The 2020 Progressive® Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo, the Northeast’s premier saltwater fishing event, returns to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center with a vast selection of vendors, speakers and special events, making it an ideal one-stop-shop for expert anglers upgrading their equipment, and novice anglers of all ages interested in fun on the water. Featuring the top fishing brands and local retailers, show-goers can compare and shop deals on newly released and hard-to-find products for any fishing adventure.
The three-day event runs from March 13 through 15 and will showcase more than 200 exhibitors selling thousands of saltwater fishing products, from new boats and kayaks to an array of accessories including fishing rods, reels and lures. The annual event also features free daily seminars lead by nationally recognized experts.
Additional event highlights include: Filleting & Preparing Fish You Catch – Learn from the experts on how to make the most out of your big catch. Fishing 101 Interactive Center – Experts will be available to provide one-on-one personalized insight and hands-on demonstrations geared to new anglers. Techniques being taught include knot tying, bait rigging, reel maintenance, rod building and repair, pouring your own molds, mojo fishing 101, fly tying and more. Casting Pond – A 50-foot casting pond provides the ideal place to try out one of the many new rods and reels on display with manufacturers and retailers, or to learn how to fly cast. Instructors will teach the basics of fly casting geared to novice anglers, regardless of age. Each day will come with seminars by experienced fly casters on varied techniques. Fishing Simulator – Grab the rod and hold on to hook a big one at the realistic fishing simulator. Watch on a large screen TV as the fish that’s been hooked jumps and dives while the pull on the line exactly simulates the action of the fish. Fun for anglers of all ages. Family Fun – On Sunday, March 15, children ages 11 and under will receive free admission into the exposition, with the first 100 children receiving a gift upon entry (while supplies last). Once inside, children can participate in a scavenger hunt where a fully stamped checklist results in the opportunity to visit the Grand Prize Giveaway Booth, where all participants will receive a prize. Plus, there is free fishing for kids 11 and younger at the Trout Pond every day of the show!
The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center is located at 97 Sunfield Avenue in Edison, NJ 08837. Show hours are Friday: Noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $3 ages 6 to 11 and 5 and under enter free. All children under the age of 11 will have receive free admission on Sunday, March 17. Tickets are currently for sale online at: www.Sportshows.com/saltwater. For tickets or more info, visit https://saltwater.sportshows.com/ or Facebook #SaltwaterFishingExpo.