Anglers working the beach. Photos courtesy the Nantucket Anglers Club

The 7th annual month-long Nantucket Inshore Classic fishing tournament hosted by the Nantucket Anglers’ Club, Nantucket Tackle Center and Bill Fisher Tackle ended Saturday, October 13.

One of the many stripers that were caught.

According to the Nantucket Inquirer & Mirror, 242 anglers entered the tournament, weighing in a total of 187 fish, including 24 striped bass, 80 bluefish, 4 bonito and 79 false albacore.

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2012 Grand Champions  (Heaviest combined weight of the largest of each species)

  • All-Tackle Division–Boat: Kevin Martin, 42.66 lbs.
  • All-Tackle Division-Beach: Jeff Lema, 41.36 lbs.
  • Fly Division-Boat: Hal Herrick, 22.65 lbs.
  • Fly Division-Beach: Chris Brown, 19.34 lbs.

Adult Category Awards: All-Tackle (Heaviest individual fish of each species)

  • Striped Bass, Boat: Kevin Martin, 36.75 lbs.
  • Striped Bass, Beach: Jeff Lema, 24.675 lbs.
  • Bluefish, Boat: James Bernier, 11.813 lbs.
  • Bluefish, Beach: Michael O’Neil, 12.75 lbs.
  • Bonito, Boat: Jeff Lema, 5.788 lbs.
  • Bonito, Beach: No winner
  • False Albacore, Boat: Joe Maloy, 11.013 lbs.
  • False Albacore, Beach: Rob Huntley, 11.238 lbs.

Adult Category Awards: Fly (Heaviest individual fish of each species)

  • Striped Bass, Boat: Hal Herrick, 8.125 lbs.
  • Striped Bass, Beach: Chris Brown, 16.163 lbs.
  • Bluefish, Boat: Chris Brown, 7.938 lbs.
  • Bluefish, Beach: Chris Brown, 3.175 lbs.
  • Bonito, Boat: No winner
  • Bonito, Beach: No Winner
  • False Albacore, Boat: Chris Brown, 9.875 lbs.
  • False Albacore, Beach: Grant Cowherd, 6.438 lbs.

Junior Awards (Heaviest individual fish of each species)

  • Striped Bass, Boat: Garrett Kelsey, 14.85 lbs.
  • Striped Bass, Beach: Noah Davidson, 26 lbs.
  • Bluefish, Boat: Noah Davidson, 12.45 lbs.
  • Bluefish, Beach: Carter Snell, 7.2 lbs.
  • Bonito, Boat: No Winner
  • Bonito Beach: No Winner
  • False Albacore, Boat: Merrick Richards, 7.85 lbs.
  • False Albacore, Beach: Nathaniel Davidson, 8.1 lbs.

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