Since 1983, the Division has been hosting the annual Weigh-In Derby. All fish entered must be legally caught on hook and line, and measured at an official Division-certified weigh station.
All confirmed entries will receive a Derby pin. Awards will be given to those anglers catching the heaviest of each species for each of the three divisions: Mens, Womens, and Juniors (boys and girls aged 15 and younger). A Skillful Skipper award is presented to a for-hire (charter boat or head-boat) captain who has at least three Derby-winning fish caught on his or her boat.
In 2015, there were 24 winners in the Weigh-In Derby and Captain Joe Huckemeyer of the Helen H was a Skillful Skipper winner. The awards ceremony for the 2015 Derby will take place on February 20 in conjunction with the New England Boat Show in Boston.
Massachusetts Saltwater Weigh-In Derby 2016 Leaders as of 05/24/2016
|Species||Division||Name||Heaviest Fish||Weigh Station||Town of Residence|
|Black Sea Bass|
|Scup||Women||Theresa Sexton||2 lbs 7 oz||Red Top||Bourne|
|Junior||Joseph Pearle||2 lbs 9 oz||M & D's||East Wareham|
|Tautog||Women||Ashley Brown||10 lbs 13 oz||Wareham|