Friday, June 22, 2018

Outdoors news and notes: Fishing Center's first movie night features first episode of Flipper; Spring King of the Beach kingfish event nears

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Fishing center's movie night digs out old 'Flipper'

The Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing and Interactive Museum is hosting its first Friday movie night at 7 p.m. May 4. The Center for Fishing (12211 Walsingham Road, Largo) will show the first 23-minute episode of Flipper, titled "300 Feet Below," which aired Sept. 19, 1964. The popular TV show set in Florida ran from 1964 to 1967. Wine, beer, soft drinks and popcorn will be served, and there is a Flipper trivia contest. The feature presentation will be followed by a tour of the gallery, museum, classrooms and culinary building. There is no cost for the event but donations will be accepted. Seating is limited, so RSVP to [email protected] or call (727) 365-4660.

Big money macks

Check out monster mackerel and the largest waterfront party in Madeira Beach on Saturday when the Old Salt Fishing Club hosts its Spring King of the Beach Tournament. This kingfish event typically draws more than 100 boats. The west coast's top anglers will compete for a $10,000 cash top prize. Anglers can also win the single-engine outboard, ladies, youth and aggregate awards. Preregistration is closed, but anglers can register at the event. Go to old The weigh-in begins at 4 p.m. at the Mad eira Beach ball fields (200 Rex Place).

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