In February, Massachusetts fisheries officials awarded 26 trophies to winners of the 2014 Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Derby during a ceremony held at the New England Boat Show in Boston.
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Saltwater Fishing Derby awards pins to all qualifying entries in 21 species categories and presents trophies to anglers who landed the heaviest fish in each species category.
Winners are chosen in three divisions: men, women and juniors (age 15 and younger). There were a total of 100 entries from anglers from four states in 2014.
To qualify for the Saltwater Fishing Derby, entries must be caught by hook and line and weighed in at DMF-certified weigh stations.
Anglers participating in the catch and release component of the derby are required to submit a picture of their fish on a measuring device.
A complete list of the 2014 winners is available at the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game website.
source: Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game