Fishing

Saltwater Derby Winners

The Vineyard made a strong showing recently at the Massachusetts Saltwater Derby Awards ceremony at the New England Boat Show in Boston.

State of Beaches: Surfcasters Hear Reports at Annual Meeting

Beach access, erosion and the effects of climate change were all topics of discussion at the annual Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters Association banquet held Saturday in Edgartown.

Codfather Arrest Shines Light on Fishing System

Dozens of New Bedford-based commercial fishing boats were ordered to stop fishing last week in the wake of the federal prosecution of fishing magnate Carlos Rafael, known as The Codfather.

Derby Heads Into Final Week

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.

Flyfisherman Is Grand Slam King

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

Good Start Meets Bad Weather, Derby Delight Sidelined by Jose

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.

Derby Off to a Strong Start, With Registrations Up

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

Beach Closings Lead to Rising Tensions

After a summer of tension over beach closures to vehicles to protect nesting shorebirds, Vineyard fishermen weighed in with concerns.

Derby Fever Casts a Wide Net, Rods Ready for Sunday Morning

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.

Community Turns Out for Fluke for Luke Tournament

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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