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Enter your catch in the Saltwater Weigh-In Fishing Derby

Want to enter the Saltwater Weigh-In Derby? Read on to learn how to register your catch.
Your entry must be received within 30 days of catch and postmarked no later than Dec. 10 of the current calendar year. We present awards at the New England Boat Show in Boston the following year.

Division of Marine Fisheries

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What you need for Enter your catch in the Saltwater Weigh-In Fishing Derby

To enter your catch:

  • Complete your Weigh-In Derby form in person at an approved weigh station. 
  • Entry forms must be signed by the angler and the Weighmaster in order to be eligible. 

Also note that fish weighed on a boat do not qualify.

How to enter Enter your catch in the Saltwater Weigh-In Fishing Derby

  • Bring your catch to an official weigh station. Fish weighed on a boat do not qualify.
  • Weighmasters should complete the second box of the form after verifying the weight and length. Ensure both you and the Weighmaster have a copy of the form saved.
  • Email the saved form within 30 days of catch to:

          john.boardman@state.ma.us

  • Bring the form and your catch to an official weigh station. Fish weighed on a boat do not qualify.
  • Fill out the form at an official weigh station and have the Weighmaster sign.
  • Mail form within 30 days of catch to:

Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Derby
836 South Rodney French Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02744

More info about Enter your catch in the Saltwater Weigh-In Fishing Derby

All derby participants must have a valid MA recreational saltwater fishing permit.

Downloads for Enter your catch in the Saltwater Weigh-In Fishing Derby

Contact for Enter your catch in the Saltwater Weigh-In Fishing Derby

Address
John Boardman, Aquatic Biologist & Derby Coordinator
836 South Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02744

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