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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 06/27/2016

SpeciesDivisionNameHeaviest FishWeigh StationTown of Residence
Bigeye Tuna     
Black Sea BassMenFrank Mazzulli5 lbs 12 ozFore River Fishing TackleQuincy
 WomenCrystle Calvin4 lbs 8 ozUncle Ken'sDartmouth
BluefishMenTavin Beagle18 lbs 10 ozNantucket Anglers ClubLos Altos, CA
Bluefin Tuna     
Blue Shark     
Blue Marlin     
False Albacore     
FlukeMenGarret Krzynowek9 lbs 8 ozFalmouth Bait & TackleWare
King Mackerel     
Mako Shark     
Porbeagle Shark     
ScupMenMatthew Kelly2 lbs 8 ozSurfland Bait & TackleBoxford
 WomenTheresa Sexton2 lbs 7 ozRed TopBourne
 JuniorJoseph Pearle2 lbs 9 ozM & D'sEast Wareham
Spanish Mackerel     
Striped BassMenMark DeAngelo43 lbsFishing FinaticsSaugus
Tautog WomenAshley Brown10 lbs 13 oz Wareham
Thresher Shark     
Winter Flounder     
Yellowfin Tuna