Kids' Trout Derby

Early Bird Gets the Worm; Early Kid Gets the Trout

Two and a half year old McCabe Neadow earned top prize at the kids' trout tournament with an 18.5-inch rainbow trout.

Rods Ready for Kids' Trout Tournament

While Cooper Gilkes waited for a delivery of trout to arrive at Duarte’s Pond on Wednesday morning, he remembered trout derbies past.

Wet Weather, No Worries for Young Anglers

Half an hour into the 43rd annual Kids Trout Tournament, Grace Cotton caught a 16-inch rainbow trout. Two hours later she discovered she had won the tournament.

First Light, First Bite at Kids Trout Tournament

At first light this Saturday, May 6, children 14 and younger will have the chance to compete in the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club’s 43rd annual Kids Trout Tournament at Duarte’s Pond in West Tisbury.

Trout at First Light: Kids Reel in Winners at Annual Derby

Kids 14 and younger cast out at first light Saturday morning for the Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club kids' trout tournament. Camden Townes, 10, walked away with a new bike for her catch of a 14.75-inch trout, the biggest of the day.
Stocking Duarte's Pond for kids' trout tournament

Big Bites for Little Tykes, Kids' Trout Tournament Casts Wide Net

The annual kids' trout tournament takes place on Saturday, May 7, beginning at first light. On Tuesday morning the first shipment of trout arrived at Duarte's Pond.

Littlest Anglers Take Home Biggest Fish at Annual Trout Tournament

Youngsters and their families rose before the sun Saturday morning to claim prime fishing real estate along Duarte’s Pond for the annual kids' trout tournament.

Pond Stocked, Tangle Tent Ready; Kid's Trout Tournament Reels Them In

The Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club’s annual trout tournament is Saturday and Duarte’s Pond off Lambert’s Cove is teeming with trout. If you're 14 or under, be there at dawn. Here are some tips from the experts on how to best angle for the winning fish.

Big Fish, Bigger Winners at Kids' Trout Derby

Scarlet Pangia, age two and a half, and her father Jonathan were at Duarte's Pond off Lambert's Cove Road before five in the morning on Saturday. But they weren't alone; any good trout fisherman knows the fish can start biting before the sun rises. Some families arrived before 4 a.m., armed with Thermoses full of coffee. Some youngesters, like Emmy Carroll, arrived still in their fleecy pajamas. 

Hooked on Kids Trout Tournament

The annual children’s trout tournament starts tomorrow morning at “first light.” But securing a choice fishing spot can often require a wander in the dark with a flashlight. The fishing contest at the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank’s Duarte’s Pond, off Lambert’s Cove Road, is for children 14 years old and younger and its free. There are plenty of prizes on the line including two brand new bicycles.