ICAST 2016 Highlights

ICAST 2016 Highlights

ICAST 2016

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.

2016 ICAST Show Sponsors

ASA would like to thank its generous members who signed on as ICAST sponsors. Our ICAST 2015 sponsors are: GoldAmerican Heroes Channel; Columbia Sportswear; Costa; Crocodile Bay Resort; Discovery's Destination America; Experience Kissimmee; Florida Sportsmen; FLW, LLC; FTR Media, LLC; Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and Visit Orlando; SilverAmerican Tackle Company; Bonnier Corporation; FishHunter; GoPro; Huk Performance Fishing; Kid Casters; LIVETARGET Lures; Maxima Fishing Line; Outdoor Sportsman Group and Pure Fishing, Inc.; BronzeBeyond Coastal; Buck Knives; Chums; Classic Fishing Products, Inc.; FishAngler, LLC; H2Outdoors Clothing Company and Sunsect – World-Class Insect Repellent + Sunscreen.

For more information about ICAST 2016, email info@icastfishing.org.

The New Product Showcase

Making up a special section of the 650,000 gross square foot show floor, the ICAST New Product Showcase provides special visibility for the industry’s latest innovations in gear, apparel and accessories.

This year, the New Product Showcase, sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, had more than 1,000 tackle products and accessories were entered by more than 240 companies into 24 “Best of Show” categories in the New Product Showcase, all vying for the overall ICAST 2016 “Best of Show” award.

Johnson Outdoors, Inc. and its MINN KOTA ULTREX were voted by buyers and media as the best product in both the Boat Accessories category and the overall “Best of Show.”

The ICAST 2016 “Best of Show” awards, sponsored by Costa, were presented on Wednesday, July 13, during the Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception at the Orange County Convention Center.

Contact Information

For more information about ICAST 2015 highlights, please contact Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson or (703) 519-9691, x227.