From exhibitors to buyers to outdoor media, almost 13,000 representatives of the global sportfishing community converged on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., July 14-17, for the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. The 58th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry and is the showcase for the latest innovations in tackle, gear and accessories.
Find out more about the world’s largest sportfishing trade show at www.ICASTfishing.org.
ASA would like to thank its generous members who signed on as ICAST sponsors. Our ICAST 2015 sponsors are: Gold – Crocodile Bay Resort; Costa; Discovery’s Destination America; Experience Kissimmee; Fishing Tackle Retailer; FLW, LLC; Florida Sportsman: Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation; Under Armour, Inc.; Visit Orlando; and World Fishing Network. Silver – American Tackle Company; In-Fisherman; Koppers Fishing & Tackle Corp; Marolina Outdoor Inc.; Pure Fishing, Inc.; and Wild Instinct Outdoors. Bronze – Beyond Coastal; Buck Knives; Chums; Classic Fishing Products, Inc.; EvoCaps; Grander Custom Tackle, LLC; H2Outdoors; and Sunsect, Inc.
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Making up a special section of ICAST’s half a million gross square feet show floor, the New Product Showcase provides special visibility for the industry’s latest innovations in gear, apparel and accessories. This year, 270 companies submitted 889 products in the New Product Showcase, all vying for the “Best of Show” award in 24 categories and for the overall ICAST 2015 “Best of Show” award.
First time exhibitor eddyline kayaks and their C-135 YakAttack Edition, was voted by buyers and media as the best product in both the Boat category and the overall “Best of Show.”
The ICAST 2015 “Best of Show” awards were presented on Wednesday, July 15, during the Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception, sponsored by Costa, at the Orange County Convention Center.
For more information about ICAST 2015 highlights, please contact Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson or (703) 519-9691, x227.