Calcutta Fishing Derby

The 2013 Calcutta Fishing Derby has come to a close, and the winners were announced last night at a party at the Landfall Restaurant.  Fishermen and women from all over Falmouth and Woods Hole gathered to share the delicious bounty including fried bluefish and striped bass bites with cajun dipping sauce, baked striped bass, roasted bluefish with mayonnaise, homemade clam chowder, several salads and cole slaw.

Winners were as follows:  Dave Ponelli (Bass @ 27.75 lbs,  Bluefish @  12:00 lbs),  Lisa Danburg (Bass @  8.85 lbs, Bluefish @   7.75 lbs) and in the child’s division,  William Kelleher with a Bluefish @ 3.00 lbs.

Winners took home prizes in excess of $1,400, and the artist Julia O’Malley-Keyes was on hand to raffle off her painting, donated to the Woods Hole Business Association as a prize for the fishermen entering the free contest.

Here are some pictures of the evening, with the sun setting over the Woods Hole passage and the lights twinkling at the Landfall.  What a great way to end the fishing season in Woods Hole.

Don Estes awards Dave P the prize for largest striper and blue fish in the Calcutta Fishing Derby Don Estes awards Lisa the prize for catching the largest fish in the womens division. Fried bluefish and striped bass bites on the bar at the Landfall Interior of the Landfall restaurant at sunset the night of the Calcutta Fishing Derby awards Fish with graphic reading Calcutta Derby Oct 14th at Landfall IMG_3442