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.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
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.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
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.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
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.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
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.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
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.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Island Grown Initiative
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.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Aaron Wilson
Greg G. Clark won the grand prize in a quiet ceremony Sunday afternoon as the 75th derby came to a close.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
Bill Eville
At 12:01 am. Sunday, the 76th annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby begins. First weigh opens at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

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