Jan 25

Those fishing enthusiasts who always seek new developments in field of their hobby get a wonderful opportunity in every January in form of Birmingham Boat Show, held at Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC) in Alabama. The first Boat Show was held in 1972.

The show is held on more than 250,000 sq. feet of ground and is the oldest and largest of its kinds in the state of Alabama. It features the latest developments in boats, fishing gear, motors, outfitters, guides and associated outdoor gear.

Like every year, this year’s show is also going to be exciting. It has started from 24th January and will go on till 27th January 2013. It will go on from noon to 9 pm, except on Sunday, 27th January, when it will end at 5 pm. The ticket charges for adults are $10, while children up to 12 years of age have free entry. This is the proud 42nd year of the Boat Show. Because of the “Kids are FREE” policy of the show, it becomes the best family event in the state.

The four-day event is full of attractions and information on fishing, boats and gear, like free seminars, exhibitions, demos of latest inventions in marine electronics, and much more. Mike Bolton will publish his 320-page book, ‘The Ultimate Guide to Alabama Fishing’, with over 100 maps showing the location of over 1,000 pieces of submerged structures in the top lakes of Alabama. You will also get an opportunity to meet Scott Byerly, The Godfather of Wake, in person. You will also get an opportunity to watch two truly classic antique boats in running condition, one is the wonderful 1962 Chris Craft 20’ Holiday mahogany runabout and the other is a beautiful 1966 Glastron 16’ Bayflite 163 LT runabout.

Plus there are a lot of prizes, allotted for particular days. So, don’t miss this exciting opportunity which will give you a whole new insight about your favorite pastime.

For more information, visit: http://www.birminghamboatshow.com/index.html