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January 9-12, 2020
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The Nation’s Largest Pure Fishing Show to Drop Anchor in Metro-Detroit

The Nation’s Largest Pure Fishing Show to Drop Anchor in Metro-Detroit

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For More Information Contact:
Henri Boucher, Show Producer, ShowSpan, Inc. – 616-447-2860
Ben Nielsen, Show Manager, ShowSpan – 616-447-2860
Bill Parker, Sport Show Publicist – 248-520-9136
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The Nation’s Largest Pure Fishing Show to Drop Anchor in Metro-Detroit

the Largest Freshwater Fishing Market in the Country


The Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit is now bigger and better than ever.

Novi — More freshwater fishing licenses are sold in the five counties surrounding Detroit than any other similar geographic region in the country. So it stands to reason that the largest pure fishing show in the country would make it’s home in Metro-Detroit.

The Ultimate Fishing Show–Detroit returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, January. 10 to 13. Suburban Collection Showplace has added 100,000 square feet to its venue, resulting in the biggest pure fishing show ever. The Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit features over seven football fields of fishing tackle, fishing gear, boats, vendors, fishing vacations, seminars, and factory-direct exhibits.

“The Ultimate Fishing Show – Detroit is now the largest Pure Fishing Show in the country at the newly expanded Suburban Collection Showplace and we couldn’t be more excited,” says Show Manager Ben Nielsen. This show offers something for everyone from veteran anglers to those just getting started in the sport. From Fishing Boats to Fishing Tackle to Fishing Trips, if it has to do with fishing, it will be at this show. I can’t wait!”

The Ultimate Fishing Show–Detroit is well known for its extensive seminar line-up presenting seminars every hour on five seminar stages including Lake Ultimate and the Hawg Trough. Nearly every Michigan game fish species will be covered – free with show admission.

Headlining this year’s all-star seminar lineup are national bass fishing personalities and Michigan residents Kevin VanDam and Mark Zona. VanDam, a four time Bassmaster Classic Champ and seven time B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year, will make a special appearance on Friday, Jan. 11, only. Zona, host of Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show and a regular on several ESPN Outdoors shows, also will make a special appearance on Friday only.

Joining these two celebrities in the seminar lineup are bass professionals Joe Thomas, Wayne carpenter and Gerry Gostenik along with nationally acclaimed walleye experts Mark Martin, Mark Romanack and Marianne Huskey, ice fishing specialist Brian “Bro” Brosdahl and many other national and local fishing experts.

Some of the other highlights of the show include an Ice Fishing Extravaganza, Shanty Truckload Sale, Lake Ultimate, the Hawg Trough, Ultimate Bass, Walleye and Salmon Clinics, Fish Cleaning Demonstrations, a Virtual Fishing Simulator, a Stocked Trout Pond, Fly Casting and Fly Tying Lessons, Shore Lunch Fish Fry and much more.

Want to attend the show for free? On Thursday, January 10, admission is free for patrons who bring six cans/boxes or four pounds of non-perishable food items to donate to the annual Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger food drive. The food will be collected by volunteers from local conservation organizations and donated to the Red Cross and area food banks.

Show hours are: Thursday, 1 to 9; Friday, 11 to 9; Saturday, 10 to 8; Sunday, 10 to 5.  Admission: $12 adults, $5 children 6 to 14, free for children 5 and under.  On-site parking is $5.

For more information, visit www.UltimateFishingShow.com or call 800-328-6550.

You can also follow late-breaking news and developments on Facebook at ULTIMATESPORTSHOWTOUR.

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The Suburban Collection Showplace, a state-of-the-art Exposition, Convention and Conference Center in Novi, Michigan, is owned and managed by Blair M. Bowman. The Suburban Collection Showplace offers approximately 320,000 square feet of space, including 30,000 square feet of meeting space. Other attractive amenities include a full-service kitchen capable of serving a sit down meal to 3,500 people, formal banquet halls, full-service concession areas, two major atrium style entrances with 25,000 square feet of lobby space for pre-function and registration activities. For more information, visit www.SuburbanCollectionShowplace.com.