Tag Archives: ICAST

ICAST reels in plenty of business in Orlando

ICAST returns to Orlando

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, or ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, recently returned to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Hosting 10,850 attendees, ICAST generated an estimated economic impact of $27.9 million for the region. “ICAST continues to be the industry’s premier trade show where valuable business relationships are born, strengthened and celebrated. The OCCC ...

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Putting the “I” in ICAST

David Gee Boating Industry

By David Gee I came, I saw, I cast. Literally. Thousands of people recently descended upon the Orlando Convention Center for ICAST 2021, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. It’s the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel, and helps to drive recreational fishing sales. And sales are up, way up, and that’s no fish story. ...

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ASA reveals plans for ICAST 2020 Online

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ICAST, the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show, has transitioned from a physical show to a virtual event with ICAST 2020 Online. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the show’s producer, is committed to delivering attendees and exhibitors alike an engaging, interactive online trade show experience. The virtual trade show will take place July 13 – 17, 2020, and will offer virtual “booths” where ...

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Garmin and Lowrance enter trolling motor market

Within days of each other, marine electronics manufacturers Garmin and Lowrance both entered into the freshwater trolling motor market. Both motors will be on display at this year's International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) in Orlando, Fla., July 10-12. Garmin Force Trolling Motor Garmin announced its new Force trolling motor, which offers a brushless motor, allowing the motor to ...

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Marine dealers positive on 60th ICAST

Marine equipment manufacturers who exhibited at the 60th annual ICAST were generally pleased with their results at the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show, held last week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The 2017 show opened to heavy crowds of dealers and tackle industry professionals from 73 different countries. Exhibition space at the show sold out in ...

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Body Glove International introduces angler ISUP in 2018

Body Glove International announced the introduction in 2018 of the Mariner, a new fishing specific inflatable standup paddleboard catering to both casual fishing enthusiasts and hardcore anglers. Designed by paddling champion, avid fisherman and Body Glove Ambassador Luke Hopkins, this board is built it be a paddling platform for the active angler. Key features include: Multiple attachment points in convenient ...

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NMMA, ICAST collaboration lauded as win-win

New Marine Accessories Pavilion at world’s largest fishing show lauded by aftermarket accessory manufacturers A new collaboration between the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the American Sportfishing Association to host the first-ever Marine Accessories Pavilion at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades trade show had met with overwhelming support from exhibitors. The new-for-2016 Marine Accessories Pavilion presented a wide ...

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46 million people went fishing in 2015

Fishing remains among the most popular outdoor activities for adults, according to the 2016 Special Report on Fishing released today by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the Outdoor Foundation at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades Show (ICAST) in Orlando. The report reveals that more than 2.5 million people had their very first fishing experience in ...

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