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UNCASVILLE, CONN., March 7, 2023 – The “Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show” is coming to the Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center in Uncasville, Conn. from Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26, 2023. Dates/Hours: Friday, March 24 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted admission tickets are on sale now at www.CTFishingOutdoorShow: $12 for Adults; Free Tickets for Kids under Age 12.

Fishing is the highlight of this annual three-day event that showcases a wide variety of outdoor activities including kayaking, hunting, freshwater and saltwater fishing, paddle boards, safaris, hunting dog training, and more,” explains Kristie Gonsalves, President of North East Expos, Inc., a Past President of the National Association of Consumer Show Producers, and the Producer of the successful Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in Hartford. “This a great experience for the entire family, and is held just before the start of Connecticut’s 2023 fishing season!”

The annual Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show is designed for longtime fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about angling and other kinds of outdoor adventure. Attendees will discover: 

►More than 200 booths, including over 125 exhibitors selling latest fishing, hunting and outdoor equipment, and fishing boats.

►Daily Expert Speakers and Demonstrations, All Free with Admission:

  • Alberto Knie (a/k/a “Crazy Alberto”), World-Class Extreme Trophy Game and Conservation Fish Hunter.
  • Al Gag, Fisherman and Custom Lure Designer.
  • Brian Coombs, New England Fisherman and Charter Boat Captain.
  • Bobby Uhrig, Professional Fisherman and Master Lure Designer.
  • Gerry Rightmyer & Steve Schicker, Hunters and Hosts of the “Forever Wild Outdoors” on the Wild TV.
  • Sheron K. Brown (a/k/a “The Lunkerman”), Professional Tournament Angler/Guide.
  • Mark Vining of Boat Safe Connecticut.
  • Matt Wettish, Turkey Hunter/Champion Caller.
  • Joe Diorio, Saltwater Fishing Guide.
  • Bryan Mayo, 7-time Rhode Island B.A.S.S Nation State Team and 2021 State Club Champion.
  • Ian Devlin, Connecticut Fly Angler.
  • Dan Welby, Fisherman and Fuse Bait Designer.
  • Saturday Only: East End Eddie Doherty, Massachusetts Surfcasting Guide.

►Fly Casting demos by experts in two locations: atop a 5,000-gallon Hawg Trough Live Fish Tank. and on the show’s fly cast pond.

►Tips on “How to Start a Puppy” and “Dog Steadiness” by Jeremy Cormier of V3 Gun Dogs.

►Animal Adventures Family Zoo & Rescue Center’s Wildlife: alligator, porcupine, Burmese python snake, skunk, owl, bunny, turtles, and tortoise. Presentations: Friday 3 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Exhibit times: Friday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

►Kayak Fishing lessons from Three Belles Outfitters;

►Fly-Tying by Experts including Fred Wilson, Leslie Wrixon and Mike Stewart. and

►How to Use Inflatable Life Jackets by the U.S. Coast Guard.

►Meet & Schedule Tours with Charter Boat Fishing Captains, Hunting Outfitters, Outdoor Adventure and Safari Promoters. CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental & Protection’s (DEEP) latest rules and regulations, and displays on state’s wildlife, fisheries, boating, hunting and parks.

►Hands-On Activities include: BlackHawk virtual fishing fighting chair simulator, and a
Laser Shot Range from the CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental & Protection (DEEP).

ADMISSION for the Show:

Discounted online tickets on sale now: $12 for Adults. Free Tickets for Kids under Age 12 at www.CTFishingOutdoorShow. These tickets can be purchased online any time until the show ends.

At the Door: $15 Adults. Free for Children Under Age 12.

Show sponsors include The Fisherman Magazine, LeafFilter, WFSB Channel 3, and 97.7 WCTY Eastern CT’s Country station, Renewal By Anderson, and North East Expos, Inc. 

FOR SHOW INFO AND SCHEDULE, visit www.CTFishingOutdoorShow  or Facebook or 860-844-8461.

Speakers, Demonstrators and Vendors interested in registering for the Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show at Mohegan Sun should contact Kristie Gonsalves at 860-844-8461, email, or visit

NORTH EAST EXPOS, INC. produces the annual “Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show” at Mohegan Sun, and the annual “Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. For more information, go to


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