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ANGLER'S PARADISE AT SALTY EXPO

The Saltwater Fishing Expo at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ is the largest show dedicated to saltwater sportfishing north of Miami, FL.
By Fred Golofaro  |  February 20, 2013
ANGLER'S PARADISE AT SALTY EXPO
You'll find plenty great deals on fishing tackle, plus informative seminars to help you catch the big ones, at the Saltwater Fishng Expo.

If you have saltwater running in your veins, do not miss the Saltwater Fishing Expo, March 15-17 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. This is the largest show dedicated to saltwater sportfishing north of Miami, FL. Visitors will find fantastic deals on tackle, exhibits, activities, and a bevy of saltwater superstars will be on hand to share their secrets.

"From stripers to bluefin, fluke to bluefish, and everything in between, the saltwater angler will find everything he or she needs to catch their dream fish,’” says Paul Fuller, show manager. “We’re also featuring some incredible products that are not available in retail stores, catalogues or web sites. These are produced by small custom tackle makers who only exhibit at specialized shows. The Expo is your chance to uncover unique roducts and unique deals.”

Major tackle manufacturers will be showcasing the latest in fishing technology, and showgoers will be able to buy this brand new gear right at the Expo. This includes tackle and gear from inshore to offshore, and from light to worthy of big game. Exhibitors include Shimano, Daiwa, St. Croix, Quantum, Zebco, Lamiglass, Van Stahl, Cortland and dozens more.

Once you have your gear, then it is time to plan that perfect fishing escape. Captains are on hand to book your dream trip to the exotic destination of your choice. If a new boat is your dream, then don’t miss the Boatyard, which offers aisle after aisle of the latest saltwater boats, motors, kayaks, marine accessories and equipment.

Visitors will find fantastic deals on tackle, exhibits, activities, and a bevy of saltwater superstars will be on hand to share their secrets.
Every fisherman dreams of landing a truly legendary fish, and Greg Myerson has done just that. In August 2011, Myerson caught an All-Tackle World-Record Striper weighing 81.88 pounds. Meet Myerson and hear about his record catch at the Expo.
Don’t miss your chance to view the actual taxidermist mount of a Great White Shark, caught on August 5, 1983 by Captain Greg Dubrule and the crew of the charter boat “Seaweed Too,” out of Noank, CT. This massive fish is 16.5 feet long, 10.5 feet in diameter and weighed in at a whopping 3,412 pounds when alive.

Seminars by the superstars of saltwater sportfishing run continuously all three days of the Expo. Now’s your chance to learn from the masters and improve your fishing skills. Sunday is Family Day so bring the kids! Children will enjoy the Scavenger Hunt and “Reel Kids” Casting Event, and the first 100 kids under age 11 and accompanied by a paying adult will receive a FREE Plano tackle box. To participate in the Scavenger Hunt, stop by the Kid Fun activities area on the first floor, get your activities checklist stamped, and then visit the Grand Prize Giveaway booth for a free prize.

The Saltwater Fishing Expo runs March 15-17, 2013 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. Hours are Friday, March 15, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 11. Children under age five are admitted FREE! A portion of all ticket sales goes toward funding “Keep America Fishing,” the American Sportfishing Association’s angler advocacy campaign devoted toward keeping our nation’s waters open, clean, and abundant with fish. Tickets may be purchased online.

The Garden State Exhibit Center is easy to reach from throughout New Jersey and the Metro,NY area. Take Interstate 287 and Exit 10. The Saltwater Fishing Expo is sponsored by Costa Sunglasses, Plano Molding Company and Zancudo Lodge. For more information, visit www.sportshows.com.

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