Big Tuna Close the Season

Johnny Osmers, Paul McDonald and Tim Sauer had been fishing from their 35-foot Menemsha lobster boat Shearwater for less than an hour on the first day of November, when they felt the bite.

Island Fishermen Hail Strict New Limits to Save North Atlantic Herring

The New England Fishery Management Council voted last week to limit both the scope and size of the commercial herring catch for the next three years.

Bait Barrel Respect

Fish only in the bait barrel labeled fish only.

In Rare Appearance, Brown Booby Takes a Shine to Menemsha

Menemsha fisherman Walter Dixon had a surprise shipmate join his fishing trip on Monday afternoon: a brown booby.

Captain Porky's Bait and Tackle Shop Changes Ownership

After 25 years the Edgartown tackle shop that has been the go-to place to get equipment, bait and catch up with Capt. Porky and his wife Carol, is changing hands.

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