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Hook for Homes Fishing Derby

Event Date: June 1-July 13
Event Time: 6 weeks
Event Location: All of Cape Cod, no further inland than the canal and no further past the legal limit off shore


Grab your tackle boxes, bait your hooks and cast your line as the first annual Habitat for Humanity Fishing Derby commences on June 1st, 2017! 

Habitat for Humanity’s Fishing Derby is a 6-week fishing derby for saltwater and freshwater fishermen (and women) that will help to address the affordable housing crisis on Cape Cod.  All participants must have a Massachusetts fishing license and comply with state fishing regulations.

How do I win?

Winners for largest fish, striped bass or bluefish (saltwater) or trout (freshwater), in each division and category, will be announced on July 15th at our Awards Celebration at Aselton Park, Hyannis. 

What are the divisions?

Age: the derby will be broken out into adult fishermen (16 years and older), junior fishermen (15 years and younger)

Age Location Gear Species
adult shore all tackle bass
adult shore all tackle bluefish
adult shore/boat all tackle trout
adult boat all tackle bass
adult boat all tackle bluefish
adult boat all tackle black sea bass
all ages shore fly tackle bass
all ages shore fly tackle bluefish
all ages shore/boat fly tackle trout
all ages boat fly tackle bass
all ages boat fly tackle bluefish
junior shore all tackle bass
junior shore all tackle bluefish
junior shore/boat all tackle trout
junior boat all tackle bass
junior boat all tackle bluefish
junior boat all tackle black sea bass

Where can I fish?

Shore Division: all eligible fish must be caught on the shores of Cape Cod and not further inland than the Cape Cod Canal.
Offshore Division: All fish entered in the “boat” division must be caught from a private boat no more than the legal limit off the shores of Cape Cod