Martha’s Vineyard Fly Fishing Event Cancelled

The Martha’s Vineyard Rod & Gun Club has cancelled its 29th Fly Rod Striped Bass Catch &Release Tournament, scheduled for May 30. The club is refunding the pre-registration fee.

Tourney chairman Cooper Gilkes said in a media statement: “While it’s possible to fish safely, getting together for the breakfast and awards, which is part of the fun, would’ve put people at risk of infection.”

This year the contest was to be based on a fish quota and finish time, as opposed to the number of striped bass released.