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The Skip DiStefano Memorial Fishing Derby


Skip DiStefano was a Lobsterman, Charter Boat Fisherman, Towboat US Captain, Father, Husband, Son, and all around amazing guy who passed away at 44 from brain cancer. Fishing was his greatest passion! Rarely would you find him on the water without a rod in hand!

To honor his legacy and raise money for his four young children, we are holding Skip's Memorial Fishing Derby!


All proceeds will go directly to Dylan, Lyla, Dominic, and Julia's scholarship funds.


Entry Fee: $50.00

Species: Largest Striped Bass by Length
Awards: Thousands of dollars in prizes including COSTA sunglasses and gear, fishing trips, Pure Fishing and Penn Reels, custom rods and reels and some of the top fishing gear around.
Dates: Monday May 31st - Sunday September 5th







Bi-weekly winners for largest striped bass and grand prizes will be revealed at the end of the tourney for overall winner and runner up.


Official Rules and Entries:

  1. Longest Striped Bass measured by length. Entry must take photo or video of measurement and text it to 617-782-2614 or email it to to Derby Director, John Hoffman.

  2. Adhere to all Striped Bass Regulations, a fish over 35 inches long must be quickly measured and released. Striped Bass must be at least 28 Inches long to qualify as an entry.

  3. Derby is open to all waters in New England area.

  4. In case of a tie, FIRST Entry received wins during that bi-weekly period. A runner up prize issued too.

  5. This is a charitable derby, anyone reported breaking rules will be disqualified!

  6. Anyone can sign up and join during the course of this derby!


The following are start and end dates for each bi-weekly period. All entries must be in by 6pm on deadline date. All Sundays listed are deadline dates for entries! Get your entries in as soon as you measure your fish to ensure being first! 


Period One: Monday May 31st-Sunday June 13th 6PM

Period Two: Monday June 14th-Sunday June 27th 6PM

Period Three: Monday June 28th-Sunday July 11th  6PM

Period Four: Monday July 12th-Sunday July 25th   6PM

Period Five: Monday July 26th-Sunday August 8th 6PM

Period Six: Monday August 9th-Sunday August 22nd 6PM

Period Seven: Monday August 23rd-Sunday September 5th 6PM


Thanks to Lucky 7 Charters, Skip-A-Dory Charters, Boston Harbor Charters, Costa Sunglasses, The Belle of Boston Fun Cruises, Pure Fishing and Penn Reels, Mike Abdelnour Custom Rods, Fishing Fanatics and The Fishing Academy for all their sponsor prizes. Bi-Weekly winners, Grand prize and Runner-up winner announced at Derby’s end.


To enter, you must:
Email OR
call/text 617-782-2614 and then pay deposit through Venmo: @DiStefanoFishingDerby