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2016 SPRING King of the Beach Tournament – Recap

The 2016 Old Salt SPRING King of the Beach Kingfish Tournament & Festival is in the books now. This years King was every bit as awesome as we hoped. Here are a few of the highlights:

608 teams competed to be crowned King of the Beach

245 fish were weighed (King & Spanish)

Old Salt paid out $219,900 in cash and prizes to over 50 teams.

The winning King Mackerel set a new King of the Beach tournament record weighing in at 62.95 pounds.

On the field anglers and festival attendees had their choice of 100 vendors to shop and eat with, kid played in the Kidz Zone and Tampa Bay Brewing provided hand crafted adult beverages to help beat the heat. Off the field, the weigh-in and awards were live streamed to viewers from across the United States.

The 2016 KING – Team Wise Guy

2016 Old Salt king of the Beach Winner - Overall Division
Team Wise Guy – Captain Richard Fabrizi


Weighing the 2nd fish in the tournament, and at 62.95 pounds, Captain Richard Fabrizi and TIMG_3353eam Wise Guy set the bar for the entire weigh-in. No one was able to catch them. Capt. Fabrizi has been fishing Kiingfish tournaments for over 25 years with this being the single biggest and richest win to date. The King was caught in 110 feet of water and brought aboard by crew Stephen Dellane at approximately 7am. They had a winner in the locker all day.

Team Wise Guy took home the $50,000 1st place prize money plus an additional $29,908 by participating in the Standard and High Roller TWT’s. It pays to play…. That’s a total of $79,908.00. A good day on the water by any standard.

Division Winners

Overall Division: Team Wise Guy

Traveling Angler Division: Team Reel Quick

Single Engine Division: Team A&J

Ladies Division: Team The Office

Youth Division: Team No Escape

TWT Division: Team Wise Guy

High Roller Division: Team Wise Guy

Spanish Mackerel Division: Team None

See the complete tournament results HERE.

The 23rd Annual 2016 FALL King of the Beach Kingfish Tournament is scheduled for November 3rd, 4th & 5th. See you at the Captains Meeting….

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