The Calcutta Fishing Derby takes place during the month of September and is sponsored by the Woods Hole Business Association. Daily prizes are given for the biggest catch of Bluefish and Bass and grand prizes are given on the final day of the derby.

The 2012 Calcutta Fishing Derby begins at 12:01am on September 10th and ends at 12:00am on October 12th. Eligible fish species include Striped Bass and Bluefish. The entry fee is twenty dollars and kids under 12 years old are free.

The weigh-in station for all fish entered in the contest will take place at the Landfall Restaurant. Weigh-in times are between 9:00am and 10:00pm – all fish are required to be weighed within 15 hours of being caught.

At the end of the Derby, the money earned from entry fees is split in half- awarding 50% of the proceeds to the largest Bass and 50% to the largest Bluefish.

The past winners sign, proudly hung in front of the Landfall Restaurant.