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A lot of our readers have fished - and still fish - the NE. This story about a Kids' derby is a fun read regardless.

This fish image - of an angry bluefish tearing the surface - came from a great NE fishing site called SaltyCape.com, and the story is about a Derby that's been going on for many years in Martha's Vineyard. The story is a great read, and anything that gets youngsters to put down their smart phones and breath real outside air cannot ever be a bad thing. We've been to the Vineyard, and it is definitely another world. An expensive world. But when fishing rods come out, social standing should vanish. Or should.

SaltyCape Derby

From the Vineyard Gazette:

A steady stream of kids walked back and forth across the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority wharf, their hands delicately holding scup and sea bass wrapped in hand towels and rags. Fish caught at the annual kid’s derby day, a long-running part of the annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, are measured by length, and then returned to the sea.

One young girl carefully carried her catch to the edge of the wharf and let it fall into the water.

“Saved him,” she said, satisfactorily.

Gotta love them love Catch and Release anglers!

 

 



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