Catch and Release Derby

The Catch-and-Release Derby was initiated in 2009 and runs each year from January 1 through November 30. New in 2017, all species eligible for the Weigh-In Derby are also eligible for the Catch-and-Release Derby. Each species has a minimum qualifying length which can be found in the Derby rules (click here pdf format of 2017 MA Saltwater Derby Rules
file size 3MB). All anglers who successfully enter fish into the Catch-and-Release Derby receive a pin.

Fishing being entered in the Catch-and-Release Derby must be measured to the nearest half inch. A clear photo of the fish on the measuring device indicating total length must be submitted with the official entry form, which you can download here pdf format of Fishing Derby Entry Form
.

Entry Forms and photos are sent to:

John Boardman
Division of Marine Fisheries
1213 Purchase Street, 3rd floor
New Bedford, MA 02740

 

Massachusetts Saltwater Catch and Release Derby 2017 Leaders as of May 5, 2017

SpeciesNameLengthTown of Residence

Massachusetts Saltwater Catch and Release Derby 2016 Winners

SpeciesNameLengthTown of Residence
Striped BassFrank Mazzulli47" 
Winter FlounderMark Forrester20" 
False AlbacoreRay Jarvis28" 
    

Massachusetts Saltwater Catch and Release Derby 2015 Winners

SpeciesNameLengthTown of Residence
False AlbacoreRoss Kessler29" 
FlukeMichael Rossignol24" 
Striped BassRay Jarvis48.5" 
Massachusetts Saltwater Catch and Release Derby 2014 Winners
SpeciesNameLengthTown of Residence
False AlbacoreMatthew Welsh30" 
Striped BassMark Remlinger49" 
Massachusetts Saltwater Catch and Release Derby 2012 Winners
SpeciesNameLengthTown of Residence
Bluefish (Tie)Frank Mazzulli36"Quincy
Richard Trifone36"
Striped BassFrank Mazzulli48"Quincy
Massachusetts Saltwater Catch and Release Derby 2011 Winners
SpeciesNameLengthTown of Residence
BluefishJoe Diodati36"Naples, FL
False AlbacoreFred Radcliffe26.5"Chelsea
Striped BassPeter Gawne47"Rockport
Winter FlounderPeter Gawne21.5"Rockport
 
Massachusetts Saltwater Catch and Release Derby 2010 Winners
SpeciesNameLengthTown of Residence
BluefishFrank Mazzulli36"Quincy, MA
Striped BassAllison Miles46"Chelsea, MA
For more information about this fishing derby, please contact John Boardman