The world’s largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, took place July 12 – 15, at the Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla. Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the industry’s trade association, ICAST the industry’s trade show – is the annual destination for the global recreational fishing industry. Nearly 14,000 industry representatives from the global sportfishing industry descended on Orlando to see the latest innovations in tackle, gear, accessories and apparel.

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, 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 2016 highlights, please contact Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson or (703) 519-9691, x227.