One of the most important features for ICAST exhibitors and attendees alike is the New Product Showcase.

You don’t want to miss this once-a-year opportunity to see the latest and greatest innovations in the fishing industry.

Click here to check out the ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase winners!


Sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer/Decode, the New Product Showcase embodies the sportfishing industry’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and rewards that ingenuity through the new product awards competition in 29 categories.

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

This year, we will again recognize the best product by category with a “Best of Category” award as well as the overall “Best of Show” award. We will also recognize the First Runners-up in each category.

Voting for “Best of Category”

The voting process will now be held over a two-day period. The first round of voting will take place on Tuesday, July 9 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. during the New Product Showcase Preview Reception.

Voting opens again from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, for Buyers and Media-Editorial only. The “Best of Category” winners will be announced during the New Product Showcase Awards Reception.

Voting for the Overall “Best of Show” Award

The second round of voting for the overall “Best of Show” will take place Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the New Product Showcase.

Buyers and Media-Editorial badge holders will have the opportunity to select one product from the 29 “Best of Category” winners which will be showcased in the New Product Showcase.

The ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase “Best of Show” winner will then be announced at 2:00 p.m. in the New Product Showcase on the show floor.

Click here for a complete list of the 29 categories.

New Product Showcase “Best of Category” Awards Reception

Wednesday, July 10
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Third Floor, Room 320

Open to all badged show attendees

Sponsored by SiOnyx

New Product Showcase Overall “Best of Show” Award Presentation

Thursday, July 11
2:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center
New Product Showcase

Open to all badged show attendees