This "pure" fishing "show" is designed by fishermen for fishermen with the simple goals of promoting and teaching fishing. Now in its 8th year, it has become a "can't miss" annual event for thousands of anglers to attend every year. Between the "Teaching Fishing" component providing attendees with over 300 hours of "Fishing Education" and the 170 Booths of Fishing Exhibitors this is the largest freshwater fishing show in New York State and among the largest fishing shows anywhere in the Great Lakes.
From walleye and bass to salmon and trout; from perch to piers, stream casters to trolling nuts; from fly fishing to youth fishing; from marine electronics to boat rigging; from fishing boats to kayak fishing - this is a "can't miss" event for every angler 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 other shows. Each attendee has the opportunity to become a better angler by choosing, from a robust curriculum, consisting of over 300 hours of "Fishing Education" spread across over 200 offerings taught by around 80 different Expert Anglers.
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. From offerings targeted for Beginners right thru to the Tournament level Angler including those specifically for Women and Youth, you will become a better Angler by attending.
The Expo consists of many well-known fishing manufacturers, local and regional fishing retailers, local fishing guides and outfitters, the best local fishing boat dealers, kayak fishing watercraft, marine electronics, local fishing clubs and much more. Both large and small-fishing related manufacturers have the opportunity to for one-on-one time showing potential customers their products. These opportunities include having expert Pro Staff deliver Education offerings which include the use of their products to be more successful on the water. This provides attendees the opportunity to learn from the experts and check out the actual products in order to make informed decisions on what will work best for them.
The combination of Manufacturers showing their products, the Education on how to best use them and Retailers selling them is model for the Expo to create significant sales and satisfied attendees who leave the Expo with the items they desire.
If you love to fish, you will love this show. It has everything for the fisherman and then some. Whether you are just getting into it or you are more experienced and looking to upgrade rods, reels, marine electronics, tackle, boat and motor, kayak, book a charter/guide fishing trip, join a local fishing club, learn to clean and cook your catch or just be around a lot of fishermen who have the same passion for fishing that you do, this show is for you. With plenty of close parking, reasonably priced admission, quality food and drinks at the show along with lodging available at very low off-season rates in Niagara Falls, this is a "can't miss" event to attend. Many attendees come for attend multiple days (check out the discounted full show admission ticket) and take advantage of the Show-discounted hotel rates to enjoy a great "weekend getaway" in Niagara Falls. Over 70 percent of attendees have attended previous shows with many of them attending every year. It's a great way to "kick-off" the 2023 fishing season!
In support of our effort to introduce future generations of anglers to the sport of fishing, all children age 12 and under who attend the Expo with a paying adult will receive free admission (limit two children per paying adult). On Sunday, a robust Super Kids Fishing Clinic will be available, taught by expert instructors to teach the kids and their parents the skills they need to enjoy the fishing experience.
The Niagara Region is home to one of the most diverse and spectacular freshwater sport fisheries on the planet. The Niagara River, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and the Erie Canal, are all within casting distance for salmon, trout, bass, walleye and muskellunge, to name a few. You can fish for many of these species year-round. Aside from fishing, there is a myriad of outdoor adventure activities, history, culture and attractions to experience year-round in Niagara Falls USA.
Outdoor adventure is quintessential to the Niagara Falls USA experience. Whether you are hiking through one of our scenic state parks, riding along our bike trails, birdwatching or spending time on the water, there is something for everyone to enjoy in our beautiful destination.
Of course, your trip wouldn't be complete without a visit to Niagara Falls State Park. Take in the views and listen to the roar of the mighty Niagara Falls, made up of the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls. Some of the best vantage points include Prospect Point, Terrapin Point, and Luna Island. If you want a close-up view, head to the Cave of the Winds, where you are situated at the base of the Bridal Veil Falls. Stay past sunset to watch the colorful nightly illumination of the Falls.
If history is more your thing, look no further! Go all the way back to the Revolutionary War with a visit to Old Fort Niagara, an 18th century fortress that offers immersive living history programs. Visit the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center or the Freedom Crossing Monument in Lewiston to learn more about the role that the Niagara region played in the Underground Railroad movement. Another historical site to see is the Erie Canal in Lockport, where you can witness the engineering marvel of Flight of Five locks and explore the Erie Canal Discovery Center.
Within a few blocks of the Niagara Falls Convention Center, you will find the Aquarium of Niagara, the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino, and many hotels and restaurants. Other attractions like the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA and the Niagara Wine Trail, USA, are just a short drive away.
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