Each year, January 1 through November 30, MarineFisheries conducts the Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Derby. This is a free derby, meaning no entry fees. Fish entered must be caught by hook and line and measured and weighed at a MarineFisheries-certified official weigh station. All entries will receive a derby pin and at the end of the derby year, trophies will be awarded to anglers who landed the heaviest fish in each species category. Winners are chosen in three divisions - men, women, and juniors (age 15 and younger). There is also a "Skillful Skipper" award, which is presented to a for-hire captain who has three derby winning fish caught on their boat.
In 2014 there were 23 winners in the Weigh-In Derby. The awards ceremony takes place in February. See all the photos on our flickr page!
Massachusetts Saltwater Weigh-In Derby 2015 Leaders as of 5/27/15
|Species||Division||Name||Heaviest Fish||Weigh Station||Town of Residence|
|Black Sea Bass|
|Scup||Men||Wayne Alaneuski||2 lbs 8 oz||Tom's Bait & Tackle||Lakeville|
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