West Palm Fishing Club named to national registry

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A 1940s photo inside the West Palm Beach Fishing Club’s clubhouse during a club meeting.

The West Palm Beach Fishing Club is among six Florida properties  added to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places, Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Tuesday.

The Fishing Club is historically significant for its association with tourism development and promoting fishing. The Palm Beach Fishing Club was founded in 1934, and the clubhouse, built in 1940, is still used for this purpose.

The club plays a role in conserving aquatic populations through cooperative game fish tagging, catch & release of all billfish, deploying an artificial reef off the coast of Florida and sponsoring educational programs for adults, children and students on resource conservation and angling techniques.