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Cleveland Boat Show adds fishing expo to the mix

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The Progressive Cleveland Boat Show, which takes place in the city’s International Exposition (I-X) Center, has added a fishing show to the event.

The annual Progressive Cleveland Boat Show in Ohio, about to enter its 62ndyear, is being expanded to include a recreational fishing expo. 

The show  is being held in Cleveland’s I-X Centre –  the ninth largest convention centre in the world – from January 16 to 20 and will feature the inaugural Fishing Expo.

The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association (LEMTA) has signed a multi-year agreement with the International Exposition Center to produce the Fishing Expo in conjunction with the boat show.

To meet the demands for both the increased boat show space and to accommodate the new fishing content, LEMTA is expanding the footprint for the combined event by more than 10,000 square feet. 

“The northern Ohio region is rich in fishing opportunities, said the President of LEMTA, Michelle Burke. “But there currently isn’t a good fishing show in northern Ohio. Now there will be. It is fitting we rename the event, which will now be officially known as the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show and Fishing Expo.”

The Fishing Expo will include fishing tackle and related equipment, fishing charters and resorts catering for anglers. In addition, it will feature hands-on demonstrations, virtual sportfishing simulators, a fly-fishing lake and a line up of continuous seminars and clinics with angling pros atop a 5,000-gallon aquarium in the Buckeye Sports Fishing Theatre.

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