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Spring Fishing Show 2007: Drop us a line, catch the fever

 

A red and white bobber skitters across a placid lake. A young child watches intently. Suddenly, the float goes under and another lifelong journey begins. For many Canadians, that first angling experience will lead them to pristine lakes, wild rivers, and friendships that transcend age, gender, geography and race.

 

That’s why we’d like to invite you to Spring Fishing Show 2007 – the largest show of its kind in Canada. Join us from February 15th through 18th at the International Centre in Mississauga as we celebrate the wonderful sport of angling.

 

Whether you’re new to fishing or an old hand, we’re sure SFS 2007 has something to offer. Brought to you by Ontario OUT OF DOORS magazine (OOD), the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), Banrock Station Wines, and the World Fishing Network (WFN), we’ve gathered some of Canada’s best fishing and boating manufacturers and retailers, lodge owners, and celebrity anglers under one roof.

 

Pro and celebrity anglers, including Bob Izumi, Dave Mercer, Leo Stakos, Shaw Grigsby, Italo Labignan, Rocky Crawford, Big Jim McLaughlin, Shawn Rickard, Paul Powis, and Barry Pringle, will entertain and inform on the WFN main stage. They’ll be joined by OOD’s Fishing Editor Gord Ellis and Field Editors James Smedley, and Dan Kennaley who, along with the OFAH’s Cam Brownson, host of Angler and Hunter television, will demonstrate proven, fish-catching techniques, non-stop during show hours.

 

Join Fish’n Canada host Angelo Viola, Pete Bowman and Mike Miller Saturday morning from 10 a.m.- noon for a special two-hour live broadcast of their popular Outdoor Journal radio show airing on the Fan 590.

 

Those who love a shore lunch shouldn’t miss Hooked and Cooked – the Battle of the Fishing Chefs. That’s when OOD Cooking Editor Sue Kane cooks off against fishing legend Bob Izumi in an effort to win your taste buds. There’s food, fun, and great prizes to be had, Saturday at 1 pm.

 

And what would fishing be without tall tales? Not half as much fun. That’s why on Friday and Saturday nights, OOD Editor-in-Chief Matt Nicholls will host a Tall Tales hour at the Banrock Station Lodge lounge area. While prizes will be awarded to the best fish stories, laughs are sure to be had by all.

 

Don’t forget to bring the whole family! The SFS Kids’ Zone is specifically designed for the young anglers in your family, featuring fishing for live fish in Fish TV’s Trout Pond and a boatload of other fun fishing activities. Or, if your young ones already know a thing or two about handling rod and reel, they can test their skills at the Bassmaster Casting Kids casting competition. All competitors will win prizes and a chance to advance all the way to the finals south of the border.

 

Those who want to enter the exciting world of turkey hunting can do so by taking the OFAH turkey hunter’s course held on Saturday February 17th at the show. Pre-registration is mandatory, so call the OFAH at 705-748-6324 or visit www.ofah.org.

 

As if all that isn’t enough we’ve got leading retailers including Le Baron’s Outdoor Products, J.B.’s Fishing Depot, Fishing World, Grimsby Tackle, Natural Sports, and Tightline. Add to that a host of lodges and manufacturers to address all of your angling needs and introduce you to the latest and greatest in fishing gear, electronics, boats and motors, as well as new and exciting travel destinations. In total, there are 200 plus exhibitors, each happy to talk fishing, provide advice, and help you catch the fever. So come on down. We’ve got what it takes to float your boat. And so much more.

 

For more information visit www.SpringFishingShow.com.

 

Show times:

 

Thursday, February 15th, 1p.m –8p.m.

Friday, February 16th, 11 a.m. –8 p.m.

Saturday, February 17th, 9 a.m. –6 p.m.

Sunday, February 18th, 9 a.m. –5 p.m.

 

Admission:

 

Adults $12

Senior and youths 12 to 17 $9

Children under 12 free

Free parking

 

Place: The International Centre, Halls 4/4A and 5, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

 

For more information visit http://www.SpringFishingShow.com

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SPRING FISHING SHOW

 

MAIN STAGE

seminar schedule

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 15

the best of Ontario OUT OF DOORS

1: 30 PM

ONTARIO PIKE FISHING

featuring

GORD ELLIS

Senior Editor, Ontario OUT OF DOORS

JAMES SMEDLEY

Field Editor Ontario OUT OF DOORS

 

SHIMANO Angling All-Stars

2:15 PM

MUSKIES

featuring

GORD PYZER

Host of In Fisherman TV & outdoor writer

BIG JIM MCLAUGHLIN

2-time CFT National Classic Champion & Publisher of Just Fishing

 

RAPALA X-perience

3:00 PM

TECHNIQUES FOR CHAMPIONSHIP-SIZE BASS

featuring

MIKE DESFORGES

#1 Ranked CFT Super Series Pro & Newark Open Champion

BARRY PRINGLE

Host of Getting Hooked with Aaron & Barry

 

BERKLEY In the Zone

3:45 PM

BAD WEATHER BASS

featuring

ROCKY CRAWFORD

4-time CFT National Classic Champion

 

SHIMANO Angling All-Stars

4:30 PM

featuring

DAVE MERCER

Host of Facts of Fishing

 

 

RAPALA X-perience

5:15 PM

featuring

AARON SHIRLEY

BARRY PRINGLE

Hosts of Getting Hooked with Arron & Barry

 

WFN Pros

6:00 PM

featuring

CINDY FRANKLIN

Pro angler and author of "Ask Cindy" on www.WFN.tv

 

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 16

 

the best of Ontario OUT OF DOORS

11:30 AM

ONTARIO WALLEYE FISHING

featuring

GORD ELLIS

Senior Editor, Ontario OUT OF DOORS

LONNIE KING

Field Editor Ontario OUT OF DOORS

 

the ONTARIO FEDERATION OF ANGLERS & HUNTERS

12:15 PM

SMALLMOUTH BASS TOP TO BOTTOM

featuring

CAM BROWNSON

Host of Angler & Hunter Television

 

WFN Pros

1:00 PM

featuring

CINDY FRANKLIN

Pro angler and author of "Ask Cindy" on www.WFN.tv

 

RAPALA X-perience

1:45 PM

PIKE

featuring

SHAUN RICKARD

Host of Urban Outdoor Adventures

 

SHIMANO Angling All-Stars

2:30 PM

featuring

DAVE MERCER

Host of Facts of Fishing

 

BERKLEY In the Zone

3:15 PM

BAD WEATHER BASS

featuring

ROCKY CRAWFORD

4-time CFT National Classic Champion

 

WFN Pros

4:00 PM

JP DEROSE

Winner of the 2006 CRK CFT Belleville Open & blog author on WFN.TV

 

SHIMANO Angling All-Stars

4:45 PM

MUSKIES

featuring

GORD PYZER

Host of In Fisherman TV & outdoor writer

BIG JIM MCLAUGHLIN

2-time CFT National Classic Champion & Publisher of Just Fishing

 

RAPALA X-perience

5:30 PM

TECHNIQUES FOR CHAMPIONSHIP-SIZE BASS

featuring

MIKE DESFORGES

#1 Ranked CFT Super Series Pro & Newark Open Champion

BARRY PRINGLE

Host of Getting Hooked with Aaron & Barry

 

 

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 17

 

the best of Ontario OUT OF DOORS

9:30 AM

ONTARIO PIKE FISHING

featuring

GORD ELLIS

Senior Editor, Ontario OUT OF DOORS

LONNIE KING

Field Editor Ontario OUT OF DOORS

 

SHIMANO Angling All-Stars

10:15 AM

featuring

DAVE MERCER

Host of Facts of Fishing

 

STRIKE KING

11:00 AM

featuring

SHAW GRIGSBY

Ranked #4 on the B.A.S.S. all-time money list & host of One More Cast

 

WFN Pros

11:45 PM

featuring

JP DEROSE

2006 CRK CFT Belleville Open winner & WFN blog author

 

the SPRING FISHING SHOW presents

1:00 PM

HOOKED AND COOKED

The battle of the fishing chefs

featuring

BOB IZUMI

Host of the Real Fishing Show

vs.

SUSAN KANE-DOYLE

Cooking Editor, Ontario OUT OF DOORS

 

RAPALA X-perience

2:15 PM

featuring

ITALO LABIGNAN

Host of Canadian Sportfishing

 

SHIMANO Angling All-Stars

3:00 PM

TROLLING TACTICS

featuring

PAUL POWIS

Lake Erie Fishing Guide

 

BERKLEY In the Zone

3:45 PM

BAD WEATHER BASS

featuring

ROCKY CRAWFORD

4-time CFT National Classic Champion

 

RAPALA X-perience

4 :30 PM

PIKE

featuring

SHAUN RICKARD

Host of Urban Outdoor Adventures

 

5:15 PM

STRIKE KING

11:00 AM

featuring

SHAW GRIGSBY

Ranked #4 on the B.A.S.S. all-time money list & host of One More Cast

 

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 18

 

SHIMANO Angling All-Stars

9:15 AM

MUSKIES

featuring

BIG JIM MCLAUGHLIN

2-time CFT National Classic Champion & Publisher of Just Fishing

 

BERKLEY In the Zone

10:00 AM

BAD WEATHER BASS

featuring

ROCKY CRAWFORD

4-time CFT National Classic Champion

 

STRIKE KING

10:45 AM

featuring

SHAW GRIGSBY

Ranked #4 on the B.A.S.S. all-time money list & host of One More Cast

 

RAPALA X-perience

11:30 AM

featuring

ITALO LABIGNAN

Host of Canadian Sportfishing

 

SHIMANO Angling All-Stars

12:15 PM

featuring

DAVE MERCER

Host of Facts of Fishing

 

WFN Pros

1:00 PM

featuring

JP DEROSE

2006 CRK Belleville Open winner & WFN blog author

 

RAPALA X-perience

1:45 PM

featuring

AARON SHIRLEY

BARRY PRINGLE

Hosts of Getting Hooked with Arron & Barry

 

the best of Ontario OUT OF DOORS

2:30 PM

ONTARIO WALLEYE FISHING

featuring

GORD ELLIS

Senior Editor, Ontario OUT OF DOORS

LONNIE KING

Field Editor Ontario OUT OF DOORS

 

the ONTARIO FEDERATION OF ANGLERS & HUNTERS

3:15 PM

SMALLMOUTH BASS TOP TO BOTTOM

featuring

CAM BROWNSON

Host of Angler & Hunter Television

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