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ICAST is Only 19 Days Away!

For exhibitors and attendees alike, now is the time to ensure that you have all your preparations made for the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show.

Here we have touched on just some of the information you need to know to have a successful and enjoyable ICAST experience.

For all the information about ICAST, please go to

TAKE ACTIONAttendee Online Registration Closes on Friday, June 29

If you are planning to attend ICAST 2018 and have yet to register for your badge – now is the time!

Attendee online registration will close at midnight, EDT, on Friday, June 29.

After that time, you will need to register onsite at the ICAST Registration Desk in the South Hall – S220 B-E.

If you have questions or concerns about registration, please contact Experient Customer Service toll free at 800-424-5249. International registrants, please call 847-996-5829.

TAKE ACTIONDownload the ICAST 2018 App

ICAST has a new app for 2018. The app has many more features that will help exhibitors and attendees alike while onsite such as maps, events and exhibitors.

To download the ICAST app to your smart device, visit the ICAST website or go to iTunes or Google Play. The app is supported by Apple and Android.

Please download the app. The ICAST 2017 should have upgraded automatically.

2018 ICAST Show Sponsors

ASA would like to thank its generous members who signed on as ICAST sponsors.


We’re Going All Out to Reach Retailers with the New “60 in 60” Booth!

You’ve heard about “60 in 60” and the efforts across the country to grow participation in fishing – now learn about how you and your business can get involved!


We Have a Fantastic Slate of Business Development Seminars

In order to meet the business needs of our industry, we will offer a full-range of business development seminars.


Now is the Time to Get Social With ICAST

Hop on the social media bandwagon and make ICAST 2018 the most social and productive show you’ve ever had using our social media platforms.


Association Updates

Four New BOD Members Elected

Four ASA members were elected to fill two At-Large seats and two regional seats on the board of directors.