The second annual Spring Fishing and Boat Show will take place at the International Centre, Toronto, ON, from February 13 to 16, 2009.
Based on the success of the first annual event in 2008, this year's show has increased by 40 percent, with more than 140,000 square feet of exhibitor space, offering a wide range of products – from major fishing boat manufacturers and engine builders to a vast selection of aftermarket fishing and outdoor accessories.
“The show focuses solely on fishing and we are bringing in hardcore anglers that are truly devoted to the sport,” said show manager Andrew Pallotta. “To secure and ensure attendance by the serious and devoted anglers, we are bringing in all the fishing clubs in Ontario with 5×10 foot booths.”
Pallotta explained the show is expecting to attract approximately 10,000 to 20,000 people as well as an array exhibitors such as Yamaha, Mercury and Suzuki as well as approximately 20 boat manufacturers including Lund, Legend, Crestliner, Ranger Boats, Smokercraft, Sylvan, Starcraft, Triton, Princecraft and G3.
The event will also highlight two main stages that are scheduled to highlight a series of Master Angler Seminars from some of the top celebrity anglers in North America. The seminars are held an hour prior to the show's opening and will cover various professional fishing techniques and skills. The seminars even allow question and answer periods, allowing anglers to gain further insight on technique and skill.
Other new elements to the show this year include the Canadian Record Fish Registry, a fashion show displaying the latest wares and outdoor gear, the Angler Young Angler fundraising effort, as well as a door crasher prize of a 14-foot G3 aluminum boat contributed by Yamaha Motor Canada.
Similar to the 2008 event, the show will once again host the Industry Breakfast sponsored by the Competitive Sport Fishing League (CSFL) and the acclaimed Canadian Angler Hall of Fame.
For those wishing to participate, please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Pallotta at (905) 640-2277.