The World Fishing & Outdoor Expo opens tomorrow in the Rockland County Community College Field House at Suffern, N.Y. Usually referred to simply as the Suffern show, it boasts full displays from virtually all the major manufacturers of fishing tackle. Lots of anglers always arrive for the Thursday opening at 2 p.m. so they can cover the 100,000 sq. ft. of exhibits without having to fight weekend crowds. Closing tomorrow is at 9 p.m.
Adult admission is $13, but you can save $3 on a weekday admission by buying on line at Sportshows.com and using the promo code POSTCARD. Information about seminars and other attractions is available by visiting that site.
The Atlantic City Boat Show opened in Convention Hall today, and runs through Sunday.
Though cold, today’s weather was an improvement over those strong west winds. There may be some light snow or rain tonight, but the morning forecast is for only 10-15-knot north winds and 2-foot seas. The Ocean Explorer is scheduled to fish for blackfish tomorrow out of Belmar.
There was a good turnout at last night’s JCAA Open House Meeting in Brick. Those attending got an update on conservation issues from Tom Fote, and Paul Haertel provided a slide presentation on the many activities of the JCAA in behalf of the state’s anglers. Though primarily a club organization, they also welcome associate members who pay $25.
The JCAA Fluke Tournament has been moved back to its original tournament starting spring slot, and the 25th anniversary event will be contested statewide on Saturday June 15.