Recreation and outdoors calendar (Sept. 3)
Caroline and her younger brother Henry Sykes of Beverly Beach got in some quality fishing before school starts back next week. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Sykes)

Fly-fishing in Pa.

Sept. 6: John Scarborough will discuss fly-fishing around State College, Pa., when he addresses the Free State Fly Fishers at 7:30 p.m. at Davidsonville Family Center, 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road.


Fishing Derby

Sept. 9: The Pasadena Sportfishing Group's Fishing Derby will be from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Fort Smallwood Park. Ages 4-13. The $5 preregistration fee will be refunded at sign-in. No walk-ins. Details: Go to or call 410-439-3474.

Summer Slam

Through Sept. 16: The "Summer Slam" tournament will be held on all tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries from the Susquehanna Flats to Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel. Four divisions: angler, fly, kayak and junior (ages 6-14). Entry fee is $40 per division.

Flounder tourney

Sept. 16-17: MSSA Mid-Atlantic Flounder Tournament, Ocean City. Details at

Trout tournament

Sept. 30-Oct.1: CCA-Maryland's Red Trout Catch-and-Release Tournament will be in Crisfield. Register at

Tangier Sound fly-fishing

Oct. 4: Capt. Chris Karwacki will discuss "Fly and Light Tackle Fishing the Flats of Tangier Sound" at a meeting of the Free State Fly Fishers at 7:30 p.m. at Davidsonville Family Center, 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road.

US Sailboat Show

Oct. 5-9: The US Sailboat Show will be at Annapolis Harbor. Details:

US Powerboat Show

Oct. 12-15: The US Powerboat Show will be at Annapolis Harbor. Details:

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Surf fishing tournament

Oct. 5-7: The Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament will be held in Ocean City. Details:

Rocktober Tourney

Oct. 6-7: The Chesapeake Bay Kayak Anglers' "Rocktober Tourney" will be at Camp Wright on Kent Island. Benefits Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and CCA-Maryland.

Rod & Reef Slam

Oct. 7: The Anglers for Oyster Restoration' Rod & Reef Slam will be held from 6:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a party and awards from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lowes Wharf Marina Inn in Sherwood. Anglers will fish on three restored oyster reefs. Details:

Surf fishing tourney

Oct. 5-7: Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament, Ocean City. Details at

Potomac rockfish tournament

Oct. 7: The first Potomac River Rockfish Tournament will be held at Aqualand Marina and Campground in Newburg. Winning anglers will receive cash awards in light tackle, trolling and kayak divisions. Proceeds will support Hope4Nichole, a nonprofit that provides breast cancer education and increased awareness while raising money to assist those affected by the disease. Entry fee is $30 per angler or $100 per boat. Details: 301-259-2222 and

Queenstown golf event

Oct. 13: The Benedictine Foundation will host the Benedictine Golf Classic at Queenstown Harbor Lakes. To register, go to and click on "Special Events" under the "Support Benedictine" tab near the top of the page; deadline is Oct. 1. Details: Call the Benedictine Foundation at 410-634-2292, or e-mail Lisa Chase at or Stacy Whewell at

Key School runs

Oct. 22: The annual Key School 5K/10K Run and Family Fun Run will begin at 534 Hillsmere Drive in Annapolis. Details: Online registration ends Oct. 20.

Hurd 5K Spooktacular

Oct. 28: The Heather L. Hurd 5K Spooktacular will be held at Harford Community College. The race honors the memory of an HCC history major from 1999 to 2003 who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The race raises money for Remembrance Book Scholarships and to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. For details, go to or call 443-412-2449.

South River's 'Score Card'

Nov. 1: Jesse L. Iliff, the South River keeper, will discuss the South River's "Score Card" at a Free State Fly Fishers meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Davidsonville Family Center, 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road.

Fish For a Cure

Nov. 4: Fish For a Cure, Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis. Funds cancer programs at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Register at

Rocksgiving tourney

Nov. 11: Rocksgiving Tournament. Register at

Rockfish tourney

Nov. 17-19: MSSA "Fall Classic" rockfish tournament. Register at

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