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This is the 40th year the San Diego Sportfishing Council has sponsored its special showcase of San Diego sportfishing. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to join us and discover a bit more of what the Port of San Diego holds for you.

Now let’s get down to what’s happening. It runs Sunday April 14th from 9 AM to 5 PM. Admission is absolutely free! You’ll find plenty to see and do while you visit the San Diego Sportfishing Landings. Here are some of the highlights:

FISHING SEMINARS
For the angler who wants to pick up a few tips for that next fishing trip, don’t forget to look for the seminar schedule. You’ll learn the “how to’s” and get “insider tips” from the San Diego fleet skippers and other industry experts.

KIDS FISHING ADVENTURE
Sponsored by Okuma Fishing Tackle & Everingham Bros Bait Company. From 9 am-4 pm. For kids 4-12 years old. The Kid’s Fishing Adventure is made up of areas set aside and stocked with fish, providing kids with the chance wet a line and make a catch. Expert assistance is provided by members of the San Diego Rod & Reel Club and the San Diego Anglers. Don’t miss out – there just might be a tasty fish biting at the end of the line.

CATCH, PREP & COOK CENTER
Sponsored by Catalina Offshore Products and Specialty Produce. Throughout the day on April 15th, our CATCH, PREP & COOK DEMOS will provide ideas and techniques to improve the enjoyment of your catch. There will be presentations on proper handling, storage and preparation of fresh fish to ensure that every fish caught and kept is fully enjoyed. Recipes and samples will be available at the seminars. Get the schedule here.

CASTING CONTESTS
Sponsored By Seeker Rods & Avet Reels
You’ve got to try your hand at this true test of an angler’s skill. If you have never cast a line in your life, don’t worry. This competition is for everyone, pro and novice alike. Competition is set for 11 am and 2 pm. Points are awarded for distance and accuracy. Fishing trips and tackle awarded to the winners!

IZORLINE KNOT TYING COMPETITION
Young and old alike can try their hand at tying the strongest fishing knot with assistance from the pro staff at Izorline. Knot tying demonstrations will be followed by hands-on competition in which individual knots will be tested against the Izorline Knot Gauge, a device that measures a knot’s breaking point by pressure. Competition will take place in three divisions: Small fry (up to 10 years old), Juniors (11-16 years old) and Adults. A voluntary donation of $1-5 to enter the competition will benefit the The Friends of Rollo a non-profit organization that takes kids fishing. The contest runs all day at the Izorline exhibit booth. Winners in each division will be announced at the end of the day. Prizes include ½ day and full day fishing trips.