The Fishing Trip

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The Fishing Trip
Start date: May 15, 1961
End date: July 29, 1961
# of strips: 66 (11 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Mystery of the Bikini Girl"
Followed by: "Photo Mystery"

"The Fishing Trip" is the 111th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

At the Silly-Stuff Department several reports of things floating in air; hay, bone, fish, diamonds. Is someone or something up there fishing, using different baits and lures ?


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Pete,


  • New York
  • Planet X43RZ, mentioned only.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story taken from the strip of May 15, 1961 (Beginning: The Fishing Trip).
  • About planet "Earth" in the space almanac: Third planet, intelligent life, near space travel, will be member of gallactic federation in fifty years.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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