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FIGHT CAPTAIN GREG DUBRULE IN THE SHADOW OF THE GREAT WHITE
Captain Greg Dubrule, now of the Black Hawk out of Connecticut, caught this 16.5 foot shark weighing 3,412 pounds back on August 5, 1983. Stop by and see the fiberglass mount of the massive great white shark which was landed after a 5 hour battle off the coast of Rhode Island.
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Even the teeth were molded from the originals. While there see if you can out muscle Captain Greg – strap on a harness attached to fishing line and try to power across the finish line while the Captain is strapped into the fighting chair with a rod and reel. Think you can get there? Prizes awarded to anyone who can!

Whether at a sports show or at any one of the many freshwater promotions he does, introducing new families, especially children, to the fishing opportunities Connecticut has to offer has always been a high priority for Greg.

EXCLUSIVE! SUNDAY IS FAMILY DAY!
Children 11 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

The first 100 kids 11 and younger will receive a Daiwa rod/reel combo!

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Kid Scavenger Hunt

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Hey kids, visit all the great Kid Fun activities on the show floor, have your checklist stamped and then visit the Grand Prize Giveaway booth in the lobby and get a free prize.

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FISHING SIMULATOR
Grab the rod and hold on, because you’re guaranteed to hook a big one at our realistic fishing simulator. Watch on a large screen TV as the fish you’ve just hooked jumps and dives while the pull on the line exactly simulates the action of the fish. Fun for anglers of all ages.
CAST NET DEMONSTRATIONS

Captain Frank Crescitelli of The Fin Chasers TV, Fin Chaser Charters & Guides Secret Tackle will be on hand doing cast net demonstrations showing his patented simple method that insures anyone can open a 10ft cast net effectively, guaranteed. Be sure to enter for a Guides Secret Cast Net that will be raffled off as a door prize. You can see a full display of Guides Secret Products including these Cast Nets in Booth #517.

CASTING POND
Our 50’ casting pond is an excellent area to try out one of the many new rods and reels on display with manufacturers and retailers, or to learn how to fly cast. Instructors will be available teaching the basics of fly casting geared to novice anglers, regardless of age. Each day will come with seminars by experienced fly casters on varied techniques.
TROUT POND
There’s no limit to the fun! The catch-and-release fishing pond is a great way to introduce youngsters to the fun sport of fishing. Filled with over 500 pounds of trout eager to play. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment when your little angler reels in the “big one”. Free for kids 11 and younger – $5 per visit for ages 12 and over! Rod & bait provided for all.
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