It’s Derby Time!!

16 Sep 2013

The Striped Bass and Bluefish derby has been around since 1946 and now attracts up to three thousand fishermen to Martha’s Vineyard over five weeks in September and October.

MV Derby Headquarters

There’s a wooden shack in the heart of Edgartown that is the center for all activity. It’s there that the participants of all ages line up with their catch for the daily weigh in for a few hours every morning and every night. There’s no telling of tall tales here; the truth is on the scale where all eyes are focused.

MV Derby Weigh In

Not a lot of work gets done on the island this time of year. Just about all of MV has hung out a sign: Gone Fishing!

From Living Off the Sea



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