This is the story of the West Palm Beach Fishing Club, one of the most celebrated organizations in all of sport. Founded in 1934 as a civic antidote to the Depression, the Club went on to pioneer such practices as light-tackle angling, resource conservation, and tag-and-release - all guiding principles of today's sportsmen. The Club's own Silver Sailfish Derby (f. 1935) remains the longest-running billfish tournament in the world, and its classic Fifth and Flagler clubhouse has been a WPB landmark since 1941. There is simply no place else like it.
Published by Silverfish Press, 2009, hardbound, 244 pages, with signed and numbered bookplate tipped in, lushly illustrated with scenes of Florida's earliest days. All net proceeds will benefit the WPBFC.
About the author:
Mike Rivkin is a former catalogue publisher and in retirement has become one of the country's preeminent angling historians. He is also an award-winning copywriter, avid and experienced angler, and past president of the venerable Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island. On the water, Mike has caught every type of marlin that swims, plus a lot of other stuff. He lives in La Jolla, California with his wife and family and continues to fish the Pacific waters nearby.