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Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters
Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
P.O. Box 3053
Edgartown, MA 02539

Event Detail

27th MV Rod & Gun Club Flyrod Striped Bass Catch and Release Tournament
Start Date/Time: Saturday, June 02, 2018 7:00 PM
End Date/Time: Sunday, June 03, 2018 2:00 AM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority

27th Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club

Fly Rod Striped Bass Catch & Release Tournament

Saturday, June 2, 2018

It is that time of year to start looking ahead to good weather and great fishing! And we are ready to start getting the word out about our wonderful 27th Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Fly Rod Striped Bass Catch & Release Tournament: Saturday, June 2, 2018! We always like to get the word out early so you can plan your trip to Martha's Vineyard and accommodations now to guarantee your ability to attend our fantastic tournament.

All of us look forward to the fun, excitement and camaraderie of the annual Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Fly Rod Striped Bass Catch and Release Tournament. That's when fishermen and striped bass will meet on the beaches of Martha's Vineyard — wind, rain or moonshine — we do not cancel. All of us connected with this unique contest think it fosters the best qualities of the sport of fly-fishing. Last year, more than 125 fly fishermen joined in the fun and had a great time irrespective of their fishing success. One of the unique aspects of this event is that we do not give prizes based on catching fish. Every participant who attends the awards ceremony has an opportunity to win one of many great prizes our generous supporters contribute each year. The fun begins at 9:30 am. Sunday. We encourage you to be there. The tournament headquarters and breakfast will once again be located at the Edgartown School, 35 Robinson Road, Edgartown, off Edgartown-West Tisbury Road. The location provides plenty of casting room. On Saturday, contributors are welcome to display products and talk to some of the East Coast’s most ardent fly fishermen. The entry fee is $35. The money raised helps to provide trout for the club’s spring Kids Trout Derby, send two youngsters to Conservation Camp and supports a day of fishing for Camp Jabberwocky campers. The tournament will be held the weekend of June 2nd. We strongly suggest that you make ferry reservations as soon as possible by calling the SSA at 508-477-8600 ( We do not actively solicit prize donations and welcome your contributions. If you can donate a prize it would be much appreciated. Contributions can be shipped to Catch & Release Tournament, Coop's Bait & Tackle, 147 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539, or dropped off on Saturday. Please read the rules carefully. If you need to be matched up with another fisherman please let us know in advance. Early registration is appreciated as it helps us gauge the breakfast count. 

Please see the attachments for the Entry form and Tournament rules. Also you can visit MV Rod & Gun Club's new website and head to the Catch & Release Tournament page on it for more info:

If you have any questions please call tournament committee member Cooper Gilkes at 508-627-3909, or e-mail Nelson Sigelman at


The Catch and Release Committee