This pure fishing show is designed by anglers for anglers with the simple goals of promoting and teaching fishing. This annual event, now in it's 9th year, attracts thousands of anglers to the Niagara Falls Convention Center in downtown Niagara Falls, NY. This year, the Expo runs Thursday, February 15 through Sunday, February 18, and tickets are currently on sale.
With hundreds of hours of fishing education available for attendees to choose from and over 170 booths of fishing-related exhibitors, the Greater Niagara Fishing Expo is the largest fishing show in New York State and among the largest in the Great Lakes.
With a wide range of offerings for all angling interests and skill levels, the Expo welcomes anglers of all ages and experience levels to attend.
Fishing Education is what the Expo is built around and what makes it unique. The quality and quantity of the classes and speakers is what differentiates this "Teaching Fishing" show from all other shows. Included in the general admission price for each attendee, is the opportunity to become a better angler by choosing from a robust curriculum of seminars. The seminars are presented by Expert Anglers who share their expertise with the angling community.
Separate Curriculums target fishing for Walleye, Bass, Trout, Salmon, and Perch along with Fly Fishing, Kayak Fishing, Open Water Trolling and Marine Electronics. Attendees can choose from a wide range of "Fishing" education depending upon their Angling knowledge. Offerings are available for Inexperienced Anglers to Tournament level Anglers as well as courses specifically designed for Youth. The average 2023 attendee took the opportunity to attend seven Seminars while at the Expo.
If you love to fish, you will love this show. Whether you are just getting into the sport or you're an experienced angler looking to upgrade your equipment this is the show for you. Attendees can book a charter/guide fishing trip, join a local fishing club, or just spend time with other sportfishing enthusiasts. With ample nearby parking, low-cost admission, quality food and drinks and off-season rate lodging, this is a "can't miss" event. Many attendees participate for multiple days of the Expo (check out the discounted full show admission ticket) and take advantage of the Show-discounted hotel rates to enjoy a "weekend getaway" in Niagara Falls USA. Over 60 percent of the 2023 attendees were repeat visitors. It's a great way to "kick-off" the 2024 fishing season!
In an effort to introduce future generations of anglers to the sport fishing, all children age 12 and under who attend the Expo will receive free admission (limit two children per paying adult). On Sunday, a robust Super Kids Fishing Clinic will be led by expert instructors to teach children and their parents the skills they need to enjoy the fishing experience.