The Derby is an annual community event that would not be possible without the efforts of so many anglers, supporters, volunteers, and sponsors. Congratulations to our six final overall winners and especially David Kadison - our 2023 Eastern Boat Works 22 Sisu Grand Prize key ceremony winner!

NOTE: 2024 79th Derby Dates: September 15th - October 19th

Final 2023 Derby Grand Leaders:

Bluefish - Boat Elizabeth O'Brien 16.41 lbs.

Bluefish - Shore Justus Conant 16.15 lbs.

Bonito - Boat David Kadison 10.60 lbs. (Grand Prize Winner)

Bonito - Shore Rick Zappala 10.02 lbs.

Albacore - Boat Bill Potter 19.21 lbs.

Albacore - Shore Joseph Cefalo 14.67 lbs.

And here are all your division winners: LINK

2023 Farm Neck Awards Ceremony Coverage and Videos

Please check out the links below and congrats again to all our 2023 winners.

Key Ceremony Video: LINK

Facebook Live Ceremony Intros: LINK

Gazette Derby Awards Coverage

MV Times Awards Coverage

2023 Photo Contest Winners

The Derby Committee thanks everyone for sending in so many amazing photos in this year’s photo contest. We congratulate Shawna Slaughter for this year’s winning photo (left), chosen by Committee vote. First runner-up by Chelsea Carlson is below.

We thank all our participants for their great submissions. Look for yours in the 2024 Derby booklet!

2023 Online Auction Results and Thanks

Thank you to all who helped us raise money by way of our online auction. Your bids generated over $24,000 for our Scholarship Fund, a new record. This year, the Derby auction featured items donated by the following companies and individuals:

Accurate Reels, Alan Muckerheide, Bill Potter, Brewer Insect & Animal Spraying of Edgartown, Costa, Donald F. O'Shaughnessy, Edgartown Commons, Garreth Heath, Hardy - Alnwick England, Hob Knob Inn Island Stone and Granite, Janet Messineo, Kevin Shea, Kismet Outfitters, Lamson Waterworks, Lisa Leonard, LIVE Watersports, Local Tide Charters, Martha's Vineyard Museum, Michael Blanchard -Crossroads Gallery MV, Mink Meadows golf club, MV Sharks - Russ Curran, Orvis, Pathfinder Maritime Training, Peppers Polarized Eyewear, Rock Solid Fitness MV, Safe Harbor Marinas, Sea Smoke - From MVY Flavors, Shurhold - The Fisherman Magazine, Soundview Millworks, St. Croix, Steve London, Summer Shades, The Artist Brian Kirkpatrick, Tsunami Reels, Visser Reels, Wayne The chainsaw carving man, XTRATUF.

Holiday Gift Alert: Discounted Official Derby Gear Available!

Thank you for your support of the online Derby store and remember that all proceeds support our charitable efforts. Leftover Derby gear is available at discount prices. Buy now, for the Derby anglers on your Holiday list!

Visit The Derby Online Store

Derby Survey: Coming Soon

One of the major focuses of the Committee is to continually improve the Derby. Recently, we have been reviewing its prize structure. We hope you will be willing to take a few minutes to fill it out and give us your thoughts and ideas.

Watch for it in your email!

Plan Your Trip: 2024 79th Derby Dates Announced

Sunday Sept 15th: 79th Derby Starts: 12:01 AM

Sunday Sept 22nd: Kid's Day (OB Ferry Wharf)

Saturday Oct 19th: 79th Derby Ends 9:00PM

Sunday Oct 20th: Awards Ceremony

We hope to see you again in 2024 and that you will "Come to the Vineyard and Fish the Derby"!

Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby, Inc.
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