Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Derby
Each year March 1 through November 30 the Marine Fisheries 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 Marine Fisheries-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 the captain who has three derby winning fish caught on their boat. Last year 37 anglers were awarded engraved silver-plated Paul Revere Bowls.
The awards ceremony takes place in early February at the Eastern Fishing and Outdoor Expo in Worcester.