By: Vee Ounnarath
For most us it has been a while since we reeled up a fish or did anything fishing related. The cold weather has us cooped up in the house and dreaming of when those migrating striped bass will return. But rejoice fellow anglers. The 2019 fishing shows for the New England Region is here! These shows are a great way to break cabin fever, check out new gear, get sales on many tackles from different vendors, attend nonstop free seminars throughout the show, and enter to win one of the many raffles and giveaway.
So bring out the family and make a day of it, spend some money and be sure to look out for those discounts!
Don’t forget to stop by the Kayak Centre of RI booth and say “hi” to the team members if you are attending the Connecticut Outdoor Expo and the New England Saltwater Fishing Show.
List of upcoming shows in RI, MA, and CT
February 15-17, 2019
The Connecticut Outdoor Expo is the region’s most talked-about annual outdoor exposition. Come experience the latest innovations in freshwater, fly, saltwater fishing, hunting, kayaking, and boating. Try out the best gear, talk to top manufacturers and guides, and learn from world-class industry professionals.
Parking is Free!
Admission: Adults: $12 Children 12 & under: FREE!
Show Hours: FRI: 1pm-8pm, SAT: 10am-7pm SUN: 10am-5pm.
Where: Mohegan Sun Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382
More Info at https://ctoutdoorexpo.com/
February 22-24, 2019
The Springfield Sportsmen’s Show is undisputedly the largest “pure” sportsmen’s show in the Northeast! This mega sporting event takes place at the Eastern States Exposition, home of the “BIG E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The show includes the best of hunting, fishing, boating and adventure recreation that the outdoor world has to offer all bundled together in one great event.
Show hours: FRI: 12 PM to 8 PM, SAT: 9 AM to 7 PM, SUN:10 AM to 5 PM
Admission: Adults: $14 Kids 6 – 12: $5 Under 6 years old: FREE
Where: The Eastern States Exposition , 1305 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA
More Info at http://www.osegsportsmens.com/
March 9, 2019
A fishing show presented by Plum Island Surfcasters now in its 23rd year. This event keeps growing and growing. There will be food, raffles, giveaways, and a special kayak raffle. Proceeds help to benefit the club’s junior’s program.
Admission is $10 at the door or free with new PISC membership ($35.) Children under 16 are admitted free.
Hours: 8 AM to 2 PM
Where: Hope Church, 11 Hale Street, Newburyport, MA
More Info at https://www.plumislandsurfcasters.org/fishing-show/
March 22-24, 2019
The New England Saltwater Fishing Show is an exclusive international event for tackle manufacturers. It is the largest exposition in the northeast to exhibit tackle, rod, sports fishing equipment, reels, lures, electronics charter guides, and boat motors. Go to this one. You won’t be disappointed.
Show Hours: FRI: Noon – 8 PM SAT: 9 AM – 7 PM SUN: 10 AM – 5 PM
Admission: Adults: $10, Children 12 and under, FREE
Where: Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI
More Info at http://www.nesaltwatershow.com/index.shtml
March 29-31, 2019
There will be hundreds of booths lining the aisles containing the latest products for both fishing and hunting enthusiasts. Learn about the newest equipment from some of the top manufacturers and reps, retail vendors, public service exhibits, charter boat captains, fishing boats, and more!
Show Hours: FRI: 12 noon – 8 PM, SAT: 10 AM – 7 PM, SUN: 10 AM – 5 PM
Admission: Adults: $12.00 Children: $4.00 (ages 5-12) Under 5: FREE
Where: The Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT
More Info at https://fishinghuntingshow.com/
March 30-31, 2019
An expo presented by the Massachusetts Striped Bass Association. There will be door prizes, raffles, kids casting area, 2 free fishing seminars every hour and more covering more than 80,000 square feet of floor space. Join the MSBA and new member get free admission!
Show Hours: SAT: 10 AM – 6 PM SUN: 9 AM – 4 PM
Admission: $10 For Adults Children Under 12 Free
Where: Wolves Den Sports Complex , 340 Oak Street, Pembroke, MA
More Info at https://www.facebook.com/events/530157700822593/