Fly Rod Striped Bass Catch & Release Tournament
Contact: Martha’s Vineyard Rod & Gun Club
Address: 26 Robinson Road
Admission fee: Yes
Sponsors: Martha’s Vineyard Rod & Gun Club
Benefit for: Jabberwocky & Island Youth Activities
The 26th annual Martha’s Vineyard Rod & Gun Club Fly Rod Catch & Release Tournament begins at 7 pm, Saturday, June 3 and ends at 2 am, Sunday. The awards ceremony begins at 9:30 am, Sunday, June 4. This year, in a change of venue the tournament headquarters and breakfast will be located at the Edgartown School off Edgartown-West Tisbury Road. The entry fee is $35. The money the tournament raises helps to provide trout for the club’s spring Kid’s Trout Derby, send two youngsters to Conservation Camp and supports a day of fishing for Camp Jabberwocky campers.
Fishermen who participate year after year agree that the one-night Island team fly fishing contest fosters the best qualities of the sport of fly-fishing. One unique aspect is that irrespective of fishing success tournament registrants present at the fun-filled Sunday morning awards ceremony have a chance to win one of many great prizes awarded based on a random drawing of entry blanks. Winning fishermen receive plaques in one of three categories: The total number of fish of any size length caught and released by a team (Roberto Germani Trophy); the largest fish (length and girth) released by a fisherman (Sonny and Joey Beaulieu Trophy); and the most fish caught and released by a team in which members are not allowed to change flies (Arnold Spofford Trophy).