If you’re an angler and in the Greater Toronto Area this weekend, you won’t want to miss the Spring Fishing and Boat Show, which kicks off at noon this Friday (February 14), and runs until 5 p.m. on Monday, February 17, Ontario’s Family Day holiday. Taking place at the International Centre in Mississauga, this year’s show promises a jam-packed seminar schedule featuring some of North America’s top anglers, including Real Fishing‘s Bob Izumi, Canadian Sportfishing‘s Italo Labignan, Musky Hunter‘s Jim Saric, FLW bass pro Brian Latimer, Outdoor Canada‘s Gord Pyzer and many more.
With more than 200,000 square feet of fishing and boating exhibits at this year’s show, you can do everything from replenish your tacklebox and pick up some new electronics to book a fly-in fishing adventure, get fitted in new outerwear and check out the latest new fishing boats. The show is truly your one-stop shop to get whatever you need to be ready for the open-water season—including some great pro fishing tips.
The seminar action on the Outdoor Canada Stage starts at 1 p.m. on Friday with Lake Erie charter captain Paul Powis talking about the best way to clean fish. Meanwhile, Outdoor Canada fishing editor Gord Pyzer will be on stage at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, sharing his never-fail summer tactics for a variety of popular sportfish. More advanced anglers can also sign up for one of the Master Angler Seminars, which take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday (trout and salmon), Sunday (muskies) and Monday (bass). And that’s just a small part of the fun and educational opportunities slated for this weekend’s show.