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24th Annual Old Salt Spring King of the Beach

Madeira Beach, FL– The 2017 Old Salt Spring King of the Beach Kingfish Tournament running April 27 – 29, 2017 in Madeira Beach, Florida will host in excess of 600 fishing teams from Texas to North Carolina. Anglers will compete for the King of the Beach crown, a guaranteed $50,000 first place payout and the potential for tens of thousands of dollars more. The last 3 1 st place winners walked with $70,780, $79,908 & $75,431 respectively.


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The tournament is the center piece of a three day waterfront festival offering traveling anglers, local families and residents three days of fun activities, live music, boat show, fishing apparel/gear, food and events.

Proceeds from the 3-day tournament and waterfront festival help Old Salt Fishing Foundation fund family & youth fishing programs, provide financial support for select charities and deliver effective advocacy on behalf of Florida anglers.

Tournament Details:
What: 3-Day fishing tournament and waterfront festival
When: April 27, 28 & 29, 2017
Where: Madeira Beach, Florida (map)
Who: Anglers from Florida, across the SE United States and the general public.

Tournament Prizes:
Guaranteed 1 st Place – Overall Kingfish Division: $50,000
Total tournament payout: $200,000+ in cash prizes
Payout to 50 places deep across 5 divisions

Overall, Single Engine, Ladies, Spanish Mackerel, Youth

“The King of the Beach Tournament has offered a competitive angling experience and helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity and programs the past 24 years. Our rich prize packages draw competitive anglers from across the southeast U.S., Florida and our surrounding locales. More anglers means more money for the winners and our charities & programs. It’s a win all the way around.” Tom Verdensky, President – Old Salt Fishing Foundation.

Visit the Tournament Website, email Tournament Director – Jill Foraker or call 727-216- 6601 to get more information.

Old Salt
The Old Salt Fishing Foundation is a 44 year old 501(C)(3) nonprofit – all volunteer fishing organization. Old Salt hosts and sanctions a range of competitive annual fishing events to provide support for local charities, angler advocacy and youth & family fishing programs.

Learn more by going to, email or call us at 727-216- 6601.