APRIL 6-8, 2018

FISHING & HUNTING SHOW 2018

A 5,000-gallon fish tank with live fishing demonstrations, free seminars by fishing and hunting experts on many topics, the latest gear for purchase, no-cost appraisals of antique/collectible fishing lures and tackle, and hands-on activities for all ages will be found at the “2018 Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show.”

The 21ST annual event will be held just in time for spring’s fishing and hunting season from Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Connecticut Convention Center at 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Conn.

SHOW HOURS

Friday 12 PM – 8 PM

Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

Featured Speakers


ALBERTO “CRAZY ALBERTO” KNIE

ALBERTO “CRAZY ALBERTO” KNIE

Everything You Need to Know About Trophy Striper Strategies.

Alberto Knie (a/k/a “Crazy Alberto”) – a world-class extreme trophy game fish hunter and writer/fishing product designer who specializes in the art of Trophy Fishing and Conservation.

CAPT. RALPH WILKINS

CAPT. RALPH WILKINS

Behind the Scenes of “Wicked Tuna” & Tips & Discussions Q & A On Catching Giant Bluefin Tuna

What it was like to film on a Hit TV Reality Show like National Geographics "Wicked Tuna", behind the scenes drama revealed.

MIKE LAPTEW

MIKE LAPTEW

The Amazing Underwater World of Game Fish & The Secrets to Catching More & Larger Fish

Mike Laptew, the diving fisherman, will take you into the underwater world of North Atlantic game fish to reveal the most important aspects of big fish behavior.

CAPTAIN TJ KARBOWSKI

CAPTAIN TJ KARBOWSKI

Tips on Catching the Fish of Long Island Sound

Captain TJ Karbowski is well known throughout the Long Island Sound fishing community as owner/operator of Rock & Roll Charters.

“DEL” DELMASTRO

“DEL” DELMASTRO

Tips on Archery Tackle & How to Maintain a Healthy Whitetail Deer Herd

“Del” DelMastro started bow hunting small game animals, using a recurve bow, at the age of 15. Around 1970 Del switched over to a compound bow and continued hunting in the woods of Connecticut.

CAPTAIN JOHN PLANETA

CAPTAIN JOHN PLANETA

The Tricks on Fluke Fishing

Owner of Frank’s Live Bait in Marlborough, CT, a tackle shop started by his parents in 1950. John has been fishing the waters of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound for over 35 years. If the fish are there, he will find them.


Buy Tickets At The Door

$12 - Adults

Buy tickets at the door.

Admission gets you into all seminars
at no extra cost.

$12 - Adults

Buy tickets at the door.

Admission gets you into all seminars
at no extra cost.

$4 - Children

Buy Tickets at the Door
Aged 5-12
Under 5 - FREE

$4 - Children

Buy Tickets at the Door
Aged 5-12
Under 5 - FREE

FREE - Veterans

Saturday, April 7 is Veterans Appreciation Day at the Show: Free admission for the first 200 U.S. Veterans or active military in line with a valid military or veteran association-issued ID.

FREE - Veterans

Saturday, April 7 is Veterans Appreciation Day at the Show: Free admission for the first 200 U.S. veterans or active military in line with a valid military or veteran association-issued ID.

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