Northeast Fishing And Hunting Show This Weekend

This weekend is the 16th annual edition of the Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show in Hartford, Connecticut. As a boater, I was surprised by the number of boats on display last year, mostly under 25 feet, and several different brands. And folks always seem to leaving carrying bags of unique lures and other items they found at this show.  My personal favorite non-boating-fishing display is the birds of prey, which features live hawks and condors flying across the convention center.

Fishing show boats

Featured seminar presenters include NBC Sports and NESN’s Charlie Moore, The Mad Fisherman, and Greg Myerson, World Record Holder for largest Striped Bass with his winning 81.88 lbs catch. Check the show website for seminar times. 

The show also features hundreds of booths showcasing the latest news and products for fishing and hunting enthusiasts and is designed as a great outing for the entire family. More than 50 hours of seminars by national and regional expert fishermen and hunters, demonstrations at a casting pond and fly-tying center, and hands-on activities all are included with admission. New this year is an “Elements of Nature” Show featuring artists and unique pieces in wood, antler, stone, clay, bronze, photography and taxidermy.

Event Date             Show Hours
Friday, February 15th     12 noon – 7pm
Saturday, February 16th     10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, February 17th     10 am – 5 pm

*Box office closes 1 hour prior to published closing times.

Tickets and Prices:

Tickets are available at the door.  All tickets include free admission to the seminars.

Adults:  $12.00
Children  $4.00 (ages 5-12)
Under 5:  FREE