Show Season Kicks Off With The CMTA Hartford Boat Show January 19-22 - The Fisherman

Show Season Kicks Off With The CMTA Hartford Boat Show January 19-22

The “Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show” is coming to the Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center in Uncasville, Conn. from Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24, 2024. Discounted admission tickets are on sale now at www.CTFishingOutdoorShow. It’s $12 for adults; at the door it’s $15 adults. Free for kids under age 12.

“Fishing is the highlight of this annual three-day family event that showcases a wide variety of outdoor activities including freshwater and saltwater fishing, hunting, kayaking, paddle boards, safaris, hunting dog training, and more,” explains Kristie Gonsalves, Producer of the Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show at Mohegan Sun. Gonsalves is the President of North East Expos, Inc., a Board member of the Home & Garden Show Executives International, a past president of the National Association of Consumer Show Producers, and the Producer of the successful Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in Hartford.

“This show is designed for longtime fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about angling and other kinds of outdoor adventure,” adds Gonsalves.

Attendees will discover:

►More than 200 booths, including over 125 exhibitors selling latest fishing, hunting and outdoor equipment, and fishing boats.

►This year’s Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show will celebrate a momentous achievement by one of the event’s longtime headliners: Fisherman and Custom Lure Designer Al Gag (a/k/a Albert Gagliarducci), is one of only six individuals in the world who recently was named to the prestigious 2024 International Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. Gag’s official installation ceremony will be held at Mohegan Sun during the three-day show – details to come.

►Daily Expert Speakers and Demonstrations are all free with Admission. They include:

  • Alberto Knie (a/k/a “Crazy Alberto”), World-Class Extreme Trophy Game and Conservation Fish Hunter.
  • Sheron K. Brown (a/k/a “The Lunkerman”), Professional Tournament Angler/Guide.
  • Capt. Joe Diorio, Saltwater Fishing Guide.
  • Capt. John Paduano, Charter captain with specialty in huge bass on very light tackle.
  • Dan Welby, Fisherman and Fuse Bait Designer.
  • Bryan Mayo, 7-time Rhode Island B.A.S.S Nation State Team and 2021 State Club Champion.

►Fly Casting demos by experts atop a 5,000-gallon Hawg Trough Live Fish Tank.

►Teaching Kids to Fish programs by Jim Neary, Tim Talento, and Sean Reynolds.

►Animal Adventures Family Zoo & Rescue Center (Saturday/Sunday) bringing: alligator, porcupine, Burmese python snake, skunk, owl, bunny, turtles, and tortoise.

►Fly-Tying by Experts.

►How to Use Inflatable Life Jackets by the U.S. Coast Guard.

►Meet & Schedule Tours with Charter Boat Fishing Captains, Hunting Outfitters, Outdoor Adventure and Safari Promoters. CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental & Protection’s (DEEP) latest rules and regulations, and displays on state’s wildlife, fisheries, boating, hunting and parks.

►Hands-On Activities include: BlackHawk virtual fishing fighting chair simulator, and a
Laser Shot Range from the CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental & Protection (DEEP).

Admission Information:

Discounted online tickets are on sale now: $12 for Adults. Free Tickets for Kids under age 12 at These tickets can be purchased online any time until the show ends. At the Door: $15 Adults. Free for Kids under age 12. Show sponsors include The Fisherman Magazine, LeafGuard, WFSB Channel 3, and 97.7 WCTY Eastern CT’s Country station, Renewal by Anderson, and North East Expos, Inc. For show info and schedule please visit or call 860-844-8461.

Speakers, Demonstrators and Exhibitors interested in registering for the Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show at Mohegan Sun should contact Kristie Gonsalves at 860-844-8461, or email [email protected].