Calcutta Fishing Derby
The Calcutta Fishing Derby is sponsored by the Woods Hole Business Association and takes place the entire month of September with daily prizes given out for biggest catch of Bluefish and Bass. Grand prizes given out on the last day of the derby.
Derby Dates and Times
The 2012 Calcutta Fishing Derby begins at 12:01 a.m., Monday, September 10, 2012 and ends Sunday, October 7, 2012 at midnight.
Annual Awards Party
The Annual Awards Party will be held on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Landfall Restaurant.
Eligible Fish Species
Eligible fish are Striped Bass and Bluefish, hereinafter referred to as the species.
Divisions and Entry Fees
There are two divisions Striped Bass and Bluefish. The entry fee is $20.00. Kids under 12 are free.
Payment of Entry Fees
Payment may be by cash or personal check. There will be a $25.00 service charge for returned checks, which along with the entry fee must then be paid in cash. Failure to do so will disqualify the entrant from further participation in the Derby and forfeiture of any prizes.
Weighing of Fish
The weigh-in station for all fish entered in the derby will be at the Landfall Restaurant. The weigh-in times will be between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. All fish must be weighed-in within 15 hours from the time of being caught. All state and federal laws must be complied with. At the time of weigh-in, fisherman must present his/her badge and provide the weigh-master all requested information.
Required Minimum Lengths for Fish
Striped Bass: 28”.
All the decisions of the Weigh-Master and the Derby Committee are final.
Awarding of Prizes
Daily: A first prize will be awarded daily in each division (Bluefish and Striped Bass).
Overall Prizes At the end of the Derby, the money from the entry fees be split in half, 50% will go to the largest Bass and 50% will go to the largest Bluefish.
$100 for largest Bass|
$100 for largest Bluefish
|Kids: (under 12)||$50 gift card for Walmart for the largest Bass|
$50 gift card for Walmart for the largest Bluefish
Entry Form» Woods Hole Calcutta Fishing Derby Entry Form [MS Word | PDF]
|Year||Overall Bass||Overall Bluefish||Women's Bass||Women's Bluefish||Under 12|
Marcus Meadelis 37.35lb.
Kelly Livingston 13.22lb.
Kelly Livingston 26.75lb.
Kelly Livingston 13.22lb.
Lyra Delori .25 lb.
|2011||Marcus Meadelis - 42.7 lb.||Arthur Vose - 12.5 lb.||Kaitrin Tessier - 30.6 lb.||Kaitrin Tessier - 10.25 lb.||Henry Starosta - 10.5 lb. Blue
|2010||Kaitrin Tessier - 30.6 lb.||Kaitrin Tessier - 12.9 lb.||Lyra Delory - 2.1 lb. Blue
|2009||Phil Stanton 38.25 lb.||Gary Engblom - 15.8 lb.||Kelly Livingston - 25.5 lb.||Kaitrin Tessier - 11.1 lb.||Linny Delinks - 11.4 lb. Blue
Aidan Downey - 9.55 lb. Bass
|2008||Nat Chakley - 49.6 lbs.||Nat Chakley - 13.35 lbs.||Rachel Delori - 15.45 lb.||Lisa Danburg - 12.3 lb.||Ariella Baxbaum Grice
3.45 lb. Bluefish
|2007||Miles Ochs - 42.9 lbs.||Ed Dupuis - 13.1 lbs.||Lindsey Duquay - 21.3 lb.||Laurie Raymond - 9.05 lb.||Linny Delinks - 1 lb.|
|2006||Erik Gura - 38.3 lbs.||Gary Engblom - 14.9 lbs.||Laurie Raymond - 9.8 lb.||Laurie Raymond - 11.95 lb.||Lindsay Delinks (8 yrs. old)
1.1 lb. Bluefish
|2005||Nat Chalkley - 36.7 lbs.||Phil Stanton - 12.9 lbs.|
|2004||Andrew Grant - 40.3 lbs.||Phil Stanton - 13.8 lbs.|