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Prizes & Recognition

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing

In addition to the pin, winners will receive a plaque and certificate commemorating their catch at our annual awards celebration.

  • Ceremony takes place during the New England Boat and RV Show (Date and Time TBD)
  • FREE entry to the New England Boat and RV Show for the winning angler and their guest(s)
  • Entry to a private Mass DMF, family-friendly reception directly following the ceremony

Special awards will now be given out to the two anglers (adult and junior) who have the most Derby-winning fish: weigh-in and Catch and Release, or combined. Awards for “Top Shop” (the tackle shop that weighs in the most derby eligible fish) and “Skillful Skipper” will receive free advertising in our 2019 saltwater sportfish guide.

2017 Adult Angler of the Year:
Frank Mazzulli

2017 Catch and Release Derby Winners

Species

Length (inches)

Angler

Black Sea Bass

24.5

Anthony DeiCicchi

Bluefish

35

Frank Mazzulli

Cod

30.5

Joe McDonald

False Albacore

30

Richard Trifone

Fluke

28

Marco DaCosta

Mackerel

17

Chad Nikel

Scup

16

Paul Charos

Striped Bass

49.5

Frank Mazzulli

Tautog

23

Christian Pierdinock

2017 Derby Winners

Species

Division

Weight

Angler

Black Sea Bass

Men

6 lb. 9 oz.

Russel DiMauro

Women

4 lb. 14 oz.

Kristen Fu

Junior

5 lb. 5 oz.

Madison Sexton

Bluefish

Men

18 lb. 7 oz.

Scott Webber

Women

16 lb. 7 oz.

Jane Stoddard

Junior

18 lb. 13 oz.

Mason Warburton

Bluefin

Junior

134 lb.

Kent Charney

Bonito

Men

11 lb. 6 oz.

Tony Jackson

Dolphinfish

Junior

7 lb. 10 oz.

John Clark

False Albacore

Men

11 lb. 3 oz.

David Nash

Women

12 lb. 4 oz.

Trish Lyman

Junior

10 lb. 9 oz.

Chesca Potter

Fluke

Men

10 lb. 12 oz.

Jim Marcelonis

Women

10 lb. 6 oz.

Lori Briggi

Junior

6 lb. 4 oz.

Charlie Camisa

King Mackerel

Men

6 lb. 14 oz.

Arthur Hughes

Junior

7 lb.

Elizabeth Thompson

Mackerel

Junior

1 lb 1 oz.

Robert Perry

Scup

Men

3 lb. 7 oz.

Gerry Wojkowski

Women

2 lb. 10 oz.

Marisa Eddlem

Junior

2 lb. 5 oz.

Faith Sexton

Spanish Mackerel

Men

6 lb. 13 oz.

Sol Watson

Striped Bass

Men

64 lb. 10 oz.

Jeff Fortin

Junior

40 lb.

JoJo Andrade

Tautog

Men

9 lb. 14 oz.

John Hoffman

Women

13 lb. 10 oz.

Cathy Wilson

Junior

7 lb. 2 oz.

Lexie True

Thresher Shark

Men

464 lb.

Mike Desourdy

Winter Flounder

Men

4 lb. 3 oz.

Ron Powers

Junior

3 lb. 4 oz.

Gianni Salisbury

Yellowfin Tuna

Men

66 lb. 5 oz.

Peter Shepardson

2017 Top Shop and Skillful Skipper Awards