The Fisherman’s staff recently attending the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades – better known as ICAST – the world’s largest recreational fishing industry trade show. Even though it’s still an industry only trade show, anglers everywhere are invited to join in the excitement that defines ICAST and pick their favorite new product for the ICAST 2022 Anglers’ Choice Best of Show Award.
Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), ICAST draws thousands of tackle buyers and media members each July to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. It’s where hundreds of manufacturers debut tackle, gear, accessories and apparel, many of which are now found in the tackle boxes of professional and everyday anglers alike.
One of the most anticipated events each year is the New Product Showcase which showcases hundreds of the best of the best in new fishing product innovations: all competing against each other to take home one of 30 “Best of Category” trophies and the overall “Best of Show” award. Over two days buyers and media vote for the 30 best new products to debut at ICAST from tackle to outerwear to accessories, as well as rods, reels, lures and more culminating with choosing the overall “Best of Show” award winner.
“This year, we decided to invite all anglers, everywhere to choose their “best of the best” by introducing the Anglers’ Choice Best of Show Award,” said ASA Trade Show and Membership VP Blake Swango. “Voting is open to everyone to choose their personal favorite from the 30 ICAST 2022 ‘Best of Category’ award winners to crown a new, people’s champion.”
Swango said there is one vote per email address, with voting open from Sunday, August 21 through Saturday, August 27 to give anglers ample time to both cast their votes and invite everyone they know to participate.
Cast your vote here with the ICAST 2022 Best of Category and Best of Show award winners on the ICAST New Product Showcase page. And be on the lookout every Monday for The Fisherman’s “New Product Spotlight” as we showcase another product from ICAST on a weekly basis through 2023 featuring The Fisherman’s Matt Broderick and Jim Hutchinson, Jr. exclusively at TheFisherman.com.